Part two of our historical journey through Canada. After a general tour through the wilderness and small towns, let's stop by a few cities. Some, naturally, are far more quickly recognizable to modern eyes than others-- compare, say, Whitehorse with Halifax. Some of these also weren't actually part of Canada when the photos were taken, but let's not be technical, eh?
A note-- the absense of Edmonton and Regina in fact has nothing to do with my Calgarian roots-- I couldn't find any appropriate photos!
Again, many thanks to the wonderful Musee McCord Museum.
A street in Whitehorse, Yukon Territory, 1901. Source
Main Street in Dawson, Yukon, 1899. Source
Victoria from the cathedral tower, BC, 1897. Source
Vancouver from Fairview, BC, 1904. Source
Calgary from the Elbow River, 1889. Source
Winnipeg, 1887. Source
Main Street, Winnipeg, 1887. Source
Kingston, ON, c. 1915. Source
Yonge St. looking north, Toronto, c. 1890. Source
The original House of Parliament in Ottawa, before it burned down and they built the current one. c. 1878. Source
The 'Breakneck Steps', Quebec City, c. 1870. Looks kinda tough, eh? Source
Little Champlain St., Quebec City, 1916. Source
Quebec City from the Parliament Buildings [I had no idea they had 'Parliament Buildings' until I checked just now], 1908. Source
The lookout, Mount Royal Park, Montreal, 1916. Source
Halifax from the Citadel, 1901. Source
Barrington St. in Halifax, c. 1915. It looks exactly the same today, to an almost uncanny degree. Source
Sydney, Cape Breton, NS. 1910. Source
Charlottetown from Southport, PEI, 1910. Source
View from Signal Hill, St. John's, NFL, 1900. Source