Above is a shot of Government Street from the 1940s.
I always thought it’d be neat to hop in a DeLorean, gun it to 88mph and travel back to the Victoria of old. Maybe see if I could navigate my way through the city…’cause y’know, it’d be confusing to find your way around town when everything is black and white!
This is probably why one of my FAVOURITE pages on Facebook is the public group Old Victoria BC, where members share old photos of our beautiful city.
This is one of those rare pages on which a post that pops up in my newsfeed stops me in my tracks EVERY TIME. This also usually ends up distracting me from what I was originally doing so that I could click through and look at more of the posts and pictures posted in the group.
Here are some of my faves:
And here’s a cool pic I found a little while back on that page that relates to The Zone’s history!:
Our station (currently under the call letters CJZN) originally signed on as CKDA on January 18, 1950. We (haha, I say that as if I were alive back then) broadcasted originally on 1340 AM under Capital Broadcasting System Ltd.
Now all we need is a DeLorean. But until then, you can enjoy the Facebook group yourself! –Boitano