Archive Photos of the Day: BC Place


Wednesday, June 19th, 2013 — 3:33pm PDT
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On this day in 1983, the newly-inflated BC Place was opened by Premier Bill Bennett and it forever changed the Vancouver’s skyline. It was the world’s largest air-supported domed stadium until its deflation in 2010 when major renovation work (including a retractable roof) began. In honour of the venue’s 30th anniversary, it’s my Archive Photos of the Day feature today:


1981: Construction. VPL# 85002. Photographer: Daniel O’Neill.


March 1983: Archives# CVA 780-816.

BC Place
1981-1983: Stills from time-lapse by Yaletown Productions. Archives# MI-250 & MI-251.

BC Place BC Place
1981-1983: Stills from time-lapse by Yaletown Productions. Archives# MI-250 & MI-251.

BC Place BC Place
1981-1983: Stills from time-lapse by Yaletown Productions. Archives# MI-250 & MI-251.

BC Place
1981-1983: Stills from time-lapse by Yaletown Productions. Archives# MI-250 & MI-251.

BC Place
1981-1983: Stills from time-lapse by Yaletown Productions. Archives# MI-250 & MI-251.

BC Place
1981-1983: Stills from time-lapse by Yaletown Productions. Archives# MI-250 & MI-251.

Images are sourced from the Vancouver Public Library and the City of Vancouver Archives for this ongoing series.

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