Aerial Photographs

Aerial Photographic Record

The gradual deterioration of the bog can be seen in these aerial photographs. Use the arrows at the sides to scroll through the photographs.

1930

1930. Full size.

1930
This is 11 years after the great fire and the trees are small. The lens shape of the bog can be clearly seen. Full size.

1930
This is 11 years after the great fire and the trees are small. The lens shape of the bog can be clearly seen. Full size.

1946. Full size.

1946
There are few changes compared with the previous photograph except that the trees are now much larger. Queen Elizabeth School has been built at the edge of the bog. Full size.

1946
There are few changes compared with the previous photograph except that the trees are now much larger. Queen Elizabeth School has been built at the edge of the bog. Full size.

1961

1961. Full size.

1961
The powerline right-of-way has been cut through the centre of the bog. There is much more landfill at the end of 21st. Ave where there is a city works yard. Full size.

1961
The powerline right-of-way has been cut through the centre of the bog. There is much more landfill at the end of 21st. Ave where there is a city works yard. Full size.

1971

1971. Full size.

1971
Fill is being dumped on the bog from the Sedgewick Library at UBC. The BC Hydro substation has been built at the south of the bog. Full size.

1971
Fill is being dumped on the bog from the Sedgewick Library at UBC. The BC Hydro substation has been built at the south of the bog. Full size.

1982

1982. Full size.

1982
More fill has been dumped at the edge of the bog. A large playing field has been built at the north end of the bog adjacent to Queen Elizabeth School. Full size.

1982
More fill has been dumped at the edge of the bog. A large playing field has been built at the north end of the bog adjacent to Queen Elizabeth School. Full size.

1999

1999
The trees have grown much higher, largely covering the landfill. The walkway into the centre of the bog built in 1992 can be clearly seen, as well as the initial restoration work near the pond. Full size.

1999
The trees have grown much higher, largely covering the landfill. The walkway into the centre of the bog built in 1992 can be clearly seen, as well as the initial restoration work near the pond. Full size.

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