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A Second Look

Mystery solved: Kelowna's Quo Vadis Motel

Mystery solved: Kelowna's Quo Vadis Motel

Aug 6, 2023 / 11:00 am

In my last column, I noted there was an unidentified motel in the historical photo taken near the intersection of KLO and Lakeshore Roads. Thanks to information...

The view nearly 50 years ago from K.L.O. and Lakeshore

The view nearly 50 years ago from K.L.O. and Lakeshore

Jul 23, 2023 / 11:00 am

These two photos are from different eras and different seasons. The lower photo was taken in the early summer of 2019 when the temperature was above 20 C. In...

Kamloops: Peter or Paul and the legacy of David Thompson

Kamloops: Peter or Paul and the legacy of David Thompson

Jun 25, 2023 / 11:00 am

Two geographic features dominate the panoramic view of Kamloops, taken in 1910 (top photo) and in the bottom image, taken in the spring of 2023. They are Mount...

Kelowna’s Bernard Avenue looking east—a shrinking vista

Kelowna’s Bernard Avenue looking east—a shrinking vista

Jun 11, 2023 / 11:00 am

The archival photo above was taken in 1908 from the roof of the Holmes Grocery store, looking east up Bernard Avenue from it’s intersection with Pandosy...

A Second Look at Vernon and the Coldstream Valley, late 1940s and 2023

A Second Look at Vernon and the Coldstream Valley, late 1940s and 2023

May 28, 2023 / 11:00 am

At one time, the lookout, as seen in the older photograph taken in late 1940s, was a full turn off parking lot located beside what was then the route of Highway...

A second look at the SS Sicamous’ in 1914 and 2023

A second look at the SS Sicamous’ in 1914 and 2023

May 14, 2023 / 11:00 am

The sternwheeler SS Sicamous was launched nearly 109 years ago, on May 19, 1914. Records show that Canadian Pacific Railway spent more than $200,000 on...

A Second Look over Kelowna's downtown lakefront and beyond

A Second Look over Kelowna's downtown lakefront and beyond

Apr 30, 2023 / 11:00 am

Kelowna: Panorama from Siwash Point on the westside of Okanagan Lake in 1909 and 2023 Siwash Point refers to the northernmost extension of high ground running...

Kelowna’s Bernard Avenue between and Pandosy and Water Streets   

Kelowna’s Bernard Avenue between and Pandosy and Water Streets   

Apr 15, 2023 / 6:00 pm

The historical, upper photo looking down Bernard Avenue was taken just over 100 years ago, in 1920. Bernard Avenue was named after one of the two Leguime...

A second look at Kelowna's downtown lakefront

A second look at Kelowna's downtown lakefront

Apr 1, 2023 / 6:00 am

The top photo shows the SS Sicamous coming into dock at Kelowna in 1915. The dock was located downtown at the foot of Bernard Avenue. The bundles of piles set...

A Second Look at West Kelowna's Gellatly Point and Bay

A Second Look at West Kelowna's Gellatly Point and Bay

Mar 18, 2023 / 6:00 pm

In the archival image (above top), only two significant structures can be seen next to a dock on Gellatly Point, from which the sternwheeler SS Okanagan had...

A second look from Kelowna's Knox Mountain Park

A second look from Kelowna's Knox Mountain Park

Mar 4, 2023 / 6:00 pm

Kelowna ... from the southeast corner of Knox Mountain Park in 1906 and 2019 In 1906 the population of the City of Kelowna was estimated at about 600. By 2019,...

Then and now view of Okanagan Cente

Then and now view of Okanagan Cente

Feb 18, 2023 / 6:00 pm

Today we are introducing a new bi-weekly feature, one that will take a second look at vistas throughout the Okanagan Valley, showing the changes to the local...

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