City Reflections - Vancouver - 1907 - 2007

The Project | 1907 & 2006 images  | Contact Us

City Reflections DVD Now Available!

[ Jump to the bottom ]

The City Reflections DVD is now available.

The DVD contains the 53-minute main feature, which was shown on May 22, 2008.

This main feature is based on the earliest known surviving film footage of Vancouver, shot in 1907 by William Harbeck from the front platform of a streetcar as it made its way through the streets of downtown and the West End. Besides the main feature and 1907 film, it also includes a full-screen version of the same route in 2007. Many additional features round out the DVD including news items from 1907, interviews with film and streetcar historians, and more on the intriguing life of filmmaker William Harbeck who died in the Titanic disaster of 1912. 

There is also a special film bonus showing Victoria in 1907. Harbeck shot the film just days before his Vancouver footage. This equally fascinating Victoria footage shows the Francis Rattenbury-designed B.C. Parliament building, the Empress Hotel under construction, downtown streets and views along the Gorge waterway.

For more information on the project, please explore this site. 

Buy the DVD

The City Reflections DVD is still available for purchase even though the Vancouver Historical Society is no longer retailing it directly to buyers. The DVDs can be purchased at any one of six locations in Vancouver or Burnaby or, for those outside Metro Vancouver, can be mail-ordered through one Vancouver outlet, Videomatica. They can be purchased at:

The City of Vancouver Archives
1150 Chestnut Street
Vancouver, BC, V6J 3J9

Museum of Vancouver
1100 Chestnut Street
Vancouver, BC, V6J 3J9

Book’Mark, The Library Store
Library Square
350 Georgia St. W.
Vancouver, BC, V6B 6B1

The Lookout
555 West Hastings
Vancouver, BC, V6B 4N6

Burnaby Village Museum
100-300 Centennial Way
Burnaby, BC, V5A 2X9

Videomatica (outlet and mail orders)
1972 West 4th Ave.
Vancouver, BC, V6J 1M5


© 2006-12 City Reflections