(McNeill Bay in 1905 / McNeill Bay in 2020 / Photo by James Hutcheson)

How well do you know the city of Victoria?

From downtown, to the Inner Harbour, even out to Ross Bay, we’ve compiled an incredible batch of photos highlighting what a difference a few years (or even over one hundred!) can make between the landscapes of our fair city.

If you’re ready, saddle up and take a trip down memory lane with us as we explore Victoria across the ages in 14 stunning ‘then and now’ comparisons:

Downtown Victoria’s Eaton’s Centre, 1980’s (top) / The Bay Centre, 2020 (bottom)

(Photo by James Hutcheson)

Victoria Transfer Company galloping through McNeill Bay, 1905 (top) / McNeill Bay, 2020 (bottom)

(Photo by James Hutcheson)

Yates at Douglas, 1981 (top) / Yates at Douglas, 2020 (bottom)

(Photo by James Hutcheson)

Inner Harbour/Empress Hotel, early 1980’s (top) / Inner Harbour/Empress Hotel, 2020 (bottom)

(Photo by James Hutcheson)

Victoria’s Inner Harbour, date unknown (top) / Victoria’s Inner Harbour, 2020 (bottom)

(Photo by James Hutcheson)

Government Street, date unknown (top) / Government Street, 2020 (bottom)

(Photo by James Hutcheson)

Yates Street at Douglas Street, 1958 (top) / Yates Street at Douglas Street, 2020 (bottom)

(Photo by James Hutcheson)

Downtown Victoria, 1955 (top) / Downtown Victoria, 2020 (bottom)

(Photo by James Hutcheson)
Father Christmas arriving at the Victoria causeway, 1917 (top) / Victoria causeway, 2020 (bottom)
(Photo by James Hutcheson)

Goldrushers buying miner’s licenses at Custom House, 1898 (top) / Custom House, 2020 (bottom)

(Photo by James Hutcheson)

Fort and Blanshard, 1973 (top) / Fort and Blanshard, 2020 (bottom)

(Photo by James Hutcheson)

Church at Fernwood and Gladstone, 1912 / Belfry Theatre, 2016

(Photo by James Hutcheson)

Beacon Drive-in, date unknown (top) / Beacon Drive-in, 2020 (bottom)

(Photo by James Hutcheson)

Postcard of Ross Bay, 1909 (top) / Ross Bay, 2020 (bottom)

(Photo by James Hutcheson)

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