Postcards from Canada

Postcards were a chance for those travelling to send back home a glimpse of what they were seeing. Postcards give us a very accurate snapshot of the cities, buildings and people of that time, they give us a look into what daily life was like.

For those who stayed home, a postcard was there window to the world, treasured and saved.

While our collection is small, we wanted to share with you what those who sent these to their family and friends back home.

If you have been to any of these places, here’s your chance to see what it used to look like.

We are always interested in increasing our collection so that we may share with everyone this glimpse into our past. If you have postcards there are three ways in which you could share them with us:

1) a direct donation to the museum

2) loan them to us, we will scan them and return the originals to you

3) if you have a digital image you can send it to us at our email address:

(You may notice that some of the upper left corner is missing on some post cards, this is where the stamp was and someone wanted it for their collection)




Main Street, Moose Jaw, (Saskatchewan)


Hospital, Moose Jaw, Sask


Plowing in Saskatchewan


Portage la Prairie, Man. Birds Eye View


Mount Royal Ave, East, Montreal, Canada


Montreal in the forest lands on Mount Royal


Dominion Square, Montreal



Garneau Monument, Quebec, Que


The Basilica and City Hall Square, Quebec


One o’clock Gun, Halifax, N.S.


Keppoch Shore, P.E. Island


View of Reston, Man.


Hastings Street, Vancouver, B.C.


Corner Granville and Hastings Streets, Vancouver, B.C.


Dominion Trust Building, Vancouver, B.C.


Waterfront and Shipping Vancouver, B.C. (postmarked 1906)


Hell’s Gate, Fraser Canyon


Sunrise on the West Coast


Overlooking Capilano Canyon, Vancouver, B.C.


Jasper Avenue, Edmonton, Alta.


Life in the Canadian West “Roping the Steer”
Buffaloes at Edmonton, Alta., Canada
Life in the Canadian West: “The Cowboy Race”





The Great Divide, Stephen, Canadian Rockies


The Home of D.E.Black & Co., Limited, Calgary, Alta.


Grain Exchange, Calgary, Alta.


Central School, Calgary, Alta., Canada


C.P.R. Main Line near Yoho, B.C.


Baniff Alberta


G.T.P. Freight Yards, Prince George, B.C.


Spy Hill Dairy & Stock Farm- Calgary Central Creamery


Down Bow River showing Mount Rundle, Banff, Canadian Rockies


Takakkaw Falls, (1200 feet high), Yoho Valley, Canadian Rockies



Log Driving on the Gatineau River












City Hall and Jacques Cartier Square, Montreal


Cabot Tower, Signal Hull, St.Johns, Newfoundland – 1957


Stephenville, Newfoundland c1955


Teachers’ College, Fredericton, New Brunswick- 1956


Canadian National Railways Depot, Winnipeg, Manitoba- 1942


Mount Baker from Shoal Bay, Victoria, BC


Belleville, Ontario

These postcards were part of a souvenir booklet and found inside of an old book. Unfortunately they were not well preserved, but give us a glimpse in Belleville in the early 1900’s


Bridges over the Mora River


The Wharf


The Harbour


Albert College


Market Square


Hotel Quinte


Front Street Looking North (although its hard to see the second carriage on the right has a sign on the back that reads “Bus Fare 10 cents)


Armouries, Post Office, Quinte Hotel, Bridge Street and St. Thomas Church


Front Street Looking South


Upper Bridge and Mill Street