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Retro Calgary Video

PostPosted: Sat Jan 22, 2011 8:47 pm
by newsposter
Check out this Youtube clip of the 1961 Calgary Loop Rally. Cars start in Motel Village at the Cavalier Motor Hotel, now the North Travelodge. The cars peel out past Phil's (still there) heading west on the Trans Canada to Banff. Motel Village was the end of town - check out the new McMahon Stadium in the background at 2:15... ... re=related

PostPosted: Tue Mar 22, 2011 9:24 am
by newsposter
Just posted on the City of Calgary's Youtube channel, a 1962 film from the Calgary Tourist and Convention Bureau: Calgary, The Living West. Have a look through and try to identify places from today and yesterday. Post your finds here, or on the City's Youtube page! ... HpZcImE7Hs

PostPosted: Wed Jan 02, 2013 8:59 am
by newsposter
Another retro Calgary video, looks like the late 1950s (lack of Elveden Centre being one clue). Includes the skyline from Crescent Road, Alyth/stockyards area, and Calgary Brewery gardens among other things.... ... q308dovIph

PostPosted: Tue Feb 19, 2013 2:50 pm
by newsposter
(Originally posted in its own thread on March 26, 2012.)

If I Knew Then What I Know Now (Calgary 1976-1981) Song and film footage of Calgary circa late 70s...

PostPosted: Tue Feb 19, 2013 2:56 pm
by newsposter
Here is a link to a 1955 video about "Operation Lifesaver", a cold war era evacuation drill of northeast Calgary, posted in another thread: ... evacuation