Originally Posted by officedweller
There was a viaduct above the present Waterfront Road that served the piers (parallel to the water).
I remember an old episode of The Love Boat when the ship (Pacific Princess - puny by today's standards) visited Vancouver and they showed a marching band in front of Pier B-C.
here's a pretty good aerial photo of the granville street viaduct (city archives):
pier b/c is the one to the right, obviously.
...and the love boat! LOL!