Pope John Paul II arrived at the Vancouver International Airport on Sept. 18, 1984. Days before his arrival, Transport Canada urged people to stay away, stating that there would be “absolutely no opportunity” to view Pope Paul at the airport.
A local reporter at the time remarked that “You’d take 10 frames and you’d never get him, and then suddenly his face would appear between the two cops standing in front.” Eleven years earlier on Sept. 18, 1975 Patty Hearst was arrested by the FBI 1,532 Km south of Vancouver.
Filmed on location by Kent Tate: Vancouver, British Columbia (1984). Re-edit and sound design by Kent Tate (2018)