False Creek (Vancouver, B.C.)



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B.C. Place : toward 2000

Promotional film. Presentation about future development on the north shore of False Creek in Vancouver, the site of Expo '86.

Burrard Street Bridge : Vancouver British Columbia 1931

Industrial film. The planning and construction of the Burrard Street Bridge in 1931-1932, including fabrication of bridge sections at the Western Bridge yard, site clearing at False Creek, and on-site assembly and construction. Also includes views of False Creek shoreline and the West End.

Charlie Steele interview

CALL NUMBER: T1717:0001 RECORDED: [location unknown], 1973-[06?] SUMMARY: Charlie Steele, born in Vancouver in 1886, talks about his family; his aunt Sara Anne Reimer, his uncle, Tom Hugh, and his grandfather, Mr. Hugh, coming to Vancouver. He recalls property sales; funerals; subjects from the family diary; family homes; the Mount Pleasant school and community in the 1890s. He describes the family house; gardens; streetcars; the development of Mount Pleasant; trails; Cedar Cottage; Fairview; the McGeer family; False Creek; and Christmas.

CALL NUMBER: T1717:0002 RECORDED: [location unknown], 1973-[06?] SUMMARY: Charlie Steele continues with recollections about the Mount Pleasant area; Christmas; birthdays; school; Nightingale's (the local general store); the chain gang road work; breweries; wildlife; hunting; fishing; childhood; Trout Lake; ice skating; False Creek; and streetcars. He discusses land business and personal transactions mentioned in his grandfather's diary; land transactions; depressions; speculation; the 1907 depression; the 1911-1912 land boom; land auctions; and girls' and boys' education. He describes the views of Mount Pleasant and Vancouver that he would have seen (and might have; photographed) from the tower at the fire station at Quebec and Main Street, 1901. CALL NUMBER: T1717:0003 [CD T1717:0002A] RECORDED: [location unknown], 1973-[06?] SUMMARY: Mr. Steele continues describing of views of Vancouver from the fire station at Quebec and Main.

Early Vancouver : reminiscences

SUMMARY: "Early Vancouver Reminiscences" includes recollections of the following: the origins of the Salishan people, the coming of the "white people", the smallpox epidemic, and Indigenous villages in Stanley Park and the Vancouver area (described by Chief August Jack Khahtsahlano and Mrs.George); descriptions of Vancouver after the 1886 fire, the arrival of the first trains, road building, eviction of native people from Stanley Park, and the dedication of the park (by Sam Walker, Captain Canessa, Chief Khahtsahlano, and Carl Timms); dredging and construction work on False Creek, Granville Island, and various bridges over False Creek (by Captain Canessa and Reuben Hamilton); 1912 politics, IWW competing with Salvation Army for streetcorner audience, Mayor Findlay, labour meetings, descriptions of bars and ;saloons (by [Reuben Hamilton? and Captain Canessa); local characters "Lazy George","Pacific Slope", and Tommy Roberts (by Sam Walker); the Kitsilano district and the Greer land dispute (by Chief Khahtsahlano); the "Komagata Maru" incident, World War One, conscription, post-war strikes, and construction of the old Second Narrows Bridge (by Captain Canessa and Carl Timms); Gerry McGeer as a youth and as a politician, and his opponent Lyle Telford (by Reuben Hamilton).

Ed Johnson interview

CALL NUMBER: T2342:0001 RECORDED: [location unknown], 1976-07-28 SUMMARY: TRACK 1: Captain Ed Johnson recalls his father and uncle, who came to Vancouver in 1895 and worked in the towboating industry on the B.C. coast and the Fraser River. Captain Johnson's first waterfront job was a mess boy on the "Venture"; he joined her in 1923, a few months before his 15th birthday. Then he moved to the "Camosun". He returned to school, then joined the Navy League. He worked on the Empress boats for two years, then switched to tugboats, serving on the "Sea Lion", the "St. Clair", and the "DBM". He worked for various companies, including Pacific Coyle Navigation, Champion and White, Cliff Tugboat Company, Vancouver Tug, and Kingcome Navigation. His experiences on the "Empress of Australia"; the working conditions of the Chinese crew members, and the impact of their strike. Experiences working on the "Venture". TRACK 2: The "Venture", continued. Towboating work. The Vancouver waterfront and False Creek. The Great Northern and CN Railway stations. Towing coal scows from Vancouver Island to False Creek. His progress on the tugboats and first job as skipper. CALL NUMBER: T2342:0002 RECORDED: [location unknown], 1976-07-28 SUMMARY: TRACK 1: Story of how Johnson threw a pie in an officer's face aboard the "Venture". Towboating on the B.C. coast; the lumber camps and the characters. Towing the floating lumber camps. Navigation on the coast, include the difficulty of navigating without lights or radio during World War II. A bad towboating trip on the tug "Northshore". The fate of independent towboat men on the coast. TRACK 2: Seamen's unions and union organizers.

Expo 86 Corporation : films and videotapes

  • GR-3429
  • Series
  • 1983-1986

The series consists of videotapes, film and audio tapes that form part of the records of the Expo 86 Corporation. Most of this material was either commissioned or acquired by the divisions of Expo 86 Corporation responsible for marketing and communications. It consists of promotional material packaged in several different forms for mass media outlets, and informational material directed to specialized audiences such as corporations and governments. The series also includes media monitoring tapes of news coverage and footage documenting the planning, progress and construction of the exposition. Most of the material dates from March 1983 to the opening days of Expo in early May 1986.

The series contains _ videotapes, _ films (4 titles) and audio tapes.

British Columbia Place Ltd.

Expo site construction and visitors, August 20-22, 1985

Footage. Shows buildings under construction on the Expo site from west to east. Also shows the Canada Pavilion; Prime Minister Mulroney's visit to the Expo Centre; interviews with visitors at the Expo site. 004.01: Expo Site #1: West end to Display Centre, 1985/8/20. 004.02: Expo Site #2: Display Centre to B.C. Pavilion, 1985/8/20. 004.03: Expo Site #3: B.C. Pavilion, International Plaza, Expo Centre & water, 1985/8/20. 004.04: Expo Site #4: Site and Lowe shots, 1985/8/20. 004.05: Expo Site #5: CN roof and boat on False Creek, 1985/8/22. 004.06: Expo Site #6: Boat / CDA Day, 1985/8/22. 004.07: Expo Site #7: Street / Mulroney / Sunset, 1985/8/22. 004.08: Expo Site #8: Sunset / Future / Night time, 1985/8/22.

Gordon C. Lewis interview

CALL NUMBER: T2814:0001 SUPPLIED TITLE OF TAPE(S): Strathcona neighbourhood : roads, buildings and activities, 1905-20 PERIOD COVERED: 1905-1920 RECORDED: [location unknown], 1977-10-20 SUMMARY: TRACK 1: Gordon Lewis discusses: street paving on Hastings; grading and levelling of Hastings, Pender, Keefer; details of building altitudes at the corner of Pender and Jackson; B.T. Rogers' noontime route home from sugar refinery along Keefer. Gully running length of Campbell Ave, viaduct or bridge along both Hastings and Prior. CRP station at Heatley Avenue, signal house there. Hastings Mill: site, quality of lumber and size of lumber in old days. Details of construction of sugar refinery using Hastings Mill lumber. Neighbours in 600 block Keefer Street 1907-14. Old Georgia viaduct and its poor construction. Packed streetcars from Main along Harris at 5:00pm. Cattle-herding along Pender. Vickers family store. Repairing (pneumatic) flat tire. TRACK 2: Discusses: mountain ash in neighbourhood; Westminster Bridge -- bascule bridge; filling-in of False Creek and the dredging of it; CN and GN stations; Salvation Army houses on Prior backing onto False Creek; sewage in False Creek. Discusses Chinatown: originally only around Abbott Street, tenements, near Brackman and Keefer stables; Chinese badly treated; Chinese cooked on refinery's sugar beet farms; bringing wife from China; gradual extension of Chinatown eastward. Talks about Strathcona School: recalls various teachers and principals Rines and Brown; school building; snowslide in schoolyard; how various nationalities got along together. 1918 flu epidemic. Mansion on Victoria Drive. Move to Cordova Street. First jobs: deliveryman for Drysdale Drygoods; messenger for sugar refinery. Depression times: boarders, working at sugar refinery. CALL NUMBER: T2814:0002 SUPPLIED TITLE OF TAPE(S): Strathcona neighbourhood : anecdotes about incidents in 1912 and the 1930s PERIOD COVERED: 1910-1920 RECORDED: [location unknown], 1977-10-20 SUMMARY: TRACK 1: Continuation of Depression story about a bicycle. I.W.W. assembly on Powell St. grounds in 1912 when L.D. Taylor read Riot Act. Salvation Army's violation of no-assembly rule. (End of interview)

H.H. Stevens interview

The item consists of an audio interview with H.H. Stevens, recorded in 1966.
T0327:0001 summary
Track 1: Mr. Stevens, who came to Vernon in 1894, talks about his early experiences and memories of the Okanagan, including driving the stage from Penticton to Grand Forks in 1897; Camp McKinney; Fairview; Rossland; Phoenix; Greenwood; Grand Forks; Crows Nest Railway; Rock Creek; prospecting and mining and W.R. Meagaw. He describes Vernon; local residents; farms; ranches and the Aberdeen Ranch.
Track 2: Mr. Stevens continues with recollections about the Coldstream Ranch; Okanagan Lake; coming to Vancouver 1901; False Creek; CPR land holdings; real estate boom 1901 to 1912; sawmills and logging; Oppenheimer brothers; local personalities and wholesalers; Victoria wholesalers; North Vancouver ferry; Stewart; and the Dominion Trust Company.

T0327:0002 summary
Track 1: Mr. Stevens speaks about the Dominion Trust Company; the beginning of party politics in BC, 1903; and his election as a federal Conservative MP in 1911. He comments on federal political life; Vancouver in the boom period and depression, from 1911 to 1920; personalities; Alvo von Alvensleben; Hindus; Japanese; wholesalers and the Vancouver Hotel. [Track 2: blank.]

In the full court : A.G. v. C.P.R. Co. : appeal from S.C. of B.C., judg't Duff J. : vol. 2, containing plans [and charts of Vancouver Harbour]

Item consists of one bound volume measuring 30 x 79 cm. It contains 11 blueprints of varying dimensions and one map of the Fraser River and Burrard Inlet, as surveyed by Captn G.H. Richards and the officers of H.M.S. Plumper in 1859-1860. Each plan/map is numbered using white, paper labels adhered in the top right corner. Pages have been bound with the front cover at the back. Handwritten inscriptions repeat an abridged version of the title on the back cover. "Martin -J" is also written on front cover.

Blueprints include: (1) Plan of the town of Granville, Burrard Inlet, BC, drawn by J.B. Launders at the Lands and Works Office, Victoria, March 1870; (2) Subdivision of Lot 541 Group I, New Westminster District, 1886; (3) Canadian Pacific Railway Plan of foreshore at Vancouver, 1893; (4) Canadian Pacific Railway Plan of foreshore at Vancouver, Burrard Inlet, 1886; (5) C.P.R. Vancouver waterfront plan showing filling completed to Feb 23rd 1904; (6) Plan shewing intended improvements on Vancouver waterfront, [1899]; (7) Plan of the town of Granville, Burrard Inlet, BC, drawn by J.B. Launders at the Lands and Works Office, Victoria, March 1870; (8) C.P.R. Vancouver waterfront plan showing filling completed to Feb 23rd 1904; (9) Plan showing head line of proposed piers and other improvements by the Canadian Pacific Railway Co. at Vancouver B.C., 1903; (10) Plan of Vancouver Front showing wharf head line, 1903; and (11) [False Creek and Burrard Inlet, 1904].

British Columbia. Supreme Court

Isabel Sweeny interview

CALL NUMBER: T1345:0001 RECORDED: [location unknown], 1967-09 SUMMARY: TRACK 1: Mrs. Isabel Sweeny (nee Bell-Irving) talks about her family's life in Vancouver after arriving in 1885, including: her father, who was an engineer for the CPR; his sketches of CPR construction; her parents' initial stay at Black's Hotel; life in Vancouver; their first house on Alexander Street, and their house on Seaton Street, later Hastings Street. She continues with descriptions of the family holly tree and tennis court; the West End; English Bay; Jericho Beach in the 1890s; the North Vancouver Indians; False Creek; Point Grey; Marpole House; Granville Street; and the family home at Harwood and Bute Streets. TRACK 2: Mrs. Sweeny continues with her recollections about early Vancouver, including moving the last Indian village in the Kitsilano area to Squamish; real estate development; Vancouver in the 1890s and 1900s; parties; social life; the Royal Navy; more family history; Victoria; early schools in Vancouver; childhood; family pets; development of the city; a fund-raising carnival for the hospital; Indians in Stanley Park; and local characters "Crazy George" and "Pacific Slope".

CALL NUMBER: T1345:0002 RECORDED: [location unknown], 1967-09 SUMMARY: TRACK 1: Mrs. Sweeny talks about trips along the BC coast on the family boat, the "Beatrice"; Indian fishing on the northern rivers; the Johnson family; Princess Louisa Inlet and Thetis Island. She discusses the Gulf Islands; personalities; families; Campbell River; fishing stories; Cape Mudge and Alert Bay. [TRACK 2: blank.]

Laying submarine cable to Gulf Islands

The item is a reel of film footage from ca. 1948. It shows cable-laying operations: at False Creek, reels of cable are winched aboard a Straits Towing barge, cable-laying operation proceeds off the shore of one of the Gulf Islands, employing barge and tugboat, shore crews are also shown at work and linemen hang a line transformer.

[Lower mainland, Coast Mountains & Vancouver : aerial views]

Footage. Two rolls of aerial views, presumably culled from various outs for use as stock footage. The first roll, compiled from stock dated 1957 and 1960, shows Second Narrows, False Creek, Stanley Park, Fraser Valley and the Coast mountains, with some overall shots of Vancouver. The second roll, on stock dated 1954 and 1955, consists of low-level aerial views of downtown Vancouver, Burrard Inlet and a logging camp (?); "tilt-ups" from the CPR docks to the North Shore mountains; and some high-level aerial views of the city, one of which is on 1947 stock.

Mrs. L. Ashton interview

CALL NUMBER: T2349:0001 SUPPLIED TITLE OF TAPE(S): Growing up in Vancouver from ca. 1908 PERIOD COVERED: 1908-1920 RECORDED: [location unknown], 1976-07-26 SUMMARY: TRACKS 1 & 2: Parents came from England to Vancouver in 1908 aboard the "Mauretania". (Family name was Howe.) Hornby Street and 55th Street areas circa 1910. Excursions to the Fraser River, beaches, and Bowen Island. Job experiences. Schools. Leisure activities; theatre, picnics, concerts.

CALL NUMBER: T2349:0002 SUPPLIED TITLE OF TAPE(S): Recollections of South Vancouver PERIOD COVERED: 1910-1950 RECORDED: [location unknown], 1976-07-26 SUMMARY: TRACKS 1 & 2: The False Creek area and Laura Secord School; sounds of early Vancouver; flowers and berries around Vancouver; backyard animals; records and vaudeville; politics and ward system; streetcars and settlers' tickets; South Vancouver a neglected area until the Second World War; Gordon Wismer as provincial attorney general; corruption in Vancouver; brief childhood recollections; Chinese community on the Fraser River; attitudes of people to each other.

North park

Promotional film. A slide/tape presentation about future development on the north shore of Vancouver's False Creek after Expo 86, and the role of BC Place Limited in this development.

Panorama of False Creek industry, 1943

Item consists of one panoramic photograph of the False Creek area of Vancouver. Visible industrial businesses include West Coast Shipbuilders, Hamilton Bridge Western Ltd., Columbia Machine Works, and Dominion Construction Co. Ltd. A variety of automobiles, railroad tracks, industrial materials and machinery, and people are visible. "#822-P. Aug. 20/43. W.J. Moore" has been captioned at the bottom right corner.

Reuben Hamilton interview

RECORDED: [location unknown], 1967-09-27 SUMMARY: TRACK 1: Mr. Hamilton recalls his early years in Vancouver; his family arrived in 1890. He describes the city; the streetcars; the Mount Pleasant area; his family; his childhood; work at the mills; anecdotes; his work in logging camps; impressions of the city between 1890 and 1900; Carrall Street; saloons; stores; schools; development of the city; Granville Street; English Bay and Indians. TRACK; 2: Mr. Hamilton continues with recollections of the Vancouver Harbour; mills in the city; sounds of the city; dairy farms; streams; the Chinese community; race riots in 1907; bridges; False Creek; T;rout Lake; Cedar Cottage district; Victoria; anecdotes about the McGeer family and reminiscences.

Robert Doherty interview

RECORDED: [location unknown], [196-] SUMMARY: TRACK 1: Mr. Doherty recounts his family's trip to Vancouver from New Brunswick in 1887, and his memories of growing up in Mount Pleasant; schooling and playing lacrosse. He recalls the Gastown area; his livery business; horse teams; hauling and excavation for the city; his stable on 8th Avenue; and construction of early buildings from the 1910s -- the Vancouver block and the Birks building. He talks about farming with Charlie Oldfield on Lulu Island, 1913-1915; the trucking business; his home and dairy on Sea Island; his Ladner farm; roads and trails; the New Westminster fire [1898?]; bicycle registration; weather; political life; Jimmy and Gerry McGeer; False Creek; slaughter houses; recollections of his wife; and his property on Sea Island. [TRACK 2: blank.]

Stan Meadows interview : [Orchard, 1967]

CALL NUMBER: T1347:0001 RECORDED: [location unknown], 1967-09-30 SUMMARY: TRACK 1: Mr. Meadows talks about his recollections of early Vancouver in the 1890s, including: streams, roads and a physical description of the city; his work as a messenger for the CPR telegraph, delivering to the saloons; the Westminster Road; New Westminster Exhibition, ca. 1900; the real estate boom 1911 to 1912; life in the city; Dominion Day Parade; the red-light district; development of the city; the West End; Stanley Park; False Creek; shipping and sports. TRACK 2: Mr. Meadows continues with recollections about sports in Vancouver; residential neighbourhoods and social classes; silk; imports and the silk trains to Montreal; neighbourhoods in the city; ethnic communities; mills; impressions of the city; childhood activities from 1895 to 1905; sports; youth organizations, like the ;YMCA; and juvenile problems, ca. 1910.;

CALL NUMBER: T1347:0002 RECORDED: [location unknown], 1967-09-30 SUMMARY: TRACK 1: Mr. Meadows continues with comments about education; thoughts about Vancouver; Victoria; Chinese; ships; shipping and travel; race riots; the McGeer family; Gerry McGeer; the land boom; vaudeville theatre in Vancouver; sports in the city; and False Creek. [TRACK 2: blank.]

The new Granville bridge : [out-takes]

Out-takes. Footage showing the construction of the Granville Street bridge over False Creek in Vancouver. Includes views of the city fronting on False Creek and of the old Granville bridge swingspan.

The planning decision-making process of Vancouver's False Creek: a case study 1968-1974 / Frederick Joseph Elligott

The item is a microfiche copy of a thesis by Frederick Joseph Elligott titled "The planning decision-making process of Vancouver's False Creek: a case study 1968-1974." 1976. viii, 205 [i.e. 201] leaves: illus., maps. [Leaves 24a, 43a, 172a, 185a and 193a inserted]. Thesis (M.A.), University of British Columbia, 1977. Vita. [Includes abstract]. Bibliography: leaves 185a - 193. Canadian theses on microfiche, 32458.

Vancouver diamond jubilee

The item is a composite print of a promotional film made in 1947. It shows the celebrations marking Vancouver's 60th anniversary to provide a framework for a short history and description of the city. Jubilee events include parades, a pageant at Timber Bowl in Stanley Park, First Nations dancing and the induction of the Governor-General (Viscount Alexander) as an honorary Kwakiutl chief. There are historical photographs which show Vancouver's early development.

Contemporary footage reveals various aspects of the city: skyline, public buildings and street scenes including Marine Building, harbour and shipyards, False Creek CPR yards and roundhouse, Lion's Gate and Burrard bridges, Vancouver airport, bus and streetcar systems, Police and Fire departments, Kitsilano Beach, Stanley Park, Bowen Island, boating, sailing, Sun Salmon Derby etc. It also includes footage of regional industries: logging, mining, smelting, fishing, farming, hydro-electric sites.

Vancouver diamond jubilee

Promotional film. The celebrations marking Vancouver's 60th anniversary provide a framework for a short history and description of the city. Jubilee events include parades, a pageant at Timber Bowl in Stanley Park, Indian dancing and the induction of the Governor-General (Viscount Alexander) as an honorary Kwakiutl chief. Historical photographs show Vancouver's early development. Contemporary footage reveals various aspects of the city: skyline, public buildings, street scenes; Marine Building; harbour and shipyards; False Creek CPR yards and roundhouse; Lion's Gate and Burrard bridges; Vancouver airport; bus and streetcar systems; Police and Fire departments; Kitsilano Beach; Stanley Park; Bowen Island; boating; sailing; Sun Salmon Derby; etc. Also includes footage of regional industries: logging, mining, smelting, fishing, farming, hydro-electric sites.

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