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Pacific Canada

Educational. The history, geography and economy of British Columbia and the Yukon Territory. Shows such activities as fishing, lumbering, mining, agriculture and shipbuilding. The scenic and recreational attractions of the Rockies are also shown.

Kluane, Yukon Territory

Travelogue. The Victoria filmmaker and his wife present the terrain and wildlife of the Kluane Game Preserve in the Yukon, a scenic mountain wilderness area. They focus on creatures of the river valley and the St. Elias Mountains, such as the gri...

Panoramic view, Lower Kicking Horse Valley

Actuality. "'This charming piece of scenery commences at Mt. Hector on the Canadian Pacific [Railway] and runs through the Valley of the Kicking Horse, showing the huge mountains covered with snow. It is among the most interesting of ou...

Panoramic view, Lower Kicking Horse Canyon

Actuality. "'In this picture we show the ending of this canyon, taken from the front of a locomotive on the Canadian Pacific [Railway], running through this marvellous piece of scenery at a high rate of speed. The train seems to be runn...

Panoramic view, Albert Canyon

Actuality. "'This piece of scenery was taken in the Albert Canyon on the line of the Canadian Pacific [Railway], and is considered to be one of the finest views in the Rocky Mountains. The chief big features of these pictures are the tow...

Panoramic view of Kicking Horse Canyon

Actuality. "'We show here one of. the grandest pieces of scenery in the West, namely, "Kicking Horse Canyon" on the line of the Canadian Pacific [Railway]. This vast canyon is fourteen miles long, running through the Rocky mou...

Panoramic view between Palliser and Field

Actuality. "'We present in this picture numerous picturesque scenes taken in the most mountainous portion of the entire Canadian Pacific R.R. system. In passing between these two points the sharpest curves and the most diversified scene...

Panoramic view, Upper Kicking Horse Canyon

Actuality. "'This charming piece of scenery was taken at Glenochole and Golden which is the commencing point of the picturesque part of the Ottertail Group of mountains on the Canadian Pacific Railroad. In the distance we see the huge m...

Research notes of Wilson Duff

Referred to as the Wilson Duff Papers, these records are microfilm copies of primarily the original research and field notes of Wilson Duff who was curator of Anthropology at the British Columbia Provincial Museum from 1950 to 1965 and deal with ...

British Columbia Provincial Museum

American hydrographic charts

The series consists of hydrodgraphic charts produced by the United States Coast and Geodetic Survey and other official American chart- producing agencies. The charts are listed alphabetically by title in the chart list.The charts have been copied ...

U.S. Coast and Geodetic Survey

Canadian hydrographic charts

The series consists of published charts produced by the Canadian Hydrographic Service between 1909 and 1990.The charts are listed according to chart number. Multiple editions of a chart are listed chronologically according to date of edition or la...

Canadian Hydrographic Service

James Island "Explosives Days"

The series consists of 193 black and white photographic copies made from George C. Grubb's album that he called "Explosives Days" which documents his time on James Island BC between 1913 and 1919. The photographs focus mainly on th...

Grubb, George C.

Plant

The item is a black and white photograph taken in 1916. It shows the plant on James Island.Top of incline was elevator, 170.5 feet above high tide.

Toloul storage tank, safe up

The item is a black and white photograph taken in 1915. It shows toloul tank.When these tanks were first unloaded at the wharf we thought it could not be possible to get them up the incline. Jack Amos was the best man I ever saw to handle heavy m...

Powder wharf & car ferry slip

The item is a black and white photograph taken in 1917. It shows the wharf.The powder wharf & car ferry slip was 40' x 200' with 25' of water a low tide. Car ferry apron was 3 track 48' long, would handle any car ferry at...

Magazines & wharf approach

The item is a black and white photograph taken in 1917. It shows the magazines and wharf approach.We could ship our TNT either by boat over wharf or in cars over ferry apron and barge.

Completed magazines

The item is a black and white photograph taken in 1917. It shows the completed magazines.There was any amount of good ballast on the island as most of B.C., it was a heap of gravelly soil.

The Ballast train

The item is a black and white photograph taken in 1917. It shows the ballast train.We build broad gauge and narrow gauge to magazines. Powder was brought to magazines from plant on narrow gauge tram. The powder was loaded from magazines into st...

Magazines & powder shipping wharf

The item is a black and white photograph taken in 1917. It shows the shipping wharf.We located the magazines on east sand spit and good ballast was needed to build the tracks on the shifting sand. Until spring 1917 all manufactured TNT was store...

Houses from Bowen Island

The item is a black and white photograph taken in 1917. It shows houses on a barge.As the village grew, more houses were required. The CXL owned an abandoned dynamite [plant] on Bowen Island near Vancouver, 9 miles away. By means of large scows...

Building no. 2 bi & tri house

The item is a black and white photograph taken in the winter of 1916. It shows the building of no. bi and tri house.We ran a steam line with coil into house so that carpenters could keep their hands warm.

Power house no. 1 stacks

The item is a black and white photograph taken in the spring of 1917. It shows the power house stacks.In 1915-16 we burned fuel oil. In 1917, before the U.S. entered the war, our fuel oil supply was cut off, and we were forced to use coal. Note...

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