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Department of Highways films
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Deas Island tunnel

Industrial film. The planning and construction of the Deas Island Tunnel, and its official opening in July 1959 by Queen Elizabeth.

Department of Highways films

  • GR-3357
  • Series
  • [ca. 1935-1960s]; predominantly 1950s-1960s

The series comprises motion picture film materal shot by and for the Dept. of Highways, mainly in the 1950s and 1960s. There are also a few brief items from ca.1935-1940s, presumably shot for the Dept. of Public Works. Most of the material consist...

British Columbia. Dept. of Highways

Gulf Islands via B.C. Ferries

Television commercial. Promotes the new ferry service to the Gulf Islands. The newly-built ferry "Queen of the Islands" will provide service from Tsawassen to Galiano, Mayne and Saltspring Islands.

Highway on the sea

Promotional film. The design, construction and launching of the B.C. Government ferries M.V. "[Queen of] Sidney" and M.V. "[Queen of] Tsawwassen".

Men, mountains and the challenge

Industrial film. Highway construction in BC. Includes planning and surveys; opening of contractors' bids by Highways Minister Gaglardi; clearing of route by heavy equipment; culvert assembly; drilling and blasting rock; road bed preparation; ...

Rogers Pass

Promotional film. The history of Rogers Pass and the construction of the section of the Trans-Canada Highway that runs through it. Includes a re-enactment of the pass's discovery in 1881 by Major A.B. Rogers.

[Bridge Patrol and Ferry Patrol]

Unedited footage. Shows the work of the Bridge Patrol and Ferry Patrol to ensure safety and smooth traffic flow on bridges and at BC Ferry terminals. Includes footage shot on Second Narrows Bridge, the Stanley Park highway, Oak Street Bridge, Lio...

[Cascade highway] : [footage]

Unedited footage. Shows construction work on the Cascade Section of the Southern Trans-Provincial Highway, between Christina Lake and Rossland. Also includes footage of a couple in a convertible driving to Rossland on a narrow, unpaved and dusty ...

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