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Silviculture opening records

  • GR-3718
  • Series
  • 1943-2008

Series consists of silviculture opening records created by the South Vancouver Island district of the Ministry of Forests. The ministry defines silviculture as “the art and science of controlling the establishment, growth, composition, health, an...

British Columbia. Dept. of Lands

Forest Service lookout photographs

  • GR-3263
  • Series
  • 1936-1983

The series consists of ca. 4300 negatives and ca. 5000 photographic prints taken from forest lookouts between 1936 and 1993. Falling under the function of forest protection, "lookout photography" or "panoramic lookout photography&qu...

British Columbia. Dept. of Lands

BC Government lithographed regional maps

  • CM/CL1
  • Series
  • 1911-1991

In 1911, the British Columbia Department of Lands began publishing standardized series of lithographic maps of BC regions, as well as general maps of the entire province. Over the next five decades these provincial maps were used both to stimulate...

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Special timber licences

  • GR-3736
  • Series
  • 1911-1990 (primarily 1963-1982)

Series consists of special timber licences created by the Ministry of Forests and its predecessors. The ministry created these records to manage the process of providing applicants with the right to cut in forests. The records were created betwe...

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Water rights plans

  • CM/S5-7
  • Series
  • 1892-1981

Introduction: Throughout its existence, the Water Rights Branch (WRB) acquired and created a large central set of plans, maps, and engineering drawings which was assigned a single set of sequential water rights plan numbers. Over time, the origina...

British Columbia. Dept. of Lands and Works

Water rights maps : second series

  • CM/S4
  • Series
  • [ca. 1920-1978]

Scope and Content: This series of large scale maps was created by the Water Rights Branch pursuant to successive versions of the Water Act and the Water Act Amendment Act. The primary function of the sheets was to document the location of water ri...

British Columbia. Dept. of Lands

Water rights reference maps

  • CM/S3
  • Series
  • 1927-1978 (predominant 1952 - 1978)

Scope and Content: This series provided the Water Rights Branch with a medium- to- large scale overview of its administrative areas, displaying both water rights information and detailed land status information produced by other natural resource ...

British Columbia. Dept. of Lands

Forest Service scale and royalty invoices

  • GR-3180
  • Series
  • 1912-1975

The series consists of scale and royalty invoices created by the Forest Branch and its successor the Forest Service between 1912 and 1975. Depending upon the district, these records are either duplicate or triplicate copies. For some districts, in...

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New Westminster Land District forfeiture certificates

  • GR-2617
  • Series
  • 1915-1957

New Westminster Land District, forfeiture certificates, lands reverted to the Crown from the Coquitlam, Maple Ridge, Pitt Meadows and Matsqui Dyking Districts. The certificates are arranged chronologically without regard to Dyking District. Infor...

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Township register

  • GR-2593
  • Series
  • 1913-1956

Cariboo Land District, Township register, Tp 21, 39-42, superceded 1956 (i.e. no further entries were made after 1956). The registers list land in numerical order by Sections within Townships and record the alienation of land from the Crown (by p...

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Tweedsmuir Park photographs

  • GR-3281
  • Series
  • 1937, 1955

Series consists of photographs acquired by the Dept. of Lands regarding Tweedsmuir Park and the 1937 visit of John Buchan, 1st Baron Tweedsmuir and Governor General of Canada to the area. The photographs were probably collected in order to produc...

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Sales book

  • GR-1082
  • Series
  • 1904-1954

Sales book, lands in Kootenay District. Arranged by lot number. Includes owner, acreage, improvements, and assessed values in 1911-1912.

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Coast Land District, Range 3 lot register

  • GR-2604
  • Series
  • 1888-1953

The series consists of records created by the Department of Lands between 1888 and 1953. It contains a Coast Land District, Range 3 lot register, covering lots 1-720. The register lists the lots in numerical order and records the alienation of l...

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Records relating to foreshore leases

  • GR-1402
  • Series
  • 1895-1952

Records relating to foreshore leases, including expired and canceled leases. Consists of register to foreshore leases (1 vol.), lease indentures, sketches, plans and material relating to leases for Prince Rupert foreshore, fish plants, fish traps...

British Columbia. Dept. of Lands

Crown land records

  • GR-1408
  • Series
  • 1901-1952

Certificates granted with the object of facilitating registration of title to a portion of Crown lands granted to the Nelson and Fort Sheppard Railway Company and the Kaslo and Slocan Railway Company (2 vols.), 1901-1904. Includes notices from th...

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Lot registers

  • GR-2591
  • Series
  • 1862-1922 (1951)

Cariboo Land District, lot registers, Lots 1-10026, superceded, 1922 (i.e. no further entries were made after 1922). The registers that supercede this series may be found in GR-2592. The registers list lots in numerical order and record the alie...

British Columbia. Dept. of Lands

Alphabetical indexes

  • GR-1410
  • Series
  • 1902-1951

The series consist of two index volume created by the Dept. of Lands between 1902 and 1952. The first volume (1902-1930) has the following title: alphabetical index of leases (except coal leases and petroleum & natural gas leases) issued unde...

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Lot registers

  • GR-2592
  • Series
  • 1890-1951

Cariboo Land District, lot registers, lots 1-11700, superceded, 1951 (i.e. no further entries were made after 1951). This series was the one that superceded the volumes found in GR-2591. The registers list lots in numerical order and record the al...

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Lot registers

  • GR-2594
  • Series
  • 1914-1949

Cariboo Land District lot registers, subdivision lot registers for Fort George, Summit Lake, Red Pass, and McBride, superceded 1949 (i.e. no further entries were made after 1949). The registers list lots in numerical order and record the alienatio...

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Lot registers

  • GR-2600
  • Series
  • 1899-1948

Cassiar Land District, subdivision lot registers for Atlin. The registers list lots in numerical order by block and lot numbers, and record the alienation of land from the Crown (by purchase): information may include the name of the purchaser, dat...

British Columbia. Dept. of Lands

Lot registers

  • GR-2614
  • Series
  • 1859-1948

New Westminster Land District, lot registers, Group 1, lots 1-2374, superceded 1948 (i.e. no further entries were made after 1948). The registers list lots in numerical order and record the alienation of land from the Crown (by purchase, pre-empt...

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Township register

  • GR-2637
  • Series
  • 1884-1948

Sayward Land District, Vancouver Island, Township register, Tp.. 3, 6, and 7 (part), superceded 1948 (i.e. no further entries were made after 1948). The land is listed numerically by Sections within Townships, and records the alienation of land fr...

British Columbia. Dept. of Lands

Cariboo assessment rolls

  • GR-2599
  • Series
  • 1918-1948

Cariboo Land District, assessment rolls of reverted lands, lots 1-10025, plus Quesnelle Forks and Barkerville Townships. The lots are listed numerically, and record tax sales and reverted lands. Information includes the name of the assessed owner ...

British Columbia. Dept. of Lands

Coast Land District, Range 5 township register

  • GR-2607
  • Series
  • 1894-1947

The series consists of records created by the Department of Lands between 1894 and 1947. It contains a Coast Land District, Range 5, township register, covering Tp. 7-12. The land is listed numerically by sections within Townships, and records t...

British Columbia. Dept. of Lands

Lot register

  • GR-2622
  • Series
  • 1872-1947

Alberni Land District, Vancouver Island, lot register, lots 1-291, superceded 1947 (i.e. no further entries were made after 1947). The register lists lots in numerical order and records the alienation of land from the Crown (by purchase, pre-empt...

British Columbia. Dept. of Lands

Lot register

  • GR-2639
  • Series
  • 1860-1947

Yale Division of Yale Land District, lot register, lots 1-728, superceded 1947 (i.e. no further entries were made after 1947). The register lists lots in numerical order and records the alienation of land from the Crown (by purchase, pre-emption,...

British Columbia. Dept. of Lands

Lot registers

  • GR-1686
  • Series
  • 1876-1946

Clayoquot Land District, Lot registers, Lots 1-775, superceded 1946 (i.e. no further entries were made after 1946). The register lists lots in numerical order and records the alienation of land from the Crown (by purchase, pre-emption, lease, etc...

British Columbia. Dept. of Lands

Lot registers

  • GR-2620
  • Series
  • 1905-1945

Queen Charlotte Land District, lot registers, lots 1-792, superceded 1945 (i.e. no further entries were made after 1945). The registers list lots in numerical order and record the alienation of land from the Crown (by purchase, pre-emption, lease...

British Columbia. Dept. of Lands

Lot registers

  • GR-2611
  • Series
  • 1868-1945

Kootenay Land District, lot registers, lots 1-11493, superceded 1945 (i.e. no further entries were made after 1945). The registers list lots in numerical order and record the alienation of land from the Crown (by purchase, pre-emption, lease, etc...

British Columbia. Dept. of Lands

Certificates of purchase

  • GR-1521
  • Series
  • 1859-1944

Acknowledgement of moneys received by the Lands Department pursuant to the pre-emption or sale of crown land. Certificates include district, legal description of land, acreage, date and terms of payment, name of payer, pre-emption record number, ...

British Columbia. Dept. of Lands

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