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Highlights of Highway 16

The item is a composite print of a travelogue film, made in 1961-1962. It shows scenery, attractions and recreational activities (especially fishing) along Highway 16 in the Skeena Region. Includes footage of wildlife; totems at Kitwanga, Kitwancool; fishing for steelhead; gaffing trout at Moricetown Falls and various provincial parks in area.

Highway on the sea

The item is a composite print of a promotional film from 1959-1960. It shows the design, construction and launching of the B.C. Government ferries M.V. "[Queen of] Sidney" and M.V. "[Queen of] Tsawwassen".

Highway one

The item is a composite print of a travelogue film from 1974. It depicts the scenic and recreational attractions along the Trans-Canada Highway #1 from Calgary and Banff to Victoria. It updates East 1, West 1.

Highways to splendor

The item is a composite print of a travelogue film from ca. 1970. It depicts a scenic trip on the "Queen of Prince Rupert" from Kelsey Bay to Prince Rupert introducing such destinations as Vancouver, Victoria and the Cariboo. Includes shots of Active Pass, Barkerville, Campbell River and the W.A.C. Bennett Dam. The Inside Passage and the province's highways are seen as parallel north-south "highways."

Hospitality services

The item is a U-Matic video of a slide/tape presentation from ca. 1980. Using the credo "Hospitality is people!" as the basis for more effective service to the customer, this presentation outlines Tourism B.C.'s educational services: the Hospitality Certificate course, Hospitality Management Program, Ski Management Program and the Travel Counselling Course.

If I didn't see it, I wouldn't believe it

The item is a composite print of a travelogue from 1976. An airline passenger waiting for his flight is introduced to the scenic and recreational attractions of B.C. by a talking issue of Beautiful B.C. magazine. Includes footage of Victoria (streets, Swiftsure yacht race), Butchart Gardens, boating, Friendly Cove, Della Falls, Gold River, camping scenes, Campbell River fishing derby, loggers' sports, Nanaimo bathtub race, Vancouver (skyline, streets, Gastown, Queen Elizabeth Park, Stanley Park, restaurants, theatres), Whistler Mountain skiing, Fraser Valley, Fraser Canyon, Indian salmon fishing, Thompson-Nicola country, cattle ranching, rodeo, wildlife, fresh-water fishing, Okanagan Valley scenes, Kelowna Regatta.

If I didn't see it, I wouldn't believe it : French version

The item is a video master of a travelogue (French version) from 1976. An airline passenger waiting for his flight is introduced to the scenic and recreational attractions of B.C. by a talking issue of Beautiful B.C. magazine. Includes footage of Victoria (streets, Swiftsure yacht race), Butchart Gardens, boating, Friendly Cove, Della Falls, Gold River, camping scenes, Campbell River fishing derby, loggers' sports, Nanaimo bathtub race, Vancouver (skyline, streets, Gastown, Queen Elizabeth Park, Stanley Park, restaurants, theatres), Whistler Mountain skiing, Fraser Valley, Fraser Canyon, Indian salmon fishing, Thompson-Nicola country, cattle ranching, rodeo, wildlife, fresh-water fishing, Okanagan Valley scenes, Kelowna Regatta.

Impressions of the Peace

The item is a composite print of a travelogue from 1977. It shows the Peace River region in British Columbia, including footage of Dawson Creek, Fort St. John, Hudson's Hope, Prince George, W.A.C. Bennett Dam, government campsites, local celebrations, heritage sites, farming, recreation, etc.

Indian days

The item is a composite print of a travelogue from ca. 1961. The film shows the celebration of Indian Days at Kamloops. Includes the opening parade (with various First Nations bands), dancing and rodeo events.

Island Eden

The item is a composite print of a travelogue from 1971. It shows a visit to Vancouver Island, with footage of scenery, wildlife, Victoria (including Beacon Hill Park, Craigdarroch Castle, Fable Cottage?, Glass Castle?, antique & craft shops, Undersea Gardens & Sealand), Butchart Gardens, cave exploring, Long Beach, fishing, water sports, Swiftsure yacht race, Nanaimo bathtub race, logger's sports, rodeo, RCMP musical ride, autumn scenes and Forbidden Plateau skiing.

Island Eden : French version

The item is a composite print of a travelogue (French version) from 1971. It shows a visit to Vancouver Island, with footage of scenery, wildlife, Victoria (including Beacon Hill Park, Craigdarroch Castle, Fable Cottage?, Glass Castle?, antique & craft shops, Undersea Gardens & Sealand), Butchart Gardens, cave exploring, Long Beach, fishing, water sports, Swiftsure yacht race, Nanaimo bathtub race, logger's sports, rodeo, RCMP musical ride, autumn scenes and Forbidden Plateau skiing.

Just visiting

The item is a promotional video on U-Matic tape, probably created in the 1980s. It promotes publications for travel information and outlines highlights of a provincial tour. It is a video version of a slide/tape presentation.

Kaleidoscope BC : unedited footage

The item consists of five original negatives and five workprint reels of unedited footage from 1982. The original footage comprises about 4,000 feet (ca. 01:51:00) in total. The footage, showing whitewater kayaking, was shot for an uncompleted film.

Kettle Valley

The item is a reel of unedited footage, from ca. 1982. Shot from a railcar travelling along the old Kettle Valley Railway line, this footage shows various trestles and tunnels on the line.

Kokanee of Meadow Creek

The item is a composite print of a documentary film from 1968. It shows the rehabilitation of the Kokanee fishery following the construction of the Duncan dam. Premier W.A.C. Bennett is seen at the dam's opening on August 17, 1967.

Kootenay Lake holiday

The item is a release print of a travelogue film from 1961. It shows the attractions of the Kootenay Lake area. Includes footage of Creston; swimming and boating on Kootenay Lake; ferry to Balfour; the retired sternwheeler "Moyie"; trout fishing; Kokanee Glacier Park campground; Nelson's annual summer curling bonspiel, pancake breakfast and logging sports day, and the Nelson Summer School of Fine Arts (with shots of painting, weaving, pottery and dance).

'Ksan

The item consists of nine unedited film elements of a travelogue made between 1968 and 1973. It tells the story of 'Ksan, a restored Gitskan village near Hazelton which officially opened in 1970 as a centre for Indigenous culture, arts and crafts.

Lady of the lake

The item is a film travelogue, made in 1953. It shows the city of Kelowna and the 1953 Kelowna Regatta. Scenes include car ferry on Okanagan Lake; city streets and park; beach and water sports; Premier W.A.C. Bennett; Regatta parade; nighttime pageant at Aquatic Pool with synchronized swimming, square dancing and crowning of the Lady of the Lake; swimming races at the pool; speedboat and hydroplane races; men's diving competition. The Lady of the Lake introduces and closes the film.

Land of the overlanders

The item is a composite print of a travelogue from 1964. It depicts a film journey retracing the 1862 route of the Overlanders from Jasper to Kamloops, showing the attractions along the way: wildflowers; wildlife; a snowmobile trip to Columbia Icefield; cattle ranching at Douglas Lake Ranch; Mt. Robson and Wells Gray Provincial Parks, and the three-day summer rodeo at Kamloops. Also scenes of trail riding, fishing, boating and swimming.

Land of the red goat

The item is a composite print of a nature film from 1959. In it, Provincial government biologist Charles Guiguet visits the Spatsizi Plateau to report on the flora, fauna and ecology of the area. Contains extensive aerial views of the region, and much footage of its wildlife, including beaver, a wolf (dead), Osborn caribou, marmots, game birds (including golden plover), mountain goats, ground squirrels, and stone sheep. Some Tahltan people appear as camp staff and guides.

Land of the red goat : short version

The item consists of eight film reels of unedited film footage that make up a nature film from 1959. In it, Provincial government biologist Charles Guiguet visits the Spatsizi Plateau to report on the flora, fauna and ecology of the area. Contains extensive aerial views of the region, and much footage of its wildlife, including beaver, a wolf (dead), Osborn caribou, marmots, game birds (including golden plover), mountain goats, ground squirrels, and stone sheep. Some Tahltan people appear as camp staff and guides.

Launching your liferaft

The item is a colour master film reel of an instructional film from 1965. It shows the procedure for getting davit-launched life rafts safely into the water. Filmed aboard one of BC Ferry's vessels. A French version was also produced.

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