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East Kootenay Region (B.C.)
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Beautiful British Columbia : 1952 version

The item is a travelogue film print. Shows scenery and attractions of British Columbia, including resorts, sports and historical spots in Victoria and Vancouver, as well as scenes from the Cariboo, the Okanagan Valley, Vancouver Island and the Kootenays.

Beneath these hills

The item is a kinescope of a television presentation about the geology of, and mining in, southeastern B.C., with maps, illustrations, lecture and shots of terrain, including extensive sequences about an underground mining operation (possibly the Sullivan Mine, Kimberley).

Beryl Lum interview

RECORDED: [location unknown], 1964-11-01 SUMMARY: TRACK 1: Mrs. Beryl Lum discusses the pioneer's life in a cabin at Fort Steele; Mrs. Lum came from England to Victoria then on to Lake Louise; to Fort Steele where she still lives in the cabin which; was once the home of Michael Phillips; the Galbraith brothers; husband, George Lum, was a Chinese packer and his wife [?] was a Hope Indian; used to trade commodities for horses with Stoney Indians; Lum was lured west by the world of Zane Grey; after the 1880s gold rush, Fort Steele was a lumbering district; anecdotes. TRACK 2: Game was everywhere in the old days and bands of forty to fifty horses were not uncommon; Mrs. Lum had seven children; incidents with her husband's horses; sleigh riding at minus thirty degrees; hardships of freezing weather; her children had a strict upbringing.

Big game camera holiday

Nature. Fictional narrator uses motion picture camera to track big game in Tweedsmuir Park and Cassiar district. Subjects include mountain caribou, mountain goats, grizzly bear, California bighorn sheep, whitetail deer, elk, stone sheep, moose and Osborn caribou.

[British Columbia Forest Branch / Forest Service collection, reel 17]

Footage. Film proceeds from Alberta boundary at Crowsnest Pass, through Fernie, south to Waldo, then north, west and south through Cranbrook to Yahk. Includes footage of B.C. Spruce Mills Ltd. at Lumberton, Crowsnest Station, Fernie Highway, Elk River Valley, Waldo, Wardner, logged-over area in Kootenay Valley, Bull River. Shots of abandoned and ruined mills appear throughout.

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