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Behind the switch

The item is a composite print of an educational film made in 1958. It shows how hydroelectric power is harnessed and distributed to homes and industry. Shows dam and powerhouse sites, the maintenance of power lines, and the various users of elect...

Denys Nelson papers re British Columbia Indians

Denys Nelson was a pharmacist in Vancouver, B.C. Records consist of newspaper clippings, correspondence, field notes, photographs re the British Columbia Indians including art, stone carvings, totem poles, houses, canoes, funerals, graves, obituar...

Nelson, Denys, 1876-1929

Dinner for Miss Creeden

The item is an Industrial film on colour print made in 1947. It is a film about the growth of B.C. Electric from 1906 to 1946, built around the story of stenographer Flossie Creeden, the first female office employee of the company. Footage includ...

Energy to burn

The item is a promotional film from 1957. It shows the conversion of appliances and gas mains in the Vancouver area from manufactured to natural gas fuel, and pipeline construction to bring natural gas into Vancouver from Alberta.

Hunter, Gerald Ross, 1902-. Victoria.

Are we at the crossroads? [Reminiscences] Mr. Hunter was born in England, emigrated to Wynyard, Saskatchewan, moved to British Columbia in 1937 where he and his wife operated a motel on Kingsway in Vancouver, and then lived in the Fraser Valley an...

Hunter, Gerald Ross, 1902-. Victoria

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

Travelogue. 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...

Natural gas is on the way

The item is release print of an industrial film made by Canadian Bechtel Ltd. between 1955 and 1957. It shows theconstruction of Westcoast Transmission's natural gas pipeline from the Peace River gas fields to Huntington in the Lower Mainland...

North of the border

Travelogue. A film on the attractions of vacationing in British Columbia, intended for American audiences. Footage includes: Peace Arch Park; Vancouver (skyline, city hall, waterfront, activities in Stanley Park, Lions Gate Bridge); Capilano Golf...

Operational records

  • GR-1265
  • Series
  • 1912-1923

This series contains two operational files from the Vancouver Forest District. The first file, coded MTS X4, is a Timber Management file from 1912-1917. The contents refer to Timber Sale X4 to Young and Scott of Point Grey, B.C. covering lands wit...

British Columbia. Vancouver Forest District

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.

Register of auction sales of lots

  • GR-1166
  • Series
  • 1889-1894

This series contains a register of auction sales of lots at Esquimalt, Hastings, Lulu Island, New Denver, Nelson, New Westminster, Vancouver, and Victoria. The register shows the name of the purchaser, a legal description, the amount paid and the...

British Columbia. Dept. of Lands and Works

Registers of auction land sales held at Vancouver

  • GR-1406
  • Series
  • 1901-1908

This series contains registers of auction land sales held at Vancouver. Volume 1 contains information from an auction sale that took place November 20-23, 1901. Volume 2 contains information from an auction sale that took place September 29, 1908....

British Columbia. Dept. of Lands

Ride of the last stagecoach

Documentary. The BC Centennial Committee's special project "Stagecoach," re-enacting a journey by stagecoach from Victoria to Barkerville by way of Nanaimo, Vancouver, Abbotsford, Chilliwack, Hope, Yale, Lillooet, Ashcroft, Soda Cre...

Ride of the last stagecoach

Documentary. The BC Centennial Committee's special project "Stagecoach," re-enacting a journey by stagecoach from Victoria to Barkerville by way of Nanaimo, Vancouver, Abbotsford, Chilliwack, Hope, Yale, Lillooet, Ashcroft, Soda Cre...

The Miracle Valley story

Promotional film. The construction and operation of the Salvation Army's Miracle Valley Detox Centre near Mission. Its quiet environs are contrasted with the temptations of the street life in Vancouver.

Vancouver-Westminster District Police records

  • GR-0311
  • Series
  • 1897-1952

This series consists of records of the Vancouver-Westminster District Police, 1897-1952. The series includes letterbooks, 1897-1918; daily record books, 1898-1952; notes from daily police reports of constables, 1907-1911; and a chief constable...

Vancouver - Westminster Police District

Vancouver-Westminster Police District records

  • GR-0397
  • Series
  • 1899-1949

This series consists of records of the Vancouver-Westminster Police District records, including, investigation records, offence books, crime reports, office log, daily office diaries, descriptions wanted persons, bulletins, ledger, record of priso...

British Columbia. Provincial Police Force. Vancouver-Westminster Police District

[British Columbia Indians, ca. 1941]

Amateur film. Miscellaneous footage taken during the time that Miss Gerry worked as a nurse for the federal Dept. of Indian and Northern Affairs. Includes footage of Indian reserves and villages, celebrations and school children; a First Communion...

[CHAN-TV 8 Vancouver]

Promotional film. For Vantel's application to the Board of Broadcast Governors for a television broadcasting license, company president Art Jones introduces samples of proposed programming. These include "Van-O-Rama," a TV journal ...

[Cariboo region, Vancouver, Fraser Valley]

Footage. A film showing tourism and commerce in three areas: the Cariboo region around 100 Mile House, Vancouver, and the upper Fraser Valley. Cariboo region subjects include fishing, motoring, horseback riding, boating, hiking, pioneer buildings,...