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Tourism and promotional films and videos Williams Lake (B.C.)
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Princess in wonderland

The item consists of four reels of unedited film elements that make up a documentary from 1958. It shows Princess Margaret's 1958 royal visit to mark BC's Centennial. Includes: numerous official welcomes and ceremonies; Royal Review of ships of the RCN, USN and Royal Navy; visit to natural gas development at Fort St. John; rodeo at Williams Lake; opening of Okanagan Lake Bridge & Fort Langley restoration; UBC convocation (and bestowal of honorary degree on Princess Margaret); aerial and travelling shots from planes and trains. Premier W.A.C. Bennett and Lieutenant-Governor Frank Ross appear throughout.

Princess in wonderland : out-takes, reel no. 1

The item consists of a film reel of out-takes from 1958. It shows the royal visit by HRH Princess Margaret and centennial celebrations in BC. Footage includes: Naval review; New Westminster City Hall; Williams Lake Stampede (from grandstand); last cruise of the ferry "David Lloyd-Jones"; long shot of Okanagan Lake Bridge; Nanaimo cake; first arrival at Empress Hotel; Fleet review; Langley; Williams Lake Stampede (from fence); UBC convocation procession; UBC Memorial Gymnasium; Prince George; Quesnel; train parked; Chilliwack; HMCS "Crescent"; Naval review; New Westminster City Hall; Vancouver City Hall; Mayor Hume; church attendance in Kelowna; crowds at Vancouver City Hall and New Westminster City Hall; Pattullo Bridge, New Westminster; children's wing at Vancouver Preventorium; RCAF honour guard review at Comox airport; Comox hospital; arrival and convocation procession at UBC; HMCS "Crescent"; Veterans hospital, Vancouver; presentation of First Nations gift and dances.

Princess in wonderland : out-takes, reel no. 2

The item is a reel of original out-takes from 1958. It contains footage of a royal visit by HRH Princess Margaret and centennial celebrations in BC. Footage includes: Last crossing of Okanagan Lake by ferry "David Lloyd-Jones"; views of Okanagan Lake Bridge and Kelowna from ferry; Chilliwack [?]; Williams Lake stampede; arrival at float plane, Kelowna; bridge ceremony preparations and crowds arriving; ceremony at Parliament Buildings, Victoria; garden party at Government House (Princess arrives at end); Nanaimo cake; departing for Naval Review, Victoria; barge leaving and fleet; Kelowna Bridge opening ceremonies; Victoria to Nanaimo, arrival in Duncan, through Ladysmith; Agassiz Bridge; driving to Chilliwack; arrival at Memorial Gymnasium, UBC; Kamloops; Okanagan Lake Bridge plaque (July 19, 1958); aerial views of Vancouver Island; presentation of Indian totems and chiefs, Courtenay; Fraser Valley; Mission [?]; Comox airport departure; aerial views of Gulf Islands; arrival at Vancouver airport; church at Haney; travelling shots of Thompson River from train; RCAF honour guard review at Comox airport; aerial views, Gulf to Portland Island; aerial shots of Fraser Canyon on way to Fort St. John; arrival in Vancouver; Vancouver Preventorium; naval review seen from HMCS "Skeena".

Princess in wonderland : out-takes, reel no. 3

The item is a reel of film out-takes from 1958. It contains footage of the royal visit by HRH Princess Margaret and centennial celebrations in BC. Footage includes: preparations for bridge opening ceremonies, Bernard Avenue, Kelowna; plane in air; armed services review in front of Empress Hotel; parade; arrival from Parliament Buildings for review; travelling [shots of?] Savona and Shuswap Lake; Army camp, Chilliwack; Nanaimo city hall & cake ceremony; Penticton; equestrian square dance at Williams Lake stampede; departure for Nanaimo from front of Empress Hotel; arrival at Williams Lake; armed services parade in front of Empress Hotel; crowds arriving and bridge opening ceremonies, Kelowna; float plane leaving Kelowna; Penticton [?]; aerial views; Victoria armed services parade fly past; helicopter on Parliament Buildings lawn; aerial views of naval review; ministers leaving Parliament Buildings; Fort Langley [poor focus]; HRH receives honorary degree at UBC Convocation; Veterans hospital; presentation inside Parliament Buildings.

Princess in wonderland : out-takes, reel no. 4

The item is a film reel of out-takes from 1958. It contains footage of the royal visit by HRH Princess Margaret and centennial celebrations in BC. Footage includes: Victoria airport arrival and salute; drive into Victoria; arrival at Empress Hotel; drive from Victoria to Nanaimo up Malahat, stop at lookout; speech on steps of Parliament Buildings, Victoria; naval review, helicopter shots, crowds on shore; aerial views of Victoria from helicopter; granting of degree at UBC convocation; dome car on train; near Pattullo Bridge, New Westminster [?]; aerial view of Penticton [?]; church service at Christ Church Cathedral, Victoria; aerial shots (clouds); ceremony at Fort Langley; Williams Lake stampede; arrival at Fort St. John [?] and panning for gold.

Road of the caribou

The item is a release print of a promotional film from 1964. It depicts the history of the Pacific Great Eastern Railway, and a look at the area through which it passes. Shows inaugural run from North Vancouver to Fort St. John, Oct. 1958, (with Premier W.A.C. Bennett aboard) and driving of the Golden Spike at Fort St. John, Oct. 5 1958. Also includes footage of the Williams Lake Stampede, Peace River grain fields, oil/gas drilling and refining; also the operations of the PGE (North Vancouver rail yards, winter operations).

The land between

The item is a composite film print of a travelogue made between 1973 and 1976. It focuses on the Cariboo-Chilcotin region, with an introductory section on the history and exploration of the region. Includes footage of ranches, highways, small communities, the restored Gold Rush town of Barkerville, Bella Coola, Mount Waddington, Williams Lake stampede (bronco riding, bull riding, wild horse race, calf-roping), Anahim Lake Stampede, the region's distinctive rail and snake fences, back roads, fishing, foliage, dude ranches, travel by light plane, autumn scenes.

The land between : Japanese version

The item is a composite film print of a travelogue from 1977. It focuses on the Cariboo-Chilcotin region, with an introductory section on the history and exploration of the region. Includes footage of ranches, highways, small communities, the restored Gold Rush town of Barkerville, Bella Coola, Mount Waddington, Williams Lake stampede (bronco riding, bull riding, wild horse race, calf-roping), Anahim Lake Stampede, the region's distinctive rail and snake fences, back roads, fishing, foliage, dude ranches, travel by light plane, autumn scenes.

This is British Columbia : a place for all people

The item is a composite print of a travelogue film from 1973. It contains footage of aspects of the province as seen in Beautiful B.C. Magazine; the British Columbia Boys Choir is featured. Also includes sequences on the Cariboo-Chilcotin region; the Williams Lake Stampede; Hell's Gate Aerial Tramway in Fraser Canyon; sculptor Arnold Michaelson of White Rock; skiing by aircraft in the Purcell Range (Kootenay area); Queen Elizabeth Park (Vancouver); Three Valley Gap; Festival of "Medieval Sports" at Cloverdale and activities in Stanley Park.