Part of Archives cartographic collection
Item consists of one bound album measuring 41 x 55 cm. It contains 95 miscellaneous plans of the BC Railway Belt, west of the 5th meridian. Maps were created by the Dominion Lands Office between ca. 1903-1922. Individual maps range in dimensions and substrate material. Several have been annotated with colour and pencil. Received dates are stamped on most maps, noting the Dominion Lands Office branches of either Revelstoke or Kamloops. Maps show a variety of features such as rivers, lakes, mountain ranges, forest types, park reserves, Canadian Pacific Railway lines, legal subdivision numbers, and names of homesteaders.
Maps are arranged by range (Ranges 15-29) and township or range, township, and quadrant, based on surveys conducted by numerous surveyors between 1885-1919. Maps from 1920 and earlier were approved and confirmed by the Department of the Interior, Ottawa, Surveyor General, Édouard-Gaston Deville. Maps from 1921 were approved and confirmed for the Surveyor General by Thomas Shanks.