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British Columbia--Description and travel--1945-1985
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Mirrors to the sun : [short version]

Travelogue. Uses unusual optical techniques (mainly mirror-image and "kaleidoscopic" effects) to present the scenic splendours of B.C. Includes footage of abandoned Nickel Plate mine, Fraser Canyon, whitewater rafting, Nicola Valley, cattle ranching & roundup, rodeo, Kalamalka Lake, Kelowna Regatta, Penticton Peach Festival, autumn scenes, snowmobiling, skiing.

Just visiting

Promotional video. Slide/sound presentation tours places, events and attractions in B.C. as well as the function of the B.C. government's "Calendar of Events" to help visitors plan their holidays.

British Columbia : nature's masterpiece

Travelogue. Highlights the Thompson and North Thompson regions, the Yellowhead and the Rockies, approaching from Vancouver via the Fraser Canyon. Footage includes white water rafting, Nicola Valley cattle ranching, fishing, Kamloops, North Thompson Overlander Raft Race, Wells Gray and Mount Robson Provincial Parks, Shuswap Lake, Three Valley Gap, Canyon Hot Springs, Rogers Pass, mountain climbing.

The tall country

The item is a reel of promotional film. Produced to mark the centennial of BC becoming a crown colony, the film begins with brief highlights from history. The body of the film deals with fishing, logging and cattle ranching, as well as current expansion in highway and railroad construction and the petroleum industry. Fruit and grain growing and education are also touched upon. The film concludes with a sequence on the variety of recreational activities in the province.

Pacific Canada

The item is an educational film. 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.

British Columbia : Canada's Pacific gateway

The item is an educational film that shows the geography and economy of British Columbia, and the daily lives of its inhabitants. Includes scenes of the Tyee Salmon Tournament at Campbell River; Butchart Gardens; the Inside Passage.

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.

British Columbia : nature's masterpiece

The item is an answer print of a film travelogue from 1980. The film highlights the Thompson and North Thompson regions, the Yellowhead and the Rockies, approaching from Vancouver via the Fraser Canyon. Footage includes white water rafting, Nicola Valley cattle ranching, fishing, Kamloops, North Thompson Overlander Raft Race, Wells Gray and Mount Robson Provincial Parks, Shuswap Lake, Three Valley Gap, Canyon Hot Springs, Rogers Pass and mountain climbing.

This film was produced by the Ministry of Tourism to replace the externally-produced "Majesty of water". Footage from the latter film was used, and the original producer was credited with photography.

The big country : the interior of British Columbia, Canada

The item is a composite print of a travelogue film from 1973. Explorations of the vast British Columbia heartland, from the United States border to the valley of the Upper Skeena. Costumed Indian dances, rodeos, legends of the gold rush, idyllic summer in the lakelands of the Okanagan and Kootenay - all this makes for enticing viewing. (Catalogue description)

Breath of spring

The item is a composite print of a nature film from ca. 1965. It shows the advent of spring in British Columbia, gradually moving across the province from the Rocky Mountains to the Pacific Ocean. Shots of birds, animals and flowers responding to the change of seasons.

Breath of spring : Japanese version

The item is a composite print of a nature film from ca. 1965. It shows the advent of spring in British Columbia, gradually moving across the province from the Rocky Mountains to the Pacific Ocean. Shots of birds, animals and flowers responding to the change of seasons.

British Columbia : nature's masterpiece : French version

The item is a composite print of a travelogue from 1980. It highlights the Thompson and North Thompson regions, the Yellowhead and the Rockies, approaching from Vancouver via the Fraser Canyon. Footage includes white water rafting, Nicola Valley cattle ranching, fishing, Kamloops, North Thompson Overlander Raft Race, Wells Gray and Mount Robson Provincial Parks, Shuswap Lake, Three Valley Gap, Canyon Hot Springs, Rogers Pass and mountain climbing.

British Columbia : nature's masterpiece : German version

The item is a composite print of a travelogue from 1980. It highlights the Thompson and North Thompson regions, the Yellowhead and the Rockies, approaching from Vancouver via the Fraser Canyon. Footage includes white water rafting, Nicola Valley cattle ranching, fishing, Kamloops, North Thompson Overlander Raft Race, Wells Gray and Mount Robson Provincial Parks, Shuswap Lake, Three Valley Gap, Canyon Hot Springs, Rogers Pass and mountain climbing.

The land of the chief

The item is a composite print of a travelogue from 1973. It is about British Columbia, as seen through the eyes of Chief Dan George. Includes general footage of B.C. scenery, lakes and rivers, Barkerville, a rodeo, ranching, recreation, the Fraser Canyon, Vancouver and Victoria.

Majesty of water

The item is a composite print of a travelogue film made 1978-1979. It highlights the Thompson Region from Mount Robson to the Fraser River, with footage of the Yellowhead Route, Wells Gray Park, Overlander Raft Race on the North Thompson River, Kamloops, Fraser Canyon, Thompson River, Nicola Valley ranches, Merritt rodeo, Rogers Pass, Three Valley Gap, Mount Revelstoke National Park, Shuswap Lake, Adams River salmon run. The content of this film was redeveloped as British Columbia: Nature's Masterpiece (1980).

Mirrors to the sun : short version

The item is a composite print of a travelogue film made in 1973-1974. It uses unusual optical techniques (mainly mirror-image and "kaleidoscopic" effects) to present the scenic splendours of B.C. Includes footage of abandoned Nickel Plate mine, Fraser Canyon, whitewater rafting, Nicola Valley, cattle ranching & roundup, rodeo, Kalamalka Lake, Kelowna Regatta, Penticton Peach Festival, autumn scenes, snowmobiling and skiing.

Mirrors to the sun : long version

The item is a composite print of a travelogue film made in 1073-1974. It uses unusual optical techniques (mainly mirror-image and "kaleidoscopic" effects) to present the scenic splendours of B.C. Includes footage of abandoned Nickel Plate mine, Fraser Canyon, whitewater rafting, Nicola Valley, cattle ranching & roundup, rodeo, Kalamalka Lake, Kelowna Regatta, Penticton Peach Festival, autumn scenes, snowmobiling and skiing.

The only place to go

The item is a composite print of a travelogue from 1970. It is a film version of a multi-image slide/sound presentation. It divides British Columbia into eight tourist regions, and presents an overview of the attractions of each.

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.

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