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Tourism and promotional films and videos Fraser River (B.C.)
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Our home town

The item is a composite print of a travelogue. It shows Mission City, the location of the 1958 Western Canadian Soap Box Derby Trials. Includes scenes of Mission City, the mission, Fraser River and the surrounding area, as well as preparations for and running of the derby trials.

Oil -- a new industry in British Columbia

The item is a composite print of an industrial film, from 1961. It shows the construction of Western Pacific's crude oil pipeline from the Peace River region to Kamloops. Includes shots of Barkerville; seismic blasting; drilling for oil; laying of pipeline (with crossings of the Fraser and Quesnel Rivers); BC oil refineries (including Ioco); Prince George; Vancouver (harbour, Lion's Gate Bridge, skyline); Cariboo range land and family recreation.

Deas Island tunnel

The item is a release print of a documentary film made 1957-1959. It shows the planning and construction of the Deas Island Tunnel, and its official opening in July 1959 by Queen Elizabeth. It was presented in co-operation with Foundation of Canada Engineering Corporation Ltd. and Christiani & Neilsen Canada Ltd.