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Tourism and promotional films and videos Pacific Coast (B.C.)
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The Inside Passage

The item is a composite print of a travelogue, made in 1974. It shows a sailing vessel sailing the Inside Passage between Vancouver Island and the Mainland and north to Skagway and Ketchikan, Alaska. The sailing vessel is the "Nathaniel Bowditch".

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.

The way back

The item is a workprint of a nature film from around 1970. It shows the transplanting of wild sea otters from Alaska to the British Columbia coast.

There's the land . . . have you seen it!

The item is a release print of a travelogue from 1967. It depicts the attractions of Alaska and the Yukon Territory; includes CN's "Northland Prince" leaving Vancouver harbour and sailing up the Inside Passage to Alaska. Narration includes excerpts from the poetry of Robert W. Service.

B.C. scenics

The item is a reel of film stock shots from ca. 1977. It contains miscellaneous B.C. scenery. Aerial views of coastline (Long Beach). Shots of seals, small islands, and people playing in the surf. Mountainside waterfall and stream. Shots of and from a car on a highway. Water skiing; canoeing. Loggers' sports events. Sequence on the Royal Hudson steam train, with shots of and from the train going south along Howe Sound, aerial shots, travelling shots, etc. Aerial shots of a BC Ferry, Active Pass, Gulf Islands. Swimming, boating, sports fishing. Aerial views of mountains. Camping on the shore of a lake; canoeing, glacier, mountains. Cowboys take part in rodeo events; audience looks on. Orchard scenes: trees in blossom, fruit, etc. Long final shot of fisherman casting from a small boat, silhouetted against the sunset.

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.