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Commercial salmon trolling off the British Columbia coast

The item is a reversal print of a documentary made between 1941 and 1946. It depicts the coho and spring salmon trolling industry of Vancouver Island's west coast. Includes footage of boats, types of tackle, catching and cleaning fish, buying stations, delivery to the wharf, etc. The packer "Co-Operator II" is shown.

Barkerville or bust : long version "B"

The item consists of composite print of a travelogue from 1966. The history of the Cariboo gold rush town of Barkerville and its restoration as a historic park, are depicted through the medium of the live "period" variety stage show at the town's Theatre Royal.

Vancouver Island : French version

The item is two film reels of a travelogue from 1964 . It depicts the attractions of Vancouver Island, including: the Swiftsure yacht race; trail-riding and hiking in the central part of the island; the south-western coast; All-Sooke Day (logger's sports, etc.) and a trip to Nootka Sound aboard the "Uchuck III".

Legend of the west

The item consists of a composite print of a travelogue made 1965-1966. It contains scenic and recreational attractions of the Cariboo-Chilcotin, from Cache Creek and Lillooet to Barkerville. Footage includes: Pacific Great Eastern trains in the Lillooet-Fraser River area; Lillooet First Nations dip-net fishing and drying salmon along the Fraser; the "Maggie Mine" and The Chasm, natural geological formations; sequence showing a dude ranch (the Flying U Guest Ranch?) with guests on a trail ride; trout fishing at Tatla, Nimpo and Puntzi Lakes in the Chilcotin; cowboys on a cattle round-up; Williams Lake Stampede parade and rodeo; flora and fauna (including wild flowers, waterfowl, beaver, moose, deer, mule deer, eagle); boating on Bowron Lakes; sequence about Barkerville (pre-restoration), showing old buildings and a service at St. Saviour's Church.

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.

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.

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.

British Columbia waters : footage

The item consists of 40 reels of unedited film footage from 1969. The film was intended to deal with the subject of water in B.C., and was shot entirely in 35mm colour for eventual theatrical distribuion. This footage comprises about 18,400 ft. in total, workprint and negative rolls. Principal photography was carried out and the footage was workprinted, but the film apparently never progressed to the editing stage.

Kettle Valley

The item is a reel of unedited footage, from ca. 1982. Shot from a railcar travelling along the old Kettle Valley Railway line, this footage shows various trestles and tunnels on the line.

Kokanee of Meadow Creek

The item is a composite print of a documentary film from 1968. It shows the rehabilitation of the Kokanee fishery following the construction of the Duncan dam. Premier W.A.C. Bennett is seen at the dam's opening on August 17, 1967.

'Ksan

The item consists of nine unedited film elements of a travelogue made between 1968 and 1973. It tells the story of 'Ksan, a restored Gitskan village near Hazelton which officially opened in 1970 as a centre for Indigenous culture, arts and crafts.

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.

Land of the overlanders

The item is a composite print of a travelogue from 1964. It depicts a film journey retracing the 1862 route of the Overlanders from Jasper to Kamloops, showing the attractions along the way: wildflowers; wildlife; a snowmobile trip to Columbia Icefield; cattle ranching at Douglas Lake Ranch; Mt. Robson and Wells Gray Provincial Parks, and the three-day summer rodeo at Kamloops. Also scenes of trail riding, fishing, boating and swimming.

If I didn't see it, I wouldn't believe it

The item is a composite print of a travelogue from 1976. An airline passenger waiting for his flight is introduced to the scenic and recreational attractions of B.C. by a talking issue of Beautiful B.C. magazine. Includes footage of Victoria (streets, Swiftsure yacht race), Butchart Gardens, boating, Friendly Cove, Della Falls, Gold River, camping scenes, Campbell River fishing derby, loggers' sports, Nanaimo bathtub race, Vancouver (skyline, streets, Gastown, Queen Elizabeth Park, Stanley Park, restaurants, theatres), Whistler Mountain skiing, Fraser Valley, Fraser Canyon, Indian salmon fishing, Thompson-Nicola country, cattle ranching, rodeo, wildlife, fresh-water fishing, Okanagan Valley scenes, Kelowna Regatta.

Indian days

The item is a composite print of a travelogue from ca. 1961. The film shows the celebration of Indian Days at Kamloops. Includes the opening parade (with various First Nations bands), dancing and rodeo events.

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".

Island Eden

The item is a composite print of a travelogue from 1971. It shows a visit to Vancouver Island, with footage of scenery, wildlife, Victoria (including Beacon Hill Park, Craigdarroch Castle, Fable Cottage?, Glass Castle?, antique & craft shops, Undersea Gardens & Sealand), Butchart Gardens, cave exploring, Long Beach, fishing, water sports, Swiftsure yacht race, Nanaimo bathtub race, logger's sports, rodeo, RCMP musical ride, autumn scenes and Forbidden Plateau skiing.

Island Eden : French version

The item is a composite print of a travelogue (French version) from 1971. It shows a visit to Vancouver Island, with footage of scenery, wildlife, Victoria (including Beacon Hill Park, Craigdarroch Castle, Fable Cottage?, Glass Castle?, antique & craft shops, Undersea Gardens & Sealand), Butchart Gardens, cave exploring, Long Beach, fishing, water sports, Swiftsure yacht race, Nanaimo bathtub race, logger's sports, rodeo, RCMP musical ride, autumn scenes and Forbidden Plateau skiing.

Counterattack

The item is a video master of a promotional video, from around 1986. It outlines British Columbia's efforts to eliminate drinking drivers, including a list of the various penalties imposed on those convicted.

A fish for all seasons : German version

The item is a composite print of a recreational film from 1983 (German verion). It depicts sport fishing in British Columbia, highlighting the various types of game fish, favoured areas, and fishing tips and lore. Discusses steelhead, Pacific salmon, Chinook, Tyee, Coho, Kokanee. Locations include Campbell River, Kamloops, Stellako River, etc.

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.

Heli-skiing

The item is a composite print of a recreational film made probably in the 1970s. It shows helicopter skiing in eastern BC, featuring: Jim Spelling, Corkey Fowler, Steve Mahre, Jan Davis, Hans Gmoser, Dick Meirowitz, Charlie McWilliams, Paul MacCaskill, Phil Mahre, B.B. Miller, Betsy Barrymore, Colani Bezzola. Canadian Mountain Holidays (Banff)

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