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Tourism and promotional films and videos Peace River district (B.C. and Alta.)
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Northward bound

The item is an answer print of a travelogue film made between 1949 and 1954. It shows the BC section of the Alaska Highway, from Dawson Creek to Lower Post on the Yukon Border. The narrator is supposedly a local "character," making his first trip up the highway.

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.

Road of the caribou

The item is a release print of a promotional film from 1964. It depicts the history of the Pacific Great Eastern Railway, and a look at the area through which it passes. Shows inaugural run from North Vancouver to Fort St. John, Oct. 1958, (with Premier W.A.C. Bennett aboard) and driving of the Golden Spike at Fort St. John, Oct. 5 1958. Also includes footage of the Williams Lake Stampede, Peace River grain fields, oil/gas drilling and refining; also the operations of the PGE (North Vancouver rail yards, winter operations).

Energy from the Peace : Site C

The item is a composite print of a documentary film from the 1970s. It is a description of the proposed Site C project on the Peace River, seven kilometers southwest of Fort St. John. The film shows how the waters of the Peace can be harnessed a third time to meet the energy needs of the province. It also discusses the impact of the proposed development and mitigation opportunities.

Prophecy of the Peace : [long version]

The item is a composite print of an industrial film from ca. 1964. It shows the continuing construction of Portage Mountain dam on the Peace River. Includes: re-enactments of the region's history (Indigenous people, Alexander Mackenzie's journeys, fur trade & homesteading); local farming; dam construction; the 5-mile conveyor built to carry earth fill to build the dam; activity in and around Prince George; the Endako Mine; etc.