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Tourism and promotional films and videos Cities and towns--British Columbia
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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.

If I didn't see it, I wouldn't believe it : French version

The item is a video master of a travelogue (French version) 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.

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.

Princess in wonderland : out-takes, reel no. 2

The item is a reel of original out-takes from 1958. It contains footage of a royal visit by HRH Princess Margaret and centennial celebrations in BC. Footage includes: Last crossing of Okanagan Lake by ferry "David Lloyd-Jones"; views of Okanagan Lake Bridge and Kelowna from ferry; Chilliwack [?]; Williams Lake stampede; arrival at float plane, Kelowna; bridge ceremony preparations and crowds arriving; ceremony at Parliament Buildings, Victoria; garden party at Government House (Princess arrives at end); Nanaimo cake; departing for Naval Review, Victoria; barge leaving and fleet; Kelowna Bridge opening ceremonies; Victoria to Nanaimo, arrival in Duncan, through Ladysmith; Agassiz Bridge; driving to Chilliwack; arrival at Memorial Gymnasium, UBC; Kamloops; Okanagan Lake Bridge plaque (July 19, 1958); aerial views of Vancouver Island; presentation of Indian totems and chiefs, Courtenay; Fraser Valley; Mission [?]; Comox airport departure; aerial views of Gulf Islands; arrival at Vancouver airport; church at Haney; travelling shots of Thompson River from train; RCAF honour guard review at Comox airport; aerial views, Gulf to Portland Island; aerial shots of Fraser Canyon on way to Fort St. John; arrival in Vancouver; Vancouver Preventorium; naval review seen from HMCS "Skeena".

Princess in wonderland : out-takes, reel no. 3

The item is a reel of film out-takes from 1958. It contains footage of the royal visit by HRH Princess Margaret and centennial celebrations in BC. Footage includes: preparations for bridge opening ceremonies, Bernard Avenue, Kelowna; plane in air; armed services review in front of Empress Hotel; parade; arrival from Parliament Buildings for review; travelling [shots of?] Savona and Shuswap Lake; Army camp, Chilliwack; Nanaimo city hall & cake ceremony; Penticton; equestrian square dance at Williams Lake stampede; departure for Nanaimo from front of Empress Hotel; arrival at Williams Lake; armed services parade in front of Empress Hotel; crowds arriving and bridge opening ceremonies, Kelowna; float plane leaving Kelowna; Penticton [?]; aerial views; Victoria armed services parade fly past; helicopter on Parliament Buildings lawn; aerial views of naval review; ministers leaving Parliament Buildings; Fort Langley [poor focus]; HRH receives honorary degree at UBC Convocation; Veterans hospital; presentation inside Parliament Buildings.

Princess in wonderland : out-takes, reel no. 4

The item is a film reel of out-takes from 1958. It contains footage of the royal visit by HRH Princess Margaret and centennial celebrations in BC. Footage includes: Victoria airport arrival and salute; drive into Victoria; arrival at Empress Hotel; drive from Victoria to Nanaimo up Malahat, stop at lookout; speech on steps of Parliament Buildings, Victoria; naval review, helicopter shots, crowds on shore; aerial views of Victoria from helicopter; granting of degree at UBC convocation; dome car on train; near Pattullo Bridge, New Westminster [?]; aerial view of Penticton [?]; church service at Christ Church Cathedral, Victoria; aerial shots (clouds); ceremony at Fort Langley; Williams Lake stampede; arrival at Fort St. John [?] and panning for gold.

Valley of a thousand peaks

The item is a composite print of a travelogue from 1978. It showcases the East Kootenay region and the Rockies. Includes footage of Cranbrook (Sam Steele Days), a rodeo, the recreated pioneer village of Fort Steele, Kimberley July Fest activities, Invermere, Yoho National Park (including Emerald Lake, Natural Bridge & Takakkaw Falls), mountain hiking, autumn scenes, fishing, winter, skiing and heli-skiing.

Valley of a thousand peaks : French version

The item is a composite print of a travelogue from 1978. It showcases the East Kootenay region and the Rockies. Includes footage of Cranbrook (Sam Steele Days), a rodeo, the recreated pioneer village of Fort Steele, Kimberley July Fest activities, Invermere, Yoho National Park (including Emerald Lake, Natural Bridge & Takakkaw Falls), mountain hiking, autumn scenes, fishing, winter, skiing and heli-skiing.

Valley of a thousand peaks : Japanese version

The item is a composite print of a travelogue from 1978. It showcases the East Kootenay region and the Rockies. Includes footage of Cranbrook (Sam Steele Days), a rodeo, the recreated pioneer village of Fort Steele, Kimberley July Fest activities, Invermere, Yoho National Park (including Emerald Lake, Natural Bridge & Takakkaw Falls), mountain hiking, autumn scenes, fishing, winter, skiing and heli-skiing.