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Campbell River (B.C. : Municipality) Ferries--British Columbia
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[Vancouver Island and Mainland] : [footage]

Footage. This lengthy compilation comprises the earliest Booth films (mostly unedited 100-foot reels), placed in chronological order. They focus on travel and recreation in two major areas: Vancouver Island and the lower Fraser Canyon. The first reel (1931) shows an auto court and various scenes around the Fraser Canyon, including native Indians drying fish. This is followed by a series of reels (all from 1932) showing tourist spots and recreation on Vancouver Island, including Butchart Gardens, Goldstream Park, Saanich Inlet, a lake (possibly Shawnigan Lake), skating (at Lost Lagoon, Vancouver), fishing and water sports at Vancouver Island spots, the Chemainus River, Nanaimo, the CPR ferry "Princess Elaine", a pan of Comox Valley, many coastal features, and a sequence on hikers in high mountain terrain. Another reel shows details of native fishing in the Fraser Canyon. A brief sequence (ca. 1933), shows a car on a snowy road being towed by two horses. The last reel (1934) shows fishing at Campbell River.

Highways to splendor

The item is a composite print of a travelogue film from ca. 1970. It depicts a scenic trip on the "Queen of Prince Rupert" from Kelsey Bay to Prince Rupert introducing such destinations as Vancouver, Victoria and the Cariboo. Includes shots of Active Pass, Barkerville, Campbell River and the W.A.C. Bennett Dam. The Inside Passage and the province's highways are seen as parallel north-south "highways."