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Tourism and promotional films and videos Ranching--British Columbia
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The land of the chief

The item is a composite print of a travelogue from 1973. It is about British Columbia, as seen through the eyes of Chief Dan George. Includes general footage of B.C. scenery, lakes and rivers, Barkerville, a rodeo, ranching, recreation, the Fraser Canyon, Vancouver and Victoria.

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.

Mirrors to the sun : long version

The item is a composite print of a travelogue film made in 1073-1974. It uses unusual optical techniques (mainly mirror-image and "kaleidoscopic" effects) to present the scenic splendours of B.C. Includes footage of abandoned Nickel Plate mine, Fraser Canyon, whitewater rafting, Nicola Valley, cattle ranching & roundup, rodeo, Kalamalka Lake, Kelowna Regatta, Penticton Peach Festival, autumn scenes, snowmobiling and skiing.

Majesty of water

The item is a composite print of a travelogue film made 1978-1979. It highlights the Thompson Region from Mount Robson to the Fraser River, with footage of the Yellowhead Route, Wells Gray Park, Overlander Raft Race on the North Thompson River, Kamloops, Fraser Canyon, Thompson River, Nicola Valley ranches, Merritt rodeo, Rogers Pass, Three Valley Gap, Mount Revelstoke National Park, Shuswap Lake, Adams River salmon run. The content of this film was redeveloped as British Columbia: Nature's Masterpiece (1980).

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.

Douglas Lake round-up

The item is a film reel of out takes from the 1970s. It contains extensive footage of cattle being rounded up and herded at the Douglas Lake Ranch. A very large herd is seen in both long shot and extreme close-up, often in falling snow. Several mounted cowboys escort the herd.

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 : nature's masterpiece : French 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 : 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.

A place of refuge

The item is a composite print of a travelogue from 1969. It shows the summer and winter activities in the Columbia Valley of the East Kootenay region. A sequence on the area's history is followed by shots of various approaches to the Valley, and footage of Fernie, ranching, wildlife, skiing, the Kimberley Snow Fiesta, snowmobiling, fishing (ice & stream), the Kootenay Trout Hatchery, Wasa Lake, a modern paddlewheeler, water skiing, the restored pioneer community of Fort Steele, mountain climbing in the Bugaboos, trail riding, provincial campsites, Radium Hot Springs and Fairmont.