Item AAAA1548 - Island of enchantment

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Island of enchantment

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Canadian Government Motion Picture Bureau

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  • 1930 (Creation)

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Travelogue. "LS pan of Victoria from Mt. Douglas (?). The "Princess Kathleen", CPR ferry, draws into Victoria's Inner Harbour. Crowds leave the ship, crowding down the gangways, Captain looking on from bridge, Empress Hotel in [background]. [Long shot] Empress Hotel, visitors milling about in [foreground]. Shot from verandah of Empress out onto causeway. Parliament Buildings from Empress Hotel. [Long shot] two ships in dry dock in Esquimalt. One of the ships is the "Princess Elaine", the other cannot be identified. Salmon being turned out of the hold of a fishing boat; fishermen, nets, rain gear; salmon being dumped into a scow. Fishing boat at sea, the crew wash down the deck. A huge flora display in a window. A woman collecting flowers in a garden. Tropical conservatory in the Empress Hotel. Woman in different part of previous garden, possibly at Hatley Park. Man and woman in a garden; woman offers man a rose to sniff. Italian and Sunken Gardens at Butchart Gardens, with glimpses of house and little gnome fishing. Pond and stone bridge in Beacon Hill Park; kids feeding swans. Deer browsing on a forest road; a car drives along a paved road through trees. A deer in the bush looks up intently. A canoe trip down the Cowichan River; four passengers -- two white and two Indians, the whites fishing and the Indians navigating with paddles. [Close-up] stern Indian with paddle. Many shots of canoe on the river and a portage around a waterfall and rapids. They course through some rapids and end up in the ocean at the mouth of the river. Shot of the beach and waves." (Colin Browne)

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References: Listed in Browne, "Motion Picture Production in B.C.", entry #0445.

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Accession number(s): F1980:250

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producing agency/company: Canadian Government Motion Picture Bureau; director: W.J. (Bill) Oliver; photography: W.J. (Bill) Oliver; sponsored/presented by: Canada. National Parks Branch

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