Parks--British Columbia



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A roof for all seasons

The item is a promotional video from around 1980. It contains a slide/sound presentation which refers to the BC Tourist Accommodation Guide and shows recreation vehicle parks, provincial parks, houseboats, fishing camps, resorts, farms, hotels and motels.

Administrative records

  • GR-0890
  • Series
  • 1927-1953

This series consists of records of the Garibaldi Park Board. Records include a cash book, 1927-1953; account book, 1948-1951; journal and accounts payable, 1952-1953; and bank book, 1953.

Garibaldi Park Board

Agriculture today : reel 18

The item consists of a reel of 16 mm film which includes the following:
South Peace Senior Secondary School: classroom and workshop activities. Greenhouse. Harris Flowers. Summerland Yacht Club. Newly completed public building (Vernon, B.C.): flower beds, library-museum-art-gallery, park and flower beds.

BC Parks In-house materials master files

  • GR-3888
  • Series
  • 1937-2008

This series consists of a variety of graphic materials from the BC Parks in-house materials master files from 1937-2008. The files include mock-ups, drafts and finished examples of activity books, pamphlets, signs, badges, stickers, logos, name tags and pins for use in parks programming or display in Provincial Parks.

Pre-2000 records include park trail guides and maps including wildlife watching pamphlets and other special interest activities popular in provincial parks. The series also includes Canada Parks Day graphic design samples, parks news releases and press clippings, promotional materials including stickers, bumper stickers, pins, colouring pages, activities for children, road maps, camping site information and things to do in the area. There are also visitor guides, brochures, interpretive trail guides, and a limited amount of correspondence. Records cover provincial parks around the whole province, though some may be missing.
While some records do not appear to be organized in a specific way, maps, trail guides and related pamphlets are organized to some extent by region and year of publication.

British Columbia. Ministry of Environment, Lands and Parks

BC Radio News : [press conferences, interviews, speeches, etc., September 1978]

CALL NUMBER: T3860:0055 SUPPLIED TITLE OF TAPE(S): Hugh Curtis RECORDED: [location unknown], 1978-09-01 SUMMARY: Hugh Curtis on changes to seniors' rent subsidies (i.e., the SAFER program).; CALL NUMBER: T3860:0056 SUPPLIED TITLE OF TAPE(S): Sam Bawlf RECORDED: [location unknown], 1978-09-12 SUMMARY: Sam Bawlf questioned on drugs.; CALL NUMBER: T3860:0057 SUPPLIED TITLE OF TAPE(S): Sam Bawlf RECORDED: [location unknown], 1978-09-13 SUMMARY: Sam Bawlf's final press conference.; CALL NUMBER: T3860:0058 SUPPLIED TITLE OF TAPE(S): Federal Northern and Indian Affairs Minister Hugh Faulkner RECORDED: [location unknown], 1978-09-25 SUMMARY: Federal Indian and Northern Affairs Minister Hugh Faulkner on federal/provincial parks policy.; CALL NUMBER: T3860:0059 SUPPLIED TITLE OF TAPE(S): Economic Development minister Don Phillips RECORDED: [location unknown], 1978-09-25 SUMMARY: Economic development minister Don Phillips releases a letter to the federal government regarding the Vancouver trade and convention centre.; CALL NUMBER: T3860:0060 SUPPLIED TITLE OF TAPE(S): Human Resources minister Bill Vander Zalm RECORDED: [location unknown], 1978-09-26 SUMMARY: Human Resources minister Bill Vander Zalm on the future of the Surrey emergency shelter.; CALL NUMBER: T3860:0061 SUPPLIED TITLE OF TAPE(S): Federal Northern and Indian Affairs minister Hugh Faulkner RECORDED: [location unknown], 1978-09-26 SUMMARY: Indian and Northern Affairs minister Hugh Faulkner press conference following a conference on national parks policy.; CALL NUMBER: T3860:0062 SUPPLIED TITLE OF TAPE(S): Environment Minister Jim Neilsen RECORDED: [location unknown], 1978-09-27 SUMMARY: Environment Minister Jim Neilsen announces a public inquiry into uranium mining standards.;

[Beacon Hill Park]

News item. A spokesman says that little planning or thought has been given to Beacon Hill Park development over the past 20 years. Group wants to keep the park in a more natural state; less emphasis on cars, parking and concrete additions, and more on people and animals in a less spoiled environment.

Beacon Hill Park : [interviews, 1982]

Interview. Videotaped interviews about the history of Beacon Hill Park in Victoria. Interviewees are Herb Warren (tape 01 & 06), Al Smith and Bert Cox (02), Ainslie Helmcken (03-05), Al Smith (07), Bert Cox and Dick Green (08), Louise Iverson (09), and Louise Iverson and Sam Gardner (10).

British Columbia parks records

  • GR-1991
  • Series
  • 1912-1979

The series consists of records created by the Parks and Outdoor Recreation Division, and its predecessor bodies, between 1912 and 1979.
The files contains park history, supervision and recreation files, correspondence, reports and memoranda pertaining to the establishment and management of provincial parks and recreation areas, including marine and historic parks. The records deal with land acquisition and use, roads, mineral claims, museum administration, forest management, grazing, wildlife, etc. and are classified by type and geographic area.

While the records are mostly arranged numerically by parks file code system, that order was not fully retained when the Parks Branch microfilmed the records and not all districts or area categories have been identified by name.

British Columbia. Parks and Outdoor Recreation Division

C.D. Orchard : [reminiscences]

CALL NUMBER: T1887:0001 SUPPLIED TITLE OF TAPE(S): C.D. Orchard : forestry in British Columbia, 1920-1958 (part 1) PERIOD COVERED: 1893-1925 RECORDED: [location unknown], 1961 SUMMARY: TRACK 1: Orchard born 1893 in Wakefield, N.B. Became a teacher in N.B. Comments on the development of forestry education. Entered forestry at UNB. In Canadian Armed Forces, 1914-19. Returned to forestry at UNB. Obtained job in BCFS in 1920. Met forester Charles S. Cowan and Chief Forester M.A. Grainger. Orchard's introduction to the Forest Branch. Early survey and cruising methods. Field work in Vernon. Working conditions in the Forest Branch. Cruise of the Kelowna watershed, 1920. Work along the Nass River, 1921. TRACK 2: More on cruising in the Nass River area, 1921022. Forest Branch work. Indians in the Nass country. Aiyansh. Comments on timber sales and forest management. Orchard put in charge of all forest surveys. Timber cruising methods. The development of forestry education. CALL NUMBER: T1887:0002 SUPPLIED TITLE OF TAPE(S): C.D. Orchard : forestry in British Columbia, 1920-1958 (part 2) PERIOD COVERED: 1912-1961 RECORDED: [location unknown], 1961 SUMMARY: TRACK 1: History of the B.C. Forest Branch: H.R. MacMillan, the first Chief Forester, 1912; early personnel; early forest inventories in B.C.; early organization of the Forest Service. Orchard becomes; District Forester in Cranbrook in 1924. Conditions in Cranbrook. Assistant District Forester in Nelson, 1925. Comments on Chief Forester P.Z. Caverhill. Forestry conditions in B.C., 1910-40. Early timber leases. Comments on the Fulton Commission, 1909-10. Comments on Martin A. Grainger, secretary to the commission and later Chief Forester. Letter from H.R. MacMillan about Grainger and A.W. Ross, Minister of Lands. The Nelson Forest District in the mid-1920s. TRACK 2: More on the forest district especially about forest fires. Orchard becomes District Forester in Prince George, 1927. Transportation in the Prince George district. A forester's problems: fires and accounts. Attempted political interference in the Forest Branch. Patronage in the Public Service. Conditions in Prince George. Internal Forest Branch matters. Orchard moved to Victoria office, 1930. Patronage appointments of some staff. Orchard's duties. CALL NUMBER: T1887:0003 SUPPLIED TITLE OF TAPE(S): C.D. Orchard : forestry in British Columbia, 1920-1958 (part 3) PERIOD COVERED: 1912-1958 RECORDED: [location unknown], 1961 SUMMARY: TRACK 1: Forest Branch finances: Forest Protection Fund and annual allotments. Changes in Forest Branch function: forest protection before 1940 and forest management afterwards. Problems of the Depression. Staff shortages. Forest Branch equipment. Fire pumps. Orchard become head of Forest Service research, 1932. More on Depression problems. Chief Forester P.Z. Caverhill dies, 1935. E.C. Manning becomes Chief Forester and Orchard Deputy Chief Forester, January 1936. Comments on Caverhill and Manning. Manning a promoter of parks. Parks turned over to Forest Branch in 1939. Parks to Recreation and Conservation in 1957. More on Manning. Manning dies in an air crash and Orchard becomes Chief Forester, 1941. Problems presented by WW II. The new job. TRACK 2: Problems of WW II. Forest industry profiteering. Labour problems. The perception of management problems in the early 1940s. The idea of sustained yield develops in the 1940s. Experiments in small log production. Role of Bob Filberg in these experiments. Political pressures on the Forest Service. Socreds susceptible to industry pressure. More on sustained yield. Orchard's memorandum on sustained yield, 1942. Private debate on forest management, 1942-43. Gordon Sloan appointed Royal Commissioner to look into forest management, 1943. The Sloan Commission. CALL NUMBER: T1887:0004 SUPPLIED TITLE OF TAPE(S): C.D. Orchard : forestry in British Columbia, 1920-1958 (part 4) PERIOD COVERED: 1943-1958 RECORDED: [location unknown], 1961 SUMMARY: TRACK 1: Sloan Commission hearings, 1943-45. Orchard becomes Deputy Minister of Forests, 1945. Orchard continues as Chief Forester. Problems of wartime. Sloan's report in 1945 supports sustained yield. Evolution of the Forest Management License concept. E.T. Kenney becomes Minister of Lands and Forests, 1944. Comments on Kenney. Amendments to the Forest Act, 1946 and 1947. Disagreements with J.V. Fisher, Deputy Minister of Finance. Opposition to FMLs. Problems with the license system. Negotiations for early FMLs. TRACK 2: Forest management experiences elsewhere. Orchard's faith in the forest management system. The second Sloan Commission, 1955-56. Forest Service takes returning WW II veterans. Comments on UBC Faculty of Forestry. Ranger school at Green Timbers. Construction of ranger school. Comments on Fred Mulholland. Progress in the forest industry. Integration in the forest industry and reasons for it. Post-war production trends. Defense of forest management policies. Forest Service roads. CALL NUMBER: T1887:0005 SUPPLIED TITLE OF TAPE(S): C.D. Orchard : forestry in British Columbia, 1920-1958 (part 5) PERIOD COVERED: 1912-[no date] RECORDED: [location unknown], 1961 SUMMARY: TRACK 1: Forestry work under the Silvicultural Fund. Fund ended in 1956. The second Sloan Commission into forestry, 1955-56. The Socred takeover, 1952. Orchard's opinions of the Socred government. The Sommers case from Orchard's point of view. Summary of the accomplishments of the Forest Service from 1912. (End of interview)

Commercial river rafting records

  • GR-3853
  • Series
  • 1987-2002

The series contains records relating to commercial river rafting operations in BC Parks land. The records cover legislation relating to river rafting, notably the Commercial River Rafting Safety Act and includes copies of correspondence, statute revision memos and committee notes relating to amendments and requests for legislation.

A significant portion of the series also covers handbooks, compliance manuals and examination course manuals for ‘river rafting guides’ (operators of commercial river rafting businesses) which outline regulations, standards, terms of conditions, endorsement and certification procedures, sample administrative forms and an administrative systems user manual.

The series also covers documentation of river rafting accidents.

The series also includes a published report by the Advisory Committee on Commercial River Rafting in British Columbia.

The records area arranged according to the BC Parks Operational Records Classification System (schedule 113827). This schedule was later replaced by the Parks and Protected Areas ORCS (schedule 186896).
The following primary and secondary numbers are covered in this series:
81000-00 : Commercial River Rafting Licensing (general)
81000-25: Rivers special provisions

British Columbia. Ministry of Water, Land and Air Protection

Commission on Mount Douglas Park (1930)

  • GR-0905
  • Series
  • 1930-1931

This series consists of the records of the Commission on Mount Douglas Park, 1930-1931. Unit consists of Letters Patent appointing the commissioner, correspondence, exhibits, notes, photographs, submissions and the report.

British Columbia. Commission on Mount Douglas Park

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