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A trip to yesteryear

The item is a promotional film from 1974. It depicts a steam train excursion from North Vancouver to Squamish with the Royal Hudson, operated by the BC Railway Company for the provincial government.

British Columbia Railway Company

Anne Stevenson interview

RECORDED: [location unknown], 1964-07-22 SUMMARY: Mrs. Anne Stevenson talks about her father, Roderick MacKenzie, the first storekeeper of Williams Lake. Mrs. Stevenson discusses her father's background and experiences in the Vancouver area. She describes how her father's business was established in Squamish, then Williams Lake. She describes why he came to Williams Lake, activity in the area circa 1919, the store, and anecdotes about her father and the store.

Archibald McKinlay Diary Part 1

File consists of one diary of Archibald McKinlay, the first of two. The diary spans November 3, 1876 to February 9, 1877 and documents McKinlay's travels to reserves as reserve commissioner and includes copies of correspondence, basic census information for Indigenous communities, and translations of Indigenous languages.

McKinlay, Archibald, 1811-1891

Background to progress

The item is a promotional film from around 1976. It gives an overview of BC Railway operations, including sequences about the variety of freight hauled (including a huge turbine runner for the Mica Dam project); self-propelled passenger cars; the Royal Hudson steam train; track maintenance; freight trucking and truck piggyback service; rail car barges; locomotive rebuild centre in Squamish; microwave communication system; computer centre; BC Railway Industrial Park in Prince George and future prospects.

BC Government Travel Bureau : miscellaneous out-takes, reel 01

The item is a film reel of out-takes from ca. 1943-1945. Comprises out-footage from completed BC Government Travel Bureau films: "Kootenay East, Kootenay West", "Of mines and men" and "Rails to romance". Includes people at cairn; various shots of scenery and recreational activities; footage of the steamship "Lady Alexandra" departing Vancouver, arriving at Bowen Island (with scenes on the island), and arriving at Squamish; plus shot(s) of Lillooet.

Charlie Wray interview

RECORDED: [location unknown], 1965-06-18 SUMMARY: TRACK 1: Mr. Charlie Wray discusses his parents move from England to Vancouver; his father's wanderings from place to place looking for work before ending up at Pender Harbour. Mr. Wray then discusses various places: False Creek; Squamish; Bowen Island; Roberts Creek; Hidden Bay; Nelson Island and Pender Harbour. Wray describes his work in a quarry for W.C. Ditmars and Charlie Irvine of Irvines Landing. [TRACK 2: blank.]

[Co-eds on skis]

Recreational. An uncompleted ski film shot at Diamond Head Lodge in Garibaldi Park and featuring UBC students. Extant footage shows students departing UBC campus, arriving at Squamish by boat, and skiing singly and in groups.

Eric Stathers interview

PERIOD COVERED: ;1922;-;1965 RECORDED: [location unknown], 1978-09 SUMMARY: Eric Stathers discusses his experiences working for the Pacific Great Eastern Railway as foreman of the car maintenance shops, including: Squamish in the 1920s; the development of the shops over the years; design and construction of special rolling stock; and service on wrecking crews.

Garibaldi : a park in the peaks

Travelogue. A trip, on foot and on horseback, through parts of Garibaldi Park. Includes: Pacific Great Eastern Railway and Union Steamship arrivals at Squamish; Wedge Mountain; Mount Garibaldi; Columnar Ridge (rock formation); Garibaldi Glacier; Black Tusk Meadows; climbers on the Black Tusk; Cheakamus Lake; Sentinel Glacier; The Barrier (cliff); etc.

John Rodger Burnes interview

CALL NUMBER: T0175:0001 SUPPLIED TITLE OF TAPE(S): John Rodger Burnes : recollections of Vancouver and North Vancouver, 1898-1920s PERIOD COVERED: 1898-1920s RECORDED: North Vancouver (B.C.), 1973-03-20 SUMMARY: TRACK 1: John Rodger Burnes was born in 1889 and discusses his arrival in North Vancouver in 1898; description of area at that time; memories of North Vancouver Indians; the construction of Christchurch, English Bay, 1900-1904; theatre in City Hall. TRACK 2: Squamish and Paradise Valley in 1905; Pemberton Trail; survey trip to Nairn Falls, 1913; unusual incidents in everyday life in Vancouver, 1904-1907. CALL NUMBER: T0175:0002 SUPPLIED TITLE OF TAPE(S): John Rodger Burnes : recollections of Vancouver and North Vancouver in the early 1900s RECORDED: North Vancouver (B.C.), 1973-04-03 SUMMARY: TRACK 1: John Rodger Burnes discusses incidents in the life of Peter Larson (Shanghai Pete); dead cow on Lonsdale; clearing bee; Victoria Park. TRACK 2: North Vancouver waterfront, 1898; trip on the Lillooet Trail, 1898; memories of 1900. CALL NUMBER: T0175:0003 SUPPLIED TITLE OF TAPE(S): John Rodger Burnes : B.C. Electric in North Vancouver RECORDED: North Vancouver (B.C.), 1973-05-09 SUMMARY: TRACK 1: John Rodger Burnes provides anecdotes of the early years of B.C. Electric. TRACK 2: Tells of a greenhorn's experience with dried apples.

Loggers' Day

The item is a film reel of out-takes from ca. 1975. Spectators at a logger sports event [possibly Squamish Logger Days?], and footage of the day's sporting events, including pole-climbing, log rolling, speed chopping, crossing water on a vertical log, bucking (with crosscut saw), falling trees, chainsaw event, and axe-throwing. More crowd shots.This footage may be out-takes from the BC government travelogue "This is the place."

Map of Pacific Great Eastern Railway : Fort George to Vancouver

Item consists of a published map and profile on a single sheet, mounted on linen and in a folio cover, showing the route of the Pacific Great Eastern Railway from Fort George to Vancouverr. The map and profile are revised to 1922. The verso bears the stamp of F.C. [Frederick Coate] Wade, who was appointed Agent General for British Columbia in London in 1918.

Minister of Lands and Forests correspondence inward

  • GR-1808
  • Series
  • 1952-1954

Copies of letters (July 28, 1952; March 1, 1954) and attachments from Squamish Towing and Contracting Co. to Robert E. Sommers, Minister of Lands and Forests, concerning the application of Empire Mills Ltd. for a private management licence in the Squamish district.

British Columbia. Dept. of Lands and Forests

New Westminster District appraisals of reverted land

  • GR-2619
  • Series
  • 1931-1932

The series consists of appraisal reports of reverted lands from the New Westminster land district, 1931 to 1932. These reports are in two volumes and are divided into arbitrary land areas labeled "F", "E", "G", and "H". Reports are arranged numerically by report number. Information may include assessment district, land registry office, legal description, date of forfeiture, plan number, acreage, suitability, improvements, soil, water supply, irrigation or diking, accessibility, nearest settlement or Post Office, nearest school, topography, and assessed and appraised value. The report usually includes a coloured sketch map of the property. The information is indexed by District Lot number to report number.

British Columbia. Dept. of Lands

[Pacific Great Eastern Railway inaugural run, August 1956]

Special event coverage. Chronicles the August 28-30, 1956, inauguration of through-service on the Pacific Great Eastern Railway between North Vancouver and Prince George. Premier W.A.C. Bennett and other dignitaries ride the three inaugural trains, which are eagerly greeted by the residents of towns along the route. A rockslide at Mile 18 on Howe Sound delays the journey until a bulldozer clears the tracks. At Williams Lake station, a mock frontier lynching is staged for the entertainment of the premier and his party. Following footage of the arrival in Prince George, the film also shows progress on northward expansion of the PGE line (including bridge and grade construction), and ends with shots of oil rigs in the Peace River Region.

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