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Nature’s Submarines

Date produced: 1949

Filmmaker(s):

G. Clifford Carl

Description:

"Marine mammals of the Pacific Coast: sea lions, sea otters, fur and harbour seals, porpoises, killer whales. Also: Indian whaling techniques; whaling ship Westwhale; processing of whale carcasses at Coal Harbour whaling station." (BC Archives)

Film includes some footage provided to Dr. Carl by the Western Whaling Corporation.


British Columbia sketches : [reel 7]

Date produced: 1938

Filmmaker(s):

Lester G. Morrell

Description:

"B&W: views of Arrow Lakes scenery from a sternwheeler; arrival; the "Minto" at dock. Two men travelling by packhorse in the Lardeau. The steam tug "Beaton". Sequence on gold mining in the Cariboo, with footage of a hydraulic mining operation. COLOUR: Vancouver; Lions Gate Bridge and Stanley Park approach; city skyline. Trip on the steamship S.S. "Catala": views at sea; approaching settlement; people meeting the boat; log boom and sawmill adjacent to the dock. Alert Bay: views of village, store, homes, etc.; Indian children at play; schoolgirls in red sweaters [from St. Michael's Indian Residential School]; steamboat arriving; many shots of totem poles, graveyard, etc. Fishing fleet in harbour, preparing nets, and heading out to sea. Fishboat crew hauling in net full of thrashing salmon, and brailing them onto boat. Other fishboats setting their nets, hauling in salmon. Fishboat crew unloading salmon onto conveyor; shots of cannery wharf, female cannery workers. Savary Island: family vacation scenes; lodge; children at play; adults playing golf on beach at low tide; departing on a boat trip." (BC Archives)


Wake of the Bluenose

Date produced: 1960

Filmmaker(s):

Ken Cucksey


Shining Sky Lines

Date produced: 1938

Filmmaker(s):

Don Munday

Description:

"Shows Don and Phyllis Munday family travelling from Vancouver to Prince Rupert on the S.S. 'Cardena', including a long stop at Bella Coola, and climb up Mount Saugstad" British Columbia Archives.


For All We Have and Are

Date produced: 1940

Filmmaker(s):

Don Munday

Description:

"A propaganda film, made in the early days of the Second World War. Opening with footage of a giant Empire Youth Rally at Brockton Point Oval, the film illustrates Canadian democratic values, institutions and ideals which are now threatened by fascism and war -- farming, industry, the home and family, education, racial tolerance, elections, and religious freedom. Also includes footage of First World War memorials in Vancouver and Victoria, cemeteries, Remembrance Day ceremonies and parades, and veterans. Canada's contribution to the war effort is shown through shots of recruiting stations, marching recruits, military parades, warships, etc. One lengthy sequence uses model airplanes, dramatizations, stock shots, photographs, and footage of local civil defence drills to simulate the impact of aerial attacks on British cities during the Blitz (including civilian casualties and damaged or burning buildings)" British Columbia Archives.


Royal Visit to Victoria, B.C., May 29/31, 1939

Date produced: 1939

Filmmaker(s):

Robert H. B. Ker

Description:

Amateur film footage of King George VI and Queen Elizabeth in Victoria, B.C. during the 1939 royal tour of Canada.


Good Neighbour No. 1

Date produced: 1937

Filmmaker(s):

Robert H. B. Ker

Description:

"U.S. President Franklin Delano Roosevelt and First Lady Eleanor Roosevelt visit Victoria on 30 September 1937" British Columbia Archives.


Our Thirty Third Year Cruising in Toketie

Date produced: 1941

Filmmaker(s):

Francis J. Barrow

Description:

"Coastal people, places and scenery between Vancouver Island and the mainland. Includes footage of pictographs, marine life, logging operations, other vessels, etc." British Columbia Archives.


Toketie Makes Another Cruise Summer 1940

Date produced: 1940

Filmmaker(s):

Francis J. Barrow

Description:

"Coastal people, places and scenery between Vancouver Island and the mainland. Includes footage of Indian villages, pictographs, birds and wildlife, logging operations, other vessels, etc. One sequence shows a Kelly raft of aviation spruce being broken up; another shows logs being unloaded from the log barge 'Monongahela' (formerly the ship 'Balasore', whose figurehead is shown sitting on shore). The B.C. Packers cannery at Quathiaski Cove is shown. Troops arrive at Nanaimo from Vancouver on the 'Princess Victoria' and parade through the streets" British Columbia Archives.


Our 1939 Summer Cruise

Date produced: 1939

Filmmaker(s):

Francis J. Barrow

Description:

"Cruise on Toketie. Coastal people, places and scenery between Vancouver Island and the mainland. Includes footage of Indian villages, pictographs, birds and wildlife, logging, other vessels, etc. Notably, there are good shots of the abandoned villages of Gwayasdums, Karlukwees, and Mamalilaculla, as well as the burial ground on Klaoitsis Island" British Columbia Archives.


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