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866 (35mm); 364 (16mm)
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Library and Archives Canada: 35mm, digibeta, VHS.
"Film about a cruise from Vancouver to Alaska. Footage includes: cruise ship underway; member of ship's crew raising flag on deck while woman looks on; mountains along shore; hillsides covered with trees; birds in flight; passangers walking along deck; women jumping rope on deck; playing shuffleboard; arriving in Alert Bay, the ship's first port of call; shoreline; totem poles and lodges; totem poles and tombstones; large thunderbird carving; Prince Rupert, British Columbia shoreline with dwellings, church and docks; Ketchikan, Alaska waterfront; passengers on deck watching ship's progress through Taku Inlet on the way to Taku Glacier; fisherman with net; the glacier, which flows 90 miles into the sea and is 300 feet thick; the Alaska-Juneau mine where stamp mills crush the gold from quartz ore; travelling up the Lynn Canal to Skagway; arriving at Skagway dock where a train waits; the White Norse express train (so-named in the intertitles) down main street; people walking past a house and garden in Skagway; flowers; woman waving a huge rhubarb stalk; grave of Jefferson 'Soapy' Smith; monument to Frank H. Reid; White Pass train travelling through mountains with tourists aboard; old trails from the gold rush of 1898; Lake Atlin; prospectors sluicing for gold; prospector panning for gold; old prospector; and hydraulic 'guns' washing down banks of gravel to search for gold in remote valleys."

"Travelogue depicting the Yukon Territory of Canada. A train travels from Skagway over the White Pass, Dead Horse Gulch, the boundary between Alaska and the Yukon, Bennett (a former gold rush city), Miles Canyon, White Horse (scenes at the station and in the town), by steamer down the Yukon River, Five Fingers Rapids, Selkirk, Moosehide (meeting the Indian mayor of the town), and Dawson City. The film shows the arrival in Dawson City, Jimmy Oglow selling apples as he did in 1898, the gambling halls (now closed), the dog taxi system, and dredgers searching for gold."


Motion Picture Distributors and Exhibitors of Canada, Canadian Motion Pictures 1914-1932 (June 1932), 5.