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Kootenay West

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Production Years: 
1945 to 1950


Film Properties: 
Length (feet): 
704 (16mm)
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Library and Archives Canada: 16mm, VHS, Betacam.
"Travel film promoting tourism in the Kootenay region of British Columbia. Footage includes: shots of Grand Forks; flower, carrot, and onion seed production; horses hauling logs out of the forest; power generating plants on the Kootenay River; people enjoying recreational activities on the major lakes in the region (Christina Lake, Slocan Lake, Kootenay Lake); street scenes of Rossland; horseback riding in the mountains overlooking the Columbia River; panoramic shot of Trail; interior and exterior shots of chemical and metallurgical factories; lawn bowling and golfing; paddleboat cruise down the Arrow Lakes; electrical railcar on Vernon Street in Nelson; curlers parading down a street during the annual July bonspiel; shots of the curling competition; curlers enjoying Okanagan watermelon with the bonspiel Queen."