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North Superior Shore

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680 (16mm, long version); 500 (16mm, short version)
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Library and Archives Canada: 16mm.
"Short film promoting the tourism benefits of the newly constructed TransCanada Highway section connecting Sault Ste. Marie to Thunder Bay. Major scenic viewpoints and stops off the highway are highlighted in the form of a couple's vacation around the Lake Superior shoreline: Agawa Bay Provincial Park, the city of Wawa, the Slate Islands, the floating logs and fish hatcheries at Lake Nipigon, sandy beaches of Lake Marie Louise, the Sleeping Giant rock formation, Lion's Head Rock in Sibley Provincial Park, Mt. Mackay, Fort Williams Chippewa Park, Boulevard Lakes, and perhaps the most spectacular sight - Kakabeka Falls (the Niagara of the North). A variety of possible outdoor activities in Lake Superior is highlighted during this trip such as deep lake fishing and skin diving exploration to explore silver mines in Thunder Bay. Beyond being a tourist area, the Canadian lakehead is also a major industrial area, the western terminus of the St. Lawrence seaway, the site of the nation's third largest port and the largest grain elevator. Sault Ste. Marie and Pleasant Parks are highlighted for their accomodations, night-life, and merchandise. The last stop on the trip features High Falls on Pigeon River. The Ontario Government Reception Centers provide the necessary information for interested vacationers, highlighting the return trips in the fall for autumn colors when the prospects for fishing and hunting are improved."