Hope & the Fraser Canyon

This video clip consists of excerpts from two BC government films. The brief look at the town of Hope is from the travelogue The Fraser Valley, British Columbia (1947-48). The Gold Rush scenes are historical re-enactments from the documentary The Fraser Canyon (1957-59).

The source films are BC Archives items AAAA1954 and AAAA1948, respectively, at the Royal BC Museum.

This edited sequence originally appeared in the Museum’s 2008 DVD release Evergreen Playland: A Road Trip through British Columbia. Used by permission.

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Production still from a re-enactment of the 1858 Fraser River gold discovery, staged in 1958 for use in the BC government film “The Fraser Canyon.” (BC Archives I-27785, detail)

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