MP-0000.158.131 | On the Arrow Lakes, Columbia River, BC, about 1925

 
Photograph, glass lantern slide
On the Arrow Lakes, Columbia River, BC, about 1925
Anonyme - Anonymous
About 1925, 20th century
Silver salts and transparent ink on glass - Gelatin dry plate process
8 x 10 cm
Gift of Mr. Stanley G. Triggs
MP-0000.158.131
© McCord Museum
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"Arrow Lakes: On the other side of the Selkirk range are the Arrow Lakes, formed by the broadening of the Columbia River on its way south. These beautiful lakes, tributary to which is a great lumbering region, are practically two, connected by a circuitous channel, and are about 130 miles long. Midway between Kootenay Lake and the Arrow Lakes is yet another, perched gemlike at a considerable altitude -- Slocan Lake, in the heart of a very active mining district. The Arrow Lakes are traversed by a popular Canadian Pacific steamer line, which runs from Robson West, twenty-seven miles west of Nelson, to Arrowhead at the north, whence a short rail journey brings the traveller to Revelstoke on the main line."

Excerpt from "ACROSS CANADA BY C. P. R.", Section 6--Southern British Columbia; booklet, McGill University Illustrated Lectures, 1928.