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The West Coast, About 1900

This selection of approximately 80 images provides a sample of the collections related to life on the West Coast around the start of the 1900s. It recalls the geography, people and some of the economic activities of British Columbia which became a province of the Canadian federation in 1871.

Profile:

  • Landscapes (Rocky Mountains, Pacific Forest, etc.) and urban views;
  • Construction of the Canadian Pacific Railway;
  • North Vancouver's beginnings (the pioneer village of Moodyville, tourism development);
  • Scenes recalling economic activities (logging, mining, fishing, canneries, tourism, etc.) and life on the West Coast.

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West Coast aboriginal house and totem pole, BC, about 1885 (MP-0000.343.1)

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West Coast aboriginal house and totem pole, BC, about 1885
Anonyme - Anonymous
About 1885, 19th century
MP-0000.343.1

Rogers Pass and Mount Carroll on the C.P.R., BC, 1887 (VIEW-1682)

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Rogers Pass and Mount Carroll on the C.P.R., BC, 1887
William McFarlane Notman
1887, 19th century
VIEW-1682