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Item Description 

Vacation Attractions in the Whiteshell Forest Reserve of Eastern Manitoba

Creator 

Produced by Percy F. Brown, Cinematographer, for the Manitoba Department of Public Works

Date 

[1934]

Fonds/Series Title 

Films promoting tourism and industry

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Notes 

The film follows a road trip from downtown Winnipeg along the Trans Canada Highway to the Whiteshell Forest Reserve. Various vacation spots are shown in the Whiteshell.

Government Schedule No. 

A 0237

Accession No. 

GR8398


Location and Ordering Information

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Location Code 

V220

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Further Information about the File or Item

Original Format 

2 film reels: acetate, silent, work prints

Colour 

B&W

Size 

16 mm

Time 

26 min., 43 sec.

Former Codes 

AV B 22

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Audio/Video Files:

Item Details 

IdentifierContent

00:32

title "The Trans-Canada - No. 1 East - Highway from Winnipeg to the Ontario boundary now gives the motor tourist access to a territory which is becoming a popular vacation district"

00:52

title "From the Parliament Buildings at Winnipeg" - shot at Manitoba Legislature (network of streetcar visible in foreground)

1:11

title "the route is directly North..." shot from Legislative Building; streetcar and driving down Broadway, downtown building (Memorial Boulevard) in background

1:27

title "By the new Winnipeg Auditorium..." shot of Winnipeg Auditorium and traffic on Memorial Boulevard

1:49

title "To the corner of Portage Avenue and the Mall, cars and pedestrians by the Bay on Memorial (at Portage) Legislative Building in background

2:10

title "Then east through the retail district" - Portage Avenue, stores, traffic (cars, streetcars, pedestrians)

2:56

title "To the corner of Portage Avenue and Main Street..."

3:04

title "where it turns North..." - buildings of Main Street including Royal Bank; traffic, pedestrians, streetcars

3:37

title "To the Royal Alexander Hotel and CPR subway..." - traffic beneath rail bridge on Main

3:56

title "continuing North..." - traffic on Main Street

4:07

title "To the CPR Subway at the Bergen cut-off, beginning of PAH No. 1 East..." - cars on highway, beneath bridge

4:22

title "and on North..." - cars on highway

4:53

title "Then east to Lockport..." - car crosses bridge at Lockport

5:43

title "Crosses the Red River over St. Andrew's Locks and Dam..." - car going across St. Andrew's Locks and Dam continuing on highway; road sign: Beausejour 19; Kenora 127; Lac du Bonnet 48; car on highway

6:58

title "then directly Eastward to..." - car driving through Garson

7:17

title "The centre of Manitoba's famous Tyndall Stone Quarries"

7:28

title then Eastward through..." - Main Street in Beausejour through cars driving

7:50

title "Seddons Corner" - highway sign Lac du Bonnet 19, Pine Falls 44; buffalo road sign with unidentified building in background

8:25

title "crossing the CPR at Whitemouth" - car driving down highway

8:48

title "So far we have been passing through Manitoba farming lands and on either side of the Highway, at this time of year, scenes like these are common" - men harvesting, loading hay on to truck, blower blows grain onto stack, hay being put into [baler]

10:09

title "A few miles further east and on our left and north of the highway are three good lakes, named War Eagle, Bear and Breton..."

10:26

title "They are at present reached by trails which will later be replaced by good roads" road sign War Eagle Lake 3M; road sign Dagero; Bear Lake; cars passing on highway

11:28

title "Further east the highway crosses the CNR" - car driving on overpass with train passing beneath

11:50

title "Parallels the CPR..." - car travelling on highway, parallel to CPR

12:12

title "passes through Rennie..."

12:28

title "and the Whitehill Forest Reserve (WFR) Headquarters..." - car drives into WFR; sign for WFR

12:54

title "along the CPR again..." car driving parallel to train

13:11

title "And we are in the Whiteshell Forest Reserve..." - highway through forest; car driving on highway

13:53

title "By Lakes and Rocky Cliff." car driving along cliff

14:11

[end of reel 1]

14:41


title "A short distance further east on the highway and we are at West Hawk Lake"

Entrance to West Hawk Lake (sign)


car driving on highway

15:00

title "There is excellent bathing here"


people in the lake swimming and diving

16:08

title "In water clear as crystal"

people swimming and diving

boat and diving dock, boat, sign saying spring water

sign for spring water

young women sitting on dock; boat driving by diving dock

18:13

title "There is excellent bathing on Crescent Beach"; swimming

boats

19:53

title "By motor boat..."; shot of motor boat, people driving on lake

20:14

title "We go around West Hawk Lake..."; trees around lake

21:03

title "to the rapids at the Northern Outlet of the lake..." - shots of rapids

21:50

title "returning through the islands..." - shot of islands, cabins

22:26

title "and Howe Bay..." - Howe Bay, boathouse

22:50

title "and we are back to the Motor Camp Grounds" - car and people at picnic tables

23:28

title "The highway skirts Crescent Beach..." - car driving on highway

cottages

23:56

title "and about 300 miles north of it, but further east, lies McKenzie Beach" - shot of lake; man walking along beach

24:13

title "Less than a mile further east and near the Hay is Hunt Lake..."; shot of lake

24:31

title "and directly South of it and the Highway is Lake Lyons..." - man stands by Lake Lyons

24:50

title "The highway runs fast another mile..." - meandering highway in middle of forest; car travelling along road

25:07

title "To the Archway on the border between Manitoba and Ontario..." - car drives on highway beneath archway; highway sign points to Winnipeg, Kenora, West Hawk Lake; car drives under archway again

25:45

title "where a tablet has been placed to record the completion of the Manitoba-Ontario section of the Trans-Canada Highway" - man walking and reading plaque at Manitoba-Ontario border on a rock

26:20

title "These films produced for the Department of Public Works, Manitoba; Percy F. Brown, Cinematographer, Winnipeg.

26:43

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