Youth Group trip to Vancouver, B.C. Scenes of Dallas Rd, Ogden Point, steam train over Johnson Street Bridge. Scenes from Inner Harbour and Downtown Victoria. Lions Gate Bridge (1940) Public

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One of a series of amateur motion picture films by Mathew Ko. The events depicted are of a Youth Group trip in 1940 from Victoria, B.C. to Vancouver, B.C. Docked ship [possibly Charlotte?], view of dockyard, signage reads “Island Tug.” View of Empress Hotel and legislature building from CPR Steamship Terminal Building. Two women feeding mallards and swans in a pond. Dallas Road view of ocean, Ogden Point breakwater being built as a steamship is leaving. Johnson Street bridge viewed from across the water. Close view of Captain George Vancouver statue on cupola of Parliament Buildings. CPR Steamship Terminal Building with ship docked, viewed from legislature lawns. HBC sign on Douglas Street building, with Fairfield Hotel to the right. Close view of City Hall clock tower, steam train engineer on #461. Train riding over Johnson Street bridge, small boats along dock, Lions Gate Bridge in Vancouver, B.C. Crowds leaving building, lettering “O.B. Allan” over clock, crowds and band at Beach Avenue and Burnaby Street. Crossing the Lions Gate bridge by car, man pointing across the water, climbing around a stream in a wooded area, shots of a golf course, meeting and document signing. These clips were initially intended for home, personal use. Silent film.


In Collection:
Creator Subject Date created Resource type Rights statement Extent
  • 00:07:38
Geographic coverage Coordinates
  • 53.99983, -125.0032
  • 49.24966, -123.11934
  • 48.41222, -123.36243
  • 48.4359, -123.35155
Additional physical characteristics
  • Kodak 16mm
Physical repository Collection
  • Mathew Ko Colour Films, Victoria's Chinatown and Region
Provider Genre Archival item identifier
  • 2013-033.1.04
Fonds title
  • Mathew Ko fonds
Fonds identifier
  • AR480
Date digitized
  • February 3, 2014
Technical note
  • Metadata by Lauren Chancellor
  • NTSC 525
  • Double perf B&W Reversal. B-Wind. Film is shrunken with some curling and twist. Broken perforations and opening cement splices repaired. 1938 Kodak date code. Digitized at 18 fps. Digitized by The Media Preserve
  • mp4
  • additional metadata by MT
  • Contact UVic Special Collection and University Archives for reproduction requests (fee for reproductions). This material is made available on this site for research and private study only.
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