History of British Columbia


The Ultimate Guide to British Columbia

A History of British Columbia
By R E Gosnell (1906)
Alastair's Travel Journal
I spent a couple of months based in Kimberley in the Rocky Mountains and this is the journal and pictures I took while there.
Alastair's Visit to Vancouver
I spent three days in Vancouver and here you'll find pictures I took.
City of Vancouver Archives
This is an external link to a very good resource for researchers.
Work and Wages in British Columbia
An article from MacMillan's Magazine of 1906.
The Early Days of Representative Government in British Columbia
By W. N. Sage
The History of the Northern Interior of British Columbia
Formerly New Caledonia (1660 - 1880) By the Rev. A. G. Morice (1906)
Life in the Port of Vancouver 1999
A video documentary of the Port
Scots in BC
A department of Simon Fraser University
Pacific Coast Tours
An interesting guide to tours you can take in the Canadian Rockies along with maps (pdf)
British North America
This is an article from the Edinburgh Review in which it discussed several books to do with British Columbia. While providing the article I have also provided links to download the books that are reviewed in it.

Motorhome trip in Canada - British Columbia & Alberta

Athalmer
Situated about fifty miles south of Golden, in the Columbia Valley, at the head of navigation of the Columbia River, at the foot of beautiful Lake Windermere, sheltered and nestled between the rugged Rockies and the wooded Selkirks. One of the most beautifully located spots in the world. (pdf)
The Indians of British Columbia
By Dr. Franz Boas
Kamloops, BC
A wee history and a couple of videos.
Four Years in British Columbia and Vancouver Island
An Account of the Forests, Rivers, Coasts, Gold Fields, and Resources for Colonisation by Commander Edward C. Mayne, E.N., F.R.G.S. (1862)
History and Folklore of the Cowichan Indians

Material Culture of the Chilcotin Athapaskans of West Central British Columbia
Collections in the Field Museum of Natural History by James W. VanStone (pdf)
The Vancouver Island Development Syndicate Limited
Of London, England
From Britain to British Columbia
By J P Sheldon (1887)
This is an interesting account and a very old scan but quite readable but you will need to zoom in on the page. (pdf)
Videos of British Columbia
Found a great wee selection of videos about BC.
A video journey around BC
Happened to find this series of 6 videos and thought it would make an interesting introduction.
Fruit Ranching in British Columbia
An interesting book on a family emigrating from the UK with the intention of building a Fruit Ranch in BC. (pdf)
The Year Book of British Columbia
The Year book of 1903 (pdf)
Eco-Challenge British Columbia
A 3 part video of this event
Augusta
A short video of an 88 year old woman
The Water Dwellers
This short documentary introduces us to a town where no one pays rent.
Treasure of the Forest
This archival film is about the industries that draw their wealth from the raw material supplied by Canada's forests


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