STK-ID 12244

LSs of Halifax waterfront, the harbour, from Dartmouth. Reverse angle of the "Lower Town" as seen from the Citadel, the Old Town Clock, various buildings along Barington Street, etc. Various street scenes, moderate traffic, streetcars, tree-lined avenues, churches and assorted buildings. Shots of the city hall, the Provincial Legislature and the armouries. Children are shown playing in a playground while a couple tee off on one of the local golf courses. Brief shot of the club house. Various shots of training ship "HMS NIOBE" and the Naval College, of the Customs House and the post office, of Pier 21, the point of departure for Canadian soldiers in World War I. Various shots of parks. BOATING SHOT of the harbour and the waterfront. Interior shots of the Citadel. Cuts to an old Dutch church, All Saints Cathedral, Dalhousie University, to the reconstructed 1917 blast area. MS of a freighter in harbour and cut to the launching of the freighter "Canadian Mariner". Sequence on a regatta, crowd lining the shore of the arm, racing shells racing, etc. Final HASs and LSs of the Canadian National Railway terminal hump yard and buildings.


Excerpt from
Historic Halifax
National Film Board
Available formats
Reel 35 mm, Digital Video Disk, Digital Bétacam
Shooting format
35mm fine grain b&w
Aspect ratio
Available resolutions
720 x 486