STK-ID 1257

[Title: Alaskan Interlude - Part three] Shot of Yukon and White Pass railway train leaving Skagway, heading for the gold fields and the trail of '98. Shot of train snaking its way into the White Pass, tourists looking at majestic sights showing snow capped peaks, waterfalls, deep canyons. Static shot of people looking at waterfall. The tourists re-enter Canada at White Pass Summit. Shots of tourists looking at port of entry of the river route at Bennett. Cut to rapids on river. Shot of train pulling in at Carcross towards camera as passengers wait on platform. Shots of people stepping off train and boarding small paddlewheeled river boat for a cruise on Lake Tagish. PAN of rough mountainous shore. CU of whirling stern paddlewheel, TILT DOWN to crankshaft and connecting rod. Various shots of Whitehorse, Yukon, of buildings along Main Street. Shots of the Whitehorse Rapids, of scenes of "exquisite beauty", of creeks that were once panned for gold, including elderly prospector still panning. Final sequence on sunset, of dance aboard ship. PAN of cruise ship, Vancouver skyline visible. HAS of bow of ship. Shot of ship "Prince Robert" as it glides past camera. [Interspersed titles]


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