STK-ID 18762

TRAVELLING SHOT from front of cowcatcher of train as it speeds along Canadian National Railway (CNR) tracks leading from Ottawa west towards Canadian Pacific Railway (CPR) freight sheds. Shot past old Ottawa West Station, through freightyard towards centre of city, snow on ground. LS of Interprovincial Bridge spanning Ottawa River between Hull-Ottawa. MS of traffic crossing bridge. Side and rear view of Canadian National Railway (CNR) passenger train crossing bridge towards Ottawa on cold winter morning. Shots of several foreign embassy buildings in Ottawa, of people entering Confederation Building, leaving building and pedestrians walking across lawn of Parliament. Shot of photograph of George V and Queen Mary in rotunds of Parliament. Shot of traffic along driveway near Rideau Canal. Shot of Supreme Court Building. Interior shot of House of Commons, no one visible. Shots of children photographed in slum dwellings in Ottawa's lowertown area. Shots of tugboat moving up Rideau Canal. Shots of vendors at Byward Market in Ottawa selling poultry, vegetables, fruits and meats, of shoppers and saturday morning market traffic. CSs of strawberries and shots of shoppers at the market. Shots of pile of logs being watered at EB Eddy Mill in Hull, of logs swirling in turbulent rapids, logs being pulled by tugboat, lumberjacks using pike poles to sort logs in millpond. Shots of rapids. LS of lumberjacks sorting logs. Shot of Gatineau River winding through snow-covered wooded terrain. CS of water running in brook in spring. Sequence showing maple sugar camp, man strepping on snowshoe, collecting sap with dog and sled. Shot of horse-drawn sled, gathering sap. Shot of ox-drawn sled, gathering sap.


Excerpt from
Ottawa on the River
Hull, Ottawa
National Film Board
Available formats
Digital Bétacam, Reel 16 mm, Digital Video Disk
Shooting format
35mm fine grain b&w, 16mm original kodachrome
Aspect ratio
Available resolutions
720 x 486