STK-ID 2180

[Remark: the Lake of Bays is one of the loveliest spots in Ontario. A true paradise for the sportsman or for the man who craves solitude.] Shot of an Indigenous man kneeling by his canoe, starting a fire. Various scenic shots of Lake of Bays. A train arrives at the Huntsville station, the passengers come off train to embark on the river boat "Algonquin" a few steps from the station. From boat, the camera shows the shores of Muskoka River and the odd building. HAS of river boat "Iroquois" and shot of the boat coming in to dock at Bigwin Island. The passengers flock into the hostel. Shot of hostel's diningroom. Tourists walk into woods, play golf, tennis, lawn bowling. They go horseback riding, race canoes and joust with padded poles from canoes. Shot of bathing beauty in era's bathing suit giving an exhibition of diving while powerful motor boats tow aquaplane riders at high speed in distance. Shot of OS-KE-NON-TON, grandson of Chief Bigwin and a Mohawk Chief, returning to Bigwin Island in full tribal regalia, shaking hands, playing golf albeit not too well and enjoying himself. [Interspersed titles].


Excerpt from
A Region of Romance
National Film Board
Available formats
Digital Bétacam, Digital Video Disk, Reel 35 mm
Shooting format
35mm fine grain b&w, 35mm dupe neg b&w
Aspect ratio
Available resolutions
720 x 486