STK-ID 3226

Hope-Princeton Highway (08/11/1949): CU of map showing new road, pencil tracing its course through the mountains. Shot of motorcade. Two shots of crowd of spectators lining new road as opening ceremonies get underway. CU of government coat of arms on gate barring highway. HASs of crowd. Group shot of Finance Minister Herbert Anscomb, Premier Byron Johnson of British Columbia and Minister of Works Carson. CUs of Johnson, of EC Carson. Shot of Premier Johnson unlocking gate. Various HASs of crowd, cut to limousine of Premier Johnson being led through gate by Highland pipers. Shots of car, lumber truck moving past camera in vicinity of Skagit Bluffs, sheer walls of rock cuts visible, high mountains in background. Two shots of directional sign with names of towns and mileages. Shots of trafic signs. Sequence on Department of Public Works station, men in white coverall moving about, various road clearing and maintenance vehicles.


Excerpt from
Bevin and Schuman / Hope-Princeton Highway
British Columbia
National Film Board
Available formats
Video HI 8, Reel 35 mm
Shooting format
35mm fine grain b&w
Aspect ratio