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iN VIDEO: Footage from 1932 captures scenes of Kamloops Lake, Revelstoke

A screenshot from the video showing the Sicamous Hotel on Shuswap Lake in 1932.
Image Credit: YOUTUBE / CanadaMotorSports / Reel Life
August 03, 2020 - 3:00 PM

The B.C. landscape has changed a lot over the past hundred years, and now you can see the differences for yourself. 

A video posted to YouTube by CanadaMotorSports / Reel Life shows a glimpse of life in 1932, shot from a Canadian Pacific Railway passenger train travelling from Vancouver to Revelstoke.

The video has subtitles which explain to viewers exactly what they're seeing, like Kamloops Lake, the Sicamous Hotel on Shuswap Lake which was demolished in 1964, The Last Spike Monument, an unpaved Revelstoke-Okanagan road and other B.C. lakes. 

The CPR was completed in 1885, and fulfilled a promise to connect B.C. to Eastern Canada, according to the Canadian Encyclopedia. The railway was built under dangerous conditions by thousands of labourers, including 15,000 Chinese temporary workers.


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