The Squamish Historical Society presents...

Welcome to SHS Video Reel. Many of the following videos and documentaries are orginal presentations of the Squamish Historical Society unless otheriwse cited. All rights reserved. 

Brackendale Then & Now 

This Squamish Historical Society documentary presents video interviews and archival and personal photos to illustrate the role played by key families and individuals in the development of the Squamish Valley during the late 19th century and through the 20th century to the present. 

Mary MacGregor's Journey

This Squamish Historical Society video documentary presents the life and times of Squamish resident Mary MacGregor including her military experience during WW II and her experiences in Squamish as a wife and mother from the 1940s to the present.

Squamish Nation Stories from the Heart Part 1

This six part Squamish Historical Society documentary opens a window on the Squamish Nation from the early 20th century to the present, through original video footage, archival and family photos and personal reminiscences.
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Squamish Nation Stories from the Heart Part 4

 

The Governor General Visits Britannia Mines

This Squamish Historical Society documentary presents original film footage of the Governor General, the Earl of Bessborough and the Countess of Bessborough visiting Britannia Mines, British Columbia on September 8, 1932.

 


 

Squamish Valley Logging Lore

This Squamish Historical Society video documentary traces the development of the logging industry in Squamish based on original video interviews, archival film footage and photos, and the family albums of local fallers, forestry equipment operators and logging truck drivers.

 

 


 

West Coast Logging Pioneers: 

The Legend of John Drenka

The Legend of John Drenka is a Squamish Historical Society presentation about the life and times of logging pioneer John Drenka the founder of Squamish Mills. He was a forestry industry innovator and community builder in Squamish whose career spans the evolution of the industry from horse power, to the steam donkey, to railroad and truck logging and culminating with heli logging. John Drenka passed away on March 19, 2012 at the age of 95.

Squamish Nation Stories from the Heart Part 2 

 

The West Coast Logging Legacy 

This Squamish Historical Society video documentary traces the evolution of logging on the West Coast from the early days using animal power, to the era of the "steam donkey" and railway logging, leading up to modern highly mechanized forestry operations, including heli and underwater logging.

Riding with the First Nations Snowboard Team

Riding with the First Nations Snowboard Team is a production of the Squamish Historical Society that will be featured at the Brennan Park Sprirt Centre during the 2010 Winter Olympics.

Squamish Nation Stories from the Heart Part 3


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Squamish Nation Stories from the Heart Part 5

First People of the Pacific Northwest: The Photography of Edward S. Curtis

This Squamish Historical Society video documentary is based on selected images of Indigenous People from the State of Washington, British Columbia, and the coast of Alaska, captured by frontier photograper Edward S. Curtis between 1896 and 1930, during his epic journey across North America

Squamish Nation Stories from the Heart Part 6

 

District of Squamish celebrates 40 Years: December 2004

In 2004, the District of Squamish celebrated its 40th year at the Sea to Sky Hotel. Special guests included the Mayor of Shimizu, Japan, Squamish's sister city. Mayor Ian Sutherland and council spoke to Denise Imbeau as the year drew to a close. 

Inaugural Run of the Pacific Great Eastern Rly from Vancouver to Squamish August 1 1956

8 mm film taken by David Wilkie of the inaugral run of the PGE 

(BC History).

New Highway to Squamish 1958

(BC History)  

In the Shadow of the Chief: The Baldwin & Cooper Story

May 1961: First Ascent. Ivan Hughes (Director). Angela Heck (Producer). Squamish, BC: Fringe Filmworks, 2004.

The Road from Britannia Beach to Brackendale 1942

(Courtesy of Dale Horth)  

1958 Aug 7 Seaview Highway Opens Vancouver to Squamish

(Courtesy of Dale Horth)  

Suspension Bridge over to the west side of the Squamish River (Logging 1940's-1950's)

(Courtesy of Dale Horth)  

Ellen Grant: The role of Geography in the Settlement & Historical Development of our Valley

SHS Fall Speakers Series: September 11, 2014 | Brackendale Art Gallery

Recollections by the descedant of pioneers Harry and Annie Judd and long time resident, Ellen Grant. 

SHS: The Spar Tree West Side of Squamish River (Logging 1940s- 1950s)

(Courtesy of Dale Horth)  

Dr. Steve Quane: Geological History of Squamish

SHS Fall Speakers Series: October 2014 | Brackendale Art Gallery  

A fascinating lecture about the geological roots of a community with Dr. Steven Quane, Quest University Canada.

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