Exploration, Discovery and Travel

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  • Travel or exploration for personal, geographical, scientific or mapping reasons
  • Expeditions, exploration, adventure, prospecting, guiding
  • Individuals and groups involved in exploration or travel (eg. explorers, adventurers, prospectors, guides, outfitters)
  • Expedition planning, reports and accounts
  • Personal travels for discovery and education (eg. travel diaries)
  • Early contact with First Nations
  • SEE ALSO: Land, Settlement and Immigration

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Marion Collison in canoe en route to Hazelton, BC

Group of five unidentified men stand on shore to right of large dugout canoe, handling their rifles. Forest and snow-capped mountains stand on opposite shore in background.

Handwritten annotation on verso reads: "Mrs Collison (wife of Arch. Collison in Canoe en route to Hazelton B.C."

Marion & W.H. Collison in canoe with Tsimshian and Haida crew, travelling from Masset, BC

Handwritten annotations read: "At rest, after a rough passage of two days and a night from Massett, Queen Charlotte's Islands by canoe - W.H. Collison and Mrs. Collison with Indians from Masset"; "Archdeacon Collison Indian Canoe & Crew. Return from Queen Charlotte's Islands, Haida & Tsimshian Crew [...?]" Archdeacon and Mrs. Collison sit in centre of canoe.

Large crowd in Prince Rupert harbor

Large crowd is gathered around main building in a harbor. Many boats visible in foreground. Smoke from tugboat partially obscures the scene. Annotation on recto reads: "Prince Rupert BC. Photo by MCrae Bros."

Old and New Haquelqet bridge, Hazelton BC

Photograph of a long bridge spanning two rock faces. Below is a smaller, half demolished wooden bridge. A small settlement is visible on the lower right. Annotation on recto reads: "Haquelqet Bridge." Handwritten annotation on verso reads: "Old & New. Old Indian built bridge & later one at Hazelton, BC."

First Passenger Engine at Prince Rupert

Head on shot of steam engine traveling through a pass with mountains in the background. Handwritten annotation in pen on verso reads: "First Passenger Engine to reach Prince Rupert." Annotation on recto reads: "First Passenger Engine at Prince Rupert." Photographer' stamp in bottom right corner of recto reads : "Allen Photo."

20000 tons pontoon floating dry dock

Illustration of a large ocean liner in dry dock. The name "Minnesota" is inscribed on the top right side of vessel. Annotation on recto reads: "William T. Donnelly Consulting Engineer 17 Battery Place Tel. Rector 1491 20000 tons pontoon floating dry dock Prince Rupert, BC"

Prince George Railway & Forestry Museum Collection

  • 2002.1
  • Collection
  • 1887-1999

The Prince George Railway & Forestry Museum Society Collection consists primarily of textual, photographic, and cartographic records related to the regional developments of the railway industry in Northern BC. A predominant portion of the collection is made up of material from the Canadian National Railway; other railways represented include the Pacific Great Eastern Railway, the British Columbia Railway (BC Rail), the Grand Trunk Pacific Railway, the Grand Trunk Railway, the Intercolonial Railway, and the Okanagan Express. Significant geographical areas covered include Prince George, the Peace River Region, Terrace, Bulkley Valley, Hazelton and Prince Rupert.

The forestry industry is represented in the collection with operational and financial records from Fyfe Lake Sawmill Ltd., which operated southwest of Prince George in the 1950s.

The collection has been organized into series according to creator, each of which also has been arranged to subseries, file and item level, where applicable. This collection consists of eight series, as follows:

1) Canadian National Railway
2) Grand Trunk Railway
3) Pacific Great Eastern Railway
4) British Columbia Railway (BC Rail)
5) Canadian Pacific Railway (CPR)
6) Intercolonial Railway
7) Fyfe Lake Sawmill ltd.
8) PGRFM
9) Photographs

Captain George Vancouver’s headstone

Photo featuring Captain Vancouver’s tombstone in the churchyard of St. Peter’s Church in Petersham, England.

Handwritten annotation in pen on verso reads: “Illustration from this to be inserted. No. 4.3. on page 183 of manuscript. Vancouver’s tomb, Petersham, England”.

Taku River Survey - Kopoka River Rapids

Photograph depicts rocks among river rapids, opposite shore in background. Handwritten annotation on negative: "Rough water rap".

Image is one of 65 photos documenting a survey of the Canada-Alaska Boundary, Taku River area, May 23 to Oct. 15, 1906.
This particular photo is one of 13 found in original enclosure with the following handwritten annotation: "Kopoka River - river scenes Aug 29 to Oct. 9 [19]06". See also items 2006.20.3.2 - 2006.20.3.13.

Taku River Survey - Mountain Landscape

Photograph depicts valley; rocky area in foreground, mountains in background. Handwritten annotation on negative: "[M?] Glacier main camp".

Image is one of 65 photos documenting a survey of the Canada-Alaska Boundary, Taku River area, May 23 to Oct. 15, 1906.
This particular photo is one of 13 found in original enclosure with the following handwritten annotation: "Kopoka River - river scenes Aug 29 to Oct. 9 [19]06". See also items 2006.20.3.1 - 2006.20.3.13.

Taku River Survey - Canoe on Shore

Mountains stand behind water in background. Handwritten annotation on negative: "looking [over?] Kopoka".

Image is one of 65 photos documenting a survey of the Canada-Alaska Boundary, Taku River area, May 23 to Oct. 15, 1906.
This particular photo is one of 13 found in original enclosure with the following handwritten annotation: "Kopoka River - river scenes Aug 29 to Oct. 9 [19]06". See also items 2006.20.3.1 - 2006.20.3.13.

Taku River Survey - Prospectors Sailing on Taku River

Photograph depicts two unidentified men on small boat with sail, opposite shore in background. Handwritten annotation on negative: "Prospectors on Taku Sailing".

Image is one of 65 photos documenting a survey of the Canada-Alaska Boundary, Taku River area, May 23 to Oct. 15, 1906.
This particular photo is one of 13 found in original enclosure with the following handwritten annotation: "Kopoka River - river scenes Aug 29 to Oct. 9 [19]06". See also items 2006.20.3.1 - 2006.20.3.13.

Taku River Survey - Kopoka River Rapids

Photograph depicts river water in foreground, mountains in background. Handwritten annotation on negative: "Rough Water, Kopoka".

Image is one of 65 photos documenting a survey of the Canada-Alaska Boundary, Taku River area, May 23 to Oct. 15, 1906.
This particular photo is one of 13 found in original enclosure with the following handwritten annotation: "Kopoka River - river scenes Aug 29 to Oct. 9 [19]06". See also items 2006.20.3.1 - 2006.20.3.12.

Taku River Survey - Men Loading Canoe

Photograph depicts three unidentified men loading canoe on river shore.

Image is one of 65 photos documenting a survey of the Canada-Alaska Boundary, Taku River area, May 23 to Oct. 15, 1906.
This particular photo is one of 8 found in original enclosure with the following handwritten annotation: "From main camp up Kopoka River. Scenes with persons in." See also items 2006.20.3.14 - 2006.20.3.21.

Taku River Survey - Man at Tent

Photograph depicts silhouette of unknown man standing in front of tent, trees in background. Poor image quality.

Image is one of 65 photos documenting a survey of the Canada-Alaska Boundary, Taku River area, May 23 to Oct. 15, 1906.
This particular photo is one of 13 found in original enclosure with the following handwritten annotation: "SOME OTHERS." See also items 2006.20.3.22 - 2006.20.3.34.

Taku River Survey - Unidentified Wildlife

Unclear image of furry animal (wolverine?) moving among rocks.

Image is one of 65 photos documenting a survey of the Canada-Alaska Boundary, Taku River area, May 23 to Oct. 15, 1906.
This particular photo is one of 13 found in original enclosure with the following handwritten annotation: "SOME OTHERS." See also items 2006.20.3.22 - 2006.20.3.34.

Taku River Survey - Mountains & River Valley

Handwritten annotation visible on negative reads: "Valley of R. [Hills?] across Taku in distance."

Image is one of 65 photos documenting a survey of the Canada-Alaska Boundary, Taku River area, May 23 to Oct. 15, 1906.
This particular photo is one of 13 found in original enclosure with the following handwritten annotation: "SOME OTHERS." See also items 2006.20.3.22 - 2006.20.3.34.

Taku River Survey - Rapids

Photograph depicts white water rapids between rocks of river. Forest on opposite shore in background, tree branches in foreground.

Image is one of 65 photos documenting a survey of the Canada-Alaska Boundary, Taku River area, May 23 to Oct. 15, 1906.
This particular photo is one of 13 found in original enclosure with the following handwritten annotation: "SOME OTHERS." See also items 2006.20.3.22 - 2006.20.3.34.

Taku River Survey - Waterfall Near Taku River

Photograph depicts narrow waterfall in steep cliff, trees and bushes visible above. Handwritten annotation visible on negative: "Waterfall on way up Taku River."

Image is one of 65 photos documenting a survey of the Canada-Alaska Boundary, Taku River area, May 23 to Oct. 15, 1906. This particular photo is one of 7 found in original enclosure with the following handwritten annotation: "Around River Taku and main camp on same." See also items 2006.20.3.35 - 2006.20.3.41.

Taku River Survey - Iceberg

Photograph features iceberg floating in water, mountains on shore in background.

Image is one of 65 photos documenting a survey of the Canada-Alaska Boundary, Taku River area, May 23 to Oct. 15, 1906. This particular photo is one of 7 found in original enclosure with the following handwritten annotation: "Around River Taku and main camp on same." See also items 2006.20.3.35 - 2006.20.3.41.

Taku River Survey - Water Scene

Water spans foreground, wind-blown trees stand on shore in background. Mountains visible in distance.

Image is one of 65 photos documenting a survey of the Canada-Alaska Boundary, Taku River area, May 23 to Oct. 15, 1906. This particular photo is one of 5 found in original enclosure with the following handwritten annotation: "Boundary No.2 camera Sta. Twin Lake & Glacier.” See also items 2006.20.3.42 - 2006.20.3.46.

Taku River Survey - Glacier in Mountains

Photograph depicts valley in snowy mountain range. Handwritten annotation visible on negative: "Pan. From Camera Sta no w. looking at [?] Glacier."

Image is one of 65 photos documenting a survey of the Canada-Alaska Boundary, Taku River area, May 23 to Oct. 15, 1906. This particular photo is one of 5 found in original enclosure with the following handwritten annotation: "Boundary No.2 camera Sta. Twin Lake & Glacier.” See also items 2006.20.3.42 - 2006.20.3.46.

Taku River Survey - Water Scene

Water spans foreground, trees can be seen in water, trunks submerged. Opposite shore and mountains in background.

Image is one of 65 photos documenting a survey of the Canada-Alaska Boundary, Taku River area, May 23 to Oct. 15, 1906. This particular photo is one of 5 found in original enclosure with the following handwritten annotation: "Boundary No.2 camera Sta. Twin Lake & Glacier.” See also items 2006.20.3.42 - 2006.20.3.45.

Taku River Survey - Mountains & Water Scene

Water spans foreground, mountains of opposite shore stand in background.

Image is one of 65 photos documenting a survey of the Canada-Alaska Boundary, Taku River area, May 23 to Oct. 15, 1906. This particular photo is one of 10 found in original enclosure with the following handwritten annotation: "From [Wahut?]-Azmuth and Koshu.” See also items 2006.20.3.47 - 2006.20.3.56.

Taku River Survey - Two Men Standing in Shallow River

River flows through rocky area, mountains visible in background.

Image is one of 65 photos documenting a survey of the Canada-Alaska Boundary, Taku River area, May 23 to Oct. 15, 1906. This particular photo is one of 9 found in original enclosure with the following handwritten annotation: "Pictures of different members of ‘our’ party.” See also items 2006.20.3.58 - 2006.20.3.65.

Taku River Survey - Men in Campsite

Photograph depicts miscellaneous items and supplies in front of white tent. Unknown man stands in foreground and a second man can be seen sitting in tent. Stand of trees in background. Handwritten annotation visible on negative: "[?] Oct 13".

Image is one of 65 photos documenting a survey of the Canada-Alaska Boundary, Taku River area, May 23 to Oct. 15, 1906. This particular photo is one of 9 found in original enclosure with the following handwritten annotation: "Pictures of different members of ‘our’ party.” See also items 2006.20.3.57 - 2006.20.3.65.

Taku River Survey - Two Men Walking in Kopoka River

Photograph depicts two men walking with rope stretched between them close to shore of river, canoe floating behind them. Opposite shore crosses midground, mountains stand in background. Handwritten annotation visible on negative: "Gilroy & [Nellis?] - Kopoka River".

Image is one of 65 photos documenting a survey of the Canada-Alaska Boundary, Taku River area, May 23 to Oct. 15, 1906. This particular photo is one of 9 found in original enclosure with the following handwritten annotation: "Pictures of different members of ‘our’ party.” See also items 2006.20.3.57 - 2006.20.3.65.

Taku River Survey - Man Standing with Catch of Fish

Photograph depicts unknown man standing behind fish hung on a line. Tent and trees in background.

Image is one of 65 photos documenting a survey of the Canada-Alaska Boundary, Taku River area, May 23 to Oct. 15, 1906. This particular photo is one of 9 found in original enclosure with the following handwritten annotation: "Pictures of different members of ‘our’ party.” See also items 2006.20.3.57 - 2006.20.3.64.

Taku River Survey - Man at Campfire

Photograph depicts man seated by campfire, duck in hand. Tent buildings can be seen in background. Handwritten annotation on negative: "Billy Pulling ducks".

Image is one of 65 photos documenting a survey of the Canada-Alaska Boundary, Taku River area, May 23 to Oct. 15, 1906.
This particular photo is one of 13 found in original enclosure with the following handwritten annotation: "Kopoka River - river scenes Aug 29 to Oct. 9 [19]06". See also items 2006.20.3.1 - 2006.20.3.13.

Taku River Survey - Trapper's Hut near Kopoka Glacier

Photograph depicts small structure barely visible in forest. Handwritten annotation on negative: "Trappers hut near Kopoka Glacier".

Image is one of 65 photos documenting a survey of the Canada-Alaska Boundary, Taku River area, May 23 to Oct. 15, 1906.
This particular photo is one of 13 found in original enclosure with the following handwritten annotation: "Kopoka River - river scenes Aug 29 to Oct. 9 [19]06". See also items 2006.20.3.1 - 2006.20.3.13.

Taku River Survey - Kopoka River Rapids

Photograph depicts white rapids, shore visible on either side of river. Handwritten annotation on negative: "Rough water at [Kopoka?] River".

Image is one of 65 photos documenting a survey of the Canada-Alaska Boundary, Taku River area, May 23 to Oct. 15, 1906.
This particular photo is one of 13 found in original enclosure with the following handwritten annotation: "Kopoka River - river scenes Aug 29 to Oct. 9 [19]06". See also items 2006.20.3.1 - 2006.20.3.13.

Taku River Survey - Kopoka River from Main Camp

Photograph depicts river water in foreground, mountains in background. Handwritten annotation on negative: "Looking down Kopoka River from main camp."

Image is one of 65 photos documenting a survey of the Canada-Alaska Boundary, Taku River area, May 23 to Oct. 15, 1906.
This particular photo is one of 13 found in original enclosure with the following handwritten annotation: "Kopoka River - river scenes Aug 29 to Oct. 9 [19]06". See also items 2006.20.3.1 - 2006.20.3.13.

Taku River Survey - Two Men Portaging Canoe

Photograph depicts two unknown men walking on rocky shore with canoe over their heads. Water and forest in background. Handwritten annotation visible on negative: "[?] portaging canoe".

Image is one of 65 photos documenting a survey of the Canada-Alaska Boundary, Taku River area, May 23 to Oct. 15, 1906.
This particular photo is one of 8 found in original enclosure with the following handwritten annotation: "From main camp up Kopoka River. Scenes with persons in." See also items 2006.20.3.14 - 2006.20.3.21.

Taku River Survey - Man with Camera

Photograph depicts unknown man standing in snowy area beside camera on tripod, mountains in background. Handwritten annotation visible on negative: "[?] Camera Sta No.2"

Image is one of 65 photos documenting a survey of the Canada-Alaska Boundary, Taku River area, May 23 to Oct. 15, 1906.
This particular photo is one of 8 found in original enclosure with the following handwritten annotation: "From main camp up Kopoka River. Scenes with persons in." See also items 2006.20.3.14 - 2006.20.3.21.

Taku River Survey - Two Men in Canoe

Photograph depicts two men paddling in canoe, shore in background. Handwritten annotation visible on negative reads: "Stughes & B_ Lake behind Main Camp Taku River".

Image is one of 65 photos documenting a survey of the Canada-Alaska Boundary, Taku River area, May 23 to Oct. 15, 1906.
This particular photo is one of 13 found in original enclosure with the following handwritten annotation: "SOME OTHERS." See also items 2006.20.3.22 - 2006.20.3.34.

Taku River Survey - Two Men Hiking in Snow

Photograph depicts two men climbing up snowy area with walking poles and other gear. Handwritten annotation visible on negative: "Nellis & Gilroy Snow [?] - No.3."

Image is one of 65 photos documenting a survey of the Canada-Alaska Boundary, Taku River area, May 23 to Oct. 15, 1906.
This particular photo is one of 13 found in original enclosure with the following handwritten annotation: "SOME OTHERS." See also items 2006.20.3.22 - 2006.20.3.33.

Taku River Survey - Mountains & Water Scene

Water spans foreground, opposite shore crosses midground, mountains stand in background.

Image is one of 65 photos documenting a survey of the Canada-Alaska Boundary, Taku River area, May 23 to Oct. 15, 1906. This particular photo is one of 7 found in original enclosure with the following handwritten annotation: "Around River Taku and main camp on same." See also items 2006.20.3.35 - 2006.20.3.41.

Taku River Survey - Rapids

Photograph features white water rapids in rocky area of river, trees on shore in background.

Image is one of 65 photos documenting a survey of the Canada-Alaska Boundary, Taku River area, May 23 to Oct. 15, 1906. This particular photo is one of 7 found in original enclosure with the following handwritten annotation: "Around River Taku and main camp on same." See also items 2006.20.3.35 - 2006.20.3.41.

Taku River Survey - Mountain Peak

Image is one of 65 photos documenting a survey of the Canada-Alaska Boundary, Taku River area, May 23 to Oct. 15, 1906. This particular photo is one of 10 found in original enclosure with the following handwritten annotation: "From [Wahut?]-Azmuth and Koshu.” See also items 2006.20.3.47 - 2006.20.3.56.

Taku River Survey - Three Men at Main Camp

Photograph depicts three men sitting in front of tent structure with log base, trees in background. Believed to be main campsite area (see item 2006.20.3.59).

Image is one of 65 photos documenting a survey of the Canada-Alaska Boundary, Taku River area, May 23 to Oct. 15, 1906. This particular photo is one of 9 found in original enclosure with the following handwritten annotation: "Pictures of different members of ‘our’ party.” See also items 2006.20.3.57 - 2006.20.3.65.

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