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Kimberley

Norbury (10th) Ave

Internship Story

Edith Chow

Jack

St. Eugene Mission
St. Eugene Mission

Saint Eugene Mission & Ktunaxa Nation

The Mission created by the Oblate Fathers on the banks of the St. Mary's River, about 6 miles north of Cranbrook.

Cranbrook Cenotaph
Cranbrook Cenotaph

World War I

Items relating to Columbia Basin involvement in the First World War.

World War 2

Cranbrook Elephant Stampede
Cranbrook Elephant Stampede

Cranbrook Elephant Hunt

In 1926 several elephants escaped from the Sells-Floto circus.

St. Eugene Hospital
St. Eugene Hospital

Saint Eugene Hospital

The Saint Eugene Hospital was created in an agreement between the Canadian Pacific Railway, the Oblate Fathers and the Sisters of Providence of Charity. It began on the banks of the St. Mary's River and then moved to Cranbrook in 1900.

St. Eugene Hospital - Graduating Class 1936
St. Eugene Hospital - Graduating Class 1936

Saint Eugene School of Nursing

The School of Nursing was attached to the St. Eugene Hospital and ran from 1911 to 1950. Starting in the hospital, in 1929 a specific building for the School of Nursing was opened. Starting in 1911 the School of Nursing graduated 34 classes, totaling 209 nurses. These graduates were instrumental in upgrading health care in the Columbia Basin and in many other parts of Canada and North America.

Kootenay River
Kootenay River

Kootenay River

Images in our collection documenting the Kootenay River.

Trail Flood
Trail Flood

Columbia River

Columbia River images portraying the geography of the river at various points in time.

Waterloo Ferry on the Columbia River
Waterloo Ferry on the Columbia River

Early Transportation

Transportation has always been key to the development of the Columbia Basin. Nestled between high mountain ranges the valleys have traditionally been the easiest mode of movement, along with the rivers. This portfolio captures some of the images of pre-automobile mobility in the Columbia Basin.

Leask Transport Truck Fleet
Leask Transport Truck Fleet

Later Auto Travel

After the railways established transportation nodes at their expanding network of stations, motorized transportation began to connect the dots. Motor stage, buses and personal cars freed Columbia Basin residents and tourists to travel with a new ease.

Bull River

Cranbrook Minature Golf

Kershaws

Kimberley First United Church
Kimberley First United Church

Kimberley United Church

Dan Almas

Saladana House
Saladana House

Allen & Saladana

Homestead life at Mt. Robson.

1936 Kimberley Dynamiters Receive Allan Cup
 1936 Kimberley Dynamiters Receive Allan Cup

Kimberley Dynamiters

World Champions 1936

Cranbrook

Peter Lund Recalls Frank Slide : Newspaper excerpt from Lethbridge Herald - with account of railway workers who just missed being bur
Peter Lund Recalls Frank Slide

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Angus Hornis Home On Lake Eleanor
Angus Hornis Home On Lake Eleanor

Blue River, BC

Angus Horne\'s House on Elenore Lake

Lucerne, BC

Sternwheelers at Kamloops, B.C.
Sternwheelers at Kamloops, B.C.

Sternwheelers at Kamloops, B.C.

Valemount Baseball Team
Valemount Baseball Team

Cranbrook & Area Basseball History

Dad

Cranbrook Public School Class Photo - 1908
Cranbrook Public School Class Photo - 1908

Education

A quick visual look at the history of education in Schoold District #5

Fort Steele

Trains

Kimberley

Boats

Cranbrook

South Country

Elk Valley

Fernie

Rocky Mtn Trench

Rocky Mountains

Purcell Mountains

Kaslo and Slocan Railway
Kaslo and Slocan Railway

Kaslo & Slocan Railway

Reference photos of K&S Rwy and CPR\'s Nakusp & Slocan Rwy. 1891-1911.

Postcard - West Entrance to Cranbrook, BC
Postcard - West Entrance to Cranbrook, BC

arches

Cranbrok ariel

Rail Station

Cranbrook High School Girls Bugle Band
Cranbrook High School Girls Bugle Band

Bugle Band

ICSP

parade

locomotive

ariel2

Fertilizer Plant Construction
Fertilizer Plant Construction

family pictures

2 photos of Rusty McColl

Automobile on Murphy Creek Bridge
Automobile on Murphy Creek Bridge

Early Automobile Travel

The "flivver" or steamer or an increasing number of motorized vehicles became the "freedom machine" for a growing number of young men, commercial travellers and, fairly quickly, liberated women. People started to move around the Basin on a whim, reaching further and faster than the horse and buggy permitted. The network of roads pushed further in all directions.

Gyro Swimming Pool, Cranbrook, BC
Gyro Swimming Pool, Cranbrook, BC

Gyro Pool

The pool developed on Joseph's Creek by the Cranbrook Gyro Club was one of the most popular gifts ever given to the City of Cranbrook. Built in 1930 it continued in use until 1969.

Kootenay National Park Gate
Kootenay National Park Gate

Tourist Attractions

The tourism of the Columbia Basin was linked to transportation development. Perhaps the largest single act was the completion of the Banff-Windermere Highway, opening the southern National Parks to U.S. and European tourists.

Tote Road Inn
Tote Road Inn

Tourist Lodgings

Everyone has to sleep somewhere. The accommodation in the Columbia basin advanced from makeshift tent camp to road houses to hotels. Then came the Auto camps and tourist parks, followed by the motels.

C.P.R. Rules & Regulations Covering Lake and River Steamers
C.P.R. Rules & Regulations Covering Lake and River Steamers

CPR

C.N. Railway Bridge at Kamloops, B.C.
C.N. Railway Bridge at Kamloops, B.C.

Kamloops, British Columbia

This portfolio highlights the best photos of Kamloops.

Rick Hansen Visit
Rick Hansen Visit

Police Vehicles

These photos all contain law enforcement vehicles.

Canoe River Cable Crossing
Canoe River Cable Crossing

Canoe Hot Springs

Photos from Canoe Hot Springs

CPR Station, Cranbrook
CPR Station, Cranbrook

Cranbrook Station

Cranbrook Station

Fireman at Favourite Task, Paperwork
Fireman at Favourite Task, Paperwork

Office Environments

This is a collection of images showing the interior of offices.