Our Collection

Peace River

Top of page

Lying across northern Alberta and British Columbia is the Peace River country--a huge block of farm land ringed by mountains and barren hills, and watered by the river. Peopled by missionaries, trappers and fur traders, the district also absorbed 10 000 homesteaders between 1910-1940, and grain became its most important product. Fishing, fur farms, timber and oil remained factors in the economy. This picture of the district looks at its unique mixture of old and new.

1941, 20 min

Top of page