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Steam, schemes and national dreams : the story of Banff National Park

Author: Derek Mazur; Parks Canada.; Credo Group Limited.; National Film Board of Canada.
Publisher: [Canada] : National Film Board of Canada, 1984.
Edition/Format:   Film : Film : National government publication   Visual material : English
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Based on the unpublished memoirs of William McCardell, one of the three young discoverers, the film re-enacts the historical events surrounding the discovery of the hot springs. Intercut with scenes of present-day Banff, the film reminds us of the heritage of the Canadian national park system and of our responsibility to conserve our best natural resource.
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Material Type: Government publication, Film, National government publication
Document Type: Visual material
All Authors / Contributors: Derek Mazur; Parks Canada.; Credo Group Limited.; National Film Board of Canada.
OCLC Number: 55769252
Notes: Cataloging data from the NLC amicus database.
Credits: Writer and editor, Robert Lower ; cinematography, Ian Elkin.
Cast: David Daniels, Steve Atkinson, Raimund Stamm.
Description: 1 film reel (29 min.) : sd., col. ; 16 mm.
Responsibility: produced by Credo Group Ltd. for Parks Canada ; producer and director, Derek Mazur.

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Based on the unpublished memoirs of William McCardell, one of the three young discoverers, the film re-enacts the historical events surrounding the discovery of the hot springs. Intercut with scenes of present-day Banff, the film reminds us of the heritage of the Canadian national park system and of our responsibility to conserve our best natural resource.

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A Real Stunner

by jackhorwitz (WorldCat user published 2012-09-04) Very Good Permalink

While sponsored by Parks Canada to celebrate its centenary, this interpretative film combines documentary with dramatic recreations to tell the history of the first and most visited of Canada's national parks from its discovery to the present (albeit slightly dated now). There is a wry sense of humour...
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