Columbia Icefields Banff Canada Home Movie 8mm Found Film
This 8mm home movie of the Columbia Icefield and Banff Canada in 1950 is amazing! If you believe modern science, this will all be gone and forgotten soon. I really like towards the end the footage of the snowcat.
I want to thank Wayne Stevenson Thomas for sending me this Banff Canada Home Movie along with 11 others. He saved them at a charity shop he was part of running and gifted them to me. I can’t thank him enough.
They came from the estate of a Petroleum Geologist in San Antonio Texas. He was a real asset to the city of San Antonio. Stepping in and helping fund the symphony orchestra when the San Antonio Symphony went under for a while. He also worked to get an opera company founded in San Antonio. When he died his collections went to a thrift store and they were unable to find someone who wanted them.
Wayne reached out on youtube and they are now part of Forgotten Now Found. I will post a link to all of the films here as I work to digitize them. Thanks again Wayne for saving them!
Banff is a town within Banff National Park in Alberta, Canada. It is located in Alberta’s Rockies along the Trans-Canada Highway, approximately 126 km (78 mi) west of Calgary and 58 km (36 mi) east of Lake Louise. At 1,400 to 1,630 m (4,590 to 5,350 ft) above sea level, Banff is the community with the second highest elevation in Alberta, after Lake Louise.
The Town of Banff was the first municipality to incorporate within a Canadian national park. The town is a member of the Calgary Regional Partnership.
Banff is a resort town and one of Canada’s most popular tourist destinations. Known for its mountainous surroundings and hot springs, it is a destination for outdoor sports and features extensive hiking, biking, scrambling and skiing destinations within the area. Sunshine Village, Ski Norquay, and Lake Louise Ski Resort are the three nearby ski resorts located within the national park.
The Columbia Icefield is the largest ice field in the Rocky Mountains. Located in the Canadian Rockies astride the Continental Divide along the border of British Columbia and Alberta, Canada, the ice field lies partly in the northwestern tip of Banff National Park and partly in the southern end of Jasper National Park.
How did you digitize this film?
We are losing more history every day. The longer you wait to digitize that home movie of your grandparents at prom or your mom’s first car the more it degrades. I use the Wolverine 8mm and Super 8 Film Reel Converter Scanner to digitize what you see here.
It is easy to set up and operate and stores the files onto an SD card so you can quickly transfer files to your PC. If you have more than 10 films to scan this is definitely going to be cheaper than paying for someone to do it for you, and you’ll have the results quickly about 30 minutes scan time per standard 8mm reel.