After a summer break, Vernon videographer François Arseneault is back with classic images – Vernon News


Hit the road in 1956

After a summer break, vintage videos are back.

Vernon historian and videographer François Arseneault once again delves into his vast collection of old films to bring the past to life.

Arseneault converts the filmed footage into digital format and today’s offering is a 1956 road trip across the Okanagan to Prince Rupert.

The journey begins somewhere in Yellowstone Park, Wy., Before passing through Penticton, Kelowna, Vernon, Kamloops and northern British Columbia.

“It’s a 2,600 km camping trip by American tourists with a few fishing stops along the way,” Arseneault said. “A lot has changed in 64 years, but a few people may remember the ferry from Westbank to Kelowna and the hop farm east of Kamloops. There are several interesting places waiting to be identified. Have a good trip.”

Arseneault is always on the lookout for more information on the vintage images he unearths, and he encourages people to add their contribution in the comments section on his. Youtube page.

Arseneault has a large collection of period footage, and he’s looking for more.

Anyone who may have old 16mm or 8mm film footage from the Vernon and Okanagan area is welcome to email Arseneault at [email protected]

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