Black and white film shot somewhere in Valley, but where?

Mystery lookout solved

UPDATE 2:55 p.m.

Long-time Okanagan resident Kevin Harvath believes he has solved the mystery of the lookout location.

Based on the small lakes in the background, the switchbacks and other features Harvath said he is 99 per cent sure the lookout was located on Terrace Mountain.

"I have lived out here since 1969 and the first time I went up there was about 1975 and the building was still up there," said Harvath. "I remember the rock thing and those two little lakes in the back totally give it away."


Local historian and videographer Francois Arsenault has posted another video on the Vernon & Area Community Forum page, but even he is stumped at the film's origins.

“1959/60 Mystery reel! Fire lookout somewhere in the Okanagan Valley. This film has stumped me. Doesn't appear to be Silver Star, but I could be wrong. Look forward to solving this reel,” Arsenault posted.

The black and white 16 mm film shows several people at a fire lookout station in the Okanagan, but exactly where remains a mystery.

“At first I thought it was Silver Star, but the lookout doesn't quite match up,” said Arsenault on the video.

Arsenault, who operates the museum at the Vernon Cadet Training Centre, also has a Youtube page where he posts a variety of videos.

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