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After a summer break, Vernon videographer Francois Arseneault is back with classic footage

Hitting the road in 1956

After a summer break, the vintage videos are back.

Vernon historian and videographer Francois Arseneault is once again digging through his vast collection of old film footage to bring the past to life.

Arseneault converts film footage to a digital format and today's offering is a 1956 road trip through the Okanagan to Prince Rupert.

The trip starts from somewhere in Yellowstone Park,Wy., before passing through Penticton, Kelowna, Vernon, Kamloops and northern BC.

“It's a 2,600-km camping trip by American tourists with a few fishing stops along the way,” said Arseneault. “Much has changed in 64 years, however a few folks may remember the ferry from Westbank to Kelowna and the hop farm east of Kamloops. There's several interesting locations waiting to be identified. Enjoy the trip.”

Arseneault is always looking for more information on the vintage footage he digs up, and he encourages people to add their input in the comments section on his Youtube page.

Arseneault has an extensive collection of vintage footage, and he is looking for more.

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



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