Feature Place at IKBLC: Tofino

Summer is, believe it or not, coming to a close in 6 short weeks. Have you been to the beach yet?

For many in B.C., a trip to Tofino is synonymous with a trip to the beach. Located on the west coast of Vancouver Island, Tofino is the home of the world-famous Pacific Rim National Park and beautiful Long Beach. Major industries have traditionally included fishing and forestry, and in recent decades of course tourism, as visitors flock to the resorts and beaches in all seasons.

The photographs below are from the Chung Collection, held in Rare Books and Special Collections. The Chung Collection holds  8,000 historic photographs, many showing various locales in British Columbia. These photographs are both from an album of photographic negatives, taken during the 1930′s by an unknown photographer. While we do not know anything about the photographer or the origin of the photographs, it is a rich source of historic photographs. This album alone contains more than 1,400 photographs!  They can all be found in the Chung Collection by searching for the identifier CC-PH-09370.

Sea gull, Tofino - CC-PH-09370-31-030 Sea gull, Tofino – CC-PH-09370-31-030
Vicinity of Tofino, CC-PH-09370-34-041 Vicinity of Tofino, CC-PH-09370-34-041

In the Irving K. Barber Learning Centre, the Tofino Meeting Room is number 156.

Cross-posted at UBC Library’s Rare Books and Special Collections

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