BC Forest Massacres:

Capilano, Comox, Cowichan, Musqueam & Nimpkish

Left: One of the countless thousands of ancient Douglas firs felled by the logging industry in the Capilano Watershed — today's North Vancouver. During the 20th century the grand original forest with its primaeval big tree groves was clearcut logged with no regard for the Capilano — Squamish Indigenous Peoples.

The same tragic demolition saga took place everywhere in BC as the rapacious international forest industry invaded and laid waste to the land and waters that for thousands of years had sustained the First Nations, and whose names remain as testimony to these crimes.

Right: "A Sample of BC Fir," North Vancouver, c. 1900

Huge fir log, c. 1905

A big fir tree curiosity, 1911

Capilano log train, c. 1920

North Vancouver, Capilano, c. 1920

Capilano Valley logging, c. 1920

Biggest tree, Lynn Valley, 1900

Right: Bernard Logging Co, Orford Bay log dump, 1926

Cutting down a big cedar, c. 1920

International Timber Co., c. 1930

Campbell River Logging Co., 1934

Bernard Timber log train, 1926

Logged big fir, Rock Bay, 1934

Campbell River Logging Co., 1934

Right: large cedar snag, BC Forest Service, 1954

Falling giant fir, Cowichan Lake, 1920

Clearcutting, Cowichan Lake, c. 1940

Clearcutting, Cowichan Lake, c. 1940

Loggers, Cowichan Lake, c. 1940

Snag falling, BC Forest Service, 1954

Loggers, Cowichan Lake, 1960

Right: Giant log, Kitsilano logging tract, Vancouver, 1910

Logging tract, Point Grey, University of BC, Vancouver, 1920

Bear in logging tract, Kitsilano, Vancouver, 1910

Right: Canfor chokermen, Woss Lake, 1994

Logged ancient cedar, 1950

Canfor logging truck, 2000

Canfor ancient fir logging, 1994

Log train, Woss Lake, c. 1945

Canfor logging, Woss Lake, 1994

Canfor's Tree Farm #37, 1996

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