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Port Alberni in Alberni-Clayoquot Regional District, British Columbia — The Canadian Pacific
 

Forest Industry in British Columbia

L’Industrie Forestiere en Colombie-Britannique

 
 
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By Dawn Bowen
1. Forest Industry in British Columbia Marker
Inscription. Harvesting of the forest has long been an important aspect of life on the Pacific Coast. The native people were the first to utilize this valuable resource in the construction of dwellings, canoes, and implements. In the nineteenth century, spars masts, and timber were exported. In 1860 the first export sawmill was constructed near this site. From these beginnings the forest industry has expanded to become a very important element of the economy of British Columbia. In this century considerable diversification has taken place with the rise of pulp and paper production and increased harvesting of interior forests.

L’industrie forestière a longtemps joué un role capital sur la côte du Pacifique. Les autochtones tirèrent parti les premiers de cotte richesse pour construire des habitations, des canots et des outils. Au début du XIXe siècle, on exporte des espars, des mats et du bois de construction. La Première scierie d’exportation fut construite près d’ici en 1860/ L’industrie a propéré depuis et constitue maintenant un important facteur de l’economie provinciale. L’accroisement de la production des pâtes et papiers et du défrichement des forêts intérieures a grandement diversifié l’industrie forestière au cours du siècle actuel.
 
Erected 1950 by Historic Sites and Monuments Board of
Forest Industry in British Columbia Marker image. Click for full size.
By Dawn Bowen, July 10, 2008
2. Forest Industry in British Columbia Marker
This marker is on the right.
Canada.
 
Location. 49° 14.081′ N, 124° 48.961′ W. Marker is in Port Alberni, British Columbia, in Alberni-Clayoquot Regional District. Marker can be reached from Alberni Harbour Quay. Touch for map. Marker is in this post office area: Port Alberni, British Columbia V9Y 4B7, Canada.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 1 other marker is within walking distance of this marker. Bicentennial of the Spanish Expeditions to the Northwest Coasts of America ( within shouting distance of this marker).
 
Categories. Industry & CommerceNatural Resources
 
Clear cuts above Alberni Inlet image. Click for full size.
By Dawn Bowen, July 10, 2008
3. Clear cuts above Alberni Inlet
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016. This page originally submitted on July 15, 2008, by Dawn Bowen of Fredericksburg, Virginia. This page has been viewed 1,584 times since then and 24 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3. submitted on July 15, 2008, by Dawn Bowen of Fredericksburg, Virginia. • Kevin W. was the editor who published this page.
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