Flashback Friday: Map of BC pulp mills in 1957

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Location of BC pulp mills in 1957

Pulp was the new area of growth for the forest industry back in the 1950’s in British Columbia.

It was one of the largest employers  in the province.

A total of 32 pulp mills.

Now the North American pulp industry is struggling to compete with other nations.

 

 

  • Port Alice – Rayonier Canada (BC) Ltd.
  • Gold River – Tahsis Co. Ltd.
  • Duncan Bay – Crown Zellerbach Canada Ltd.
  • Nanaimo – Macmillan Bloedel
  • Crofton – BC Forest Products Ltd.
  • Port Alberni – Macmillan Bloedel
  • Woodfibre – Rayonier Canada
  • Powell River – Macmillan Bloedel
  • Port Mellon – Canadian Forest Products Ltd.
  • Bella Coola – Portal Forest Industries
  • Bella Coola – Crown Zellerbach
  • Ocean Falls – Crown Zellerbach
  • Kitimat – Eurocan Pulp and Paper
  • Prince Rupert – Columbia Cellulose Company
  • Prince Rupert – Skeena Kraft Ltd.
  • Houston – Bulkley Valley Forest Industries
  • Fraser Lake – Fraser Lake Pulp and Lumber Ltd.
  • Mackenzie – Finlay Forest Industries
  • Mackenzie – BC Forest Products Ltd.
  • Taylor – Peace Forest Products
  • Prince George – Northwood Pulp Ltd.
  • Prince George – Intercontinental Pulp Company
  • Prince George – Prince George Pulp and Paper
  • Quesnel – Cariboo Pulp and Paper
  • Kamloops – Kamloops Pulp and Paper Ltd.
  • North Okanagan – Crown Zellerbach
  • Castlegar – Columbia Cellulose
  • Skookumchuck – Crestbrook Forest Industries
  • Nelson – Belkin Packaging Ltd.
  • New Westminster – Scott Paper Ltd.
  • Burnaby – Belkin Packaging Ltd.
  • Annacis Island – Macmillan Bloedel

(source: British Columbia Financial and Economic Review 1957)

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