Author
Topic: Okanagan Lake on the 1954 $100  (Read 8822 times)
Seth
  • Very Senior Member
  • *****
  • Posts: 935
« on: October 17, 2016, 10:30:56 pm »

I know the subject of the image of the lake on the back of the 1954 $100 is disputed, with the Bank of Canada saying it is Okanagan Lake, but others disagreeing.

Have a look at this vista of Okanagan Lake on Google Street View it looks pretty darn close to me.


Track your Canadian currency online!

http://www.whereswilly.com
Seth
  • Very Senior Member
  • *****
  • Posts: 935
« Reply #1 on: October 17, 2016, 10:37:46 pm »

Sorry, broken link. Trying again:

This image too

It looks like the view from the same spot but a little higher up the mountain would reproduce the 1954 $100 almost perfectly.
[/quote]

Track your Canadian currency online!

http://www.whereswilly.com
ogopogo
  • Junior Member
  • **
  • Posts: 45
« Reply #2 on: October 19, 2016, 09:50:04 pm »

View is from Munson mountain between Pentiction and Naramata.
Seth
  • Very Senior Member
  • *****
  • Posts: 935
« Reply #3 on: October 19, 2016, 10:15:01 pm »

Yes, several references to the 1954 $100 on the web mention the view from Munson Mountain location.

Track your Canadian currency online!

http://www.whereswilly.com
Seth
  • Very Senior Member
  • *****
  • Posts: 935
« Reply #4 on: April 01, 2017, 01:18:16 pm »

I found another Google Street view image from higher up the mountain. I am convinced this is Okanagan lake. I have labelled a few of the geographical features on each.

https://www.google.ca/maps/@49.5136424,-119.5534742,3a,49.2y,321.71h,82.57t/data=!3m6!1e1!3m4!1snmMJwRnwQOiiriVDqyV10g!2e0!7i13312!8i6656!6m1!1e1?hl=en





Track your Canadian currency online!

http://www.whereswilly.com
Seth
  • Very Senior Member
  • *****
  • Posts: 935
« Reply #5 on: April 01, 2017, 01:18:48 pm »


Track your Canadian currency online!

http://www.whereswilly.com
Seth
  • Very Senior Member
  • *****
  • Posts: 935
« Reply #6 on: April 07, 2017, 08:56:04 am »

If anyone still cares about the details, the viewpoint of Okanagan Lake on the note (and the Google Street View link above) isn't from Munson Mountain like most web sources say, it's from Mount Campbell.

Track your Canadian currency online!

http://www.whereswilly.com
skaha_boy
  • Newbie
  • *
  • Posts: 11
« Reply #7 on: June 20, 2017, 08:19:42 pm »

This is a picture I took myself in Osoyoos in 2001. Looks pretty similar to the view on the bill.



 

Login with username, password and session length