Historic Trails

Part of the old Hudson's Bay Brigade Trail of 1848/49.

Part of the old Hudson’s Bay Brigade Trail of 1848/49. (courtesy K. Tetreau)

This Province is full of old trails and old roads. The one pictured above was used by the Hudsons Bay Brigate during 1848 and 1849 to haul fur. The trail is actually part of the Tickwalus Trail. The Nlaka’pamux First Nation shared this trail with the Hudsons Bay. Stumbling upon a section of trail such as the one pictured above is simply outstanding and creates a wonderful feeling. You are actually standing on a trail that is thousands of years old!

Another trail is the Dewdney Trail along the Hope Princeton Highway from Hope to Princeton. This was built in part to access gold fields in the southern interior (Rock Creek).

There are many sections of this trail still visible from the road and many sections beg you to get out and hike it. Wonderful examples of early trail building in B.C.

If you see one, explore it. Find out where these trails are and explore them, explore some of the history of British Columbia!

http://www.museevirtuel-virtualmuseum.ca/sgc-cms/expositions-exhibitions/dewdney/english/map/hope/img_hope2.php

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Hudson%27s_Bay_Brigade_Trail

http://www.trails.com/tcatalog_trail.aspx?trailid=XGY001-058

 

 

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