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HAZELTON

The oldest community in Northern British Columbia that was settled by Europeans is Hazelton. During 1866 men were working on the Collins Overland Telegraph, installing poles and running wire. The goal was to run from San Fransisco, north through the … Continue reading

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Historic Yale

Yale, founded in 1848 by the Hudson Bay Company, became an important community during the gold rush.  Yale, nestled amongst tall, almost vertical mountains sits on a bend of the Fraser River. This is an awesome place! Upon entering Yale … Continue reading

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Terrace From Thornhill Mountain

The hike (or drive) up the old mining trail to the top of Thornhill Mountain near Terrace is well worth the experience. The top is 4,158 feet above sea level and commands a wonderful view of the valley’s.  The trail, … Continue reading

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Ghost House….or?

  Driving the roads and back roads of British Columbia one can come across many old settlements and lonely old homes. Some of them are in the loneliest of places and very isolated while others appear now, near communities as … Continue reading

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Sea Life

British Columbia has more than 16,900 mi of coastline (including all the islands) between the southern border with Washington State and the northern border with Alaska. That is quite some distance. Flying  north along the coastline you have an opportunity … Continue reading

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Historic Trails

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 … Continue reading

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REFLECTIONS

Driving around British Columbia you will come across beautiful scenery and at times bodies of water will host reflections of the nearby forests or mountains. Take a look next time you are out there and see what you can find. … Continue reading

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