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5 edition of Fraser Canyon, from Cariboo road to super highway found in the catalog.

Fraser Canyon, from Cariboo road to super highway

by Lorraine Harris

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Published by Hancock House in Surrey, B.C, Blaine, WA .
Written in English

    Places:
  • Fraser Canyon (B.C.),
  • British Columbia,
  • Fraser Canyon
    • Subjects:
    • Roads -- British Columbia -- Fraser Canyon -- History.,
    • Fraser Canyon (B.C.) -- History -- Pictorial works.,
    • Fraser Canyon (B.C.) -- Pictorial works.

    • Edition Notes

      On spine: Fraser Canyon highway.

      Other titlesFraser Canyon highway.
      StatementLorraine Harris.
      Classifications
      LC ClassificationsF1089.F7 H37 1984
      The Physical Object
      Pagination62 p. :
      Number of Pages62
      ID Numbers
      Open LibraryOL2982305M
      ISBN 10088839182X
      LC Control Number84233140
      OCLC/WorldCa12614165

      - Explore Bonanza Gold's board "Riverbeds & Goldstreams", followed by people on Pinterest. See more ideas about Fraser river, Peace river, Fraser canyon pins.   You could make the case that the entire Cariboo Highway, from Cache Creek to Prince George, is the most dangerous long route in the province, .

        Cariboo Road Last updated Octo Route of the Cariboo Road in red. Steamboat travel in blue; dotted lines are alternate routes or routes to other goldfields. The Cariboo Road (also called the Cariboo Wagon Road, the Great North Road or the Queen's Highway) was a project initiated in by the Governor of the Colony of British Columbia, James Douglas. Cariboo/Fraser Canyon/Kamloops Beyond Hope. Blue Lake Resort: Boston Bar – Campground Review Jeune Provincial Park is located about 1/2 an hour south of Kamloops and a bit over a 1/2 hr north of Merrit, just off Highway 5. The elevation, of almost 1, meters, can be both an attraction and deterrent when considering this park.

        Wednesday, J The Cariboo Wagon Road by ling.   Lastly, Bradley examines the Fraser Canyon Highway and the development of historical resources in the Cariboo, chiefly Barkerville Historic Town. The road through the canyon follows the route pioneered by the famed Cariboo Wagon Road, completed in to provide access to the gold camps of the Cariboo Mountains.


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Fraser Canyon, from Cariboo road to super highway by Lorraine Harris Download PDF EPUB FB2

: Fraser Canyon: From Cariboo Road to Super Highway (): Harris, Lorraine: Books. Details By: Harris, LorraineISBN: X / Binding: Trade Paper Size: " X "Pages: 64Photos: 58Illustrations: 14Publication Date: Description PR Highlights: The history of the Fraser Canyon Highlights: B/w photos & sketches ption: This book traces the development of the route through the Fraser Canyon from the early Fur.

ISBN: X OCLC Number: Notes: On spine: Fraser Canyon highway. Description: 62 pages: illustrations ; 22 cm. Geology. The canyon was formed during the Miocene period (– million years ago) by the river cutting into the uplifting Interior Plateau. From the northern Cariboo to Fountain, the river follows the line of the huge Fraser Fault, which runs on a north-south axis and meets the Yalakom Fault a few miles downstream from res of lava flows are present in cliffs along the.

The Cariboo Road (also called the Cariboo Wagon Road, the Great North Road or the Queen's Highway) was a project initiated in by the Governor of the Colony of British Columbia, James involved a feat of engineering stretching from Fort Yale to Barkerville in the Canadian province of British Columbia through extremely hazardous canyon territory in the interior of British Columbia.

At the end of the Fraser Valley, the highway splits into two main routes north. These days, most people take the Coquihalla, but in days past Highway 1 through the Fraser Canyon was the main route into Central and Northern British Columbia.

This canyon road still forms part of the Coast Mountain Circle Route, and if you’re looking for a road less travelled – which as Robert Frost advised.

Highway 1 follows the scenic Fraser River through the Canyon which has served as a key transportation route since the late s when thousands were chasing gold using boats and pack horses in a rush that would end in Barkerville, hundreds of miles and many days away in the Cariboo.

Just north of Hope the broad Fraser Valley narrows to a deep, constricted canyon. Take a BC Summer Road Trip through the Fraser Canyon. By Kimberly Walker. The Fraser Canyon makes the perfect close-to-home road trip for people who live in the Fraser Valley and Greater Vancouver areas.

The scenery is diverse enough that you feel like you really are “getting away” but the mileage on your car stays relatively low, giving you lots of bang for your buck. The Fraser Canyon is one of BC’s most scenic drives. As you near the end of the Fraser Valley in Hope, the highway splits into two main routes north.

These days, most people take the Coquihalla, but in the past, Highway 1 through the Fraser Canyon was the main route into Central and Northern British Columbia. Today, driving through the Fraser.

Drive along winding roads through ranchlands dotted with grazing cattle and horses, making a stop at Chasm Provincial amazing ponderosa pine-covered canyon features striking colours best seen at sunrise or sunset when the light brings out hues of red, brown, yellow, and purple.

A steep, lava-layered canyon wall runs for eight kilometres along a metre wide, metre deep chasm. Today it’s part of Hwy. 1, the Trans-Canada Highway. But the Trans-Canada didn’t officially open until — inthe Fraser Canyon route was known as the Cariboo Highway. The views of the rugged canyon and the mighty Fraser River are spectacular.

Section 2: Lillooet to Quesnel. Directions & Estimated Driving Time: From Lillooet take Highway 99 to the junction of Highway 97 then north to Quesnel, traveling through Clinton, Mile House, Williams Lake and Quesnel km /.

5 Lillooet — Mile 0 on the old Cariboo Wagon Road 6 Lytton — junction town where Highway 12 splits off the Trans-Canada to follow the Fraser Canyon to Lillooet 7 Seton Portage and Shalalth — collectively known as Seton, 32 km west of Lillooet between Seton and Anderson Lakes, considered part of the.

Finally, by the winter ofthe Great Wagon Road had conquered the Fraser Canyon from Yale to the Cache Creek area. There remained only the stretch from Yale to Hope itself. The steamer Umatilla still plied the waters between Hope and Yale, taking 5 hours on. After the gold rush (and the construction of the Canadian Pacific Railway through the canyon) the Yale – Cariboo Wagon Road was largely destroyed and abandoned; however, the automobile craze of the s generated a renewed interest in the route and so, between andthe Fraser Canyon route was reborn as the Fraser Canyon Highway.

Aug 9, - Passage way to my home, rich in early history of toil, turmoil, wonderment, and rewards. See more ideas about Fraser canyon, Fraser, History pins. As a child growing up in Surrey in the s and ’60s, the Trans-Canada Highway through the Fraser Canyon was a regular route for our family road trips, and I’ve never lost my fascination with the 7 tunnels that were built between and Located between Boston Bar and Yale, they each have their own character, and range from Location Address: Quesnel Forks Road, Likely, BC | GPS Coordinates - N W Mailing Address: Box Williams Lake BC V2G 2V3.

As is the case throughout the Fraser Canyon, it has looked very shabby since the opening of the Coquihalla highway (#5) in Essential to the completion of the Cariboo Road, the first Alexandra Bridge was begun on J and completed September 1, The Cariboo Wagon Road is considered one of the main legacies of BC’s gold rush era of the s and s.

The Cariboo Wagon Road started out as two separate routes: the first being the Port Douglas-Lillooet route that was created in and the second was a route from New Westminster up the Fraser Canyon. Dramatic scenery takes centre stage on Hwy. 1, where the cliff-hugging road twists through the Fraser Canyon past sheer rock walls and along perilous ledges jutting hundreds of metres above the thundering Fraser River.

Meanwhile, in the South Cariboo, Hwy. 24 (The Fishing Highway) bisects a rustic tableau of old homesteads, meadows and wooden. Highway One from Alexandra Bridge to Cariboo Road at Alexandra Tunnel. I originally had 'Night On Disco Mountain' from 'Saturday Night Fever' as the audio.

But the sound track was muted, so I. This was the main highway through the Fraser canyon until about when the new Nine Mile canyon bridge was built at Ainslie creek. Old Cariboo road at Nine Mile canyon near Boston Bar BC.