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Quesnel forks | Cariboo Ghost Town

Quesnel forks | Cariboo Ghost Town

By on Apr 21, 2017 in BC, Campgrounds, History | 0 comments

Quesnel Forks |  Cariboo Ghost Town Quesnel forks(Quesnelle Forks, also simply known as “The Forks” or grandly known as “Quesnel City”) is located approximately 10 Km from the small town of Likely BC. Quesnel Forks was founded in 1860. It was a stopping point for the miners on the way over to Barkerville. That is until they built a road...

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Blackrock Mountain Lookout Hike Alberta

Blackrock Mountain Lookout Hike Alberta

By on Apr 21, 2017 in Alberta Hikes, All Hikes, History | 0 comments

Black Rock Mountain Lookout Hike near Nordegg Alberta Want to hike to an old forestry lookout?  Well this is the hike for you.  The Alberta Forest Service built a forest fire lookout on the summit in 1929 which was closed in 1952 and still stands to this day. This is not a easy hike, it seems like it is all uphill! After surviving the Trans Alta Road (very rough...

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Morrin Alberta | The Blooming Prairie

Morrin Alberta | The Blooming Prairie

By on Apr 21, 2017 in History, Points of interests | 2 comments

The Blooming Prairie also Known as Morrin. The first settlers had it right Blooming Prairie was what they called it after the first settlers and post office.  As far as the eye could see there was Prairie flowers, from the Crocus and blue bell to the wild rose and everything between, dancing in the wind.  But with the arrival of the railroad they thought they needed...

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Three Valley Gap Ghost town

Three Valley Gap Ghost town

By on Apr 21, 2017 in BC, History | 0 comments

Three Valley Gap Ghost Town 3 Valley gap is a dream come true for Gordon and Ethel Bell. It is built to reconstruct the era around the gold rush.  There is so much old and interesting artifacts from days gone by.  Try to bring your Grandparent with you on this visit so they can relive their childhood. Come and...

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The Bullion Pit Mine

The Bullion Pit Mine

By on Mar 24, 2017 in History, Points of interests | 0 comments

The Bullion Pit and the Drop Pit Mine The Bullion Pit, was once called the’ Largest Hydraulic Placer Mine in the World. This astonishing man-made gorge now stands as a silent tribute to man’s ability to move mountains and his tenacity in the hunt for Gold. Located just 3 Miles downriver from the town of Likely BC, the Bullion Pit measures over 3 Kilometers in...

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