5 Frontiersmen of the Canadian Wild West Back to 5 Frontiersmen of the Canadian Wild West 2. Kootenai Brown If you've ever driven through Waterton Lakes National Park on the Alberta #5 Highway, you might have noticed a sign labelled "Kootenai Brown" directing you off the main drag. If you take the sign's advice,
The Province of British Columbia is located on the west coast of Canada. This region has some of the most beautiful natural waterways and scenery in the world.
Five Frontiersmen of the Canadian Wild West Thanks to Hollywood Westerns, the world will not forget icons of the American frontier any time soon. Gunfight at the O.K. Corral (1957) immortalized Wyatt Earp, Doc Holliday, and the Cochise County Cowboys. John Wayne's starring role in The Alamo (1960) made Davy Crockett a household name.
If you travel a up the Capilano River from its mouth near the Lions Gate Bridge in Vancouver, BC, you'll come to a long bridge suspended high up over the valley. This is the Capilano Suspension Bridge, one of British Columbia's oldest and most popular tourist attractions. History In 1887, a Scottish civil
On Memorial Day 2015, tens of thousands of music lovers packed on the grassy slopes of the Main Stage of The Gorge Amphitheater near George, Washington. It was the fourth and last day of the Sasquatch Music Festival. With a spectacular view of the Columbia River below, fans cheered as various
The Cariboo Gold Rush started when, miners working sand bars in the rivers of British Columbia, found several creeks extremely rich with gold. Many towns were sprung up near the gold. Barkerville was the most notable. The Cariboo Gold Rush attracted world wide attention creating the Overlanders Expedition of 1862. Prospectors
On June 6, 1912, Mount Novarupta, in central Alaska, exploded into a fiery volcano. The eruption was preceded by a series of severe earth rumblings. Over the many weeks of continued erupting over 700 feet of ash was deposited in the vicinity of the dome. Trees were smashed, all vegetation
The Komagata Maru was a steamship charted to challenge the Continuous Passage Act. The 1900 census in Canada indicated that there were over 2000 Indians. Most of them were Punjabis living in Canada. Even though the number seems low, given the population then, it was enough to alarm the populous (or at
There is a plaque at one point on Lake Okanogan that reads: "Before the unimaginative white man came, the fearsome lake monster N'ha·a·itk was well-known to the superstitious Indians. His home was Squally Point. Small animals were carried in the canoes to appease the serpent. Ogopogo is still seen each year,
A retired Victoria marine biologist believes an enormous, humped sea serpent plies the waters of the Pacific Coast. Edward Bousfield is in relentless pursuit of an elusive marine serpent, the Cadborosaurus. Since the report of a sighting in Cadboro Bay, Victoria, in 1933 (hence Cadborosaurus, the lizard of Cadboro Bay), dozens
Have you ever wondered why the Alaska / Canadian British Columbia border looks so very odd, what with a slim panhandle running one third of the way down the BC coast? Alaska was once owned by Russia. Their right was based on the establishment of fur trading locations at places