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Map of British Columbia

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.

Thunderbird- A Canadian Legend

Thunderbird A Canadian Legend On the eastern shore of Stanley Park in Vancouver, British Columbia, at a place known as Brockton Point, stands a cluster of ten totem poles carved and painted by First Nations artists. One of these carvings- a striking replica of a Kwakwaka'wakw longhouse post- stands in conspicuous prominence.

Capilano Suspension Bridge

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

Cariboo Gold Rush – Camels?

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

The Novarupta Alaska Volcano

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 Incident

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