Exactly 73 years ago, on June 11, 1945, two Indian trappers drowned in the headwaters of the Wapiti River in the British Columbian Rockies somewhere between Prince George, BC, and Grande Prairie, Alberta. These men, named Archie Belcourt and Josie LeTan, hailed from the tiny community of Rio Grande, located
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 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.
Harry Jerome If you walk along the seawall in Vancouver's Stanley Park, you'll come to a bronze sculpture of Harry Jerome, one of Canada's greatest track stars. Back in the 1960's, this Canadian icon shattered several world records in sprinting. Although Jerome was a great runner, he is remembered today for more
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,
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