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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.

Ogopogo Monster – Lake Okanogan

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,

The Cadborosaurus

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

Alaska Boundary Dispute

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

Leprosy Island of D’Arcy

At the turn of the last century, D’Arcy Island, a remote patch of land off Vancouver Island, was prison to a handful of Chinese people suffering from leprosy. They were marooned there to die.  Today, the island is a park, its history buried with the forgotten Chinese men — and

Emerald Lake and The Brass Bath Tubs

Emerald Lake, near Field British Columbia, is a beautiful site. Formed by the thrusting of the mountain ranges and filled with glacial run-off, the surface of Emerald Lake glistens with the blue-green hue of an emerald. During the early days of the transcontinental railway, which joined Canada from coast-to-coast, the

Princess May goes high and dry

The Princess May (first named Cass, then later, Arthur, Cass (again), Ningchow, and Hating) was 249 feet (76 m) long, 33-foot (10 m) beam, 18-foot (5.5 m) depth of hold, 1717 gross and 1394 registered tons.  She was driven by 3 engines driving three propellers.  Built in 1888, The Princess May was designed

Vanlene Shipwreck

The Vanlene left Japan in 1972 with its holds filled with 300 Dodge Colts. It traveled east towards Washington State without the services of radar and radio direction finders.  They even had a faulty depth finder.  It made its was, unknowingly in to the area of Vancouver Island, some 200