Saturday, October 31, 2015

Buildings Filmed Between Houston And Burns Lake British Columbia (Pictures)


Above Photo: I don’t believe the buildings are very old, but they looked really interesting and made for a nice picture.

We always try to keep a lookout for something nice to film. On one of our recent drives out to Burns Lake, British Columbia we spotted some buildings in an open field. 

They looked interesting so I stopped the car and walked into the field and took a number of pictures. 

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Smithers British Columbia Main Street Alpine Theme (16 - Photos)


Above Photo: A statue of a man blowing an alpine horn.

Smithers is a town located in northwestern British Columbia, Canada, approximately halfway between Prince George and Prince Rupert. Smithers is located in the Regional District of Bulkley-Nechako. With a population of 5,404, Smithers is a service area for most of the Bulkley Valley.

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Friday, October 30, 2015

The Bulkley River Around Houston British Columbia (9 Pictures/ 2 Video Clips)


Above Photo: Beaver dam down stream on the The Bulkley River.

As many might notice, the Bulkley River is one of my favorite places in and around Houston, British Columbia to be. No matter what part of the Bulkley river I visit, the beauty is breath taking. 

So today, on October 30, 2015 my wife and I made another visit to the Bulkley river as the beavers are damming up the river in a couple of different spots, and I was hoping we might get some pictures of the fury little critter, but today we certainly heard the beaver splashing around up river, but never seem it.

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Thursday, October 29, 2015

Mural Paintings In Smithers British Columbia (8 - Pictures)


On my picture taking journeys around Smithers, British Columbia I found a good number of Mural Paintings on different buildings. Most are really detailed and fun to look at. 

So what I have decided to do is to add 8 new mural I have not posted before, so I hope you enjoy looking at them.

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St. Stephen’s Anglican Heritage Church Telkwa British Columbia


Above Photo: A photo of the 1910 St. Stephen’s Anglican Heritage Church in 
Telkwa British Columbia.

In Telkwa British Columbia you will find a beautiful 1910 old church which sits right along sidfe Highway 16. It seems the Telkwa Museum Society looks after the church and will rent it out for special occasions. 

You can visit the Telkwa website for details if you wish to rent the old church.

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Telkwa British Columbia


Above Photo: Road sign welcoming travelers to Telkwa, British Columbia.

A few days ago we drove out to Telkwa from our home in Houston, British Columbia. It was such a beautiful day we decided to head out. 

This time I wanted to get some pictures from around the two bridges that are really close together. One of the bridges is for the CN Railway, and the other for vehicle traffic. The Telkwa River runs under the Railroad bridge, and the river flowing under the vehicle bridge is the Bulkley River.

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Wednesday, October 28, 2015

Smithers British Columbia Visitor Centre (Photos)


Above Photo: Lonely Cougar looks back toward his home in the mountains from the Smithers, British Columbia Visitor Centre.

We were out in Smithers, B.C. a few days ago and I wandered around taking pictures of a lot of things as the weather was beautiful. One of the places I thought I would start with was the Chamber of Commerce/ Visitor Centre.

There was a display of a Cougar outside the building which I thought was pretty cool. the Cougar looks like it is missing the high mountains as it looks staring off into the distant mountains.

I have a few pictures from around the Smithers, B.C. Visitor Centre and just outside of 
Smithers as well.

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Tuesday, October 27, 2015

Rose Lake British Columbia (6 - Pictures)


Above Photo: Rose Lake, British Columbia.

On our way out to Burns Lake the other day my wife and I stopped at the Rose Lake camping site which is on the shore of Rose Lake and  along Highway 16. 

The people in the community of Rose Lake have come together providing a nice camp site. There are grassy spots to erect a tent on, there are pit toilets, picnic tables and a great covered area should the weather turn bad.

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Photos From Around Houston British Columbia (6 - Pictures)


Above Photo: A look towards the snow capped Telkwa Mountain Range.

Today my wife and I took a short drive around town, here in Houston, British Columbia. I wanted to take some more pictures before winter sets in, which could come at anytime now.

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Friday, October 23, 2015

Pictures From Around My Hometown Houston British Columbia (5 Photos)


 Above Photo: Horses grazing at the corner of Buck Flats and Lund Road.
(Photo was taken on October 21, 2015)

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Here are a couple of pictures I took around Houston the other day. First up is the horses, this again was taken at the corner of Buck Flats and Lund road.

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Saturday, October 17, 2015

Telkwa British Columbia Museum


Above Photo: Sign for the Museum In Telkwa, British Columbia.

On my many travels around northern British Columbia, I have passed the Telkwa Museum most likely a few hundred times and have never stopped in to see what the museum has for Telkwa's history. 

Finally when I did stop by this past September, the museum was of course closed for the year. Although I wasn't able to view the artifacts which are inside, there still was some interesting items outside on display.

I have posted a few pictures below that can be viewed outside along Highway 16. There also is another area on the grounds which is fenced off, behind the fence you can see a number of really cool machines from the past. 

To view the pictures and read a little more on the Museum, please visit the below link.

Telkwa British Columbia Museum.

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Tuesday, October 13, 2015

Totem Pole Sits In The Steelhead Park Houston British Columbia


Above Photo: Totem Pole located in the Steelhead Park Houston, British Columbia.

My wife and I took the dog over to the Steelhead Park in Houston, British Columbia today, as it was a beautiful day.

The park's flowers have pretty much died off, but there still is a large number of travelers pulling into the park to take pictures of Canada's largest fly rod and reel.

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Monday, October 12, 2015

1914 St. John The Divine Anglican Church Quick British Columbia (Photo)


Above Photo: 1914 St. John The Divine Anglican Church in Quick British Columbia.

On our travels around northern British Columbia we stopped at the St. John The Divine Anglican Church located in Quick British Columbia. 

The church was built in 1914 and stands today in fantastic condition. It sits on a nicely cut lawn, with colorful Fall bushes around it. 

Inside the church there is a old stove that would keep people warm in the winter months when attending church. There is also oil lamps that were used inside for the lighting.

Anyone one passing through Quick, B.C. is welcome to drop by as the doors remain open.

If you were driving west from Prince George, B.C. and you will be passing through Quick, keep your eyes open for the Quick Road West as you would make a left hand turn off of Highway 16 and onto Quick Road West. From there, it sits on the left hand side of the the road and not many yards off the Highway, actually if you look closely, you can see it from Highway 16.

Location for the church can be found on Google maps, link is below. 


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Sunday, October 11, 2015

Old Historic Hazelton British Columbia (Pictures)


Hazelton is one of the oldest settlements in Northern British Columbia, its European settlement dates back to 1866 when the Collins Overland telegraph went through.

Hazelton was the original gateway and staging area for the Omineca Gold Rush of 1869-73. Besides the hunt for riches, there was one other important reason to visit: it had the only proper hospital for hundreds of miles in any direction. 

One of its other, less appreciated, distinctions was in having dozens of roaming, foraging and howling sled dogs, as nearly everyone had their own team and many were allowed to run free. 

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Above Photo: I loved the old wagon on top of the building.

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Tuesday, October 6, 2015

The Ksan Historical Village Near Hazelton British Columbia (24 Pictures)


Above Photo: Sign welcoming you to the Ksan Historical Village 
near Hazelton British Columbia.

The Ksan Historical Village and Museum is located at the confluence of the Skeena and Bulkley Rivers where near Hazelton, British Columbia. Ksan was founded before Hazelton was in 1866, and was populated by the Gitxsan aboriginal people.

The village has been replicated to show what the community of the Gitxsan aboriginal people looked like from years ago. Not only is it an amazing place to visit, it is a very import part of British Columbia's history.

Before arriving in the Ksan Village, you have to cross over the Hagwilget Canyon Bridge. 

I have a number of photos that I took at the Ksan Village and information on the area. I will also be making another posting on Ksan a little later and will post the remaining 16 photos. 

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Saturday, October 3, 2015

Fall Colours And Twin Falls Smithers British Columbia (Photos/Videos)


Above Photo:  One of the two waterfalls, this one has a lot of water rushing over top the rock.

On my Travel blog page, there are 11 pictures of today's journey.

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