Thursday 14 July 2011

Toronto to Vancouver - Log #012# (Prince George - Vancouver, British Columbia)

Morning caffeine boost, for the 670 Km long drive to Vancouver.

Entering the last Canadian Province, British Columbia.

Industrial city and North capital of British Columbia Prince George.

McLeese Lake.

Thunder rolling.

83 Mile House was an important stop on the Cariboo Wagon Road during the Cariboo Gold Rush

School in little town Clinton.

1898 picture of schoolchildren with McMillans, McDougalls (of Scottish descent) and Luthers (of German origin) forming the majority of students.

Some stroke it lucky some lost fortunes.


Overlooking Thompson River.

Fake Aboriginal tents part of a tourist campsite but I guess they must be looking quite similar with the original ones.

River Fraser and a long line of freight wagons of the CPR (Canadian Pacific Railway).

Yale was founded in 1848 by the Hudson's Bay Company as Fort Yale 

In its heyday at the peak of the gold rush, it was reputed to be the largest city west of Chicago and north of San Francisco. 

It also earned the honor of being "the wickedest little settlement in British Columbia" and "a veritable Sodom and Gomorrah" of vice and violence and lawlessness.

Historic Yale Church.

River Fraser at Fort Yale.

Lake of the Woods.

Arriving Vancouver final stop of this journey after a long 12 hours drive.

Soundtrack: The Arcade Fire, Rebellion