The Port Essington pilings that once supported the docks and buildings of the thriving cannery town were one of the most photographed items on that day of the tour. Below are three of the guests photos that they took that day.
Port Essington is one of the sites we will visit on both the Ghost Towns and Jet Boat Photography Tour. The Town was named by Captain George Vancouver in 1793 after one of his Royal Navy Friends but the town already had a First Nations name of Spokeshute. The place provides an opportunity to get some very unique photos and … Read More
One of the things we do to prepare participants for our Ghost Town visit is to send out some relevant reading material. One of the book we send out is the “The Town that Got Lost” – The story of Anyox! It is a great read, even if you do not plan to go on the tour. Forward For almost … Read More
Oolichan are a smelt-like fish that are very important to the Nisga’a because of their high grease content. It is well deserving of the name “candlefish” because they can be made to burn like a candle. For the Nisga’a, the Oolichan was a “saviour” fish, due to it being the first fresh food source after the long north coast winter. … Read More
One of the stops on the Ghost Town Tour is Kitsault The town of Kitsault was established in 1979 as the home community to a molybdenum mine run by the Phelps Dodge corporation of the United States. The community was designed for 1,200 residents and included a shopping mall, restaurant, hospital, swimming pool, bank, movie theatre and bowling alley. In … Read More
A jetboat is a boat propelled by a jet of water that is propelled through a corkscrew like impeller that is shot out of the back of the boat. Unlike a powerboat or motorboat that uses a propeller in the water below or behind the boat, a jetboat draws the water from under the boat into a pump inside the … Read More
Constructed in 1911, Powerhouse No. 1 was the heart of the mining and community operations, providing electricity for the smelter, machine shops and other mining operations, as well as the town, until the mine closed in 1936. Secondary powerhouses and substations in the mine site produced electricity for the ore-haulage railway trolleys and other equipment. Constructed of brick and steel, … Read More
We mentioned the Kitselas historic site in a previous blog entry but it deserves another post as the canyon ans site is an amazing place. Not many people have the opportunity to visit the canyon by jet boat and visit Ringbolt island. By viewing the canyon by boat it provides a unique perspective when we are toured around by Kitselas … Read More
The recently released British Columbia Magazine features the “Super 7” Top BC Tours. The UNBC Photography Tour made the list. The Spring 2015 issue is on newstands now! Here area few photos of the magazine and the article.
Just Announced! Don’t miss this chance to be part of the exclusive Experiential “White Sturgeon” Biology Tour! Two full days of Jet Boating on the Upper Fraser River as we take part in a hands-on White Sturgeon capture and release program. Limited to 6 persons per tour! Registration Link http://bit.ly/1alnSqU We are pleased to announce that we are working in … Read More
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