Northword magazine – Ghost town on the Skeena: Days of Dorreen

Rob BryceJet Boat Photography, UNBC Experiential Tourism Program Comments

Following up on yesterdays post on Dorreen I though I would add an informative article on the history of Dorreen.   Approximately 30 miles northeast of Terrace, across the Skeena River from Highway 16, is the historic community of Dorreen. There, running along the railway track from the old station to the railway bridge over Fiddler Creek, are the remains … Read More

The Skeena Ghost Town of Dorreen

Rob BryceGhost Towns of Northwest BC Comments

The once early 1900’s ghost town of Dorreen was home to 200-400 gold miners.  Our visit to this charming little town will be by Jet Boat as it is only accessible by Jet Boat or via rail.  it is possible to have via rail drop you off at the town and then when you want to get picked up in … Read More

Kitsault in the News!

Rob BryceGhost Towns of Northwest BC Comments

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.[1] In … Read More

Jet Boats 101

Rob BryceJet Boat Photography, UNBC Experiential Tourism Program Comments

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