One of the nights we have the local first nations community provide a Salmon BBQ for the group. We host this on an island in the middle of the Skeena River where the only thing that bothers us are the Moose.
Coastal wolves are abundant but elusive as we did not have an opportunity to photograph any but we did do some wolf foot print casting on some fresh tracks up one of the remote rivers we visit. Everyone in the group gets an opportunity to make their own cast of a foot print and take home this unique keepsake.
One day of our Jet Boat tour is specifically targeting the photographing of Coastal Estuary Grizzly Bears. We jet out to a remote estuary in search of feeding grizzly bears. The bears come out late May and June to feed on the sedge grasses of the estuary. We will also be on the lookout for other marine mammals and wildlife … Read More
All five nights of our Jet Boat Photography Tour and three nights of our Ghost Towns of Northwest BC will be spent at the magnificent Yellow Cedar Lodge. The lodge is just a few minutes outside of Terrace BC on the banks of the Skeena River. All of our dinners and breakfasts will be served here as well. Red Seal … Read More
Alice Arm is another of our stops on the Ghost Towns of Northwest BC Tour. It is home to the historic Dolly Varden mine which operated from 1919 to 1940 and the North Star mine which ran from 1919 to 1921, and the Torbrit mine from 1949 to 1959. We will cruise along Observatory in our chartered yacht and begin … Read More
Port Essington is another stop on our Jet Boat Photography and Ghost Towns of Northwest BC programs. It is a remote historic that is difficult to access and coordinate. It is located on the lower Skeena River which is impacted by 16ft tides which makes the launching of boats and planning of activities very important. The jet boat ride on … Read More
The 44 metre high, 207 – metre long concrete dam on Anyox Creek was built in 1924 to power a copper mine and smelter, and abandoned in 1935. In the mid 1920′s the town of Anyox was a thriving community of over 3,000, with each home supported by electricity and hot water from the hydroelectric plant. In the early 1920s … Read More
This photo was taken on the first day of the trip last year with the entire group. We had only boated up 5-10 km or so up this amazing river and got out to take some photos of the waterfalls and snow fields that come right down to the shore of the river in JUNE!
Welcome to the site of UNBC Continuing Studies’ Experiential Tourism blog! I’m Rob Bryce and I want to share with you my knowledge of Northern BC and my passion for adventure. Come along with me on some of the most exclusive trips in Northern British Columbia! As a coordinator for Continuing Studies at UNBC, one of my true pleasures is … Read More