Kitselas Canyon Historic Site

Rob BryceGhost Towns of Northwest BC, Jet Boat Photography, UNBC Experiential Tourism Program Comments

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 First Nations member Web Bennet.  Web is a wealth of knowledge and can tell you anything about the history of the area.  On this day we jet boat up the Skeena and ride through the boiling waters of the canyon.  After exploring Ringbolt island we have a shore  lunch in a secluded beach right in  the canyon.  After lunch we hike up a short trail where Web meets us with his UTV and passenger trailer.  He shares his knowledge and shows us the sites as we wind along a path through the beautiful hemlock forest.  Highlights include the longhouses, petroglyphs, totem poles, lookout, dugout canoe, interpretive signs and the flora and fauna.  This day is one you will remember for a long time.

Cruising along the Kitselas Historic site path in the UTV Passenger trailer

 

Kitselas Longhouses

Petroglyphs – Web will explain the significance of this