Tuesday, September 15, 2015

J is for Jaffray

ABC Wednesday
September 16th, 2015

The letter is J for Jaffray

A small unincorporated village in southeast British Coumbia with a population of under one thousand, spread over a rural area of roughly 44 square kilometres.

Formerly a siding, depot and steam train water stop, with local sawmills, it is located just north of the Canadian/United States border at Rooseville.

This portion of the Rocky Mountain Trench is somewhat flat, with open woodland and grasslands, making it very popular for its great recreational opportunities.

There are a number of beautiful lakes in the area that appeal to vacationers,
boaters and fishermen.

Tie Lake

Rosen Lake

Lake Koocanusa, which stretches south into Montana

Jaffray is the only community in B.C. that starts with a J.
(that I could find)

It may be small in size and number, but is also close-knit and energetic!

It has a fine Pub and Grill, the Sunrise.....

where people gather for good times

and dinner in the adjoining restaurant

There is a Community Hall for pot lucks and meetings and parties

a competent and well trained group of fire fighters

and an enthusiastic hockey team - The Flames

Jaffrey is only one of many such communities in British Columbia that grow in rural areas

and from where many of our notable citizens come.

Dean Brody is a country singer who has won seven consecutive awards as
a Canadian Country Musician

                            Two excellent wildlife painters, John de Jong and LR Mark Hall

can be reached here and at  http://lrmarkhall.com/

How to get to Jaffray....

More Js here at ABC Wednesday, with thanks to Roger and Denise
and all jaunty helpers....


John "By Stargoose And Hanglands" said...

Nice little tour to somewhere I'd otherwise never have heard of. Places beginning with J are rare in England too - Jaywick Sands and Jarrow are the only two I know, while up in Scotland there's Johnstone and Jedburgh. I doubt that there are any in Wales as Welsh has no letter J.

Roger Owen Green said...

cute little town'
rog, abcw

Melody Steenkamp said...

Wonderful photographs of even more wonderful places.... Thank you for taking me on tour, I've enjoyed it!!

Have a nice ABC-week and day
♫ Mel☺dy ♫ (abc-w-team)

The Weaver of Grass said...

Such an interesting post Hildred. On our many visits to Canada over the last few years we have come across various communities like this - usually the railway goes through and yet they are small communities. I remember Banff (which I believe was built specifically as a tourist centre) and Jasper. (had my first taste of Arctic Char in Banff!)

Joy said...

Beautiful lakes, I like the romance of it being a water stop for steam trains in the past.

Reader Wil said...

I love these rural places. Thanks for sharing.Have a great week, Hildred.
Wil, ABCW Team

Trubes said...

Hi Hildred,
What a delightful little place and the pictures are lovely particularly the ones of the lake.
We have, in the UK, a region called The Lake District and it is designated as a National Park, it is quite a stunning part of our small island with several lakes surrounded by dramatic mountains. it is only an hour's drive from our home in the N.W. of England.
When I have the opportunity I shall write about it on ABCW....
Thank you for sharing your part of the world with us,

Best wishes,
ABCW team.

fredamans said...

Wonderful lake photos!
Go Leafs Go! LOL

Ann, Chen Jie Xue 陈洁雪 said...

your owl is a windchime?