November 25th, 2015
The letter is T for Terrace, B.C.
Terrace lies in the beautiful Skeena River Valley amidst the Coast mountain Range and was named for the natural terraces cut by the Skeena River over the past centuries.
It is literally a city built within a forest, surrounded by National Parks with
endless tracts of trees, sweet mountain air, hanging valleys and beautiful lakes.
The First Nation people of Terrace are one of North America's oldest populations
still occupying the same land as their ancestors did.
There are a number of First Nation villages in northwestern B.C.,
and closest to the city of Terrace
is the Kitselas and Kitsumkallum, occupied by the Tsimshian people.
Kitselas canyon, a favourite place to explore
and the Kitselas People seated around their Beaver House Totem in 1912
in modern times
the Kitsumkallum peoples
an Indian canoe on the lake
the Long House
The west Coast of British Columbia abounds in Totem poles, - in Stanley Park,
Vancouver, in northern villages and the island of Haida Quai
George Little, the founding father of the town, tired of the Gold Rush and settled in Terrace in 1905, built a sawmill in 1911, and established the area economically. Today
the forest continues to provide the mainstay of the area.
Terrace is home to "Ursus americanus "kermodei", the rare white Kermode Bear, and this statue in the town is dedicated to the "Spirit Bear", honouring the traditional legend that the spirits of these bears help humans in distress and protect then from evil spirits.The Kermode bear is a pale colour form of the black bear, and it is protected by law in B.C.
The area abounds in wildlife
Grizzlies,(there is a Sanctuary) wolves, cougar, black bears, bald eagles
and is a wonderfully inviting spot for fishermen.
The town has a renowned Farmer's Market, a golf course, many hiking and biking trails through forest stands of Sitka spruce and Western Red Cedar, an Art Gallery, beaches and interesting Heritage Buildings at the Terrace Heritage Park
representing the distinct aspect of pioneer life.
How will you get there?
By air, by rail or by road.....
A wonderful part of British Columbia to explore.
Lots more interesting Ts here, at ABC Wednesday, and many
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