B.C. Archive

Path of the Paddle: Canoeing Bowron Lakes

At first glance, my notebook tells a rather negative tale of wind and rain and mud-sucking portages. A closer look suggests that canoeing the twelve lake, 116.4 kilometre (72 mile) Bowron Lakes Canoe Circuit might just be for the birds. Did I mention I like birds? The world-renowned canoe circuit is home to loons,

What a Rush: Barkerville, B.C.

WRITTEN BY: MEGAN KOPP Most people have heard of the California ‘49ers. Many know of the Klondike stampeders heading up to the Yukon in 1898. But what about the gold fever surrounding Barkerville, British Columbia? It lies smack dab in the middle of the western gold rush timeline. Connecting to the Past I have three

Hiking the Chilkoot Trail: Historic Gear Checklists

WRITTEN BY: MEGAN KOPP Posted in one of the cooking shelters at Sheep Camp, we found a sheet of paper with historic packing list suggestions for men and women planning to hike the Chilkoot Trail through Alaska, British Columbia and the Yukon. Read the lists below and – after you research to learn that oakum is

Exploring the Past at Mount Robson Provincial Park

WRITTEN BY: MEGAN KOPP It’s Canada’s 150th in 2017. What better time to celebrate our country’s past than now?   British Columbia’s Mount Robson is a blast to my past Many years ago – who’s counting? –  I spent a summer working on a youth crew in Mount Robson Provincial Park, B.C.. We did a little trail work and

A Writer, A Club, and a Hut

WRITTEN BY: MEGAN KOPP One of our favourite Alpine Club of Canada (ACC) Huts is the Elizabeth Parker Hut – a little log cabin in a pristine meadow near Lake O’Hara, British Columbia. A Jewel of a Hut With an unsurpassed setting, piles of the white stuff, and stellar night skies – Elizabeth Parker Hut