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HIGHWAY 1


(Map of TCH in B. C.)
Author's note: Original map by
RAND McNALLY, butchered by Lee. A Wood

HORSESHOE BAY TO CACHE CREEK

THIS IS WHAT YOU WOULD SEE WHILE DRIVING ALONG THE TRANS CANADA HIGHWAY, FROM HORSESHOE BAY TO CACHE CREEK.

FOR A SIGN BY SIGN DESCRIPTION OF THE HIGHWAY ITSELF, CHECK THE `1 WEST' LINKS AT THE BOTTOM OF THIS PAGE.

ABBOTTSFORD
AGASSIZ
ASHCROFT
MANOR
BOSTON BAR
BRIDAL FALLS
BURNABY
CACHE CREEK
CHILLIWACK
COQUITLAM
DOGWOOD
VALLEY
HELL'S GATE
HOPE
HORSESHOE BAY
JACK
ASS
MTN.
LYTTON
NORTH
VANCOUVER
POPKUM
SHAW SPRINGS
SPENCES
BRIDGE
SPUZZUM
SURREY
WEST VANCOUVER
YALE

The TCH (Trans Canada Highway) starts, or ends, in British Columbia's provincial Capital city.

From Victoria, the TCH moves North West to the ferry terminal in Nanaimo and then by MV (Motor Vessel) to the ferry terminal in Horseshoe Bay on the B. C. mainland.

Very little of the TCH has been widened to 4 lanes.

Though us truckers, who get paid by the mile, really would love to see the TCH become 4 lanes, for its entire length, so we wouldn't be stuck behind scenery gawking tourists, in the summer, and people who don't know how to drive on ice, in the winter, it really isn't cost effective.

Highways, like everything else that is built by governments, must be paid for out of the general revenue.

General revenue is generated by taxes. Of which we all pay too much already.

So if you want to widen a highway, at a cost of $10,000,000 per Kilometer, and the TCH is the longest highway in the world, 7,821 Km. from Victoria, B. C. to St. John's, Newfoundland, and the population of Canada is only 30 million people, and don't forget the ferry system, across the Georgia Strait, and the bridges across all the rivers, and the other important things that the government must buy, like paying off some ex prime minister because he sued the government for slandering his good name, like he ever had a good name to begin with.

Well, anyway, you can see why we poor taxpayers just can't afford to have our one major highway, widened into a freeway.

These are some of the pictures I took, through the windshield, along B. C.'s Highway 1.

WEST - FROM HORSESHOE BAY TO HOPE

VIEWS FROM THE TCH AS IT PASSES THROUGH THE MUNICIPALITY OF WEST VANCOUVER

(Horseshoe Bay - Ferry, islands, water.)
A FERRY LEAVES HORSESHOE BAY
BOWEN ISLAND (IN THE BACKGROUND)
(Horseshoe Bay - Freeway, Toll booth buildings.)
ENTRANCE TO FERRY TERMINAL
Horseshoe Bay - (Freeway down to toll booths.)
APPROACHING FERRY TERMINAL
(Larson Bay- Water & island.)
LARSON BAY
(Eagle Harbour - Houses on a cliff side.)
EAGLE HARBOUR - A DISTRICT OF WEST VANCOUVER
(Howe Sound - Water.)
HOWE SOUND
West Vancouver - (High-rise apts., water, houses.)
(Fore to rear) WEST VANCOUVER -
ENGLISH BAY - VANCOUVER
(North Vancouver - Freeway, trees, houses, overpass.)
(North Vancouver - Freeway, trees.)
THROUGH THE CITY OF NORTH VANCOUVER
THE TCH IS KNOWN AS THE `UPPER LEVELS HIGHWAY'
(North Vancouver - Freeway, trees.)
DOWN THROUGH THE MOUTH OF LYNN CANYON
(North Vancouver - Freeway, trees.)
(North Vancouver - Freeway, trees.)

VIEWS FROM THE TCH AS IT CROSSES THE `IRON WORKERS MEMORIAL BRIDGE' (2ND NARROWS BRIDGE)
OVER THE SECOND NARROWS OF THE BURRARD INLET

(North Vancouver - Industrial area.)
LOOKING EAST TOWARDS DEEP COVE
(North Vancouver - Industrial area.)
(North Vancouver - Ships at dock with loads waiting.)
(LOOKING WEST) SEABOARD TERMINAL
(North Vancouver - Ships at dock with loads waiting.)
Vancouver - (Water, buildings in the background.)
BURRARD INLET - INNER HARBOUR
(Vancouver - Water, buildings in the background.)
VANCOUVER

VIEWS FROM THE TCH AS IT PASSES THROUGH THE CITY OF BURNABY

(Vancouver - Church with mountains in the background.)
LOOKING NORTH TO GROUSE MOUNTAIN - THE ONION SHAPED DOMES OF A RELIGIOUS CENTER
(Vancouver - Tops of some white buildings.)
VANCOUVER FILM STUDIOS
HOME OF `BATTLESTAR GALACTICA'
AND MANY OTHER PRODUCTIONS
(Burnaby - Freeway through city.)
WILLINGTON ST. OVERPASS
(Burnaby - Freeway through city.)

(Burnaby - Freeway overpass.)
KENSINGTON ST. OVERPASS
(Burnaby - Freeway through trees.)
PASSING THROUGH SOUTHERN BURNABY

VIEWS FROM THE TCH AS IT PASSES THROUGH THE CITY OF COQUITLAM

(Coquitlam - Brunette Junction, freeway overpass.)
BRUNETTE JUNCTION
EXIT TO NEW WESTMINSTER
AND COQUITLAM
(Coquitlam - Maillardville- Freeway, buildings on both sides.)
MAILLARDVILLE, ON THE LEFT
ONCE A VILLAGE OF FRENCH SPEAKING PEOPLE
IT IS, NOW, A PART OF COQUITLAM
OFTEN REFERRED TO AS DUCKVILLE
`MALLARD VILLE', BY THE LOCALS
(Coquitlam - Freeway overpass.)
JUNCTION TO COQUITLAM, AND PORT COQUITLAM
APPROACHING THE PORT MANN BRIDGE
(Coquitlam - Port Mann bridge.)
PORT MANN BRIDGE
(Fraser River- Port Mann bridge.)
SPANNING THE FRASER RIVER
(Port Mann bridge.)

VIEWS FROM THE TCH AS IT PASSES THROUGH THE DISTRICT OF SURREY

Just before the exit to the scales is a busy entrance from a side street.

Many accidents have happened here as trucks are slowing down to exit while cars and trucks are speeding up to enter.

I have written to the government suggesting the on ramp go behind the scales and join the highway further East but they just ignore my letters.

(Trucks lined up at the port Mann scales.)
TRUCKS REPORTING TO THE PORT MANN SCALES.
THEY ARE USUALLY BACK ED UP ONTO THE FREEWAY
(Freeway overpass.)
JUNCTION FOR 200 STREET
ANOTHER WASTE OF TAXPAYERS MONEY

I didn't bother to write to the government about this one.

We have a female minister of highways, who obviously has no idea how to drive, let alone build a highway. She probably doesn't even have a drivers license.

At this junction she has taken a perfectly straight stretch of street and put a jog into it, nearly a quarter of a mile to the West.

Then instead of making a proper cloverleaf she has made several intersections, with lights, on both sides of the freeway.

Talk about a traffic snafu.

From the 200 th St. Junction to Abbotsford there is not much to see.

It is like driving down a long green tunnel.

Very much like the Hwy. 27 in Florida, both sides of the roadway, and the median, are lined with tall trees.

(Freeway between trees.)
(Downhill to Abbotsford.)
JUNCTION FOR ABBOTSFORD AND
THE SUMAS BORDER CROSSING INTO THE U. S. A.

(Fields, mountains in the background.)
THIS PART OF THE TCH,
BETWEEN ABBOTSFORD AND CHILLIWACK
IS SUBJECT TO EXTREME WINDS
AND MAY BE CLOSED AT TIMES
(Freeway, mountains in the background.)
JUNCTION OF WHATCOM RD.
(Fields, mountains in the background.)
(Fields, mountains in the background.)
(Tractor Trailer, mountain in the background.)
STOPPING FOR FUEL
YALE RD. W.
(Auction barns, mountains in the background.)
JUNCTION OF LICKMAN RD.
(Buildings along freeway, mountains in the background.)
APPROACHING CHILLIWACK
(Stores of Chilliwack, mountains in the background.)
CHILLIWACK THE CITY HAS GROWN UP AROUND THE
FREEWAY LEAVING THE `OLD' DOWNTOWN EMPTY
A PERFECT STUDIO FOR SUCH SHOWS AS `EUREKA'
(Fields, mountains in the background.)
CHILLIWACK IS FAMOUS FOR `SWEET' CORN
PARTICULARLY `PEACHES & CREAM'
WHICH HAS YELLOW, AND WHITE, KERNELS
(Freeway, mountains in the background.)
THIS FENCE WAS INSTALLED, AT GREAT EXPENSE TO
THE TAXPAYER, TO PREVENT HIGHWAY PATROL CARS
FROM CROSSING THE MEDIAN. POLICE OFFICERS,
SPOTTING SPEEDERS, ON THE OTHER SIDE, WOULD
CROSS, DIRECTLY INTO THE FRONT OF ON-COMING TRAFFIC
(Freeway, mountains in the background.)
CAN YOU SEE IN THE MIDDLE A WATERFALL?
(Field, mountains in the background.)
NOW CAN YOU SEE IT?
(Freeway between two walls of trees.)
YOU CAN'T SEE IT IN THE PICTURE - IT WAS LIKE
A SNOW STORM THROUGH THIS AREA -
THE COTTON SEEDS FLOATING DOWN FROM THE TREES
(Freeway overpass, mountains in the background.)
JUNCTION TO MINTER GARDENS AND AGASSIZ

Most people, who are North bound, turn off here, to avoid the town of Hope. Hwy. 7a rejoins Hwy. 1, just North of Hope.
Continuing East will give you more miles of freeway but then you have to traverse the streets and light-controlled intersections of Hope.
This isn't a big deal but it can be confusing finding the turnoff from the freeway before Hope as the freeway continues East to become Highway 3.
Going North, on Hwy. 9, though not freeway, is mostly high speed highway with only a couple of minor hills.

(B. C. Hwy. 9, mountains in the background.)
APPROACHING TURN OFF TO ROSEDALE AND
THE WORLDS STUPIDEST TRAFFIC CIRCLE
(B. C. Hwy. 9, Buildings at Bridal Falls, B. C.)
B. C. Hwy. 9, approach to bridge
(B. C. Hwy. 9, bridge.)
(B. C. Hwy. 9, river, mountains in the background.)
FRASER RIVER - LOOKING EAST
(B. C. Hwy. 9, river, mountains in the background.)
FRASER RIVER - LOOKING WEST
(B. C. Hwy. 9, bridge, mountains in the background.)
(B. C. Hwy. 9, houses, mountains in the background.)
EASTERN EDGE OF AGASSIZ
(B. C. Hwy. 7, water, mountains in the background.)
(B. C. Hwy. 7, truck stop, mountains in the background.)
SEABIRD ISLAND
(B. C. Hwy. 7, snowy road, mountains in the background.)
WHEN I CAME BACK, IN THE EVENING,
I COULDN'T SEE THE ROAD FOR THE FALLING SNOW
(B. C. Hwy. 7, highway goes through a cut in the rock, mountains in the background.)

MEANWHILE BACK ON HIGHWAY 1 (TCH) - GOING EAST FROM BRIDAL FALLS / POPKUM

POPKUM TO HOPE

(Buildings at Bridal Falls, B. C.)
BRIDAL FALLS
(Freeway overpass, mountains in the background.)
JUNCTION TO LAIDLAW
(Fields, mountains in the background.)
(Fields, mountains in the background.)
APPROACHING THE `HUNTER CREEK SCALE', EAST BOUND
(Auction barns, mountains in the background.)
COMMONLY CALLED THE `FLOOD SCALE'
(Fields, mountains in the background.)
FRASER RIVER - APPROACHING FLOOD
(Freeway overpass, mountains in the background.)
FLOOD TRUCK STOP (HUSKY)
(Field, mountains in the background.)
(Highway divides.)
JUNCTION - HIGHWAY 1 SEPARATES
FREEWAY BECOMES HIGHWAY 3

VIEWS FROM THE TCH - NORTH FROM HOPE TO CACHE CREEK

HOPE TO YALE

(Dogwood, B. C. highway, snow, trees, mountains)
APPROACHING DOGWOOD
(Dogwood, B. C. buildings in snow and trees)
DOGWOOD
(Dogwood, B. C, buildings in snow and trees.)
(Hope River, buildings in snow and trees.)
HOPE RIVER - OPEN DESPITE THE SNOW
(Yale, B. C. House buried in snow.)
APPROACHING YALE
(Yale, B. C., School busses buried in snow.)
CLOSED FOR THE SEASON
(Yale, B. C., House buried in snow.)
YALE
(Yale, B. C., general store mountains in the background.)
(Yale, B. C., main street, snow, mountains in the background.)
(Yale, B. C. service station, snow, mountains in the background.)
(Yale, B. C., house in snow and trees.)
(Yale, B. C., snow covered mountains in the background.)
LEAVING YALE
(Yale, B. C., approaching tunnel in mountain.)
ENTERING THE FRASER CANYON - YALE TUNNEL
(Yale, B. C. approaching tunnel in mountain, snow falling 2 strings of yellow lights in tunnel.)
THE FIRST OF SEVEN TUNNELS

The seven tunnels, between Yale and Boston Bar, from South to North, are; Yale, Saddle Rock, Sailor Bar, Alexandra, Hell's Gate, Ferrabee, and China Bar.

An interesting view of these tunnels can be seen on short videos at `THE FRASER CANYON TUNNELS' Courtesy of `TRAVEL THE CANYON . COM'.

YALE TO HELL'S GATE

(Fraser Canyon, B. C. highway, snow, trees, mountains.)
(Fraser Canyon, B. C. highway, snow, trees, mountains.)
NOTE THE ICE ON THE CLIFFSIDE
(Fraser Canyon, B. C. highway, snow, trees, mountains.)
(Saddle Rock entrance, Fraser Canyon, B. C. highway, snow, trees, mountains.)
SADDLE ROCK TUNNEL
(Fraser Canyon, B. C. highway, snow, trees, mountains.)
(Sailor Bar entrance, Fraser Canyon, B. C. highway, snow, trees, mountains.)
SAILOR BAR TUNNEL
(Spuzzum Fraser Canyon, B. C. highway, snow, trees, mountains, field of snow.)
SPUZZUM - FORMER SITE OF A TRUCK STOP CAFE
(Spuzzum, Fraser Canyon, B. C. highway, snow, trees, mountains, houses by the road.)
THERE IS MORE TO SPUZZUM
BELOW THE BANK, BESIDE THE RAILWAY TRACK

The first time I traversed the Fraser Canyon, I believe, was in 1965.
At that time, they were still paving many sections.
Some of the tunnels were still under construction and the new Alexandra bridge wasn't open.
We had to work our way down the side of the cliff to the old bridge, then back up the other side.
`VANISHING BRITISH COLUMBIA' has an interesting page `ALEXANDRA BRIDGE'.

(Alexandra Bridge, Fraser Canyon, B. C. highway, snow, trees, mountains.)
THE NEW ALEXANDRA BRIDGE
(Alexandra Bridge Fraser Canyon, B. C. highway, snow, trees, mountains.)
THE OLD ALEXANDRA BRIDGE
(Alexandra Tunnel, Fraser Canyon, B. C. highway, snow, trees, mountains.)
ALEXANDRA TUNNEL
(Alexandra Tunnel, Fraser Canyon, B. C. highway, snow, trees, mountains.)
NOTE THE NETTING THAT KEEPS ROCK FROM FALLING ON THE ROAD

(Fraser Canyon, B. C., climbing Alexandra mountain.)
ALEXANDRA MOUNTAIN
(Fraser Canyon, B. C., climbing Alexandra mountain.)
(Fraser Canyon, B. C., climbing Alexandra mountain, approaching tunnel in mountain.)
ALEXANDRA MOUNTAIN SUMMIT
(Fraser Canyon, B. C., approaching tunnel in mountain, buildings on left.)
APPROACHING HELL'S GATE TUNNEL
(Fraser Canyon, B. C., approaching tunnel in mountain, buildings on left.)
ELVIS ROCKS TRUCK STOP
(Fraser Canyon, B. C., approaching tunnel in mountain, through tunnel you can see yellow lights in the next tunnel.)
THE ONLY TUNNEL WITHOUT LIGHTS
THROUGH THE TUNNEL YOU CAN SEE THE LIGHTS OF THE NEXT TUNNEL
(Fraser Canyon, B. C., approaching tunnel in mountain.)
FERRABEE TUNNEL - AT 100 METERS EACH, THESE ARE THE TWO SHORTEST TUNNELS
(Fraser Canyon, B. C., snow falling truck coming up hill.)
(Fraser Canyon, B. C., approaching pedestrian overpass.)
APPROACHING HELL'S GATE
(Fraser Canyon, B. C., buildings on left.)
HELL'S GATE AIR TRAM WILL CARRY YOU, DOWN, TO THE FRASER RIVER, WHERE YOU CAN VIEW HELL'S GATE

(Flag girl leans against front of truck.)
MY `83 PETE BECOMES A MODEL'S PROP
STOPPED ON THE HIGHWAY, FOR CONSTRUCTION,
I CLIMBED DOWN THE CLIFF, ABOUT 10 METERS
TO GET A PICTURE OF HELL'S GATE
I GOT THE PICTURE BUT I DROPPED MY $1,000 NIKON
I JUST ABOUT WENT DOWN THE CLIFF WITH IT.
AFTER RECOVERING MY NERVES
I CLIMBED DOWN THE CLIFF, ANOTHER 60 METERS
THE CAMERA BODY WAS SHOT
THE $500 LENS COST $100 TO REPAIR
BUT THE FILM WAS STILL GOOD
I MADE IT BACK TO MY TRUCK
JUST AS THE FLAG GIRL RELEASED TRAFFIC.
Nikon body, Tamron zoom - 1990
(River, and bridge at bottom of gorge.)
THIS IS HELL'S GATE
YOU CAN'T SEE IT FROM THE HIGHWAY
A VERY EXPENSIVE PICTURE

(Fraser Canyon, B. C., China Bar Tunnel.)
CHINA BAR - WORLD'S LONGEST CURVING TUNNEL, WHEN IT WAS BUILT
(Fraser Canyon, B. C., Boston Bar highway through town, lots of snow.)
BOSTON BAR
(Fraser Canyon, B. C., Boston Bar homes along highway, lots of snow.)
(Fraser Canyon, B. C., Boston Bar homes along highway, lots of snow.)
(Fraser Canyon, B. C., Boston Bar homes along highway, lots of snow.)
(Fraser Canyon, B. C., Boston Bar highway through town, lots of snow.)

(Fraser Canyon, B. C., highway climbs hillside.)
JACKASS MOUNTAIN
(Fraser Canyon, B. C., highway crests, lots of snow.)
JACKASS MOUNTAIN SUMMIT

Donkey, also know as an ass. Jack, the male of the two genders. Consequently, jack ass, or jackass.

In the mid 1800s there was a rush for gold in the Cariboo Valley. The only access to that area was up the Fraser River. However the river is not navigateable past the town of Yale.

Somewhere, after the paddle wheel boats came to a stop, everyone, and everything, had to proceed by horseback, or donkey. There was no road and the trail was often very narrow, often along sheer cliffs.

Some enterprising teamster came up with the brilliant idea that camels could carry more than donkeys, so, he imported some.

It turns out that donkeys do not like the smell of camels.

One day, while a pack train of donkeys were navigating the one-donkey-wide trail around the edge of a steep mountain, they met a pack train of camels moving in the opposite direction.

Much confusion resulted as the donkeys started to kick up a fuss. Braying and bucking, they proceeded to launch; themselves, their packs, and their teamsters, into space, only to crash onto the rocks along the river, hundreds of feet below.

In memory of this event the hill got its name, Jackass Mtn.

Rumour has it that, at that time, or some time later, the entrepreneur who had bought the camels turned them loose into the wilds of B. C. (British Columbia).

Obviously none of them survived. At least no one has ever seen a wild camel in B. C.

(Fraser Canyon, B. C., Buildings on side of road, lots of snow.)
KANAKA BAR TRUCK STOP
(Fraser Canyon, B. C., Burning truck beside highway.)
JUST SOUTH OF LYTTON - A LOAD OF LUMBER BURNS
(Fraser Canyon, B. C., lights and buildings ahead, lots of snow.)
APPROACHING LYTTON
(Fraser Canyon, B. C., highway through town, lots of snow.)
LYTTON JUNCTION, AND THE ROAD TO LILLOET

Still called, by many, the Fraser Canyon, it isn't. Once you are North of Lytton you are following the Thompson River.

(Thompson Valley, B. C.)
MOUTH OF THE THOMPSON VALLEY
(Thompson Valley, B. C., Buildings on side of road.)
GENERAL STORE AND RESTAURANT
(Thompson Valley, B. C., highway passes under a train of containers.)
(Thompson Valley, B. C., River paralleled by two rail lines.)
THOMPSON VALLEY
(Thompson Valley, B. C., River beside highway.)
THOMPSON RIVER
(Thompson Valley, B. C., Buildings beside road, some snow.)
SHAW SPRINGS TRUCK STOP
(Thompson Valley, B. C., river partially covered with ice.)
(Thompson Valley, B. C., some snow, a bald Mtn. contrasting against a clear blue sky.)
(Thompson Valley, B. C., snow sheds and tunnels on train track, some of snow.)
SNOW SHEDS AND TUNNEL ON THE RAIL LINE
(Thompson Valley, B. C., A cluster of buildings in a loop of the highway.)
(Thompson Valley, B. C., 2 railways, a river and a highway.)
(Thompson Valley, B. C., Fruit stand beside hwy.)
(Thompson Valley, B. C., sand hills on the side of the river.)
(Thompson Valley, B. C., Farm at b bottom of sand hills.)
(Thompson Valley, B. C., sand hills on the side of the river.)
APPROACHING SPENCES BRIDGE - SAND HILLS LINE THE RIVER
(Thompson Valley, B. C., intersection of highway.)
JUNCTION TO HIGHWAY 8 - TO MERRITT - THE GATE IS USED TO STOP TRAFFIC IF THE ROAD IS BLOCKED IN THE CANYON

SPENCES BRIDGE

(Webmasters note: the bright pictures, lots of sun, and little snow, between Spences Br. and Cache Cr., were taken `11/12/22)

(Thompson Valley, B. C., sand banks and a frozen waterfall.)
NOTE THE FROZEN WATERFALL TO THE RIGHT (2008)
(Thompson Valley, B. C., mountains in the background.)
JUST SOUTH OF SPENCE'S BRIDGE
I WAS STOPPED FOR REPAIR WORK ON THE BRIDGE
THOUGH I HAD BEEN PAST HERE MANY TIMES,
I HAD NEVER NOTICED THIS LOVELY WATERFALL
(Thompson Valley, B. C., sand hills on the side of the river.)
THE SOURCE FOR THIS WATERFALL WAS ALSO
THE SOURCE FOR THE IRRIGATION WATER
THAT RAN IN A FLUME TO WALLACHIN
(Thompson Valley, B. C., Close up of sign beside rd.)
Welcome to
SPENCES
BRIDGE
(Spences Bridge, B. C., river partially covered with ice.)
THOMPSON RIVER LOOKING NORTH
(Spences Bridge, B. C., river partially covered with ice.)
THOMPSON RIVER LOOKING SOUTH
(Spences Bridge, B. C., rail cars above river under bridge.)
ENTERING SPENCES BRIDGE
(Spences Bridge, B. C., buildings along highway.)
SPENCES BRIDGE
(Spences Bridge, B. C., Old service stgati9on and old cars.)
TIME MOVES ON - AND SO DO BUSINESSES
(Spences Bridge, B. C., empty building along highway.)
EMPTY BUILDINGS LEAVE TESTIMONY OF
ABANDONED HOMES, AND DREAMS
(Spences Bridge, B. C., sheep on road in the middle of town.)
BIG HORN SHEEP
(Spences Bridge, B. C., sheep on road in the middle of town.)
A VERY COMMON SIGHT
(Spences Bridge, B. C., sheep on road in the middle of town.)
THEY SHOULD PAINT A CROSSWALK FOR THEM
(Spences Bridge, B. C., sheep on road in the middle of town.)
DESPITE ALL THE WARNING SIGNS THESE FELLOWS ARE OFTEN KILLED BY MOTORISTS WHO DON'T PAY ATTENTION TO THEIR DRIVING
(Spences Bridge, B. C., buildings along highway.)
(Spences Bridge, B. C., A highway curves away in the distance.)
HIGHWAY 8 - TO MERRITT
(Spences Bridge, B. C., sign along highway, river below.)
PEACHES
APPLES PEARS
TOMATOES
CUKES
(Spences Bridge, B. C., A highway curves away in the distance Farm b elbow hwy.)
THOMPSON RIVER

(Thompson River, B. C., Highway, river, train.)
A RARE SIGHT, `02/10, SNOW IN THE CANYON
(Thompson River, B. C., River and train.)
AT THIS POINT THE CPR FOLLOWS THE EAST BANK
OF THE THOMPSON RIVER

2002 but by 2008, when most of these pictures were taken, the climate had changed so much that snow, and road closures because of snow, is now very common, throughout the canyon.

(Thompson River, B. C., Fruit stand beside highway.)
THE, ONCE, DRY CLIMATE MADE THIS THE PERFECT AREA TO GROW FRUIT
(Thompson River, B. C., large dome of rock partially covered with trees.)
(Thompson River, B. C., sloping side of mountain slides towards river.)
(Thompson River, B. C., a cut through rock leaving a large peak.)
BIG BUTTE - DAN'S ROCK - WAS BUILT WITH THE ORIGINAL ROAD IN 1860
THE ROAD WAS WIDENED IN 1960
[Dan Raphael told us that he was on the crew that widened that.
The supervisor had gone into a town,
by the time he got back, it was done.
Dan was blind when I (J. P.) knew him as a child
On our trips to Kamloops he knew when we were coming up to it.
(Thompson River, B. C., rain carved Cliffside.)
(Thompson River, B. C., the river snakes through the valley.)
(Thompson River, B. C., the river snakes through the valley.)
(Thompson River, B. C., the river snakes through the valley.)
100 MILE HOUSE 131
WILLIAMS LAKE 222
QUESNEL 343
PRINCE GEORGE 461
(Thompson River, B. C., cattle in pens.)
CATTLE REPLACED THE FRUIT TREES
NOW FEEDER PENS REPLACE THE OPEN RANGE
(Thompson River, B. C., A long sprinkler system.)
SPRINKLER SYSTEMS ALLOW THE DRY LAND
TO PRODUCE HAY FOR THE CATTLE
(Thompson River, B. C., buildings along highway.)
APPROACHING ASHCROFT MANOR
(Ashcroft, B. C. Old buildings deteriorating.)
OLD MILITARY BUILDINGS FROM THE SECOND WORLD WAR
(Thompson River, B. C., buildings along highway.)
(Ashcroft, B. C. Old buildings deteriorating.)
ASHCROFT MANOR
(Ashcroft, B. C. Old restored buildings beside highway.)
OLD BUILDINGS RESTORED TO A MANOR HOUSE AND MOTEL
(Ashcroft, B. C. Sign telling of heritage site.)
JUST SOUTH OF THE SOUTHERLY JUNCTION TO ASHCROFT

(Nl'akapxm Eagle Motorplex, B. C.,  race track and junction to Ashcroft.)
SOUTHERN JUNCTION TO ASHCROFT
(Nl'akapxm Eagle Motorplex, B. C., large dome of rock partially covered with trees.)
Nl'AKAPXM EAGLE MOTORPLEX RACE TRACK
(Cache Creek, B. C., vacant race track hills of brown.)
(Cache Creek, B. C., vacant race track covered with a skim of snow.)
(Cache Creek, B. C., snow covered fields.)
(Cache Creek, B. C., cattle pens.)
(Cache Creek, B. C., snow covered fields and buildings in the distance.)
APPROACHING (NORTHERN) ASHCROFT JUNCTION
(Cache Creek, B. C., buildings beside highway.)
ASHCROFT JUNCTION (NORTH)
(Cache Creek, B. C., mobile home park in valley.)
APPROACHING CACHE CREEK
(Cache Creek, B. C., Mobile homes in a small valley.)
(Cache Creek, B. C., Down a hill into town.)
ENTERING CACHE CREEK
(Cache Creek, B. C. Highway drops, into a town.)
(Cache Creek, B. C., buildings along highway.)
(Cache Creek, B. C. buildings along highway.)
JUNCTION OF HIGHWAYS 1 AND 97

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