Birch trees (credit: Jeremy Hiebert)
Filmmaker Erick Thompson explores the HBC Trail and takes viewers back in time. Originally a First Nations route for hunting and trade, the HBC Trail played a key role in British Columbia’s early development. Trekking Through History includes rare film footage taken in 1971 during the retracing of the trail.
Since 2009, significant progress has been made in re-opening this historic fur trail over the Cascades. Hikers and horseback riders can now enjoy a continuous wilderness trail that spans 74 kms, between Hope and Tulameen.
Clear cutting and slash burning in mountain watersheds is standard practice in British Columbia. But is it suitable for the water-dependent Okanagan, Kettle and Similkameen Valleys?
Written by John Woodworth MRAIC13.3 MB