Thursday, May 27, 2010

After leaving Hope we drove through the spectacular Fraser Canyon. We checked out the tiny town of Yale, which is one of BC's most historic towns. Yale was the steamship navigation capital during the Gold Rush. Now a town of 200, in it's heyday the population was 20,000 (sounds like Cherokee.) Built in 1863, BC's oldest church, the Church of St. John the Divine still stands in the town. Next door, the Yale museum is surrounded by a really pretty perennial flower border (which I loved.) I also added 3 new birds to my life list, Barrow's Golden Eye, Redhed duck and Common Loon (HOORAY!) We are now camped in Quesnel, tomorrow we go to Barkersville.

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