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Lower Fraser Valley
Wherever you travel in the Lower Fraser Valley, you will weave through some of the most spectacular scenery in British Columbia. Majestic snowcapped mountains hug close to Howe Sound, with roads embracing near-vertical mountain sides. From the red cedar and alpine flowers of pristine Garibaldi Provincial Park and the cold granite profile of the massive Stawamus Chief, to the murky depths of Britannia Copper Mine and the verdant fertile hills 'of Chilliwack, the Lower Fraser Valley is a feast for the senses.
Britannia Beach [B3]
From 1930 to 1935 the Britannia and several local mines were the greatest copper producers in the British Empire. Now a national historic site, the Britannia Mine houses the British Columbia Museum of Mining, where visitors can don hard hats and take a guided underground tour aboard a covered mining train. The tour includes mining demonstrations and equipment displays.
Dubbed the "Green Heart of British Columbia," Chilliwack is known for its sunny, mild climate, fertile soil, and flourishing agriculture and dairy industries. The surrounding mountains, lakes, rivers, and nearby parks make it a rewarding destination for family outings. Tour a farm, a managed forest or fruit winery, or dazzle your senses at Minter Gardens, 11 hectares of floral artistry that will take your breath away.
Garibaldi Provincial Park [A4-A5] Strikingly sculpted volcanic peaks, alpine floral meadows, and ice-cold glacial lakes-Garibaldi has much to offer lovers of the outdoors. Motor vehicles are restricted, and access is limited to five trailheads. Popular attractions in the park are Garibaldi Lake, Cheakamus Lake, Diamond Head, and Black Tusk. The park is dominated by 2678 m Mount Garibaldi, the beautiful centerpiece of the park.
Harrison Hot Springs [D8] This popular health and vacation resort on Harrison Lake has hot mineral springs on the lakeshore. Swim in the indoor and outdoor pools at the Harrison Hot Springs Resort Hotel or the Harrison Public Hot Pool, a short walk away. A sandy beach created by dredging the lake provides excellent material for the World Championship Sand Sculpture Competition held each September. Sasquatch, the legendary apelike creature, has reportedly been seen in the mountains around Harrison Lake. Usually described as twice the size of a man, its footprint is said to be more than 45 cm long!
Squamish [B4] The 762 m Stawamus Chief, one of the world's largest granite monoliths, overlooks Squamish. Named for the Coast Salish word for "birthplace of the wind," the area is a mecca for wind surfers and rock climbers. Nearby Shannon Falls Provincial Park is home to Shannon Falls; at 198 m Canada's third largest waterfall. Camping and picnicking facilities are available. ® Bird watching is a popular pastime in Squamish. The Squamish River estuary is home to more than 200 bird species, and a wintering area for bald eagles. Each January and February, these majestic birds gather in the thousands to feed on salmon that have spawned in the Squamish River and its tributaries. The Brackendale Art Gallery sponsors the month-long Brackendale Winter Eagle Festival, which includes an annual eagle count. In 1994, the British Columbia Wildlife Service counted 3,769 eagles, a world record.
British Columbia Museum of Mining
Minter Gardens Chilliwack Museum Canadian Military Engineering Museum Chilliwack River
Hatchery Chilliwack Lake
Cultus Lake Lindeman Lake Mount Cheam
HARRISON HOT SPRINGS
Harrison Hot Springs Resort Hotel Sasquatch Provincial Park Kilby Historic Store and Farm (Harrison Mills)
Brackendale Art Gallery, Theatre and Tea House Brackendale Eagle Reserve Squamish River Estuary Stawamus Chief Provincial Park Sta-wa-mus Native
Cultural Centre West Coast Railway Heritage Park
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