Fraser Canyon

The Fraser Canyon is an 84 km landform of the Fraser River where it descends rapidly through narrow rock gorges in the Coast Mountains en route from the Interior Plateau of British Columbia to the Fraser Valley. Colloquially, the term "Fraser Canyon" is often used to include the Thompson Canyon from Lytton to Ashcroft, since they form the same highway route which most people are familiar with, although it is actually reckoned to begin above Williams Lake, British Columbia at Soda Creek Canyon near the town of the same name.

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Fort Langley National Historic Site - History - Birthplace of British Columbia
... and in the path of the Fraser Canyon Gold Rush, Fort Langley grew dramatically ... was the staging point for prospectors heading up the Fraser Canyon in search of their fortune ... confront American miners in the wake of the Fraser Canyon War as a pre-emptive move to forestall any drives for annexation to the US ...
Fraser Canyon - History
... At the mouth of the Canyon, an archeological site documents the presence of the Stólō people in the area from the early Holocene period, 8,000 to 10,000 years ago after the retreat of the Fraser Glacier ... Pavilion, is dated to 8000 BP and dates from a time when a huge lake filled what is now the canyon above Lillooet, created by a slide a few miles south of the present-day town ... During the Fraser Canyon Gold Rush of 1858–1860, 10,500 miners and an untold number of hangers-on populated its banks and towns ...
Siska, British Columbia
... Siska, also known historically as Cisco, is a locality in the Fraser Canyon of British Columbia, Canada 9.4 kilometres south of the town of Lytton ... the impossibility of both railways occupying the same bank of the Fraser due to the narrow and steep terrain ... Nation, a local government of the Nlaka'pamux peoples who have lived in the Fraser Canyon for thousands of years ...
Okanagan - History
... tariffs, British traders forged a route that bypassed Fort Okanogan via the Fraser Canyon, following the Thompson, Nicola, Coldwater and Fraser rivers to Fort Langley instead ... The Fraser Canyon Gold Rush of 1858 eventually encouraged more settlement as some prospectors from the United States took the Okanagan Trail route on their way to the ...

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