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If you head east towards Jasper you can take a short walk along Beaver falls to see some rapids. From mid-August to mid-September there are migrating salmon who swim 1300-km upstream from the ocean in order to return to the place of their birth to spawn. The chinook is the largest species of pacific salmon, and they are an impressive species strong enough to make the diffcult journey to the spawning grounds along the upper Fraser River.

There is no official viewpoint looking over the falls from the road, steep drop off to river with falling rocks. Be safe while walking this and be sure to hold on to your children and be bear aware!

As an extra fun activity you can try to count all the different tree types in the ares. There are apparently at least 10 species of tree that grow right by the trail to the falls.

These photos were taken by Matthew Wheeler at an air view looking to Beaver Mountain and Beaver Falls location upper right, over "world's greatest salmon river." There is also a view above the falls from the Holmes River Forest Road on the way to the campsite, showing view down over the falls, and the trail on far (north side of river) Another view along trail on north side, and near falls looking up at the Holmes River Forest Road road across the falls.

You can stay at the Beaver River Recreation site aswell where there is an out house and fire pits available.
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Feel like staying close to the excitement of Mount Robson and Jasper with out the influx of people? Spend the nights right outside of the parks in Tete Jaune Cache!

Tete Jaune Cache was once a major centre with a shipyard during construction of the Grand Trunk Pacific Railway and while high water has erased most of the signs of early activity, local history books are alive with the tales of its existence. Named after a yellow headed trapper called Pierre Bostonais in the 1800’s, Tete Jaune has evolved as an attractive residential community and a stopping place for tourists.

The area offers Tete Jaune Lodge with cabins and camping right on the Fraser river, as well as a scrumtious buffet and river rafting or scenic float trips. You can also stay at one of the many beautiful B&B's in the area!

For some authentic adventure in the area, visit Jackman Flats and walk along the jackpine covered sand dunes, go mushing with a dogsledding team, enjoy whitewater rafting down the Fraser river, take a guided ATV or snowmobile trip into the mountains or relax in a spa and enjoy the wilderness beauty around you.
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Ancient Forest 1x14 panorama
Here is a marvelous panorama of the Ancient Cedar Forest by Dave Belcher. Be sure to zoom in!

If you would like to visit the forest, it is halfway between McBride and Prince George. What a great stop!

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Ancient forest panorama showing the immense cedars.

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If anyone is sad that we have not had an easily visible comet in the sky lately, there is a bright side. In the coming few days, especially tonight and Saturday night, you can see pieces of comet Swift–Tuttle crashing into Earth's atmosphere and burning up! Called the Perseids because they appear to radiate from the north east part of the night sky, the bits of comet may be just grit sized particles, but they are moving so fast relative to Earth that when they hit the outer atmosphere, they burn and produce various colours of light you can see even 100 or 200 km away. Brighter "fireballs" may leave a smoke trail that lasts seconds or minutes. This is all happening 80 km or more above the Earth.

Here is a photo from August 12 last year of a bright Perseid meteor seen from the Robson Valley. It is worth looking even if there are clouds. Smoke tonight may reduce the visible meteors to high overhead where the smoke is thinner.

Here is a photo of the moon rising over the Trask farm last Tuesday. It has come out of Earth's shadow a few hours earlier in an eclipse visible from Europe. The other photo shows it three days later in its orbit around us, this morning, August 11, ghostly behind smoke as it sets over the peak of Mt. Lucille.

By the morning of August 21 its orbit will take it in front of the sun, producing the best partial solar eclipse visible from central BC that we have for several decades. Watch this spot for details on seeing the ecplise at the Visitor Centre in McBride on August 21.

Thank you to Matthew Wheeler for his photos and information!
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Brian ThairThe constellation Perseus is in the NE sky. If you look directly at that, to the NE, there isn't too much to see as the meteorites are coming straight at you. Instead, look to the left or right to watch the ones going sideways past you. I don't know what we can see with the smoke but I'll take a long look, anyway. Thanks for the reminder.

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If you feel like taking a hike around McBride you should explore the Scale Model Solar System! The walk starts at the sun in front of the ballpark across from the Train Station. Come down to the visitor centre to get a free brochure with all the information and maps!
More information here: www.visitmcbride.ca/solar/
Let us know how it goes!
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The Robson Valley is extremely proud of it's gardeners. There is a charming community open gate garden right in the middle of town behind the Elks hall on second ave. If you have a moment, go check out their efforts. Take the kids and have them identify as many plants as they can! There is even a shared box on the left when you enter the area that you may take from and contribute to.
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Are you planning on swimming during this hot weather? LaSalle Lake is a forestry recreation site 46 km west of McBride just east of Crescent Spur off highway 16 that offers free camping. The site has outhouses, picnic tables,small boat launch, swimming doc and beach that leads out to a small scenic lake. There are no motorboats permitted on the lake so it is a perfect destination for kayaking, swimming and fishing for trout. What a great way to spend a weekend or even a day trip!
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This weekend from the 11th to the 13th is the annual Robson Valley Music Festival! This event celebrates music, art, and our unique community, with local acts and musicians from around the world! There will be activities for people of all ages, including a Kids' Zone for children. To reach the festival's location, turn south off of Highway 16, follow Dunster Station Road for 1 km, and turn right after the Fraser River Bridge. For more information, visit the official site of the Robson Valley Music Festival (www.robsonvalleymusicfestivalbc.com/)

Come out and experience the thrill of this local event!
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We have a great picnic location opportunity for you! The Fraser River beach can be accessed from the Koeneman Park informal boat launch under the highway 16 bridge at the east end of McBride.

These photos were taken by Matthew Wheeler on August 2nd. There are two great blue herons fishing in one of them. What a wonderful view!
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Stop by the McBride Visitor Centre and check out the marvelous artistry in our scale model train exhibit in the old baggage room!

For some extra fun, search for the two dinosaurs hidden in the display.
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Birgit StutzWhat are the opening hours?

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It is going to be a hot week! Wouldn't it be best to cool off in a cold river? The visitor information counsellors recently went river rafting down the Fraser and had a blast.Rafting is an awesome way to see the beautiful scenery and maybe even wildlife. There are two reputable companies that offer guided white water rafting tours as well as scenic float trips in the region. Here are their sites: Go have some fun!

Stellar Descents White Water Rafting (Tete Jaune)
www.stellardescents.com/

Mount Robson White Water Rafting (Mount Robson)
www.mountrobsonwhitewater.com/
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Lara KalninNeal Kalnin we could go rafting?

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If you are heading towards Jasper or you simply want a day trip then you should check out Dunster. Just 34 km east of McBride is a thriving artistic community. In the area you can check out the art displayed on the flower bridge and the moose on the old school. There are several hikes to try out and afterwards you can grab a snack at the Dunster General Store. Then you can tour around the Dunster Train Station and test out their candy section.The museum displays photos and objects from a different historic family every year. The station is open every Wednesday, Friday and Sunday from 12-4pm.

Dunster is home to the Robson Valley Music Festival, which takes place from August 11th to 13th this year. They offer a farmers market every Saturday from 11-1pm at the community hall. Next year you can try to make it to the Dunster Ice Cream Social on the first Saturday of July.

Let us know in the comments why you love Dunster!
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Ed LorenzLived in Dunster from 61-77 it will always be home 👌👍

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Mary Mac KinnonBecause I went to school there, and it is an amazing community to grow up in.

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Debra CochraneI have lived in Dunster since 1958 and has given me a life experience of what community really is, people have come and gone but the spirit remains the same. I would not live anywhere else.

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McBride, BC from McBride Mountain lookout
Here is a beautiful photo of McBride Peak taken by Dave Belcher five years ago! If you click on the link you can zoom in and try to see any changes in the Valley.

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The jeep road takes you about 4500 feet above the town in east-central BC in the Rocky Mountain Trench between Jasper, Alberta and Prince George. The CN Railway still serves this region for both freight and passenger service.

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Debbie WurmLove the beauty of the north valleys

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We are experiencing some beautiful weather here in the Robson Valley! It's time to get your hiking shoes out.

These photos were taken at Beaver Falls. It is a relatively easy walk along the Holmes (Beaver) River. On this walk you can see some rapids, all sorts of wildlife, a small waterfall and in late august, migrating salmon!

You can find the entrance 11 km east of McBride on the north side of Highway 16. Take the road on the left before the bridge heading east. There is a little parking lot and the walk starts straight from there.
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The McBride lookout road and several kilometers of hiking trails starts just 2 km from downtown McBride. And if you hike right to the top of McBride Peak, you might be able to have a snowball fight on a hot July day!
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Debbie WurmThats such a scenic beautiful valley nestled in those mountains!!

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We have fresh snow today, on peaks just 10 km from McBride! Here is a photo of Lucille Mountain by Matthew Wheeler.
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Shelly RaeVery confusing feeling day for sure: woke up to the smell of smoke & the terrible fire updates, pouring rain outside and snow on the mountains. Sure hope some of the cooler temperatures & moisture can head to where it needs to be... 😢

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Marion HolmenAmazingly beautiful!

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Cindy RollinsonWow

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Larry BonkBeautiful area.

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