Falls colours herald the 2017 Fraser Heritage Festival

See thrilling drama in front of this scene this weekend in McBride! Backdrop painting by Sheilagh Foster for Hunter of Peace, a live theatre production in McBride at 7:30 pm October 21 and 22. By Sharon Stearns, Hunter of Peace is a play inspired by the real-life adventures of explorer and botanist Mary Schaffer Warren, an American widow who led a dangerous expedition in search of the headwaters of the Athabaska River in 1907. Overcoming the limited expectations of women at this time, she journeyed on horseback through untouched wilderness–a thrilling adventure full of courage, romance, heartbreak and joy all set against a backdrop of the magnificent Rocky Mountains. See below, or click the calendar for details and ticket information.

Kinney Lake during the 2014 alphorn concert

The upper reaches of the Fraser River, the longest river running entirely within British Columbia, are the setting for upcoming events of the 2017 Fraser Heritage Festival.

Come and enjoy river rafting by Mount Robson September 29 (limited spaces), a free alphorn concert beside breathtaking Kinney Lake at the foot of Mount Robson (3 pm September 30), and a string ensemble in McBride (5 pm October 1).

Drama and musical theatre are in the works (7:30 pm on 13, 18, 19, 21, 22 October, $20) with Hunter of Peace, another in a series of inspired productions by Wishbone Theatre. Click this link to our calendars to see the latest information on these events and more.

Celebrating the geography, people and history of the upper Fraser River, the Heritage Festival is organized by the Robson Valley Arts and Culture Council.

Fall in the Robson Valley is shaping up to be a particularly colourful one. While we do not have the red trees of eastern Canada, the bright yellow aspens and birches and red shrubs are a very scenic backdrop to our hiking trails, great subjects for art and photography, and well worth a look, even if you are not able to visit on a day of scheduled events.

“Alphorn” clouds appear as Jane Houlden plays at Kinney Lake, 2014

Keith Berg and Jane Houlden play at the base of Mount Robson, the top visible nearly three kilometres higher.

 

 

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