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Xa:ytem Historical Site and the Hatzic Rock

Situated on 18 acres, just east of Mission, is a site believed to be one of the oldest yet found in British Columbia, dating to somewhere between 5,000 – 9,000 years old; which, if it does end up belonging to that outer date, would mean that it was constructed within only a few thousand years of the first human arrival in North America.   485 more words


The Fort Langley Storehouse: BC's Oldest Surviving European Structure

In a way, today’s post is an extension of the one from Tuesday on the National Historic Site of Fort Langley.  While the site today is actually located on different land from its historical site and the majority of the buildings are newer constructions then those built at the fort’s inception in 1827 there is one building there that deserves special attention. 369 more words


The HBC - Fort Langley

This former trading post of the Hudson’s Bay Company was constructed in 1827, 4 km to the northwest of where the historic site of Fort Langley is located today; the original site was renamed ‘Derby’ in 1858 and is now used as farmland. 531 more words

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Time Travel, Lincoln, and Goats

Last week I had the opportunity to do some time travelling, an occupation usually reserved for science fiction. My husband, youngest son, and I visited Connemara, Carl Sandburg’s home in Flat Rock, North Carolina, which was like walking back into the world of 1967, complete with calendars. 1,011 more words


Nordegg, Alberta, hostel adventures

Happy Labour Day…we were hostelling it up in Nordegg, Alberta, this weekend at the HI Shunda Creek Hostel. You have to go a bit out of your way to get to Nordegg, which is in a remote little corner of Alberta about 200 kilometres west of Red Deer along Highway 11 – the David Thompson Highway. 463 more words

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