A History of Garibaldi Provincial Park

Celebrate Cultural Days by attending a presentation on the History of Garibaldi Provincial Park by the Elders Council for Parks in BC on Saturday, September 28th at 1pm. The presentation will be conducted by Cathy Ross and held at the Heritage Centre at 1620 Mount Seymour Road in North Vancouver.

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Othello Tunnels Near Hope – A Fun Family Hike

The Othello Tunnels are a series of old train tunnels and bridges that cut through the solid granite walls and pass over the wild Coquihalla River. They are located just east of the town of Hope, BC, in the Coquihalla Provincial Park.

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Old Home Oil Hiking Brochures

Last year, I spent some time cleaning out my grandparent’s house and I came across a time capsule of things, including some hiking trail brochures from Home Oil called the Happy Trails Collection. Being that I’m too young to remember and Google didn’t have much information, I found out from relatives that Home Oil was a gas station with multiple locations in the Vancouver area through the 70’s and 80’s. They would give out these free maps when you filled your car with gas. Apparently the maps were not just hiking trails but also maps of other BC towns and city maps for tourists.

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