Another one of my all time favorite places to see in
British Columbia is Little Harrison Lake.
I have been on a quest to photograph as much
of the Douglas Trail in BC that remains.
Part of that history is Port Douglas.
Little Harrison Lake connects to Harrison Lake
via a channel and was navigated by steamboat
during the Gold Rush in the 1850's.
Gold prospectors and miners would ply their way from
New Westminster up the Fraser River to
Harrison River, across Harrison Lake to
Port Douglas. Then began their overland journey.
The tenacity and endurance of these
early settlers of our province is astounding.
Today this area seems remote and is, undeniably,
In the 1850's it must have seemed
daunting and dangerous.
I can only imagine what those early gold seekers
felt as they navigated their way through this land of
eagles and waterfalls, mountain lakes
and the ultimate in natural beauty.