I can't take photos in British Columbia
without delving into her history.
I ran across the BC Electric Company's
Sumas Substation in one of my recent wanderings
around the countryside, and found out that
Sumas used to have a lake all of its own. Most of what
we drive on now used to be lake bottom.
Sumas Lake was drained in the 1920's.
The BC Electric Company had streetcars
that serviced Sumas from Vancouver.
Called the BC Electric Railway,
power for the cars was derived from Buntzen Lake
and Stave River power stations.
The Sumas substation is located on Old Yale Road,
which has an historical connection
to the Collins Overland Telegraph
Trail. I've spotted other parts of the Telegraph
Trail along my various BC travels and am now
able to put some of the pieces of this fascinating story together.
The Sumas Substation makes a great photo op for
any level photographer and a glimpse into our fascinating past
for any history buff.