July 03, 2011 | Tips from Travellers >
Terrace, Cruises & Boat Tours
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It was a beautiful drive up Highway 113 to the Nass Valley; the weather wasn’t that great but it still doesn’t hide the beauty of the area. We stopped at a “peeing tree”. What is a peeing tree you may ask? Well, it is just a cottonwood tree. Cottonwood trees take lots of water from the ground that go up to their leaves and limbs. They drill a hole in the tree and intercept the water that is going up the trunk. It makes the perfect drinking water. Stop there and fill up your water bottles for a nice refreshing drink!
Also, on the way up there is a river called Kalum River and supposedly has some of the best Salmon fishing in the area. There is also Kalum Lake, which is 12km long and 450ft deep. It is huge and seemed like it went on and on and on as we drove down the highway. Along the highway you pass through a small community called Rosswood. In February 2010 a couple found a Kermode bear den in the back country while hiking and put a camera in the den to record the bear throughout the season as it moved around the den. They set it up so that the video was live-streaming onto the internet and people from all over could keep tabs on the bear. They named the bear Apollo and also posted it on Youtube for people to see. This was a great beginning for what was still to come!