January 03, 2008 | Tips from Us >
New Hazelton, Historic & Heritage Sites
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In March of this year I had the pleasure of travelling east from Prince Rupert to Smithers. We made a too-brief stop at the 'Ksan Historical Village in Hazelton and, while much of the site was closed for the season, we were able to have a good look around at the amazing houses and totem poles, as well as the Museum. To have a more thorough look around would be well worth a trip back up North!
The 'Ksan Historical Village and Museum stands where the village of Gitanmaax has existed for centuries. There has a museum of sorts on the site for decades but the current one has over 600 items from the area including bent boxes, button blankets, jewellery, hunting utensils. Outside, a row of 7 Gitxsan houses line up for a great photo op, and if you are a totem pole fan, there is lots to see and capture on film.