August 10, 2010 | Tips from Travellers >
New Hazelton, Historic & Heritage Sites
One sunny afternoon a couple of friends and I felt that it was a perfect day for a drive. We set out with the Moricetown Canyon as our destination. The Moricetown Canyon is located 35 kilometers from New Hazelton on Highway 16.
Once we arrived at the canyon, not only did we see the Bulkley River tumble through a fifteen meter wide canyon and falls, but we also had the opportunity to watch local Wet’suwet’en First Nations men fish with dip nets. It was fascinating to watch them pull massive salmon out of the turbulent water with apparent ease and grace.
We were also mesmerized by the many salmon relentlessly attempting to jump the falls as they journeyed up the Bulkley River. As you are travelling along Highway 16, be sure to stop by Moricetown Canyon!