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Vanderhoof, Sightseeing Tours
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Vanderhoof, Geographical Center of B.C. The heart of the province, it's true. This although cannot be discovered on the streets of the town, or on the shelves of the locally owned stores. No, in order to truly discover the heart of B.C you need to pack up your belongings and wander out down the serene and breathtaking Kenney Dam road. There are many wilderness resorts on the way down towards the Kenney Dam. Each and everyone one unique in their own ways, I was given the pleasure to take a FAM (familiarization) tour around the area. I was blown away!! I know, I know, theres also more than one way of getting down there; the Kenney Dam and breathtaking view can be acessed through Fraser Lake's logging road, the Holy-Cross. Another route is still located down Kenney Dam road however is shortly after Tachick Lake Lodge, and is a left turn down the Kluskus Forest Service Road.
Each of the seven resorts in this rural area all have their own friendly canine companions, who love to mingle with all the tourists and enjoy a nice belly rub! They also all have a scenic view of a lake or river and plenty of wildlife to view. All these lodges have a boat dock or access to a body of water, ideal for canoes, kayaks, small motorized boats and even large boats as well (depending on the depth of the lakes). Also equiped with numerous hiking trails in every direction. Now what is the last important detail that would make your stay in this paradise ideal....perfect hosts! That is the reality at every lodge I visted. Friendly, outgoing and flexible to all requests. Their goal is to make you feel at home in these vast forests.
So sure you can enjoy any of these activities through other resorts. However the highlight of my tour, is in my opinion the most extravagant area, right up by the Kenney Dam. The Dam, miraculouse, but the hosts at the Nechako Lodge didn't want our experience to end there. They then offered to take us up in their float plane! He took us on a twenty minute exploit over the mountainous landscape and for the finale of our overhead adventure, the Cheslatta Falls. An astonoshing exposure of how regal this water display really is. I've seen these falls on foot, but nothing compares to how this aerial view amazes.
Overall my involvment with the Kenney Dam tour and all of its brilliant assets easily makes this destination the true heart of British Columbia!