July 29, 2012 | Tips from Travellers >
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The Nass Valley is just beautiful, as well as, educational and interesting. It is a full day event to see everything there is to see, and it is something I would suggest everyone to try and do. About 300 years ago the Tseax Volcano went off; the lava flow killed about 2,000 people, and the lava beds are now a historic site. Along the road there is an auto tour in which tourists may travel, and learn something about the Nisga’a peoples.
My grandparents had wanted to go on the auto tour and asked me to accompany them as a guide, of course I was excited to go; I love spending time with them. I went into work the next day all excited to find out what day I could take them out, but me and Eric, one of my coworkers, thought it would be awesome if we could all go, and we turned the FAM tour into a FAMily tour! We spent the entire day telling stories, doing the auto tour, and having a lot of fun.
Along the way we stopped at places like Vetter Falls, a beautiful creek with rich waters that flowed through the trees, and the Canyon City suspension bridge. We read about the “Phantom Fish” at Vetter Falls, and at the Nisga’a Visitor Centre we read about some of the history, and looked at the older pictures of the area and people.
Talking to my grandparents later, they said they had a blast. Having us take them made it that much more exciting, and fun. They saw stops they’d never heard of before; they learnt about the history and listened to stories, and told lots of stories themselves. We all kept each other company, and entertained one another. Although we reached an early end to our journey; a construction worker hit a pole, causing a live power line to fall on his truck. Luckily no one had gotten hurt, but we were all quite upset we didn’t get to go to Greenville and see the museum, or go to Kincolith and walk along the board walk for a relaxing end to the day. We all still had fun, and we can always go up again to finish what we missed.