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Terrace, Historic & Heritage Sites
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After recently becoming employed at Terrace BC's local Visitor Center for the summer, I had recently been hearing a lot of tourists telling us about the amazing things to be found up North towards the Nass Valley and Gingolx. I actually had not been up there since I was kid, almost 12 years ago so I decided to take my day off and be productive.
I left Terrace around 10am with a few friends and after a quick stop for some coffee at Cafenara (amazing local/organic coffee), we were on the road. It does not take very long before the drab highway opens up into gorgeous lakes, and waterfalls compliments by beautiful rolling creeks and rustic wooden bridges. The drive is stunning and even if you plan on driving straight through, you are in for a treat.
That being said, if you are willing to make a few stops, you will be rewarded with some AMAZING sights. Such things as Beaupre Falls, Tumbling Creek, Vedder Falls, and many others are all within the first 90KM.
And that is just the road there. Once you start arriving at some of the towns and villages along the way, you can stop at any of the gift stores featuring amazing first nation's art, or even check out some of the new government buildings which features some amazing architecture enhanced by the culture of the first nations.
Towards the end of the road, there is the new 15 million dollar museum in Greenville (as seen in the picture). This is a jaw-dropping gem that absolutely must be seen in person. Featuring re-claimed artifacts of the First Nations culture (now labeled treasures), it is packed with cultural art and a weird glow of a history and beauty.