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Splendour of the Arrow Lake


Wednesday’s Photos

Exploring the Island across the Lake

In the late 60’s BC Hydro flooded the valley after building a dam to provide some control over the fluctuating water levels of the Columbia River. The stretch between Galena Bay in the north and the town of Castlegar in the south is known as the Upper and Lower Arrow Lakes. But BC Hydro’s main purpose was to generate electricity. Thousands of people were forced to leave their land along the lake shore. The island, which my wife and I canoed to, was once connected to the land on the opposite side of the Columbia River.  Before the dam was built, the island was rich farm land with an orchard and a farm on it. As you can see, two weeks ago the forests nearby were still burning with a lot of smoke in the air. We are grateful for the rain, the end of the wildfire and the clean air we can breathe again. Enjoy the photos.


The Fauquier – Needles Ferry


Looking East where the Fires were Burning


Driftwood Sculptures on the Island


Driftwood Arch


A Sprinkling of Red from the Rose Hips


View through the Trees onto the Lake


Nature’s Sculptures Everywhere

46 thoughts on “Splendour of the Arrow Lake

  1. Stella, oh, Stella

    Beautiful, Peter! If the photo looking east was a sunset, one would find it amazing, knowing that the colours are from fires, dampens the spirit a bit. I am glad to here that the fires are out now. Fires are such a terrible threat for people and wildlife.

    I remember you writing that the area burning was “only” the size of Denmark. I can’t start to fathom how vast Canada is, if that is an “only”. I can read the figures on Wikipedia, but that is very abstract. Denmark is just a tiny speck on the map …

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      1. Peter Klopp Post author

        I remember some German tourists who were bragging of their thousand-km trip to the Great Slave Lake. It was in the middle of May. It was unusually hot and the car trip though the endless boreal forest was very boring. When they finally arrived, the lake was still completely frozen over. Aber, so sagten sie ganz stolz, “Wir waren am Grossen Sklavensee”. That’s how some are ‘doing’ Canada.

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      2. Peter Klopp Post author

        It would not be fair if I recommended the Rocky Mountaineer without any experience with it on my part. I heard it is a bit pricy, but if you can afford a return trip to Jasper from Vancouver, then you will experience two wonderful worlds: the Rocky Mountains and Vancouver, one of the great Canadian cities wedged between the ocean and the coastal mountains. Best wishes! Peter

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      3. Stella, oh, Stella

        I think he was four or five when they emigrated from Denmark. They lived first in Three Rivers and then moved. He started school in Toronto. But they went back to Denmark five years later.

        I was already as a child interested in Canada and North America. I read all the adventure stories of Karl May und Lederstrumpf und was es da nicht noch alles gab und Geschichten über Alaska.

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  2. Robert Parker

    I agree, this is a wonderful album. The second shot, with its wavy patterns and bronze tones, could be a silkscreen print. And I like the way you framed a shot with the driftwood. Hurrah for nice fresh air and an end to the fires, too.

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  3. jml297

    Thank you, Peter, for your wonderful photos and it was interesting to hear the story behind the place as well. Your photos of the driftwood were magnificent, really showing off their natural beauty.

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