After basically driving since Friday night, we decided that we needed a day to unwind and explore, so we paid for another night at the Northern Lights RV Park, unhooked the camper, and decided to see what we could see in Dawson Creek, BC.
We started our day by taking a drive to see the only wooden bridge still in use from the original Alcan Highway. The Kiskatinaw Bridge was built by the Army Corps of Engineers in 1942-1943 and spans 534 feet in length and crosses 100 feet over the creek bed below.
There’s also a really nice provincial park and campground where we played and explored for a little while. We watched some Canadians swim in the creek, even though we all thought it must have been WAY too cold, and I got to watch a pair of robins protect a nest of eggs (from me…they built their nest on the campground information sign I was trying to read, and it made them upset that I was standing so close!)
We also made a stop at the Walter Wright Pioneer Village, to see what life was like in Dawson Creek in days past. There are about 12 different historical buildings that were acquired from around the Dawson Creek area and relocated to this village to re-create what a town would have looked like. This was a really great way to spend the afternoon for three reasons: a) it was only a $5 donation for the whole family to get in, b) we were the ONLY people in the whole place, c) you could walk all the way through every building (nothing off limits in these houses!) It was pretty amazing!
So, that was our day! We fit in some school time late this afternoon at the camper, and I made time for a run after dinner while the kids and Corey enjoyed the internet and power hook-ups. (Internet is a hot commodity around here!) See you after the next adventure!!
P.S. You can see check out our YouTube video of today’s adventure here!