Here again is the map with the route marked in black. Please click on any photo to enlarge it.
Valleyview isn't a very big town. It has a population of under 2000 people but it serves a catchment area of about 5000 people so it has all the basic services.
|The local Co-Op (cooperative) would be the place to purchase groceries and household items.|
|You can see from the signage that Dawson Creek is a few hours drive from where we are.|
|You will see these kind of silos all over the north. They hold the harvested grains. Some are wooden silos, some are cement, some are metal.|
|I had to take photo here as it is where my mother's mother, my grandmother is buried. It is a picturesque area near a lake. I never knew my grandmother as she died when my mother was very small.|
|I love this photo. It shows the evergreen forest and the fireweeds that you see all over the north country.|
|Here we are now in British Columbia in the small City of Dawson Creek. It has grown a lot in the past decade. Almost all of these places in the immediate foreground of the photo are new.|
|Here is another Co-op. You can see the cement silos in the background.|
|You will come across this sign no matter which direction you are heading on the highway.|
|We are on our way now to Chetwynd in northern British Columbia. That is where my aunt is being laid to rest.|
|You can see in the far horizon that we are back in mountainous country.|
|Beyond the trees you can see Table Mountain which is located at East Pine. I think it is so pretty and you can see it for miles and miles.|
|We begin our descent into the valley as we are now nearing Chetwynd.|
|This is the town's welcome sign for visitors.|
Chetwynd is home to 3000 local residents with a trading area of approximately 7000 people. Residents of Chetwynd enjoy a four season playground of forests, rolling hills, snow capped mountains, fields and crystal clear lakes and rivers. They even have an excellent recreation complex with wave pool, team-size hot tub, sauna, six sheet curling rink, ice arena, skateboard park, sports fields, parks and trails help to make Chetwynd a great place to live and raise a family though I've never lived there myself.
After leaving the wake, we have to drive back to Dawson Creek to find a hotel or motel room as every room in Chetwynd is fully booked. Apparently a mine has opened or reopened and there are no rooms anywhere to be had. Working men come from far to work in the mine and they live in the hotel and motel rooms all around. We have to return to Chetwynd in the morning to join the funeral service and the meal afterwards with extended family and friends before we depart.
|On the drive back to Dawson Creek, I am pleased to spot this moon in the far distance.|
|As I get closer I am able to capture the moon in full.|
I hope you have enjoyed this part of the tour. It is my submission to the inaugural edition of Our World Tuesday meme. Thank you to ladies who are carrying on in the tradition of Klaus Peter's meme, My World Tuesday. God rest his soul. Please click on the link to join in with Our World Tuesday.
In the next post I will be heading home through Alberta taking a different route than the one we arrived on. I hope you can join me then.