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A gorgeous drive on a sunny day.

As I mentioned before in one of my blogs, I was recently hired by Kermodei Tourism as a summer student. Since then, I've tried my best to approach the area I live in with the eyes of a tourist and not the eyes of a person who has grown up in this area.

 

This was my approach to the drive between Terrace and Prince Rupert yesterday. I have made this drive many times with my parents as a child but not nearly as much since I've been old enough to take my eyes off my Gameboy and really appreciate the scenery.

We happened to set out on a beautiful sunny Monday morning around 9am. This is a beautiful time for the drive, as the sun is hitting the mountains and the ocean inlet at just the right angles. Amongst the beautiful green mountains, you'll see scattered waterfalls all along the way.

 

About 15KM out of Rupert, you'll notice some cool glyphs on the side of one of the mountains (as seen in the picture). These faces have been on the mountain for hundreds of years and were supposed to be the protecting spirits of the channel across the inlet that they face.

 

The signs along the highway might say 100km/hr but with a mix of the amazing scenery and the high chance to see wildlife (be it bears or eagles or anything else), you might find yourself slowing down to take everything in.

 

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Taken on June 29, 2011