Northern Trails Heritage Society belives that understanding the paths that brought us to our present day civilization will set us on the right routes to future development for the best outcome for humanity.
Trails come in all forms in Northeast BC. Among the heritage trails are the extensive river systems, horse-packing freight trails, native hunting trails, bush pilot routes, railsways and logging roads. Modern trails are paved roads, walking paths, bike trails, ski trails and hiking paths.
The Northern Trails Heritage Society aims to rediscover heritage trails, document trails that connect our history, and forge new trails in the pursuit of preserving the heritage of Northern BC.
HISTORY IS ALIVE IN NORTHEASTERN BC
Our regions’ Heritage hold the treasures of the past and the keys to the future. As the keeper of the history in each of our communities, the museums, societies and archives reveal more and more secrets as one delves into the archives and pieces together the lives of those who came before us and made the community what it is today. Learning about our past is the key to making wise decisions about the future and instilling pride in the community.
WALK THE PATHS OF HISTORY
Manmade paths to and through Northeast BC followed the waterways and the animal salt-lick trails as a way through the dense forest and towering mountains. Pioneer settlement of the area began by river transport and freighting by horseback, graduating from dirt roads and ice bridges to the modern day rail, highway and air routes. Ancient tracks of the dinosaurs discovered in the past century lend more intrigue to the history of Northern BC.
The famous Alaska Highway is the most prominent trail cutting through the entire Northeast BC and commonly referred to as “Our Main Street”. Newly forged modern paths include recreational trails of snowmobiles, cross country skiing, biking and hiking trails plus walking trails in and around communities.
NEWS, ARTICLES & STORIES
New discoveries and research on past happenings are often filed and not widely distributed. This section aims to post news articles on new theories concerning history, new findings about the past and new discoveries in Northeast BC. Scientific articles that are relevant to the history of the area will be included. Local museums might ask for additional information on a topic they are researching. Activities and tours for children and adults of local museums can be shared. Challenges in centralizing a Heritage Authority in the region will be discussed. Questions and answers about current research that is being conducted will be included.
LET’S WORK TOGETHER FOR HERITAGE