Blackwater River

BLACKWATER RIVER, 227 km, rises in the ILGACHUZ RANGE near TWEEDSMUIR PROVINCIAL PARK and flows east through deep valleys and canyons of black volcanic rock to its confluence with the FRASER R between QUESNEL and PRINCE GEORGE. Also known as the West Road R, it formed part of the Grease TRAIL used by FIRST NATIONS people as a trading route between the coast and the Interior. Alexander MACKENZIE followed the river on his way to the Pacific in 1793 and today it is part of the ALEXANDER MACKENZIE...

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