Bridge River

BRIDGE RIVER, 142 km, flows east out of the COAST MTS to join the FRASER R just north of LILLOOET. Its mid-section is a spectacular 16-km steep-walled canyon and the area has gained popularity with hikers and climbers. There is an important ST'AT'IMC (Lillooet) FISHING site on the Fraser above the junction. Prospectors moving north up the Fraser Canyon arrived here in 1858 and found enough GOLD in the Bridge R to spark a brief GOLD RUSH. The name refers to a toll footbridge built across its...

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