Douglas Trail

DOUGLAS TRAIL, named for Gov James DOUGLAS, ran from PORT DOUGLAS at the head of HARRISON LK to LILLOOET on the FRASER R via Lillooet, SETON and ANDERSON lakes. The route, explored by the HBC trader A.C. ANDERSON in 1846, allowed travellers to the Interior to avoid the impassable rapids of the Fraser Canyon. Construction began in Aug 1858 and a rough trail was finished in Oct. The workforce consisted of unemployed miners who received food and shelter for their labour, but no pay. Douglas hoped...

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