Finlay Forks

FINLAY FORKS, 180 km west of FORT ST JOHN, was where the PARSNIP and FINLAY rivers joined to form the PEACE R before the area was flooded when the BENNETT DAM was built. It was the territory of the SEKANI First Nations. Trading posts were established here before WWI and a tiny settlement of trappers and prospectors formed. Now beneath WILLISTON RESERVOIR, the Forks temporarily became a LOGGING centre in the 1960s when salvage operations clearcut the doomed forests. The Finlay R is named after...

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