MP-0000.158.137 | Hell's Gate, Fraser Canyon, BC, about 1923

Photograph, glass lantern slide
Hell's Gate, Fraser Canyon, BC, about 1923
Anonyme - Anonymous
About 1923, 20th century
Silver salts and transparent ink on glass - Gelatin dry plate process
8 x 10 cm
Gift of Mr. Stanley G. Triggs
© McCord Museum
Keywords:  Landscape (2230) , Photograph (77678) , river (1486) , Waterscape (2986)
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"Fraser Canyon -- Hell Gates: At Lytton the canyon widens suddenly to admit the Fraser River, the chief river of British Columbia, which comes down from the north between two great lines of mountain peaks, and whose turbid flood soon absorbs the bright green waters of the Thompson. The scenery becomes wilder than ever. The great river is forced between vertical walls of black rock, where, repeatedly thrown back upon itself by opposing cliffs, it madly foams and roars. At "Hell Gates," near North Bend, the river is suddenly compressed by two jutting promontories, and through this bottle-neck has to escape in a roaring cataract."

Excerpt from "ACROSS CANADA BY C. P. R.", Section 7--The Pacific Coast; booklet, McGill University Illustrated Lectures, 1928.