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Bear at 'Hole in the Wall' photo by C. Wunderlich
COMMENTARY · 9th May 2011
Merv Ritchie
It's why most of us live here. A picture is worth a thousand words.

High tide, low tide, all four seasons, windy or calm, the drive along the Skeena River to the Pacific from Terrace is indescribably beautiful.

Recently we have begun producing and distributing the RupertDaily.ca weekly Newsletter just as we have been printing for Terrace and Kitimat since last summer. This has had us take this gorgeous drive on a weekly basis. It has also reminded us what we have been missing by not driving the route more often.

The trip always takes much longer than we plan as we seem to get caught up in the scenery, stopping every few miles to savour it.

Last week we caught up with a young black bear who decided to walk through the train tunnel “Hole in the Wall”; the week before we came back in the evening to a stunningly calm Skeena with a bright moon above.

After composing the article on the rock scaling we felt showing off just how stunning the drive is was a respectful gesture.
Glass like water. Photo by C. Wunderlich
Glass like water. Photo by C. Wunderlich
Skunk Cabbage - Colorful photo by C. Wunderlich
Skunk Cabbage - Colorful photo by C. Wunderlich
Waterfall's - always breathtaking. photo by C. Wunderlich
Waterfall's - always breathtaking. photo by C. Wunderlich
My favorite - The Skeena mountains - like a big kiss.
My favorite - The Skeena mountains - like a big kiss.
Beauty indeed!
Comment by Chris Arnold on 9th May 2011
I couldn't agree more. I have travelled to many amazing places around the world and I must say that the drive between Terrace and Prince Rupert is one of the most beautiful stretches anywhere. I also drive it about once every week or two, year round and I never get tired of the amazing views regardless of the weather. The photo with the river in the moonlight is fantastic. Thanks!
Yup
Comment by Ian on 9th May 2011
We live in one of the best spots in all of BC. I know that may raise an argument or two but it is what it is.
I am an avid photographer that feels very lucky to capture this area. We can go for five minutes in any direction outside of Terrace and begin to shoot great images here.
Try that in Vancouver or the larger centers.
The shot of the water fall is a bit unique as it takes a heavy down pour to create that effect.
Nice shot on the moon over the river.
Ever thought of joining the camera club here in terrace. Meets every third Tuesday in the Art gallery below the library.