Kitwanga to Ten Mile Lake
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Kitwanga has a wonderful historical area with interpretive boards and a hike. We visited it first thing in the morning and enjoyed climbing to the top of the Battle Hill. We learned all about the tribal leader, Nekt, and his coat of bear skin and flint, and how he built his fortress on top of the hill and would roll spiked logs down on warriors who attacked. His “strike only once” magical club was a real favorite.
Then we traveled to ‘Ksan and saw the old church 1890’s and the dozen real totem poles that told the story of the Kitwangans, Nekt, and their move to the river area. It was very interesting to see them in the middle of the authentic First Nations village instead of all painted and dolled up for tourists.
We headed through
Ten-Mile-Lake Provincial Campground is lovely and large with almost 150 sites. We were lucky to find a spot. School doesn’t start here until the Tuesday after Labor Day, and the weather is perfect. So everyone is out enjoying the beautiful, obviously big (by the name) lake within an hour’s drive of one of B.C.’s biggest cities (