September 25, 2018, 7:41 am
Photos by Edwin Dukes
Jeremy Cook says
September 25, 2018 at 12:55 pm
Really lovely shots Ed.
Dave drought says
September 25, 2018 at 11:14 am
Nice hike up that hill, eh? Camped there more than once, terrain, people, fishing, all were great. Unfortunately, no access to the lodge at that time. Had to carry your own beer. Looking forward to going again.
Bob Barker says
September 25, 2018 at 7:59 am
Wow – great shots
Would this not be a good place for a National Park – Dick Cannings and Catherine McKenna could spend winters there together
Carolyn Tipler says
September 25, 2018 at 12:58 pm
It is already a Provincial Park – established in 1968 and a protected area added later, can’t remember the date now.
Publisher: as much as the territory the NPR or NP is looking at. Parks Canada is a predator. Not interested in conservation but the amalgamation of a land mass
for commercial exploitation. Jasper/Banff – these are areas of conservation or TOURIST traps?
Do not be misguided. Selling it off to offshore tourists is stated as more important than bear, deer, snakes, trees, or flowers.
$$$ Parks Canada is not a conservator?
Pat English says
September 25, 2018 at 3:47 pm
Agenda 21 and its catch phrase Sustainable Development is the elephant in the room. The removal of rural peoples access to the land and eventual authorized personnel only zones is the goal with the people restricted to human habitation areas only.
September 25, 2018 at 6:38 pm
All depends on who you want to believe. There is conservation work happening in the National Parks in BC and Alberta. I do know people involved in that work so its not just something I read. The fact that Banff and Jasper are huge tourist attractions cannot be denied – they have the Rockies and Ice fields. I am in favour of Parks – don’t care if they are Provincial or National.
October 2, 2018 at 3:02 pm
Presently, the Province does little to protect any wildlife listed in the provincial hunting regulations. With the exception of Manning Park. You can hunt freely deer, bear, cougar, birds, without regulation from BC Parks. How is this protecting wildlife? There used to be a regular hunt in the high Ashnola (read Cathedral Lakes) for monstrous mule deer, up to 350 lbs. Had to hunt with horses. Get your facts straight, or lose your credibility. Fake news, and all…
October 2, 2018 at 4:25 pm
Dave Drought if you are referring to my post it was in reply to the publishers comments about lack of conservation in National Parks. Are you in fact implying that there is open season on all wildlife in Provincial Parks without permit??? or season???
Publisher: Let me intervene in the great debate. Are provincial parks or National Parks for tourists, camping, out in the wild OR are national parks and Provincial Parks to enhance nature and the preservation of wildlife.
Maybe this the problem. NO clarity of purpose.
How-about parks for people and reserves for nature. Simply answer in policy. Let us get on with it. Unfortunately the advocates of anything want to confuse the public with limited or NO facts and try to try to attract the fruity flies to their cause.
October 3, 2018 at 2:06 pm
In answer to the Publisher’s question: Provincial Parks are there for Tourists, camping, Out in the wild or to enhance Nature and preserve wildlife. They are there for both as clearly state on BC Parks website under “About”. Make sure you check the line Mission Statement and Mandate.
October 3, 2018 at 3:22 pm
Carol: I was responding to the publisher’s comment. What I referred to was the legal harvesting as per BC Hunting Regulation Synopsis, available at most sports stores, online, or the gov’t agent’s office. The no shooting/hunting/motorized vehicles rules are in every copy. I urge people to read this, because it provides information not readily available elsewhere. And in my experience, the more access to a particular area, the less game to be found. Mt Kobau is a good example. I can ride my mtn. bike from the top of Kobau to Medici’s without seeing anything bigger than the odd grouse. And that is a 3 hr. ride. I generally spend up to 2 months a year out there when tallied up, and personal observation backs this up. Incidentally, hunting really improves around the margins of a National Park, as the animals have a safe place to breed without human interference. Very important.
October 3, 2018 at 4:45 pm
Thanks for the clarification Dave. On a recent drive thru from Cawston to Fairview I was dismayed at the lack of wild life to be seen. Quite agree about sanctuary to breed. Well done on the ride from Kobau to Medici’s must be spectacular.
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