Sunday, September 20, 2015

Hagwilget Canyon And Suspension Bridge Near Hazelton British Columbia (Photos)

Above Photo: Hagwilget Canyon Suspension Bridge Near Hazelton British Columbia.

As our journey continued, we came to a spot in the road where my eyes almost popped out of my head. I hit the brakes, pulled over to the side of the road, put the car into park and jumped out walking quickly to the other side of the road. 

What I stood looking at, was simply amazing, it was the Hagwilget Canyon and Suspension Bridge, and if that wasn’t enough, the colours of Fall made the scene just that much more spectacular. This honestly is a must see for anyone traveling up Highway 16 to the Hazelton’s.

The Hagwilget Canyon Suspension Bridge and the Ksan Historical Village is off Highway 16, on Highway 62. Just follow the highway and you will cross the Suspension Bridge and a few more miles down the road, the Ksan Historical Village.

The Hagwilget Canyon is truly breath taking, it is way, way down there into the canyon. As we drove across the single lane bridge, my wife yelled out, holy ****. It was that large of a drop. It is the highest suspension bridge in Canada.

Above Photo: Hagwilget Canyon Near Hazelton British Columbia.

When you cross the bridge, and to your right, you can park your vehicle in a gravel parking lot and walk back and onto the bridge, from there, look down and you will be amazed. 

On your way back to the vehicle, there is an area set aside on the left with park benches so you can just sit and look at the beauty of the canyon and the rugged mountains in the background.

The Hagwilget Canyon and Suspension Bridge ranks up there with many of the best sights to see in all of British Columbia. Do take the time to stop and visit.

The below information I typed up and was from an information sign that was 
located where the park benches were. 

Above Photo: Take a seat and look at the beauty of the Hagwilget Canyon and mountains.

Hagwilget Canyon: The peaks of Stekyawden to the south and the Seven Sisters to the west are made of hard granite rock, which resists erosion relative to other rocks. Of the peaks visible from this lookout, only the tops of these two mountain ranges are sharp and irregular, indicating that they alone poked above the highest limits of the last Ice Age. Imagine the valleys filled with glacial ice up to the highest peaks.

The below text information comes From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia.

Above Photo: Jagged mountain peaks rise up to the sky.

Hagwilget Canyon Bridge is a suspension bridge over the Hagwilget Canyon on the Bulkley River, at the Wet'suwet'en village of Hagwilget, British Columbia. The current bridge was constructed in 1931, and later reinforced in 1990.

Three previous bridges spanned the same location, the first constructed by Wet'suwet'en people, generations before white settlement. The Wet'suwet'en later reinforced their bridge using cable abandoned after the disbandment of the Russian–American Telegraph expedition.

Above Photo: The Bulkley River flowing through the 
Hagwilget Canyon Near Hazelton British Columbia.

Link: Additional Information on the Hagwilget Canyon Suspension Bridge near 
Hazelton British Columbia.

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