Monday, November 2, 2015

Mural Paintings In Burns Lake British Columbia

Above Photo: Bull Moose and Fisherman.

I am really glad I decided to film the mural paintings that I find in towns across British Columbia. In each of the paintings, they illustrate some of the history of a town, or what can be found in and around each area, such as the wildlife, in this case two Moose. 

In this same mural, you see a fisherman who has hooked into a good fighting fish. In and around Burns Lake there are approximately 20 lakes close to the town, and around 300 lakes in the district. All of the lakes have fish in them.

In the other mural it shows a First Nations person with a fire, but more than that, it shows that the First Nations People had settled throughout the area so long ago.

So I will certainly keep taking pictures to shed a little light on what communities have to offer.

Below Source Text information: From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia.

Burns Lake is a rural village in the North-Central Interior of British Columbia, Canada, incorporated in 1923. The village has a population of 3,649 including the residents of the First Nations reserves within the town limits according to the 2011 Canadian Census.

Burns Lake acquired its name after Michael Byrnes, who was an explorer for the Collins Overland Telegraph scheme. Byrnes passed Burns lake in about 1866 while surveying a route from Fort Fraser to Hagwilget.

Above Photo: First Nations People settled in Burns Lake many years ago.

The Village is renowned for its rich First Nations heritage, and for its extensive network of mountain biking trails, which have received international acclaim by becoming Canada's first IMBA Ride Centre. Burns Lake is located in the midst of a large networks of lakes called the Lakes District, with fishing and hunting year round, and water activities in the summer months.

There are two First Nations reserves that are part of the town, and another four nearby, making it one of the few communities in the province that have almost equal populations of native and Canadians of European descent. Local nations include Wet'suwet'en First Nation, Lake Babine Nation, Cheslatta Band, Burns Lake band, Skin Tyee band and Nee Tahi Buhn band.

The town serves as a hub for the local logging, saw-milling, mining and tourist industries. It also serves as the main commercial centre for the surrounding area including Francois Lake, Colleymount, Grassy Plains, Rose Lake, Topley, and Granisle. There are three pubs, many cafes and restaurants a selection of stores and services , a library and a hospital. It is the location of the head offices of the Regional District of Bulkley-Nechako.

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