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  • Vickers55
    Cambridge, UK581 contributions
    Good walk in quiet forests. Nice view of raids and bay but neither are spectacular. Rather just a stop on a 6km walk with some ups and downs and a dense forest. Worth doing for walk in quiet forest.
    Written 18 June 2022
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  • Vickers55
    Cambridge, UK581 contributions
    This houses a wonderful collection of artefacts from the area including some great First Nation things. Loved the classy gift shop. Only 8 dollars to get in. Well curated and comers all aspects of British Columbia. A must if visiting the area
    Written 20 June 2022
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  • Brad M
    3 contributions
    Nice free garden. Tunnel directly across street from Pacific Mariners Park takes you there if walking from a cruise ship; no need to follow online maps’ convoluted directions.
    Written 27 May 2022
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  • David P
    5 contributions
    A nice little walk along an old railway that's being reclaimed by nature. I started at Bob's on the Rocks like most I imagine. There is an old wall that was built to shore up the rail bed early on, part of it has crumbled to the shore below and part of it stands, some interesting old engineering. I also found an abandoned anchor chain with links bigger than my shoe draped over the shore rocks right near the end of the walk. I'm sure that there are more artifacts if you look for them. The end of the trail was rather anticlimactic where it opened up to a scruffy boat yard with no directions to speak of. Take your pick from there.
    It was a nice way to kill an hour none the less.
    When I returned I ordered fish and chips at Bob's. Good grub.
    Written 9 September 2021
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  • Vickers55
    Cambridge, UK581 contributions
    Information centre with some interesting displays on the port and sea trade. Good collection of information leaflets. Staff member very informative and happy to chat. Free entry. Worth popping in as part of walk around cow Bay Area. Needs 15 mins
    Written 20 June 2022
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  • starbucksCanada
    Quesnel, Canada191 contributions
    Small place but worth the visit. They do not serve food so come after lunch or dinner. Great beer- we enjoyed our visit.
    Written 10 August 2020
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  • richard c
    Vancouver, Canada7 contributions
    There is a small parking lot in front of the trailhead entrance. The hike itself is quite challenging, I would say more on the difficult side than moderate side, but it really depends on your fitness level. Certain areas are pretty steep and some sections are really muddy. I didn't stop much, only to take some photos and have a drink. When I reached the top, there were so many mosquitos so I stayed just a few minutes, and then started heading back down. I'm not the fittest person, but I managed to go up and down in 3 hrs 15 mins. The view itself wasn't really that spectacular, but the hike was an intense workout.
    Written 22 September 2020
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  • EkMusafir
    Pune, India2,206 contributions
    The Kwinitsa Railway Station is a quaint little building alongside the Prince Rupert Waterfront trail and the Rotary Park, close to the statue of the whale. It is quite close to the quay where the large Alaskan cruise liners dock. At first you may think that it is an abandoned old building but when you open the door you are welcomed in by the lady volunteer who is happy to show you around.

    It is a two storied structure which served as a Railway Station, communication centre and living quarters for the Station Master. Even his old bed, dining table and chairs and various other items of furniture, crockery and cutlery can be found inside, along with some technical equipment and implements. There are various items for display and some pictures on the walls.

    This station was originally located between the towns of Terrace and Prince Rupert but was later shifted to this spot to serve as a museum showcasing the importance of the railway line to the development of this region of North Western British Columbia. If you are lucky you will see the VIA Rail train in the backyard, being serviced for the next trip to Prince George.

    Please check the timings before visiting. It closes for lunch between 12 noon and 1 pm, and around 4 pm in the evenings. Though there are no entry charges, a voluntary donation is expected and appreciated for the upkeep of the premises.
    Written 10 September 2019
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  • Jeanette M
    Cairns, Australia475 contributions
    An easy to find downtown walk taking you past lots of big trees, mossy areas, an old wooden bridge, etc. It's very pretty and a nice way to get a little exercise.
    Written 12 October 2018
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  • Brad M
    3 contributions
    Sunken Gardens are across the street. Look for the tunnel entry by looking across the street when at the Japanese boat exhibit. Most oeople muss it—but it’s free and nicely kept. Keep it and the Pacific Mariners Park clean and peaceful!
    Written 27 May 2022
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  • Sarracenia
    Norman, OK1,717 contributions
    I was surprised how long it took to get to this place. We were coming from the Wentworth Falls area. The dirt road is narrow and there are many twists and turns. I would not advise to drive too fast as it is a two-lane road and it is a bit bumpy. It is ok for a regular car if you go slow.

    This hike is best done early or late because there is not much shade, so on a warm sunny day it could be almost too warm and you definitely need to carry enough water. The trail is in good shape and it is not difficult (no steep ups or downs) compared to other trails in the Blue Mountains. The views were impressive, again beautiful sandstone mountains towering above a valley that is heavily forested. Part of the trail went along the cliff with no guardrail. Best not to look down, it would be a fatal fall if you miss a step along this part. You could see from a long ways and at the parking lot on a clear day you can see Sydney.

    Because of the long dirt road I would advise you visit other lookouts that are more accessible if you are interested in views. The Govett's leap lookout is as impressive or perhaps more impressive than the views along this trail and it is easy to access it on a paved road and paved parking lot.

    The grassy looking areas you can see from parts of this trail are swamps and are home to the endangered giant dragonfly (Petalura gigantiea) that is only found in this part of the world. They are active in summer on a windless day.
    Written 18 November 2016
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  • Mike G
    4 contributions
    Had fun. Standards are a little low. Machines aren't great. May have been the bad luck I had. Great way to pass some time.
    Written 6 November 2019
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  • Kathleen H.
    10 contributions
    These people run a great shelter that is well needed in the area. I’ve seen dear, eagles, owls, and many other animals being rehabilitated there.
    Written 11 August 2019
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  • Anne C
    Burns Lake, Canada27 contributions
    I visited the gallery twice during my 4 days in town. Local artisan Co-operatives are my favourite places to shop for myself and for gifts. Ice House Gallery has such a varied selection of unique offerings and everything is displayed perfectly for their guests.
    Written 4 September 2021
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  • petersjsim
    Tawau, Malaysia1,973 contributions
    Visiting this small fire museum gained much knowledge on the equipment used to battle fire in the early days. Great effort in preserving the old 'fire truck'. Also learnt that the reason why the new fire engineer is not painted in red - for easier to see at low light.
    Written 22 August 2017
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