Photograph Chasm Provincial Park View Point
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An amazing viewpoint of the Fraser Plateau and a giant Chasm created by an ancient glacier.
Chasm Ecological Reserve, or Provincial Park is one of those places you have to see for yourself. Some call it the Grand Canyon of British Columbia and its easy to see why once there.
This park is the perfect spot to get out for a good stretch on a road trip heading north or south and for the avid photographer. It provides quite the dramatic backdrop, especially if you happen to be there for sunrise.
There are some walking trails in the park that will take you along the edge of the chasm. Part of the trail has a fence, and then afterwards the fence ends. Therefore, practice extra caution when near the edge of the cliffs!
The following excerpt is taken from the BC Parks website:
"The park conserves forests of ponderosa pine at the northern limit of its range, and diverse low elevation lakes and marshes. The uplands, marshes, and lakes are rich ecosystems supporting abundant wildlife.
A spectacular display of colour illustrates the park’s rich geology in the Chasm Creek Valley and part of the Bonaparte River Valley. Successive lava flows form layers in varying tones of red, brown, yellow and purple, which have been revealed in the steep lava-layered canyon walls through erosion over the past 10 million years.
At the end of the last ice age, 10,000 years ago, water from the melting glaciers carried so much silt that it carved the 8 km long, 600-metre (1965ft) wide and 300-metre (984ft) deep Chasm."
Google Map directions can be found here when travelling from Prince George heading south.
Google Map directions can be found here when travelling from the Vancouver area heading north.
- Camera with a wide angle lens.
- Lunch or food (its a great place to stretch your legs)
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