Lethbridge Herald, The (Newspaper) - June 26, 1970, Lethbridge, Alberta
Exploring Three B.C. Dams Can Be Fun For Visitors three of B.C. Hydro's newest dams can be fun for young and old this summer. Hugh Keenlcyside Dam, five miles upstream on the Colum- bia lliver from Castlegar, and Duncan Dam 29 niles north of Kasio have been completed and ore being made ready to re- ceive summer visitors. The third and largest of the three Columbia River Treaty projects, Mica Dam, 35 miles north ot Revelstoke is still un- der conslr u c t i o n and dam watchers are welcome to view the beehive of activity now tak- ing place at the wilderness site. This great hydro-electric pro- ject can be reached over a new- ly paved highway that passes through some of British Colum- bia's finest scenery. The route is dotted with pic- turcsque waterfalls, impressive tributaries of the Columbia Riv- er and panoramic views of snow capped mountains. At the damsitc, visitors will find rugged construction crews and giant machinery working around the clock on the enor- mous task of raising the earth and rock barrier 800 feet above bedrock. At the start of the construc- tion season this year more than a quarter of the 42 million cubic yards of fill required to build the dam had already been placed. A viewpoint has been estah- ished overlooking the damsite to provide visitors with a fine view of construction progress. Attendants are on hand at the viewpoint to provide informa- tion and answer questions about the huge project. Pack-In, Pack-Out Bags For Tourists CALGARY Continuing the campaign to minimize litter a "Pack-In-Pack-Out" garb age program has been launched in the national parks. Acting director of the West- ern Region National and His- toric Parks Branch, Ron Malis said the program means that hikers and climbers will be supplied with polyethylene bags m which to transport their garbage to the point of origin when returning from the wil- derness. Camping Holidays Offered Camping buffs can leave their cars and tents at home this summer and still enjoy the splendors of outdoor America. A new Astrojet Holidays offer- ing called "Fly and Drive Am- erican Camping Adventures" has been arranged by Ameri- can Airlines, Avis Rent A Car and Kampgrounds of America, which operates some 400 "cas- ual but comfortable" camp- sites around the country. Campers head for their first destination via American Air- lines. Then they pick up an Avis car for the drive to vari- ous campsites, at each of which they have the use of trailers equipped with beds, stoves, ice boxes, restrooms and showers. When they arrive at their fi- nal destination, campers turn in the car at the airport and return home by air. Heard Far And Wide The white bellbird of South America sings one repeated note which can be -heard for" more than a mile. Nearby, it sounds like a blacksmith's ham- mer on an anvil. He said the litter bags are available, free of charge, at all registration points, information kiosks and angling licence out- lets and are very useful to carry supplies into the wilder- ness. The Pack-In Pack-Out lit- ter control program has been launched as a method of en- forcing section 17 of the Na- tional parks regulations which states: "No rubbish or any matter of any offensive nature shall be deposited anywhere in the park except in such places and under such conditions as the superintendent shall desig- nate." The Pack-In Pack-Out bags are provided to facilitate the requirement that all persons using the back country must pack out all materials which they packed in. In addition to keeping the park clean, Mr. Malis said it reduces the possibility of bears being .attracted to abandoned refuse along the hiking trails. Parks officials urge wilder- ness enthusiasts on back coun- try trips to burn all garbage, including tin cans. He suggest- ed the cans be flattened after they have cooled, and be re- turned with foil, bottles and other non combustible articles in the litter bags. Mr. Malis said parks garbage cans are located at points along the marked trails and at all trail-heads, and will be install- ed before July 1st. At the village new hotel provides meals and refresh- ments; picnic tables are avail- able nearby on the riverbank. Also of interest to visitors will be a trip eight miles further north from the damsite U> Boat Encampment, historic place of fur traders, at the northern apex of the Columbia River. Here the river ends Us head- long plunge to the north and swings abruptly south towards the Arrow Lakes and the Uni- ted States border. Continuing their trip south thr'ough Revelstoke, dam watch- ers will skirt the shores of the Arrow Lake reservoir and pass through the town of Nakusp with its fine new waterfront and beach. At the toe of the reservoir near Castlegar lies gleaming new Hugh Keenleyside Dam with its huge navigation lock to allow the passage of river traf- fic. The dam is accessible by road from either bank of the Colum- bia River with the highway passing over the crest of the 170-foot-high structure. A viewing site near the north end of the dam has a chalet style information centre which serves as a focal point for a small landscaped park. Includ- ed are picnic tables adjoining the nearby parking area. It is possible to launch boats in the reservoir about a mile upstream of the dam on the north bank. Tliis new water playground provides marine access through a spectacular mountain valley 145 miles north to Revelstoke. To reach Duncan Dam visit- ors may travel through Nelson and then 66 miles north skirt- ing Kootenay Lake to the east and with the Selkirk Mountains on tile west. The reservoir behind 130 foot high Duncan Dam has opened up a new playground for visit- ors. A swimming area and boat launching ramp are available at nearby Howser, and a viewpoint and picnic area have been es- tablished overlooking the dam. An additional attraction for visitors to Duncan Dam is a short side trip to the spawning grounds of the Kokanee salmon, just off the mam highway ap- proaching the damsite. This man made channel, which replaces spawning grounds displaced during con- struction of the dam, is one of the longest in the world for any type of fish and is believed to be the first ever constructed for fresh water fish. The "red fish" commence their spawning cycle in the two- mile long channel in mid-Aug- ust. LONE STERNWHEELER-Sampson V, the only steam sternwheeler left in Canada is shown paddling its way across Pitt Lake towards the Fraser River. The vessel is operated by the federal department of public works to keep the Fraser and its tributaries free of obstructions. Sicamous Is Houseboat Capital Houseboat Holiday? Cartoons and comic strips have long exploited the scene of the typical North American family happily heading for a hinterland holiday except for Mom who is expected to provide clean clothes, tasty meals, and all the other com- forts .of home! Well, Mom, relax! Sicamous, B.C., the "Houseboat Capital of Canada" has the answer for you. Nestled along the channel joining Shuswap and Mara Lakes in the south central Ul- terior of British Columb i a, Sicamous is home to some three dozen houseboats, rent- ed to vacationers by four dif- ferent operators. Thanks to an Impressive as- sortment of sizes and styles al- most any family can find the combination of comfort, con- venience, and accommodation best suited to their needs, among the various fleets. Houseboats come fully equip- ped with all bedding and linen supplied. Each kitchen has an efficient propane gas stove; some units have an excellent oven, a sink and roomy frig or _ I-, SOClCty JNeCttS More J Zoo Attendance Falls Off By CY FOX LONDON (CP) The zoo in Regent's Park, a magnet for tourists from around the world, has had its share of both good and bad news in the last 12 months. A newly published report on the famous London landmark proudly records the birth of a female black rhinoceros at the zoo after an accurately pre- dicted gestation period of 15 months and three days. And the general rate of blessed events among the al- most animals there con- WHAT AMA WORLD TRAVEL Are STILL HERE serve you for _. AIR CANADA FLIGHT RESERVATIONS Within Canada or Abroad! No need to cnll long distance dial 328-7931 or 328-1771 (3 lines) or coll in perwn at 903 3rd Ave. S., lethbridgo for reservation! and ticketing, NO EXTRA COST TO YOUI Fres customer parking at lha rear of our building All Inquirix Welcome] WORLD TRAVEL SERVICE 903 3rd AVE. S. PHONE 328-1771 tinued to be remarkably high. On the other hand, the num- ber of humans parading through the zoo during 1969 fell to from in 1968. The fall-off in attendance helped account for a decrease of in the 1969 revenue of the Zoological Society of London, which opened the Regent's Park at- traction in 1828. The society, which numbers biologist Sir Julian Huxley among its past secretaries, also operates a 500-acre natu- ral zoo at Whipsnade in Bed- fordshire, north of London. There the 1969 attendance was somewhat more than in 1968 but the society's reflec- tions fa its annual report are mainly about the dark side of its financial picture. The organization says It needs a replacement for the lion house at Regent's Park, a zoo attraction now is 95 years old. The expenses caused by such projects cannot be met. however, out of the revenue for admissions charges and society subscriptions. "For some 140 years, the Zoological Society has carried an entirely private basis responsibility for the na- tional zoological the annual report says. "We know of no other coun- try where this is so." Outside Britain, national zoological gardens have been built and maintained, or at least supported, by the state or the civic authority in whose area they are situated. Despite their financial tribu- lations, authorities at the 34- acre Regent's Park zoo plan to press on with construction of a new house for the pri- mates in their vast animal collection. Helping tihe cause in this connection is a gift Of from a retired manufacturer of radio and television equip- ment. Bearing this contribution in mind, the society sounds con- fident of being able to provide London with what it calls "as magnificent a zoological gar- den as can be found in any capital city." Top U.S. Military Band Slated For Klondike Days One of the best-known and most widely acclaimed mili- tary bands in North America will perform at Edmonton's Klondike Days Exposition, July 23-August .1. The group, the 83-piece NORAD Cavalcade Band, will present a two hour concert in Hie Klondike Palace, showplace of the Klondike Days Exposi- tion, July 28 and 29 at 3 p.m. The Cavalcade actually is a two-in-one group, comprising a 65-picce concert band, and UK an 18 piece jazz orchestra from whom the a seven-man dixieland combo, can be drawn. Accompanying the group will Iw a four-star U.S. general, Seth J. McKec, USAF, commandcr- in-chicf, North American Air Defence Command. Gen. Mc- Kee, 53, was a Second World W a r fighter pilot who logged 190 hours in 69 combat missions in Europe as commander of USAF's 370th Fighter Group. For more than 10 years the musicians, representing Canadian and U.S. servicemen and women of NORAD in 300- plus bases that guard the con- tinent against air attack, have been touring North America. Their more noted appearances have been at Carnegie Hall, the Hollywood Bowl, the Alaskan Centennial, and Expo '67. Before their military service, individual members of the band have played with Les Elgart, Stan Kenlon, Dick Clark, Woody Herman, Paul Doc Severinson and Anka, Henry ice box to complete Mom's de- light. Beds and bedrooms are sufficiently spacious and wonder of wonders the toilet facilities are modern and con- venient! Electric lighting is produced by means of a 12-volt battery; .heaters are available for the occasional cold eve- ning. Shuswap Lake has the long- est shoreline of any lake in British Columbia although it is far from the largest. Shus- wap sprawls like a diagonal 'H' between a glorious collec- tion of hills and mountains. To- gether with Little Shuswap, the Little River1, Mara Lake, and Shuswap River it offers more than miles of lakeshore cruising and camping. The northern arms of Shus- wap Lake are as remote and unspoiled as anyone would want virtually inaccessible by road and offering the peace, solitude and beauty that brings visitors back yeaf after year. Mailing addresses for the houseboat rental agencies in the Sicamous area are: Water- way Houseboats Limited, Box 69, Sicamous, B.C.; Twin An- chor Houseboats, Box 318, Sica- mous, B.C.; Shandy Cove Houseboats, Box 289, Sicamous, B.C. and Galaxie Houseboats, care of 2004 52nd Ave., S.W., Calgary, Alberta. Prlday, 56, 1970 THE lETHBKIDGS HERALD 17 11 Summer Cruises On St. Lawrence MONTREAL The luxury I after market research studies liner T.S.S. Varna, on charter high level of inter- to b'.S. Gala Navigation Inc. of est. It is estimated thai Montreal, will be making eleven weekly cruises this sum- mer on the "St. Lawrence and Saguenay Rivers, and will ex- tend these cruises to the French islands of St. Pierre and Miquslon and Perce, in the G a s p e peninsula. The regular schedule started June 20 and will end August 29; there will be an additional three-day mini-cruise without stopovers on Labor Day week- end. These once popular cruises which were interrupted five years ago thus get a new lease on life. The ship will sail from Mon- treal every Saturday evening, 7 p.m. and return the following Saturday at 8 a.m. After sailing down the ma- jestic St. Lawrence, the ship enters the deep and spectac- ular gorges of the S'aguenay River as far as Port Alfred. Then, down the Saguenay and into the Gull of St. Lawrence towards the picturesque French enclave of St. Pierre and Miquelon islands for a one- day stopover. Leaving the is- lands, the ship heads for the Gaspe peninsula and world- famous Perce Rock for another stopover and ontional visit to Perce village, Gaspe or Bona- venture Island, one of the largest wild bird sanctuaries in the world. Then, back to Mon- treal, via Quebec City. Ray Saiimier, president of Gala Navigation Inc. pointed out that the decision to start the cruises again was taken Home Of Tabasco Tabasco Pepper Sauce, found on tables and in knapsacks from Britain to Burundi, from Vietnam to Venezuela, is manufactured at Avery Island, Louisiana, from Tabasco pep- pers grown exclusively on this swamp surrounded "island" (actually a mountain of salt only thinly covered with The Louisiana Tourist Commission says the hot condi- ment is aged for three years, and not a single drop is ever marketed until the process is completed. people will book cruises the very first season. 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