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Lethbridge Herald, The (Newspaper) - May 12, 1972, Lethbridge, Alberta 16 THE lETHRRIDGE HERAID Friday, May 12, 1972 See the B.C. Kootenays Poinciana June and Boundary Country jtour to Bahamas NASSAU, B a li a 111 a s A I The lour lasls for three clays lly BATtRY BUOAnFOOT hundreds of minions before Tlic Boundary Country The West KooLunays. The Easl Koo- died There arc dozens of other examples. These days ninny believe the tenays. Boundary and Koolenay moun- People who live in this slfn vrlsf richcs In', and also (hose who hayo Thty he Prospect- explored it and delighted in il. aiwilys been call il Tomorrow Country, "ail- ing for something lo happen. Where is il? Well, British Co- lumbia is so vast higher than Cilirornia, Oregon, and Wash- areas arc called countries, like the Cariboo Country or the Peace River Country. So. the Boundary Country and the East and West Koolenays. START AT OSOYOOS an nnpor- i country, but you must know what you'ro doing. They still roam the hills and valleys, and the old man you sec trudging down the road may IK; a prospector with a great dream. If you want a crack al it, buy a gold pan in one of the hardware" stores. Get yourself a bit of creek, hunker down start lo wash Ihe gravel. down the west arm of the Lake al Crawford Bay and oth- er villages. If you feel like a good soak in 1 in degree mineral water, then stop al Ainsworth Hot Springs, a few miles south (if Kaslo. Kaslo, hardly larger than a village, onto was the supply centre of the huge Silver Coun- try lo the west. If you're a ghosL town buff, lake tho read I over the hump to Now Denver I ..i.i .1-..... I Poinciana June" tour program for Ihe Bahamas has been in- augurated by Nassau Tours Limited, "Poinciana June" has been incorporated into Bahamas Goombay Summer 1972, lead- ing off the Goombay fcslivilic.s beginning June 4, and running throughout the remainder of opening month. The "Poinciana June" festi- val marks the bloom of Ihe and four nighls, with cost de- pending upon hotel accommo- dation desired. There will bo guided tours through selected priv.ile gardens to sec (he Poin- ciana in full bloom. All of the I Goombay Summer ]'J72 attrac- tions will be available as well. (ioombay is a unique sum- mer long folk festival and peo- ple to people program inaug- urated last year, resulting in one of the most succe-ssful pro- Start al Osoyoos, right at the j just like they do it on tclcvi- bottom nf the Okanagan Val sion You probably won't get ley and drive up the switch more than a few (lakes, but it's backs of dominating Anarchist a lot of fun. Mountain and everything east! coi'XTHY TO EXPLORE of that, llirough valleys, over! Tills is country where you mountain ranges, past "long and don't set an objective It is a lakes, by small hut country for exploring, by car, vigorous cities and sleepy little on foot and by boat, villages. That's the Boundary Clef out your map. See that Counti-y, and beyond that is the long, long lake lhat starts at Koolenays. then the East I Castlcgar and just keeps going id riei.- iiii.1 old, knock, founs of Itelallack and Sandon. Not much left now, but. once they had saloons, hotels, whoop- Tem-up joints, and a well-de- veloped sense of civic pride. Kaslo lias beached the old lake steamer Movie and turned it into a museum of the coun- try. The kids will love it. HISTORIC FORT STEELE North of Cranbrook, Fort Stcclc is the reconstructed west- ern Lown of about Ihe (urn of the century. Assembled and created by the prosiucial gov- ernment, Fort Stuclo Li truly historic and inlcresling. flower h i c li can be seen throughout Nassau during early summer. linalion. (joomhay Summer 1972 will run from June 4 to Sep- tember 10. Henry VIII and Elizabeth R series costumes displayed The magnificent costumes de-1 residence for over two con- signed for two highly successful turics, and the costumes are on BBC television series "The display in Ihe King's Beer Cel Six Wives of Henry VIII" and "Elizabeth R" be on I view in Britain this summer. They will be displayed at two locations Hampton Court, Vvest hoolenays. then the East i Castlcgar and just keeps going i iwo locations iiampion UOIUT, Kootenays right, to the Al- and going until it peters out at I day here, palacl, bv cardinal HISTORIC WATER WHEEL AT FORT STiELE, B.C. Govl. Photo Scottish carl opens estates Sportsmen are welcome _B_ The Earl of Seafield will flits duck, and fishing for salmon elude a tennis court with Its year be welcoming Canad i a n and trout are among the activ-' own pavilion and bar, p'.illing guesls to his acre Scot- Hies he offers Ihe Canadian i green, croquet lawn, a chil- tish estate s. Deer stalking, sportsman. For a small fee of: dren's play ground and sev- shooting grouse, phcasanl and from to S2.000 a eral golf courses! week, depending on the sport 1 and facilities provided. berta border. Beaton? That's the Upper and It's true. Life is easier in this j Lower Arrow Lakes, and finer part of the world. Trail is a boating water would he cliffi- husfling city, headquarters for cult to find on this continent. Mining and Smelt-1 And, believe it or not, it is ing Company. Cranbrook is rarely used. Local people, yes, growing fasl; logging, lumber, but few visitors. There are bays some [arming. Nelson is a trad- ing centre, busy but not big, and Fernic is quiet among its mountains. It's not manana every day, but tilings don't seem to be so complicated as in tlic big city. British Columbia High way No. 3 over Anarchist Mountain I lake, about 00 miles long, silu- mountains from for camping, Ihe water is clear and pure for swimming, and the fishing is good. You can I Henry VIII in 1529 and at Long- and don't miss a ride on and surrendered to old steam train, from a Scottish lord's estate, that rattles and tools and shoots off steam along a track through a pine forest. Farther north, up the Winder- mere Valley will] the Rockies standing strong and bold as guardians, is Fairmont Hot Springs, and a few miles on, launch a boat at any one of j Radium Hot Springs. Two more AFRICAN SAFARI Viill Nsoronscro. Han- Staj Ktrya. River Fails. R.jacnicn, Victoria Ian-Sell m 11095 DAYS fro Z7 DflYS Irc Birtare. silirli n-BTOD wimr omniums NltESTAR TOURS 106B-701 nunimiiir. Van. 1. B.C. IBDJ) 637-1131 Rel. 224-DDB7 the small villages and have great vacation. Same applies to Knotenay Lake, a more robust sort of places to soak those bones, play a little golf, walk among scent- ed pine forests, watch wild ani- mals such as deer and bear, and do a bit of climbine In ad- mire the profusion of wild flow- leat House, Ihe Marquess ot Bath's majestic home which was built 19 years after Henry's death. lar bcnealh {he Great Half. Longleat House in Wiltshire is 103 miles southwest of London, and in recent years has become famous tor its lions and nany other wild animals. Costumes from'the "Elizabeth R" scries are on view at Sude- ________ ley Castle, near the Cotswold town o[ Winchcombe. This 12Ui century caslle was the home of i Catherine Parr. Henry's last Hampton Court, 15 miles from wile, and Elizabeth I was a fre- London, was a favorite royal i quent visitor. The Earl lives at castellated travel agent: for more inform- fallen to nothing, lost j Cullen House in Banffsliire ation w rile. British Tourist 'parts of which are 700 years i Aulhorily. 151 Bloor SI. W old. His guests will stay in the Suite -ICO. Toronto 5. Ontario. grounds, their home during these sporting holidays being the Old Cullen Dower House, a is the main route, never far aled over from the American border, in j the Arrow Lakes. It is used country that once saw some of i more, but all Ihe boats in that lunlry would come crowding it. Good j ISO page British Columbia the beaches, loo. Better fishing Tourist Directory from any lhan in the Arrow Lakes, with i tourist bureau. Declare a week U.10J LOU11UJ VIldL U1IUU UI I InOlC. all I These arrangements may be j [hc largest mines on the contin- j part of the cou: booked through any Canadian j cnt. All but a few are gone, j nowhere near c ers on Alpinf meadows. This country is rnally big. Gel yourself a map and the free bush. One example. A single claim I trout at Rossland produced Sll.OOO.-j pounds iN'en- cruise ship nine bedroom Georgian build- I p and O's newest cruise 000 in silver and lead at 1908 prices. Another was Rock Creek ing complete with stables, coach house, butler, servants and a fleet of vehicles including a helicopter and twin engined aircraft. _____ _ _tj____ ._ _____ Other essential facilities in-1 Alaska from Los Angeles. to mark it now listoric sign, but ship, the Spirit of j JGGO's miners panned S25.000.- Lonilon. is scheduled to com- i 000 in gold from one short mence North American opera stretch, and that ivas at I860 tion in December 1972. She will prices. Small mines few have cruise regularly lo Mexico and j ever heard of produced S10 and i S20 millions. Tlie big ones yicld- deep troll going 25 j as a pure holiday, and take lol more. There are the high roads, the low roads, plenty of places lo launch, and and see the Boundary Country if you get tired of the sleeping and the Kootenays as t h e y bag. there are motels and ho- should be and easy- lels at historic Kaslo. like. EATON'S Mother's Day Is This Sunday. Choose A Gift For Mom From Eaton's Special! Chalet Glassware Beautiful Chalet glassware made in Canada. A gift Mom will be delighted with. Choose from bowls, vases, candle holder, candy dishes and baskets. Color: avocado. SPECIAL, each !o 3.00 Chinaware, Second Flocr Special! Crystal Table Pieces Perennial favorite pieces in "Pinwheel" design. Selection includes candleholders, covered butter dish, salt and peppers, ash tray, bowl, candy dish, wine decanler and cream and sugar. SPECIAL, each China wore, Second Floor Phantom Hosiery Anniversary Sale h happens juM once every Spring. So don'l let the savings on Phantom Hcsiery slip through your fingers. And il's r iql-f m limn for Mother'-, Day. Phonloni hnvn ihf? filtinq pnnti and ihr 'imn to Mor.k up. Get your drciicd for Spring. Splurge and buy three prms. Three slylei to choose from Sandalfool, Sfretch-Ease nnd Bikini. LINE 328-8811 SHOP TONIGHT UNTIL AND SATURDAY 1 TO USE YOUR EATON RUDGET CHARGE ACCOUNT SPP B.C. power projects free Guided tours i VANCOUVER-Guided tours i at B.C. Hydro's Peace River i power project have resumed i their summer schedule. I The free Lours arc available j between 8 a.m. and 6 p.m. j daily, including Sundays and I holidays, until and including Labor Day, September 4- Nearly visitors have been attracted to the power pro- ject, 460 miles norlh of Van- couver, during the past Iwo j years. It is reached from Hud- son Hope, a short drive over paved roads from the Highway 97 communities of Chetwyml. Dawson Creek and Fort Si John. During summer tour hours, visitors may drive their cars across BOO foot- high W A. C. Bennett Dam, and enjoy several sweeping i views of the project reservoir, Willislon Lake. Tiic lake, which is Brit i s li Columbia's largest, will reach j ils full elevation for the first I time this year. It began lo form when (lie dam was com-1 I plctcd in i During the guided tours, vis- j ilors are taken into the pro- I icct's underground p o w e r- liousc, u Iiich v, as blasled out of bedrock feet benealh HIP dam's fiasl abutment. Though the project already is the major .source of for B.C. Hydro's 700.000 customers, only six of its ultimate ten units i have been placed in service, i Workmen w i 11 complete in- slallatioii of another tuo units lliis summer. A spectacular part of Uu1 guided lours i.s the sighi ot more than (en million gallons i of water per minute surging j from the turbines Ilirough the subterranean manifold chain- her. Project visitors also SCR a film about the power develop- ment and displays including easts of dinosaur footprints illustrating the Peace River Region's prehistoric origins. The comfort able Tourist Lookout, just downstream of; the dam, is open daily during j Hie summer from 1) a.m. lo 1) p.m. It has a snack bar. The River romniiini- lies of Hudson Hope, Cholwyml. Oawsnn Creek and Knrl St. John offer annual rod ens nnd rurliiiR bonspiels, mid Ihe sur- rounding country has excellent Pelican as symbol Tn religious nlluMOiih. Ihe pel- icnn is Hie symbol of I lie Undy and Blood ol t.'lirist and of His the lurrj uas popularly helinml lo feed her ynung with her blood, i big game hunting and sport fishing. Each community lies modern tourist accommodations and is sewed by regular bus connections. There arc sched- uled airline flighls to Dauson Creek and Fort St. ,Iobn. Special group tours of the Peace Kiver powci1 project may be arranged through Informa- tion Services Department, B.C. Hydro, fl70 Burrard Street, Vancouver 1, British Columbia, Canada, or through the Gordon M. Shrum Generating Station, Box 359, Hudson Hope, B.C. ATTENTION INTERNATIONAL AIRLINE PASSENGERS! We have just been advised by the Interna- tional Airline Carriers thai "extra sections" will be added to some International Flights over the com- ing summer season. There is now limited space available on some International Flinhts prior to June 1st, at which lime Ihe summer increase in rates becomes effectivel For further information regarding this addi tional space now available please contact .M.A. World Travel Service 903 3rd Ave. S. LETHBRIDGE ALL INQUIRIES WELCOME! OfFice open Monday thru Saturday 9 a.m. lo 3 p.m. Parking at Rear of Building VICTORIA DAY! WITH GREYHOUND THE GOING IS EASY. SO IS THE FARE! Go east go west or where your fares. Convenient summer schedules fancy lakes you With a long Victoria daily Plus air-conditioned, reslroom- Day weekend, what could be a better equipped comforl all Ihe way. Go happy chanrp'' Take Ihe easy way. Easy-going go easy. Go Greyhound. SAVE AS YOU GO! SAMPLE FARES FROM LETHBRIDGE: VANCOUVER 4 trip] daily 2 Irips daily via Crowsnosl ___________. (Sligl.lly lower) GREYHOUND CALGARY i 4.45 6 Irips dqily EDMONTON SI 1.20 6 Irips rinily WINNIPEG I irip daily r.irns suhjocl lo change without notice. GO GREYHOUND and leave the driving to us ;