On our UNBC Adventure Tours guest safety is one of our main concerns. With many of our tours utilizing jet boats we must enure the drivers have a vast amount of experience driving jet boats and familiarity with the rivers and ocean that we take guests up. We many pre-trip inspections of the waters we venture into to ensure we do not incur any surprises. One of our drivers is Terrace resident Fred Seiler and owner of Northwest Jet Boat Services http://northwestjetboat.ca/. Fred has thousands of hours of experience on the rivers and also instructs our UNBC Jet Boat Safety course. Our guests are in good hands with Fred at the helm of the jet boat.
The Anyox General store was one of two stores in the community. It was the company store that was owned and ran by the Granby Compaany. The other store was “Franks” or Frank Lew Luns and it was one of the only non company owned buildings in the town. The General store got shipments of fresh fruit, vegetables and milk twice a week. An interesting side note is that the company did try and have fresh milk by bringing in 12 dairy cows but the Smelter killed off all the vegetation in Anyox and there was no grass for them forage on and they were eventually condemned for being sickly and sent to the incinerator. The store really was the hub of the town and on saturdays and paydays it was bustling with activity. The store sits on the ocean and is one of the first structures one sees when entering Granby Bay, It is 117 ft long and 60 ft wide and three stories high. It sold groceries, postoffice, clothing, furnishings etc. The store is an eerie place now as a forest of trees has taken over where the rows of canned goods and ladies fashions once sat. The branches have climbed there way through the roof and windows and break the beams of sunlight that try and penetrate the floor.
June 3-4, 2017
$695.00 Includes all accommodations, meals and transportation
This is another new tour we have added this year and is guaranteed to fill up fast. We already visit the exclusive ghost town of Anyox on our 5 day tour but we have had a lot of requests for an extended exclusive visit to this 100 year old copper mining town.
This unique two day tour visits the remote and historic Mining Town of Anyox. We have special permission to explore this exclusive location on BC’s northcoast. The remoteness and history of this fabled town will amaze even those without an interest in the eerie past of these boom and bust communities.
Anyox which has been referred to as the “The Town that got Lost” was a once thriving mining town which had over 3000 residents in 1914. It has now been uninhabited for the past 80 years but what remains in this ghost town is truly amazing! Remains of Canada’s once largest dam, the Anyox Powerhouse, coke plant, steam plant, concentrator, smelter stacks, old railway cars, general store, cemetery, red light district, golf course, and more will keep us busy for two days. We are fortunate to be able to spend the night in this historic and eerie ghost town. Be one of only a handful of people to visit this town this year!
A one-of-a-kind experience. Since 2014, UNBC Continuing Studies has been offering awe-struck adventurers rare access to seldom-visited historic sites, wondrous wildlife, and stunning natural scenery that is distinctly Northern British Columbia. See our list of past and new tours that are now open for registration. Check back daily for blog posts on all of the tours!
Upper Fraser White Sturgeon Biology Experience May 4-5, 2017
Prince George, BC
Canneries of the Northcoast
May 8-June 11, 2017
Cassiar Cannery, Port Edward, BC
Historic Fort George River Journey
May 15 or June 17, 2017
Prince George, BC
The Port Essington Experience
May 27, 2017
“The Town That Got Lost” Anyox Exploration
June 3-4, 2017
Northwest BC Grizzly Bear Discovery Tour
June 6-10, 2017
Skeena River Historical Jet Boat Journey
August 1-6, 2017
Hazelton – Port Edward, BC
Ghost Towns of Northwest BC
August 20-26, 2017
Combining the knowledge of local experts with unique destinations and activities, Continuing Studies’ jet boat tours will provide you a spectacular story all your own.
“It was indeed one of the best travel and educational experiences that I have encountered.”