May 27, 2017
This is our third new tour that we are introducing this year. This tour will amaze you with the vast historic remnants from this remote area of the lower Skeena River. This one will fill up quickly so don’t wait too long to sign up for this truly unique adventure!
The Port Essington Experience is a unique adventure on the tidal portion of the lower Skeena River. The once thriving cannery town and service centre for the Skeena Region has almost 100 years of history to explore.
The overgrown cemetery with hundreds of headstones is a highlight of the tour. The low tides of the Skeena will expose a myriad of historical features rarely seen, like the eerie “Essington Bone Yard” with skulls and bones.
Artifacts from the canneries past lie abandoned on the beach and inland. These will help us learn more about the incredible history of the town that the Tsimshians called “Spa Xksuutks”.
Our adventure will also include stops at other Skeena Cannery sites like Claxton, Carlisle, Balmoral, Haysport and Cannery Row. We will boat by the unique and rarely visited Icelandic community of Osland with its km long boardwalk. You won’t want to miss an opportunity to visit these rarely visited and unique sites on the lower Skeena River.