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Kitwanga, BC (Nearby: Cedarvale, Woodcock, Dorreen, Gitanyow, Usk)

Kitwanga, British Columbia
V0J 2A0

British Columbia Tourism Region : Northern BC

Description From Owner:
  • This settlement began as Minskinish, a Victorian missionary village like William Duncan's Metlakatla.
  • The benevolent despot here was the Reverend R. Tomlinson, who founded the village in 1888. The Sabbath was strictly observed in Minskinish.
  • No work of any sort was done on Sunday, no visitor arrived or departed, and if a riverboat arrived that day, it merely left the mail on the bank of the Skeena, where it was not touched until Monday.
  • It is not surprising that the village was nicknamed 'Holy City.' Minskinish means 'at the base of the jackpine.' The present name of Cedarvale comes from the cedars that grow around the landing.
  • With permission from G.P.V and Helen B. Akrigg 1997 British Columbia Place Names. UBC Press.

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Nearby Lakes and Mountains:
  • Tlooki Peak, 8km
  • Orion Peak, 7km
  • Weeskinisht Peak, 8km
  • Tagai Peak, 9km
  • Tingi Peak, 9km
  • Seven Sisters Peaks, 9km
  • Kitshin Peak, 10km
  • Artemis Peak, 9km
  • Kletoosho Peak, 10km
  • Tuatoosho Peak, 11km
  • Mount Quinlan, 19km
  • Mount Knauss, 26km
  • Mount Sir Robert, 28km
  • Shandilla Lakes, 20km
  • Mount O'Brien, 40km
  • Fiddler Lake, 37km
  • Bornite Mountain, 43km
  • Maroon Mountain, 33km
  • Wesach Mountain, 30km
  • Mount Couture, 27km
  • Kitwancool Lake, 40km
  • Kitseguecla Mountain, 27km
  • Kitselas Mountain, 45km
  • Mount Garland, 38km
  • Noble Five Lake, 49km
  • Glacier Peak, 41km
  • Valhalla Lake, 50km
  • Mount Vanarsdoll, 47km
  • Lean-to Mountain, 46km
  • Kleanza Mountain, 51km
  • Simila Lake, 54km
  • Copper Mountain, 57km
  • Kitsumkalum Lake, 41km
  • Jacks Lake, 34km
  • Kleanza Lake, 53km
  • Mount Thornhill, 59km
  • Mount Weber, 58km
  • Kispiox Mountain, 49km
  • Terrace Mountain, 56km
  • Hazelton Mountains, 53km
  • Redsand Lake, 45km
  • Treston Lake, 46km
  • Mount Philippa, 38km
  • Hazelton Peak, 45km
  • Pine Lake, 52km
  • Douse Lake, 63km
  • Treasure Mountain, 58km
  • Mount Hoadley, 44km
  • Melita Lake, 38km
  • Mount Attree, 65km