Hudson's Hope (District) / Graham River / Nabesche River / Ne-Parle-Pas Point / Portage Mountain

Phone : (250) 783-9901
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Hudson's Hope, BC (Nearby: Lynx Creek, Beryl Prairie, Farrell Creek, Moberly Lake, Dokie Siding)

  • Graham River
  • Hudson's Hope
  • Nabesche River
  • Ne-Parle-Pas Point
  • Portage Mountain

9904 Dudley Drive
Hudson's Hope, British Columbia
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British Columbia Tourism Region : Northern BC

Description From Owner:
  • Graham River - After Lieutenant John R. Graham, MC, BCLS, who made surveys in this area. He was killed in France in World War I.
  • Hudson's Hope - This is the municipality's official spelling of its name even though the post office here, ever since it was opened in 1913, has used the name 'Hudson Hope.'
  • The post was known as early as 1873 as 'Hudson's Hope' or 'The Hope of Hudson.' The origin of the name is unknown.
  • Sir William Butler, who is named, however, after the next white man to go that way, Joseph Howse, who used the same route in 1810 when sent by the HBC to find out what the NWC was doing on the far side of the Rockies.
  • Howse established a post near present-day Kalispell, Montana.
  • Nabesche River - This is the Sekani Indian word for 'ottertail.'
  • Ne-Parle-Pas Point - Preserves the memory of the Ne-Parle-Pas Rapids, obliterated when the waters of the Peace River rose behind the W.A.C. Bennett Dam.
  • Ne-parle-pas means 'does not speak,' and these rapids received their name because they made remarkably little noise.
  • Voyageurs coming down the Peace River, not hearing the rapids, could be into them with practically no warning.
  • Portage Mountain - So named in 1875 by A.R.C. Selwyn of the Geological Survey of Canada. Because of the rapids in the canyon of the Peace River before the building of the W.A.C. Bennett Dam, canoes were generally portaged past the mountain.
  • With permission from G.P.V and Helen B. Akrigg 1997 British Columbia Place Names. UBC Press.

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  • Rocky Mountain Portage

  • First mentioned by Sir Alexander Mackenzie in the account of his journey to the Pacific in 1793. Here he speaks of coming 'to the carrying-place called Portage de la Montagne de Roche.' (See also Portage Mountain.)

  • W.A.C. Bennett Dam

  • After William Andrew Cecil Bennett, Social Credit Premier of British Columbia from 1952 to 1972. It has been remarked that, upon becoming premier, he treated British Columbia as an underdeveloped country and provided it with an entire new economic infrastructure. Part of this was his network of modern highways. Another part was a great scheme for developing new hydro power, which included the building of this darn.

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