My Back Yard – Welcome to Thornhill, BC

My back yard. My location is right next to Terrace, BC, but not officially right inside the city. Thornhill, is actually unincorporated under the Regional District of  Kitimat-Stikine, and has a population of about 4,500 people according Wikipeda. I live by the main highway, HWY 16, and I am very close to Terrace, BC, the near by city. My commute into the city (town) is about seven minutes.

A few block from me is the Skeena River, the main rive that flows through Thornhill and Terrace, on the East side. The funny thing about this sign is, about three months ago, there used to be a “Welcome to Terrace” sign right in the same spot. The head guy, from the Regional District of Kitimat-Stikine that this area is part of his jurisdiction, not the City of Terrace. So the sign was taken down, and this was put in it’s place. I have photos of both.

I was about two kilometres from my place when I took these three photos above. The Skeena River is a little high, but well from flooding. Sadly, there is a fishing ban for the whole river due to low fish stocks. I am not sure why, but this seems like the very first year that all fishing has been cancelled.

The above photo is the Fishermen Memorial Park. right where the Kitisumkalum River flows into the Skeena River on the West side of Terrace. I was standing on the First Nation Reserve is of the river. Normally this place is teaming with boaters and fishers, but not this year due to the fishing closures. I only found a couple of boaters near the boat launch.

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