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Encyclopedia > Boston Bar, British Columbia

Boston Bar is a town in the Fraser Canyon of the Canadian province of British Columbia. It was not named for an organization of Massachusetts lawyers but dates from the time of the Fraser Canyon Gold Rush (1858-1861). A "bar" is a gold-bearing sandbar or sandy riverbank, and the one below today's town was populated heavily by Americans, who were known in the parlance of the Chinook Jargon as "Boston men" or simply "Bostons". The original Nlaka'pamux (Thompson Indian) name of Boston Bar was rendered in English-style spelling as Quayome, which appears commonly on frontier-era maps and in diaries and newspapers of the day. View of Fraser Canyon near Fountain, BC View of Fraser Canyon looking upstream from Fountain, B.C. The Fraser Canyon is a stretch of the Fraser River where it descends rapidly through narrow rock gorges in the Coast Mountains enroute from the Interior Plateau of British Columbia to the Fraser... Canada consists of ten provinces and three territories. ... Motto: Splendor Sine Occasu (Latin: Splendour without diminishment) Official languages English de facto (none stated in law) Flower Pacific dogwood Tree Western Redcedar Bird Stellers Jay Capital Victoria Largest city Vancouver Lieutenant-Governor Iona Campagnolo Premier Gordon Campbell (BC Liberal) Parliamentary representation  - House seats  - Senate seats 36 6 Area... This article is about the U.S. State. ... The Gold Rush of British Columbia occurred after gold was discovered in the Fraser River Valley. ... 1858 (MDCCCLVIII) is a common year starting on Friday of the Gregorian calendar (or a common year starting on Sunday of the 12-day-slower Julian calendar). ... 1861 is a common year starting on Tuesday. ... Chinook Jargon was a trade language (or pidgin) of the Pacific Northwest, which spread quickly up the West Coast from Oregon, through Washington, British Columbia, and as far as Alaska. ... The Nlakapamux (commonly called the Thompson, and also Thompson River Salish, Thompson Salish, Thompson River Indians or Thompson River people) are an indigenous First Nations/Native American people of Salish ethnicity in southern British Columbia and northern Washington. ...

The climate is transitional between marine west coast and continental. The heaviest precipitation occurs in winter, which also has the strongest marine influence in most years. The continental influence is most pronounced in summer, which is hot. The vegetation has a mixture of rain forest and dry interior plant species with bigleaf maple and Western Red Cedar prominent among the rain forest species and ponderosa pine standing tall as one of the interior species. Douglas fir is the most common tree. It has been suggested that The Cool Western Temperate Maritime Climate be merged into this article or section. ... A continental climate is the climate typical of the middle-latitude interiors of the large continents of the Northern Hemisphere in the zone of westerly winds; similar climates exist along the east coasts and southwest coasts of the same continents, and also at higher elevations in certain other parts of... A rainforest is a forested biome with high annual rainfall. ... Binomial name Acer macrophyllum Pursh The Bigleaf Maple or Oregon Maple (Acer macrophyllum) is a large deciduous tree to 35 m tall. ... Species Thuja plicata Western Redcedar, Thuja plicata, a species of thuja, is an evergreen coniferous tree in the cypress family Cupressaceae, native to the northwestern US and southwestern Canada, from southern Alaska and British Columbia south to northwest California and inland to western Montana. ... Binomial name Pinus ponderosa Douglas ex C. Lawson Ponderosa Pine (Pinus ponderosa) is a widespread and very variable pine native to western North America. ... Species See text. ...

Across the Fraser River is the small town of North Bend. The CPR railway has a small terminal here that would be the half way point between Vancouver and Kamloops. North Bend is also at the doorstep of the Nahatlatch Valley, a chain of 3 lakes and the Nahatlatch River.

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TransCanadaHighway.com Boston Bar, British Columbia (362 words)
Boston Bar is nestled on the dry side of B.C.'s Coastal Mountain Range.
There is quieter, family oriented camping at the Blue Lake Resort north of Boston Bar.The mountains which frame the valley are criss-crossed with numerous trails that pass alpine meadows and cascading waterfalls, ideal for both hiking and mountain biking.
The town's name came from the local Lilooet, who described the Americans panning for gold on the bar in the river "boston men." Later on there was a fight (imortalized as the Battle of Boston Bar) between the Boston men and the Lilooet, in which 7 Lilooet were killed.
Boston Bar, British Columbia, Canada (648 words)
Midway between Yale and Lytton on the Fraser River, Boston Bar is a town steeped in history.
Nearby, at Hope, is one of the most spectacular sights in British Columbia: Hell's Gate, a narrowing of the Fraser River where the water churns through in a tremendous maelstrom.
To the south of Boston Bar are the communities of Spuzzum and Yale.
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