Spuzzum is a very small town (population below 50) in British Columbia, Canada on the Trans-Canada Highway, approximately 50 kilometres north of Hope, thus is often referred to as being "beyond Hope." Imortalized in the early 1980s by the band "Six Cylinder" in a song with the refrain "If you haven't been to Spuzzum, you ain't been anywhere." - see spuzzum.ca Motto: Splendor Sine Occasu (Splendour without diminishment) Other Canadian provinces and territories Capital Victoria Largest city Vancouver Lieutenant Governor Iona Campagnolo Premier Gordon Campbell (BC Liberal) Area 944,735 kmÂ² (5th) - Land 925,186 kmÂ² - Water 19,549 kmÂ² (2. ... Example of Trans-Canada Highway marker shield. ... Hope, British Columbia is a community in the province of British Columbia, in Canada, of approximately about 7,000 people located on the banks of the Fraser River and the Coquihalla Rivers, about 200 km Northeast of Vancouver. ...
The town is often used in humourous contexts due to its small size - see for example "The Spuzzum Institute of Technology".
Spuzzum is also the name of a British Columbian First Nations - see http://www.bcfn.org/profile/spuzzum.htm. First Nations is the current title used by Canada to describe the various societies of the indigenous peoples, called Native Americans in the U.S. They have also been known as Indians, Native Canadians, Aboriginal Americans, Amer-Indians, or Aboriginals, and are officially called Indians in the Indian Act, which...
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Heckman Pass, however, is the Mother-of-All highway ascents in BritishColumbia and the rest of Canada, at its steepest rising 900m in 9.7km.
And perhaps the greatest vertical ascent on any road in BritishColumbia and the rest of Canada is the Texas Creek Forest Service Road to the north fork of the Molybdenite Creek Road which at the end reaches the mineral claims on the Molybdenite Pluton, 2500m in the Coast Mountains.
Perhaps the quietest highway segment in the lower half of BritishColumbia is the #31 north of Meadow Creek.
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