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                                  2 hours or 100 km east of Vancouver lays the quaint alpine village of Hemlock Valley.

                    Hemlock Valley is a family oriented winter recreation resort with outdoor activities that include skiing, snow boarding,

           snowshoeing, a tube park and some cross-country skiing (no track setting) and in the summer hiking, mountain biking and responsible ATV'ing.

 

Hemlock Valley is a bowl shaped area and at an elevation of only 1006 metres(3,300’ Village Area) and theMountain Peaks approimately 1371 metres (4,500') receives some of the deepest snow falls in the coastal area making for some exhilarating and challenging skiing and boarding.

60% of the area’s terrain is classified as intermediate, 20% as beginner and the remaining 20% as advanced.

Average annual snowfall at Hemlock Valley is 9.4-10.7 metres (30-35 ft). The vertical drop is 396 m (1,300 ft) from a summit elevation of 1,371 m (4,500 ft) to a base elevation of 1006m (3,300 ft). The area comprises 121 hectares (300 acres)

 

                                                       

Hemlock Snow fall facts:

  • 2006-07 Accumulated snow fall, Base area 1492cm Alpine 1790cm (58.72 ft.)
  • Average est. seasonal snow fall 9.4-10.4m (30-35 ft).,
  • Record snow fall (1998-99)  26m (85+ ft).

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 Some development is being done for summer recreation such as trail development for mountain biking and Hiking.

West Harrison Project

Close at hand is the Chehalis and Harrison rivers for wild Salmon, Trout and Steelhead fishing.

One of B.C.’s best golf courses, Sandpiper Golf Course, is situated at the base of the mountain only a short 15 minute drive from Hemlock.

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The Hemlock Valley area is one of the premier areas for Sasquatch searching as there have been numerous reported sighting over the past 100 years (ref. People of the Harrison).

Read about some of the reports:

http://grandcherokee.proboards.com/index.cgi

http://www.bigfootencounters.com/articles/burns.htm

http://www.bigfootencounters.com/legends/frankdan.htm

http://www.bigfootencounters.com/legends/jwburns.htm

 

 

Albino Moose watched over by Sasquatch

 

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Communities close to Hemlock Valley

 

Agassiz – A quiet rural community, wonderful place to load up on fresh corn on the cob when in season.

 

Harrison Hot SpringsWorld famous hot springs resort

 

Harrison Mills – Home of the Sasquatch Hotel and Sandpiper Golf Course one of B.C.'s best golf courses

 

Kilby – Historic Site and museum

 

Points of Interest close to Hemlock Valley

Weaver Creek Spawning Channel - on Morris Valley Road

Chehalis River Salmon and Trout Enhancement Facility - on Morris Valley Road

 

Chehalis Lake Landslide picture

Hope Slide picture

Kettle Valley/Othello Tunnels

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