Posted by: cherylyoung | February 23, 2015

Columbia Lake lies squeezed between two walls of rock, the Purcell Mountains and the Rocky Mountains

Cheryl Young's Blog

  

Nestled in the southern end of the Columbia River Valley is the community of Canal Flats, located just off Highway

93/95 that links Cranbrook in the south of the valley

 with Golden, about 140 miles (239 km) to the north.

 

Canal Flats sits 1 kilometre from the southern end of

 the 16-kilometre long Columbia Lake, the source of

the Columbia River that flows north to Kinbasket Lake

 before turning south to finally empty into the Pacific

 Ocean at Astoria, Oregon, a journey of 1,225 miles

(1,960 kms).

Columbia Lake lies squeezed between two walls of

 rock; the Purcell Mountains to the west and the Rocky

 Mountains to the east.

 

In pre-Contact native America and the early years of

western exploration, the Kootenay Valley was a major

transportation corridor.

 

 Due to curiosity of geology, the headwaters of the vast

Columbia River are separated from the south-flowing

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