Hell's Gate, B.C. Canada

June 2005



Hell's Gate is a narrow passage in scenic Fraser Canyon.  In the early 1900's blasting for a railroad tunner sent tons of rock and debris into the water, changing the current so that the salmon could not longer navigate to their spawning grounds.  In 1944 8 sets of fishways were built to assist millions of salmon each year on their journey.  In 1971 two 25 passenger air trams were put in service.  The trams take passengers down into the canyon where they can walk across a bridge, eat in the restaurant, shop in the gift shop and visit the museum constructed there.  The drive there and back (in the Saturn) was spectacular.

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One of the specialties of the house at the Salmon House Cafe is Salmon Chowder and they are happy to provide the recipe.  We loved it:  Salmon Chowder Recipe.