Upper Fraser Basin

Junction of Fraser and Chilcotin Rivers,1998.
Photo: Robert Cannings.

The Royal British Columbia Museum turned the focus of its Living Landscapes program to the Upper Fraser Basin in 2000. This region covers a vast area extending across most of south-central British Columbia including the Fraser River valley upstream from Big Bar Creek, as well as it is tributary drainages such as the Chilcotin, Quesnel, and Nechako Rivers.

Projects pertaining to this region have been compiled under the general themes of Natural History and Human History. Projects of specific interest to teachers are grouped under the category of Education.Also, during the launch period, the Royal BC Museum worked in collaboration with local museums in 5 communities throughout the region to bring the Living Landscapes experience directly to school students and the general public through a series of Special Events.

Above Moose Pass, Mount Robson Park, 1973.
Photo: Robert Cannings.

One of the most exciting outcomes of the Living Landscapes program is the catalytic effect that it had on regional participants which include a broad cross-section of people with different vocations, avocations and community affiliations. We extend our thanks and appreciation to the our regional supporters throughout the Upper Fraser Basin; and we continue to be interested in hearing about research and educational initiatives that reflect local perspectives on the human and natural history of the Upper Fraser Basin region.

Living Landscapes
Royal British Columbia Museum