Description Of This Tour
Walk the historic trails of Marron Valley with Historian Randy Manuel as he tells of the hidden canyon footpaths of First Nations youth while on their quests to reach adulthood and the route taken by early Brigaders as they made their way north to Fort. Walk quietly past the turtle marsh and up the early stage coach road that the early settlers of the Similkameen once trod. See the ruins of Burson’s cottage and walk over the area the locals called Starvation Jackson’s Flats and hear the story how one of Jackson’s sons became one of the richest men in British Columbia. Many stories to hear as you walk some three kilometres of old trails in this hidden canyon and then finish off with a selection of cheese, crackers and fruit with hot and cold beverages on the lawn over-looking Marron Lake in the garden of Mountain Springs Nature Retreat.