Meet @diianagram, this week’s featured BC Instagrammer of the week and a passionate Northern BC resident. She’s selected some of her favourite shots from Northern British Columbia to share with you below!
St. Paul’s Anglican Church & Bell tower, in Gitwangak (Kitwanga): Built 120 years ago in 1893, the bell tower even still has its original bell. This is found this just past the Alaskan Hwy 37 junction, route to the most northern towns in BC, Alaska and the Yukon.
Sunset on the wharf in Cow Bay, Prince Rupert: What is now a popular tourist shopping district got its name when the dairy industry was introduced to the city in 1909: there was no dock and the cattle had to swim ashore. This picture was taken while having dinner on the patio at Breakers Pub.
Bulkey River rapids, Moricetown: The Moricetown Canyon’s rapids can be accessed from the Highway 16 that passes through the village. It is a traditional fishing spot for the Wet’suwet’en people, and during the summer you can see First Nations people spear fishing directly over the rapids on wood planks.
Roche De Boule, Hazelton: View of this spectacular mountain range from the historical first nations village of K’san. The highest peak reaches 6,811 feet, the mountain is also known as Stegyawden by the original inhabitants the Tisimshian Indians, meaning ‘painted goat’. The village of K’san was named after the Skeena river below which means ‘juice from the clouds’.
Bear Glacier, Stewart: We wanted to go to Alaska and the closest you can get in BC is the small town of Hyder, Alaska which is accessed through the small town of Stewart, BC. This glacier can be seen as you drive down Glacier Highway into Stewart. Until the 1940s this glacier once covered the entire highway (where I took this picture from).
Totem Poles in Gitwangak (Kitwanga): They were erected between 1840 and 1942, and each pertains directly to the families who once lived at Gitwangak Battle Hill, a nearby historical site that was erected in the 1700s by the warrior Chief Nekt then burned down and abandoned in 1835. (Can be seen in paintings by Emily Carr).
Twin Falls, Smithers: The view of these waterfalls can beach reached just outside Smithers after a short but steep hike. Twin Falls was formed by the melting Hudson Bay glacier that you can take a 2 hour hike up to.
Diana Azevedo was born and raised in Winnipeg, Manitoba. She moved to BC when she was 20 and has been on a mission to see all this beautiful province has to offer ever since. She enjoys bike riding, walking her dog, hiking, swimming, and taking pictures. When she’s not trying to capture the beauty of the mountains and landscape, she is eagerly exploring abandoned military bunkers, squatter homes in the bushes, ruins, and first nations villages. She also thoroughly enjoys learning about the places she visits and the first nations people who founded them. She is a huge animal lover, has been a vegan for 11 years and currently lives with her boyfriend, dog, and cat in Hazelton, BC.