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Skeena Crossing, British Columbia

Skeena Crossing, also known as Skeena or Old Skeena, is a small unincorporated community located in British Columbia. It lies on the Yellowhead Route 16 of the Trans-Canada Highway. About 300 kilometres W of Smithers, and 45 kilometres east of Prince Rupert.

Skeena waterside reflection (Brigitte Werner)

Skeena waterside reflection (Brigitte Werner)

Skeen Crossing History

The area was historically significant as a transportation hub for the region, as it was the crossing point for the Skeena River, which was an important trade route for First Nations peoples and later for fur traders.

The construction of the Grand Trunk Pacific Railway in the early 1900s brought further development to the area, and Skeena Crossing became an important station along the line. The community grew and included a school, hospital, post office, and several businesses.

Today, Skeena Crossing is still an important transportation hub, as it is located along Highway 16, the main east-west route through northern British Columbia. The area is also a popular destination for outdoor activities such as fishing, hiking, and camping.

Despite its historical significance, there is limited information available about the specific events and individuals that shaped the history of Skeena Crossing.

Steel-bridge across Skeena River (Brigitte Werner)
Steel-bridge across Skeena River (Brigitte Werner)

Skeena Crossing, British Columbia Area Map