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  Tour Canada from space - Liard River Valley, Yukon
The blue river, the Liard, winds across the image, suggesting that there is very little change in elevation.
Near the river are oxbow lakes and old meander scars.
The moving water of a river carries more sediment than the still water of the lakes.
ccrs.nrcan.gc.ca /resource/tour/01/index_e.php   (354 words)

  
 Liard River Canoe Tour, Yukon Territory Liard River Canada
The Upper Liard River is rated as a class II whitewater with easy rapids as well as waves up to two feet.
The Liard river canoe tour was created for people who want to experience loneliness, silence as well as the beauty of the wilderness in order to get away from the everyday routine.
The Liard River is rarely traveled so it provides good opportunities to view moose, bears, eagles, beavers as well as a wide variety of birds.
www.4yukon.com /yukon/adv_info10.html   (556 words)

  
 Dehcho Paddlers Association: Canoeist's Guide to the Liard and Mackenzie Rivers
Fort Liard is a small town undergoing a local boom because of gas finds to the West.
Arctic Red River (Tsiigehtchic) is a quiet community at the Dempster Highway ferry crossing.
The view of the river from town, the church, and the dogs were highlights for us.
www.paddlemackenzie.org /mackenzie_canoeists_guide.htm   (2861 words)

  
 Liard River
The Liard River, 1115 km long, rises in the Pelly Mountains in the southeastern Yukon and flows southeast into BC, through the Rocky Mountains, then northeast through heavily forested land to the MACKENZIE RIVER at FORT SIMPSON, NWT.
Its major tributaries are the SOUTH NAHANNI, Petitot and Fort Nelson rivers.
Stretches of the river are wild and perilous.
www.thecanadianencyclopedia.com /index.cfm?PgNm=TCE&ArticleId=A004669   (200 words)

  
 Liard River - Dawson City, 15 days canoe tour
The Upper Liard River is rated as a class II white-water with easy rapids as well as waves up to two feet.
The Liard River canoe tour was created for people who want to experience loneliness, silence as well as the beauty of the wilderness in order to get away from the everyday routine.
The Liard River is rarely traveled so it provides good opportunities to view moose, bears, eagles, beavers as well as a wide variety of birds.
www.canwild.com /english_liard_river.htm   (566 words)

  
 Ministry of Environment - Liard River Corridor
Liard River Corridor Park contains a diversity of landscapes from high upland plateau and muskeg to the rapids of the Grand Canyon and river bottom old growth spruce forests.
River access is via the Liard River up to as far as Sulpher Creek; some boaters travel the Toad River to reach the park.
The Liard River Corridor encompasses the Liard River valley and uplands to the height of land as far east as the Scatter River.
wlapwww.gov.bc.ca /bcparks/explore/parkpgs/liardriv.htm   (831 words)

  
 CHRS - South Nahanni River - Fact Sheet
Although the overall drop in elevation along the river is considerable, 90 metres of it are accounted for by the perpendicular drop at Virginia Falls.
River Touring: Wild river touring by canoe, kayak or raft is by far the most important recreational activity in Nahanni, Canada’s premier wild river national park.
The nearest highway is the 392 kilometre Liard between Fort Simpson on the MacKenzie River and Fort Nelson, B.C., which passes within 64 kilometres of the park reserve.
www.chrs.ca /Rivers/SouthNahanni/SouthNahanni-F_e.htm   (1702 words)

  
 Surficial Geology and Environments Central Foreland NATMAP Project (NTS 94G, 95B and 95C)
The confluence of silt laden Liard River and the dark organic-rich Petitot River and the Hamlet of Fort Liard.
The Liard River is flowing northward toward Nahanni Butte visible on the horizon (95B).
Discontinuous permafrost is commonly associated with thick, silt-rich glaciolacustrine sediment along the river valleys, and in extensive till blankets in the southwest region of map 95C.
gsc.nrcan.gc.ca /surf/foreland/index_e.php   (944 words)

  
 Liard River Hotsprings, Northern British Columbia
The first written recording of the hot springs on the Liard River was made in 1835 by Robert Campbell of the Hudson’s Bay Company.
Following Campbell’s exploration, the Liard River was used as a trading route to the Yukon, but was abandoned in 1870 as the rapids along the upper Liard River were too treacherous.
The Liard River Hot Springs are located in Liard River Hotsprings Provincial Park in the Liard River Valley, at kilometer 765 of the Alaska Highway 97, approximately 38 miles (60 km) north of Muncho Lake Provincial Park and 3 hours north of Fort Nelson.
powellriverbc.com /hotsprings/?id=18   (519 words)

  
 Murray Swyripa and David Milburn
The Liard River is Canada's eleventh longest river with a length of 1100 kilometres and seventh largest by mean annual discharge of 2580 m
The Liard River and its numerous tributaries support a wide range of water uses including domestic water supply, recreation, fish and aquatic life, agriculture and smallscale industrial processes.
Ecosystem goals and objectives for the Liard River are then discussed followed by the evaluation of key fish, mammals, riparian and aquatic plants and invertebrates, birds and physical habitat features and their metrics that serve as ecosystem indicators for maintaining a healthy and productive ecosystem.
www.eman-rese.ca /eman/reports/meetings/national96/swyripam.html   (257 words)

  
 Arctic: Observations of Wood Bison Swimming across the Liard River, Northwest Territories, Canada   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-10)
Open-water crossings of the Liard River are important to the ecology of the Nahanni wood bison population, especially since seismic activity in the Liard River Valley is likely to increase.
The ability of bison to swim successfully across the Liard River is important in the ecology of this population: open-water crossings allow bison to access forage in riparian habitats throughout the river valley.
The Liard River is a major drainage that cuts through the current range of occupancy of the Nahanni wood bison population.
www.findarticles.com /p/articles/mi_qa3712/is_200312/ai_n9310433   (1582 words)

  
 Liard River Valley   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-10)
Bison are found throughout the Liard River Valley in the NWT and have expanded their range into British Columbia and the Yukon (see map).
Keeping the Liard River Valley bison herd free from disease is an important management concern.
A Bison Control Area serves as a buffer zone between the Liard River Valley and the infected herds in Wood Buffalo National Park.
www.nwtwildlife.rwed.gov.nt.ca /nwtwildlife/bison/liardrivervalley.htm   (317 words)

  
 North/Black/Liard River Canoe Trip Report - Chapter Eight   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-10)
There was also a river bank in that area (on the right) that started muddying the river a bit.
The Liard was now 40kcfs (1130 m³/s) or so, the Frances had contributed at least 2/3rds of the flow.
Current on the Liard was very fast, seven mph (11.6 kph) or a bit less, though the last ten miles (16 km) before the Frances came in was slower.
lightningpaddles.com /users/nbl/journal8.html   (1044 words)

  
 Hamlet of Fort Liard
The Fort Nelson River is accessable from Fort Nelson, BC, or for a shorter trip, from the Liard Highway at the rest stop on the north side of the Fort Nelson River bridge.
The river will take you to Nelson Forks, which was once a heavily populated area, where there Fort Nelson River connects with the Liard River, which you can take downstream to Fort Liard.
Though few use the river to travel to Trout Lake anymore (most travel by plane, or by truck or snowmobile in the winter), the river is still used for hunting and trapping.
www.fortliard.com /seeanddo1.htm   (2174 words)

  
 Liard River Hotsprings, Northern British Columbia
The first written recording of the hot springs on the Liard River was made in 1835 by Robert Campbell of the Hudson’s Bay Company.
Following Campbell’s exploration, the Liard River was used as a trading route to the Yukon, but was abandoned in 1870 as the rapids along the upper Liard River were too treacherous.
The Liard River Hot Springs are located in Liard River Hotsprings Provincial Park in the Liard River Valley, at kilometer 765 of the Alaska Highway 97, approximately 38 miles (60 km) north of Muncho Lake Provincial Park and 3 hours north of Fort Nelson.
www.britishcolumbia.com /hotsprings/?id=18   (575 words)

  
 canoebase.com - North/Black/Liard River Canoe Trip Report, Text-Only
He followed the Liard upstream, but flew up the creek to the east of the Black system until he found a hole we could sneak through to the west over a pass in the mountains into the North River drainage.
After reaching the Liard River at 11:15, we decided that the lower Black River course had changed a bit, putting us into the Liard a couple miles (3.2 km) downstream of where it's indicated on the map.
The current is fast on the Liard, and the river has cleared up a lot since we flew over it over a week ago.
www.canoebase.com /nbl/textjnl.htm   (7653 words)

  
 Liard River Experience - Nature Tours of Yukon
Once we are on the Liard River, the increased water flow will add momentum to our paddling experience.
River and in a few minutes we'll be at the Inn on the River where we'll spend the next three nights.
Meals and beverage in Whitehorse and en route to and from the river (2 breakfasts, l lunch, 2 dinners).
www.naturetoursyukon.com /eng/e-liard_river.html   (1363 words)

  
 Mackenzie on Encyclopedia.com   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-10)
The Liard River is the largest tributary flowing directly into the Mackenzie.
The river is navigable from the Arctic Ocean to Great Slave Lake between June and October.
The Liard River affords transportation between Fort Nelson, British Columbia, and the Arctic; the Athabasca-Mackenzie system is followed by a major shipping route between Edmonton, Alta., and the Arctic.
www.encyclopedia.com /html/M/Mackenz.asp   (756 words)

  
 Liard River First Nation Plans for Energy Opportunities - Indian and Northern Affairs Canada   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-10)
Liard River First Nation will contribute $7,700 toward the project.
Liard River First Nation has more than 900 members, many of them residents of Watson Lake.
The strategic energy plan is to be conducted by a study team with expertise in energy development and strategic planning as well as an understanding of the community's traditional and cultural values.
www.ainc-inac.gc.ca /nr/prs/s-d2001/2-01201_e.html   (325 words)

  
 Liard River, British Columbia, Canada
The tiny settlement of Liard River is located at Mile 496 on the Alaska Highway, near the Yukon border.
The Liard River has its headwaters in the Yukon, and flows through northern British Columbia before merging with the Mackenzie River at Fort Simpson in the Northwest Territories.
Location: Liard River is located near the Yukon border at Mile 496 on the Alaska Highway, 496 miles (704 km) northwest of Dawson Creek.
www.britishcolumbia.com /regions/towns/?townID=3612&webregionid=2   (691 words)

  
 The History of Ross River, Yukon Territory
The confluence of the Ross and Pelly Rivers was always a major crossroads for travelers coming North from the upper Liard River and those traveling East over the mountains to points on the Mackenzie River.
By 1903, a second rival trading post was established across the river on the Pelly's west side by Joe Cote, a French Canadian who had been working as a telegraph lineman at Fort Selkirk.
The old settlement of Ross River on the Pelly's east side at the mouth of the Ross was abandoned, and the modern town of Ross River was begun on the west bank just downriver from Joe Cote's old post.
yukonalaska.com /communities/rossriverhist.html   (888 words)

  
 Protected Areas Programme -   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-10)
Access is by the Liard Highway, 64 kilometres to the east and via airstrips at Rabbitkettle Lake and Virginia Falls.
Within the Reserve the river drops 475 meters overall, over Virginia Falls in a spectacular drop 92m high, then runs for 70 kilometers through a series of four canyons from 460 to 1200m deep, and through karst terrain with grottoes, sink holes, labyrinths, closed canyons and an underground river system.
Fort Liard and Jean Marie are 90% indigenous communities of Denes and Métis (people of mixed blood); Fort Simpson (981 inhabitants) is almost equally split between native and non-native residents; Tungsten (380), a private company mining settlement west of the Park, is ethnically non-native.
sea.unep-wcmc.org /sites/wh/nahanni.html   (2228 words)

  
 North/Black/Liard River Canoe Trip, Introduction   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-10)
The North River is 30 miles (50 km) of mostly very continuous, tight, technical class 2 to 3+ white water with at least two required portages.
The Black River is bigger, with 30 miles (50 km) of flat, and white water to class 2+.
The Liard is 93 miles (150 km) of all wide open, big-river flat water.
www.paddles.com /users/nbl   (828 words)

  
 Upper Liard braces for flood   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-10)
That sent water rushing into the creeks and streams feeding into the Liard River and left residents in the tiny community of Upper Liard anxiously watching the river's rise.
The Liard River watershed was one of the few places in the territory to get an average to above average snowfall this past winter.
The high water on the Liard is not that unusual, said Magnuson.
www.kayak.yk.ca /html/rivers/liard   (349 words)

  
 Ministry of Environment - Liard River Hot Springs
Liard River Hot Springs provides relief to Alaskan bound travellers after a long day on the road.
The hot springs complex is of national ecological significance and is well known for its natural setting in a lush boreal spruce forest.
June 2, 2005, the Province is introducing a new day-use fee at Liard River Hot Springs.
www.env.gov.bc.ca /bcparks/explore/parkpgs/liard.html   (952 words)

  
 Images of Canada —  Liard River Valley, Yukon   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-10)
The Liard River in the Yukon Territory is a very slow moving, meandering river.
The scars, created when a channel in the river is cut off from the main flow and the remaining water eventually disappears, often have vegetation that is substantially different from the surrounding area.
A further testament to the slow movement of water is revealed by the numerous sand islands and spits that have formed in the river, most often on the inside of the river bends.
www.ccrs.nrcan.gc.ca /ccrs/learn/tour/01/01scene1_e.html   (247 words)

  
 Mountain Portage Rapids, Liard River - VR Panorama   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-10)
Up until relatively the recent times, rivers were the highways of the north.
The Liard River was the main route from the interior to the Yukon, both before and after the Klondike gold strikes, but it never had paddlewheel steamers, the way the Fraser and Yukon Rivers did.
The mass of driftwood speaks eloquently of the violence of the spring breakup, when the river is jammed with huge slabs of ice.
www.virtualguidebooks.com /BC/NorthernBC/AlaskaHwyBC/MountainPortageRapids.html   (165 words)

  
 Liard River Wilderness Canoe Trip
The Liard River is one of the great names in Canada’s north.
The upper Liard is seldom travelled which assists in our chances of spotting wildlife; moose, grizzly and fl bear and dall sheep inhabit the region along with eagles.
Inn on the River is one of Visit Yukon’s featured properties; comfortable rooms with private bath, fine cuisine, great ambiance plus lots of activity options to keep you busy – make this a highly recommended option.
www.visityukon.com /liardriver.html   (613 words)

  
 Images of Canada — Liard River Valley, Yukon   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-10)
The blue river, the Liard, winds across the image, suggesting that there is very little change in elevation.
Near the river are oxbow lakes and old meander scars.
Meandering river, oxbow lakes, oxbow/meander scars, airport, forest fire scar, clear cut, gravel road, borrow pit, clear lake.
www.ccrs.nrcan.gc.ca /ccrs/learn/tour/01/01yuk_e.html   (354 words)

  
 Liard River Hotsprings Provincial Park (Kootenay Forest Resources), Muncho Lake, BC - Fishing places around Liard River ...
Description of Liard River Hotsprings Provincial Park (Kootenay Forest Resources): Relaxation seeps into your body as you ease into the second largest hotspring in Canada.
Liard River Hot Springs provides relief to Alaskan bound travellers after a long day on the road.
The hot springs complex is of national ecological significance and is well known for its natural setting in a lush boreal spruce forest.
www.sharphooks.com /search.aspx?subpage=hotelinfo&hotelid=2784   (333 words)

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