The incredible story behind Hell's Gate

WildCreaturesPublished: March 31, 2016121,702 viewsVirality: 1%
Published: March 31, 2016

Hell's Gate is a section of the Fraser River that was deemed impassable by the early explorers. It's formidable current is breathtaking to see.

The gold rush prompted a need for railway tunnel construction to get through the narrow cut in the mountain. This construction caused a massive rock slide and wreaked havoc with migrating salmon.

A marvel of engineering created a solution for the salmon and saved the species and the fishing industry for aboriginal Canadians.

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      ZPK0034 · 17 weeks ago

      Where did you get that clip?

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        DavidMcNab · 17 weeks ago

        I was on the tram with a selfie stick. I took all the footage. It's a place in British Columbia near Chilliwack.