West Kootenay Social Studies Field Trip – Day 2
On October 5-7 2015, Rossland Seven Summits Centre for Learning grade ten Learners went on a West Kootenay Social Studies field trip. Stops included Idaho Peak, The Japanese Internment Museum, a visit with the Native Americans, Arrow Lakes, Nelson, Kaslo, Brilliant Suspension Bridge and the Castlegar Doukhobor Village. The following accounts of the trip were written by the Learners themselves…
West Kootenay Social Studies Road Trip, Day 2… October 6 – written by Hugo Dalmalm
The second day of our road trip started with a visit to the beautiful Kohan Reflection Garden in New Denver. The garden has some small nice water features and is loaded with nice local grasses, plants, and trees.
Our next stop on our road trip was the ghost town Sandon. In Sandon we went to the local museum where we learned about the history of Sandon. We learned among other things that Sandon had over 5000 residents in 1898. The town was also one of the first in BC with street lights.
After Sandon we drove to the Nakusp beach where we stopped for lunch and also to listen to Sophie and Rihanna’s presentations. The beach was beautiful and really big and the beach was actually bigger than it use to be because the water level was lower than usual.
After Nakusp beach we drove to the St Leon Hot Springs where we stopped for a hot bath in the nice hot springs. The hot springs were around 40° C so it was really comfortable.
After the hot springs we drove to our last destination for the day the Windsor Hotel in Trout Lake, where we also spent the night. The hotel was great and the owners treated us really nicely. The owners also told us about the history of the hotel as for example, the hotel first opened in 1890 and people from all around the world have lived there among others, British royalty and gold miners.