We wanted to take some time to show you around our town, so that you can get a picture of where we live. The town of Telegraph Creek is split in to 2 different sections. As you come in to town you will pass the road maintenance shop and yard on the left, with the airport/airstrip immediately to your right. Further up the road you will find the hydro station(huge generators), cemetery, school, a bunch of houses, and the post office.
Directly after the post office you start going down into the valley, but not before crossing a single lane bridge spanning the narrow chasm formed by Telegraph Creek. As you drop into the valley there is a Y in the road, the branch road taking you down to the Stikine River and the old part of town…
…while the main road takes you back up, out of the valley, to the other side of town and, further on, to the old ‘ghost town’ of Glenora(about 20-30 minutes).This side of town is where there is the majority of houses, the Catholic church, RCMP headquarters, Rec Centre, gas station/grocery store, Tahltan band office, health clinic, Headstart school, 2 playgrounds, volunteer fire department, and the community garden. That’s about it.
Some interesting facts(all distances from St.Theresa’s Catholic Mission):
Closest gas station/grocery store: 150 m
Fuel prices(2 options): Regular Unleaded 1.699, Diesel 1.679
Next closest gas station/grocery store: 114 km(1.75 – 2 hours)
Fuel prices: Regular Unleaded 1.339, Diesel 1.669
Closest airstrip: 2 km
Closest commercial airstrip: 693 km(Terrace)
Town dump: 4.5 km
Population: approx. 300-350
Closest shopping mall: 690 km
Closest hardware store: 680 km
Favorite things to do:
-go for a walk
-go to the post office to pick up the mail!
-play at the park
-have campfires and roast hotdogs, with the neighbors
-games night, @ the church house!
-go to the store and buy a treat(popsicle/ice cream)
Jordan took some great panoramic shots of the Stikine River valley: