Welcome to our town!

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.

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Airstrip (west)

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Airstrip (east)

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coming in to town

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leaving town

 

 

 

 

 

 

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Telegraph Creek hydro station(generators)

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Hydro station

 

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Tahltan school playground

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…

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Post office

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Bridge over Telegraph Creek, with post office in the background

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Telegraph Creek

 

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The road down to old town

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The beach below old town

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The old Catholic church

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St.Aidan’s Anglican church

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Stikine Riversong (now a cafe and souvenir shop)

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…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.

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Rectory house (our house)

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Health clinic

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Tahltan Centre (gas station/grocery store)

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Rec. centre

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RCMP detachment, with our house in the background

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St.Theresa’s Roman Catholic Mission

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Community garden

Community garden

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Community garden

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our back yard

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our back yard

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a view down Sawtooth Road

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the shed

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the driveway, from our living room window

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Church basement & wood furnace

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view of the back of the church, from the altar

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view of the church

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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

Grocery list(fresh groceries/produce every Wed):
Milk 4L   $9.15
Cheese 2.3 kg   $46

 

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)

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View from the end of our street (Sawtooth Rd), looking West

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View from the end of our street, with the sawtooth mountains on the horizon

 

 

 

 

 

Jordan took some great panoramic shots of the Stikine River valley:

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