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Surrey in Greater Vancouver Regional District, British Columbia — The Canadian Pacific
 

The Semiahmoo Trail

 
 
The Semiahmoo Trail Marker image. Click for full size.
By Barry Swackhamer, October 30, 2012
1. The Semiahmoo Trail Marker
Inscription. This trail was an ancient Indian travel-way linking tribal villages in the south to salmon grounds of the Fraser River.
The first white explorers, lead by Chief Trader James McMillan of the Hudsonís Bay Company passed here in December of 1824.
Using the Nicomekl and Salmon Rivers, they reached the Fraser and located the site of Fort Langley. Erected by the This trail was an ancient Indian travel-way linking tribal villages in the south to salmon grounds of the Fraser River. The first white explorers, lead by Chief Trader James McMillan of the Hudsonís Bay Company passed here in December 0f 1824. Using the Nicomekl and Salmon Rivers, they reached the Fraser and located the site of Fort Langley.
 
Erected 1961 by Municipality of Surrey Department of Recreation Commission.
 
Location. 49° 4.126′ N, 122° 49.537′ W. Marker is in Surrey, British Columbia, in Greater Vancouver Regional District. Marker is on Elgin Road, on the right when traveling south. Click for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 3653 Elgin Road, Surrey, British Columbia V4P 0C2, Canada.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 16 kilometers of this marker, measured as the crow flies. Historic Port Elgin (within shouting distance of this marker); Historic Elgin
The Semiahmoo Trail Marker image. Click for full size.
By Barry Swackhamer, October 30, 2012
2. The Semiahmoo Trail Marker
(approx. 0.2 kilometers away); Historic Stewart Farmhouse (approx. 1.3 kilometers away); Farming History (approx. 1.3 kilometers away); Historic McMillan Expediton (approx. 4.7 kilometers away); Peace Arch (approx. 9 kilometers away); The New Westminster Court House and Land Registry Office (approx. 16.2 kilometers away); The Great Fire (approx. 16.2 kilometers away). Click for a list of all markers in Surrey.
 
Also see . . .  The Semiahmoo Trail History - City of Surrey. The Semiahmoo Wagon Road was constructed in 1873 to open up settlement in the area now known as Surrey. Previously only accessible from waterways, the Wagon Road provided an overland link between New Westminster and the U.S.A. (Submitted on November 3, 2012, by Barry Swackhamer of San Jose, California.) 
 
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Credits. This page originally submitted on , by Barry Swackhamer of San Jose, California. This page has been viewed 470 times since then and 15 times this year. Photos:   1, 2. submitted on , by Barry Swackhamer of San Jose, California. • Syd Whittle was the editor who published this page. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016.
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