He found the bowl in a bank along the Squamish River, in an area opposite the creek mouth flowing from Lake Lovely Water. "It's not every day you find things that are thousands of years old." Carbon dating has determined the historical artefacts are more than 1,600 years old, said Rudy Reimer, a professor of First Nations history and archaeology at SFU."It's 1,610 (years old), plus or minus 20 years," Reimer said.The West Coast Railway Heritage Park in Squamish the home of the Royal Hudson and Western Canada’s largest collection of heritage railway equipment dating back to 1890.Over 60 vintage railway cars and locomotives are displayed in a setting of unmatched natural beauty and many are open to be toured.It was a routine academic mission for geoscientist Pierre Friele, but it ended with a discovery that goes back more than 1600 years.
To get there, take Highway 99 (the Sea to Sky highway) and follow the signs to Industrial Way in Squamish. Website: org Other local activities nearby: BC Museum of Mining, Shannon Falls, and the Stawamus Chief.
Visit the 1937 Brightbill Heritage House, which was once the residence of a railway conductor and his family.
Take your seat in the superbly restored Canadian Pacific executive Business car British Columbia dating from 1890.
Reimer said numerous fields of science use radiocarbon dating to acquire age estimates of the places, sites and materials.
With its interior of inlaid Honduran mahogany it truly reflects the style and comforts of the Victorian era.
Learn how Canada’s mail was processed on rails in the only authentic restored Railway Post Office Car in Canada.