Alexander MacKenzie Heritage Trail, British Columbia

The trail is 260 mile long historical overland route between Quesnel and Bella Coola, British Columbia, Canada. The trail was originally used by the Nuxálk and Carrier people for communication, transport and trade, in particular, trade in Eulachon grease from the Pacific coast. During his trek from Montreal to the Pacific Ocean in the late 18th century, Alexander MacKenzie was led by Nuxalk-Carrier guides, when natural obstacles in the Fraser River prevented his continued water route.