Canada British Columbia Yale
by hodge boys
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Jait25, on June 20, 2009, said:
Hey all, is Bridal Vail Falls not at Bridal Falls ?
I believe you mean this to be Falls Lake Tres (Falls lake above)which happened to topple over in 1997.
hodge boys, on June 25, 2009, said:
You are correct on the location being downstream from Falls Lk and the demise of the trestle. I do beleive the falls were refered to as "Bridal Vail Falls" Vail being what differed it from Bridal Falls at Popkum B.C. I will double check this and correct if needed.
Jait25, on July 10, 2009, said:
That is interesting, i am interested to know my KVR books do not mention that. Any word on the Vail.
hodge boys, on September 25, 2009, said:
Brial Veil Falls was the original name here's a
Quote from railway mileposts: British Columbia:
One of the few timber bridges remaining along the abandoned Coquihall Sub., Bridal Veil Falls bridge is over 400 ft.long and 120 feet high. Now renamed Fallslake crk. the waterway plummets 600 ft. through the bridge into the Coquihalla rv.
glenlivet, on October 6, 2009, said:
The railway was completed in 1916 and the very impressive in spring falls, named around that time.
The community of Popkum acquired a fellow in the mid 1930's who bought a business there and evidently had great plans for the place. Among other things he got a Canada Post rural commission for his store. This ambitious fellow thought that the indian name Popkum wasn't elegant enough to suit him so he registered his postal outlet as 'Bridal Veil Falls' and wanted the place to be called that name. The residents of Popkum weren't much excited about adopting a new name courtesy of this pushy newcomer, and it wasn't widely accepted. But because of the way he registered his postal outlet, Canada Post thought the place was called Bridal Veil Falls, and they didn't recognise mail addressed to Popkum.
Now the postal outlet is gone and to this day the same community is known both as Bridal Falls (commonly thus shortened) and as Popkum.
It's really Popkum.
The real Bridal Veil Falls is this one, in the Upper Coquihalla. It was named first!
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Photo taken in Coquihalla Summit Recreation Area, Yale, BC V0K 2S0, Canada
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