Tag Archives: Tsolum River

Back to the hatchery – Headquarters Creek

I decided to head back to the Headquarters Creek hatchery to see what had changed since my last visit, almost exactly four years ago in January 2014. Of course, I picked a rainy day, not that I really had a … Continue reading

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Tsolum River Facility

Tsolum River Facility – Headquarters Creek The Department of Fisheries and Oceans Tsolum River Facility is one of those places that are just a bit difficult to find, partly because it is actually located on Headquarters Creek, but more so … Continue reading

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Headquarters – old cans

I spotted a splash of blue while poking about in the area between the old Headquarters power station and the Tsolum River – being me I had to take a look to see what it was. A can – and … Continue reading

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Tsolum River – a bit of a mystery

The purpose of this structure is a bit of a mystery – it’s along the old Comox Logging Railway grade, and  opens onto the Tsolum River upstream of Farnham Road and the old mill site, I’m thinking it was the … Continue reading

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Tsolum River – Dove Creek Road bridge

Soon the one lane Dove Creek Road Bailey Bridge will fade into memory as it is scheduled to be replaced with a new  two-lane bridge across the Tsolum River. This is part of a project that will include approximately 700 … Continue reading

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Condensory Road bridge

The Condensory Road bridge crosses the Puntledge River just upstream of the confluence of the Tsolum River, where the two become the Courtenay River.

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Farnham Road bridge

The Farnham Road bridge is an interesting example of a Bailey Bridge, and it’s also very close to the remains of the Headquarters saw mill, and the Tsolum River Hatchery.

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McEachern Bridge

I came across the McEachern bridge on Fitzgerald Road while hiking along the Tsolum river from Farmham Road. That would have me following the trail toward Headquarters, which puts me in Courtenay – weird…  

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Headquarters saw mill

Headquarters was a small community located on the banks of the Tsolum River near Courtenay, BC . Earlier known as Fraserville, the townsite of Headquarters started being built in 1911.  The town had a post office, bunkhouse’s, blacksmith shops, a … Continue reading

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Tsolum River bridge

When I first moved back to the Comox Valley I had thought that there were two bridges that could take me across the river and into Courtenay – this was of course incorrect as there are more than two bridges … Continue reading

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