Ferry Island Face Carvings - Alan Pickersgill

Ferry Island Trail in Terrace, British Columbia, Canada is a network of walking and hiking trails meandering through forests on the shores of the Skeena River.

The island was a major hub for two riverboat ferries during the early 1900`s. A ferryman lived on the island, a First Nation riverboat captain, who operated the ferries. In 1936, the island was 8 feet underwater because of the great Skeena River Flood which took out the bridge built in 1925.

A highlight of the trail is the faces carved into the bark of cottonwood trees. There are over 55 carvings hidden in the forest. All were carved by a local artist, Rick Goyette.

(From https://www.ehcanadatravel.com/british-columbia/northern-bc/terrace/parks-places/5409-ferry-island-trail.html)