Confluence: Where the Thompson Meets the Fraser

Serigraph: Ink on Paper

43” X 19.5”

Artist/Curatorial Statement

The Thompson River, home to many species of game fish as well as to the largest and strongest steelhead of North America, is one of the major tributaries of the Fraser. It was named after David Thompson, an explorer and topographer with the Northwest Trading Company.

The Fraser River is the longest river in British Columbia, flowing for 1,375 kilometers (854 mi), and the tenth longest in Canada. The Fraser is known for the fishing of white sturgeon. It is named after Simon Fraser, who led an expedition on behalf of the North West Company from the site of present-day Prince George to the mouth of the river.

The Thompson River joins the Fraser River at Lytton, the capital of river rafting. The river canyons, knows as the Dry Belt region of British Columbia, are world famous for whitewater rafting, kayaking, sport fishing, outdoor adventures and very hot summers.

Christiane Smyth

Display(s): Places of British Columbia