Next time you visit Elk Pass at the powerline take a few minutes to view the new portal conceived, designed, built and erected by students from three Elk Valley schools. Using carts they designed, they hauled three 16 ft carved cedar logs 5 km and 300 vertical metres to the Alberta boundary at Elk Pass. After a contractor dug two 4 ft holes, the students erected the sides of the portal and built a scaffold to place the final log. As you head south from the pass you will see “Welcome to the Elk Valley on the crossbar of the portal.
To learn more about the portal and the carvings see the Elk Valley Arch Project.