A Youtube video shows the distinct difference between the Fraser River at left) and the Harrison River (green). (Screenshot courtesy of Youtube user: silentraquo)

Hang gliding video gives stunning view of Harrison and Fraser river confluence

Aerial view shows striking difference between two rivers as they meet

A hang glider has provided a unique look at the Harrison Mills area from high in the clouds.

The video is just under a minute long, and shows a 360-degree view from the top of Mt. Woodside in Agassiz. The focus of the video, which was uploaded on Youtube without sound attached, is on the convergence of the Harrison and Fraser Rivers.

While many locals may be familiar with the distinct line created at the confluence of the two rivers, it is still a point of interest.

There are other confluence points along the Fraser River, where smaller tributaries with different silt at the bottom create stark differences in water colour. One of those points is at the Thompson River in Lytton. There are more than 45 tributaries to the Fraser River, the longest in the province at 1,375 km.

The Fraser River begins as a dripping spring at Fraser Pass in the Rocky Mountains and drains a 220,000 square km area before meeting the Salish Sea in Vancouver.

For those not brave enough to try hang gliding for the view, there are a number of viewpoints around the area that also provide a glimpse at this natural phenomenon.


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