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Cliff Kopas

Cliff Kopas (1911-1978) was born and raised in southern Alberta. As a teenager, he undertook packhorse trips into the nearby Rocky Mountains. Then, in 1933, he and his first wife, Ruth, travelled by horseback along Alexander Mackenzie's route to the Pacific Ocean. At Bella Coola, Cliff worked as a writer and photographer while supplementing his income as a fish guardian and bookkeeper. In 1937, with his second wife, Mae, he opened a general store, which is still in business today. Cliff and...See more