SICAMOUS, BC. (THECOUNT) — Dave Kowalchuk, of Sherwood Park, has been identified as the Edmonton principal who tragically fell to his death on a hiking trail while visiting Sicamous in British Columbia, Canada.

Kowalchuk, 53, fell about 100 feet (30 metres) to his death in a gorge after leaving a hiking trail in an effort to get a better view for a selfie photograph, according to sources.


He was the principal at Caernarvon School in northwest Edmonton.

Sicamous Creek Trails remained closed indefinitely Wednesday following the deadly incident.

A hiker reported coming across a body while hiking along a lower trail in the area just before noon on July 29, reports Edmonton.

An investigation determined the Kowalchuk had fallen from a cliff after leaving an upper hiking trail in an area where trees obscures the view.

No further information were provided by officials as of Wednesday.

Geo quick facts: Sicamous is a district municipality in British Columbia located adjacent to the Trans-Canada Highway at the Highway 97A junction, where Mara Lake empties into Shuswap Lake via a short narrows. Sicamous is a resort town about halfway between Calgary and Vancouver and is the eastern gateway to the Apple Country – Wikipedia.

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