Ferry Island got it's name because a cable ferry was used to ferry people and vehicles and supplies across the Skeena river long before their was a bridge. Over a hundred years ago. There were two ferries one on each side of the island.There is a trail network on the island. It takes about an hour to walk the perimeter of the island. This is the start of the trail. Its spring and its turning green. Small trees growing out of an old stump. A old cedar stump. The Skeena River. Rest for the weary. Where the trees are close together sunlight does not get to the forest floor so there is no vegetation. Some of a local artists work carved in the tree bark. Another rest area. A bridge built by the high school wood shop class. The first bridge taken out by a flood a few years back. The first Skeena bridge built in the 1920s. Another old cedar stump. Cut down to make railway ties or utility poles. See the little blue thing at the top? Another artists work. The island is covered in a plant the locals call "Devil's Club" Devils Club is a nasty plant with poisonous spines all over it. Devils club grows huge leaves shaped like maple leafs that are covered in spines. Even the shoots are covered in spines. Don't step off the trail!