August 08, 2011 | Tips from Travellers >
Fort St. James, Historic & Heritage Sites
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Hi Fellow Travellers: I recently visited this
amazing place and had forgotten how beautiful Stuart Lake is. I had not been here since elementary school days. Watching the raising of the flags and singing to the national anthem was moving. Archery and guessing the birds was a hoot! It was great to speak with the elder, Mrs. Prince in the fish-drying building. She is very knowledgeable, as were everyone on site. I especially got a kick out of listening and watching the short play at the end in the fur storage building. Very funny! I even had my pic taken in their version of a lazy-boy recliner. In total, I spent about 4 hours there and also enjoyed a great meal and baked goods (baked in wood stove). Excellent way to end my tour of the oldest original wooden fur trade buildings in Canada. I can't wait to visit again! Next time I am bringing my mother (also an elder) as she will get a huge kick out of the fur storage, she makes parkas and is a licensed furrier after all!