Historic & Heritage Sites
Heritage buildings (Picture BC photo)
Visitors flock to Fort St. James' to view is the internationally renowned Fort St. James National Historic Site.
Other sites of historical significance include the Russ Baker Memorial and First Nations pictographs.
Fort St. James National Historic Site
Fort St. James National Historic Site is one of the first permanent fur trading posts established west of the Rocky Mountains. Constructed in 1806, the fort became a Hudson Bay Company post in 1827, and ceased operations in 1952. During its years of business, the fort served as a centre for the northern fur traders. It is now the largest group of original wood buildings that represent the fur trade in Canada.
National Historic Site Tours
Take a self-guided tour of the fort's restored buildings, listen to stories told by the fort's cultural interpreters dressed in period costumes, and view beaver, lynx, and fox pelts to discover the lure of these heavily traded products. The fort is located near the entrance to town on Kwah road. Not only is the property historically significant, it sits on Stuart Lake, and therefore offers incredible views.
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