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Fort St. James National Historic Site
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Fort St. James

Historic & Heritage Sites

Heritage buildings  (Picture BC photo)

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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Fort St. James National Historic Site - Fort St. James

280 Kwah Rd W
Fort St. James, British Columbia
V0J 1P0
Toll-free
Phone250-996-7191

One of the most spectacular heritage sites in Canada, situated on the shores of Stuart Lake. Fort St. James is the largest collection of original wooden buildings representing the Fur Trade in Canada and appeals to young and old with family activities for everyone.

Living history programs daily. Costumed park interpreters deliver experiences for all ages. Special events on most weekends in summer. Sunday afternoon teas all summer long. On-site heritage accommodation available. Full service cafe and visitor centre.

Try the new Xplorers program for kids or visit the new refreshed museum exhibits.

Parks Canada Discovery passes redeemable here.

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