Historical Attractions

Fort St. James National Historic Site Fort St. James

Where is it at?

Fort St. James National Historic Site
P.O. Box 1148
Fort St. James
Tel: 250-996-7191

Where are we going today?

Fort St James National Historic Site is a restored Hudson's Bay Company post on the southern shores of Stuart Lake in the interior of British Columbia. It is commemorated as a centre of trade and commerce in the 19th century fur trade. Originally established by Simon Fraser for the North West Company in 1806, this place displays the largest group of original wooden buildings representing the fur trade in Canada. The story revolves around the relationships and interactions between the fur traders and Native Peoples of the region, namely the Carrier First Nations.
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