Fort St. James National Historic Site

Fort St. James National Historic Site is a fully restored Hudson's Bay Company fur trading post on the southern shore of Stuart Lake. It was first established in 1806 by Simon Fraser and John Stuart on behaf of the North West Company, another fur trading company.

The National Historic Site is a stunning recreation of the once thriving centre for the 19th Century fur trade. It displays the largest group of original buildings representing the fur trade in Canada.

Visitors are able to experience life as it was in the 1890's through interactive exhibits, staff in period dress, Sunday afternoon 'High Tea' , a bed and breakfast situated in the Officer's House, a fur warehouse, a cafe open daily for lunch and many more.

The site is open from June 1- Sept 22 with a season full of special events and activities.

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Dates: From the first day of June to late September annually. Closed Wednesday and Thursday after Labour Day.
Hours: Open daily, 9:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m.

*Open year round for self-guided walks of the historic site grounds, interpretive tours available by appointment.

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