Meet the Friends of the Fort St. James National Historic Site Society
Friends of the Fort St. James National Historic Site is a society comprised of community members that have dedicated their efforts to maintaining and improving the quality of the old settlement.
Preserving Canada’s national heritage is of the utmost importance, ensuring that generations of local and international visitors can experience life before the turn of the last century. The volunteer based society was formed in September 1992 and is managed by a board consisting of eleven appointed directors.
Friends of the Fort St. James National Historic Site always welcomes casual volunteers to assist in a variety of events, so be sure to contact them today and get involved!
Informative. Introspective. Immersive.
Imagine stepping back in time to an era when “wealth was measured in fur pelts and salmon, the natural bounty bartered by the Carrier First Nations and European fur traders at Fort. St. James.”
The Fort St. James National Historical Site transports its visitors to the year 1896, to an area previously known as New Caledonia, currently located on Stuart Lake. The property showcases the complete restoration of an old Hudson’s Bay Company post, with live, costumed interpreters bringing the frontier way of life to the modern world.
The Fort St. James National Historic Site offers many educational and exhilarating experiences for all that visit. Learn about the Fort’s history, stroll the interpretive trails and boardwalks, or jump right into the role of a pioneer while you dress the part. The whole family can test out their investigative skills partaking in search and find games, “bet” on a thrilling, world-class chicken race, or camp out in a historic homestead B&B and enjoy the freedom to explore the fort after-hours. Tent camping options are also available with flushing toilets and sinks.
On site is the Commemoration Café, a full service establishment serving up delicious lunches and dinners, boasting a stunning view beyond belief over Stuart Lake.
Open from June 1 to the end of September annually, the Fort St. James National Historical Site remains a fascinating and informative destination for all ages to experience. Come immerse yourself in Canada’s rich history.
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