Fort St. James, British Columbia – Fort St James is a restored Hudson’s Bay Fur Trading Post, which was founded by Simon Fraser in 1806. It is now a National Historic Site of Canada. The Fort has been rebuilt a number of times, but some of the buildings are original and amount to the largest group of original wooden buildings with roots to the fur trade in Canada.
What makes this historic site especially cool is that visitors have an opportunity to step back in time and spend the night. Visitors can arrange to stay it its Officer’s Dwelling House (once the administration centre of the Fort) in rooms that are outfitted with original bedding and authentic artifacts from the late 1800s. Guests are even served a traditional dinner by costumed interpreters, which could included salmon, ribs or stew and bannock. In the morning a home-spun breakfast is served.
Fort St James is located on the shores of Stuart Lake, 164 km northwest of Prince George, in British Columbia interior.
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2 Kwah Road West, Fort St. James, British Columbia, Canada