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Travel back to 1896 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. Tour Canada’s largest collection of wooden buildings faithfully restored to the fur trade era. Spend the night in the historic Murray house warmed by a wood stove and memories of the family who lived here more than a century ago.

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Hours of operation

May 21 to September 5, 2022
Every day, from 9 am to 5 pm

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


Free admission for youth 17 and under. Other fees still apply. Detailed fees list

Contact us

Phone number: 250-996-7191
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