Fort St. James National Historic Site
Thank you to all visitors and locals who visited Fort St. James National Historic Site this summer! Team members will be busy throughout the winter months preparing for the 2024 operating season. Fort St James opens May 18, 2024. We look forward to seeing you then!
Tour Canada’s largest collection of wooden buildings faithfully restored to the fur trade era. Meet and talk to site interpretive staff in period costume. Take a self guided audio tour, dine at the Home Stretch Diner and don't miss the chicken races!
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. Visit the historic Murray house warmed by a wood stove and memories of the family who lived here more than a century ago.
Come for the Fort, stay for the food. Our Home Stretch Diner is a local favourite.
Bet on the bird with the most pluck at the fort’s "world-class" chicken races.
You're about to step back to a time when the fur trade was the economic powerhouse in British Columbia....
Visiting Fort St. James National Historic Site
Things to do, activities, programs, cafe, and red chairs.
If you like spending your nights under the stars you need look no further than our tent sites right here at the fort.
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