Fort St. James National Historic Site
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.
Visit the Home Stretch Diner
Come for the Fort, stay for the food. Our Home Stretch Diner is a local favourite.
The fort's "world-class" chicken races
Bet on the bird with the most pluck at the fort’s "world-class" chicken races.
Virtual Tour: Fort St. James National Historic Site
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
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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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About Fort St. James National Historic Site
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Hours of operation
May 20 to September 4, 2023
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.
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