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!

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....

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Visiting Fort St. James National Historic Site

Activities and experiences

Things to do, activities, programs, cafe, and red chairs.

Camping and overnight accommodations

If you like spending your nights under the stars you need look no further than our tent sites right here at the fort.

Plan your visit

Find information on getting here, maps, hours of operation, fees, and brochures.


Find the prices for admission, activities and experiences at Fort St. James National Historic Site.

About Fort St. James National Historic Site

Culture and history

History, culture, and people of historic significance.

Stewardship and management

Site management, plans, film permits, contact information and mailing list subscription.

How to get here

Contact us

Phone number: 250-996-7191
Email address:

Hours of operation

May 18 to September 1, 2024
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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