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Fort Fraser

Fort Fraser has many beautiful natural sites to offer its visitors. The region has multiple Provincal, and local parks that house many natural wildlife habitats and marked trails. The surrounding 50-mile radius contains 170 lakes, and is the temporary home of over 1,000 Trumpeter Swans, and that’s not the only wildlife to see. Additionally, Fraser Lake and the surrounding area are abundant with wildlife. Wildlife enthusiasts can frequently spot moose, black bear, deer and fox. Grizzly bear, wolves, lynx, cougar, the elusive albino moose, caribou, elk, owls, blue heron and eagles have all been spotted here, on occasion.

The region also houses several other notable sites. The Fort St James National Historic Site, is a fully restored Hudson’s Bay Company trading post. This site commemorates the partnership between the fur traders and the first nations people. The local Cultural Arts centre offers unique native crafts such as baskets, beadery, blankets, wall carvings, and plaques.

The extinct Red Rock Volcano is over 25 million years old; hikers can climb the old lava beds and the volcanic cone. It is accessible from the Stellaq’o Village. For more information visit the Information Centre in Fraser Lake.

Fort Fraser Park.

Location

Fort Fraser is located near the geographical center of British Columbia, at the base of Fraser Mountiain. It is close to the Fraser Lake and the Nechako River. More specifically, 44 km (27 mi) west of Vanderhoof on the Yellowhead Highway 16.

A Step Back in Time

Simon Fraser established Fort Fraser in 1806 as a North West Trading Company fur trading post. Thus making it one of the oldest European-founded settlements in British Columbia. The first land of British Columbia ever cultivated by Europeans, is the surrounding area. It is also where, in 1914, the last spike was driven into the railway which opened up central BC – the Grand Trunk Pacific.

The Fort Fraser Fall Fair is one of the oldest agricultural fairs in British Columbia. It has been running annually since 1928.

 

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Fraser Lake Village

Fort Fraser & Nearby Accommodations

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Beaver Point Resort
Capri Motor Inn
Pipers Glen Resort

Pipers Glen Resort

Fort Fraser

Overlooking beautiful Fraser Lake, Pipers Glen Resort is a fantastic destination for families to experience many outdoor activities. We are close to Fraser Mountain hiking trail, where you’ll find breathtaking views. Rent our kayaks or pedal boats for a fun day on the lake. We also have great fish ... Read more
Riverside Park Campground

Riverside Park Campground

Vanderhoof

Located along the banks of the Nechako River. This park offers camping in a park setting. 38 sites, 9 with water and electricity. WiFi available. Call ahead to reserve. Playground, unsupervised swimming; boating, volleyball court, covered picnic area and lit walking/running path. Pet policy. ... Read more
Siesta Inn

Siesta Inn

Vanderhoof

Centrally located in downtown Vanderhoof on Hwy 16, Siesta Inn is a great location for overnight travellers or week-long guests. We offer very clean and quiet accommodations, featuring double and queen beds. Our rooms are newly furnished and equipped with free in-room WiFi, coffee services, microwav ... Read more
Pitka Bay Resort

Pitka Bay Resort

Fort St. James

Welcome to Pitka Bay Resort! Your premier lodging, camping & fishing retreat located in picturesque Fort Saint James, British Columbia. Situated on Stuart Lake, Pitka Bay is private, serene & an ideal location for a couples getaway or family holiday. Come soak up the sun with us! ... Read more
Finger Lake Wilderness Resort

Finger Lake Wilderness Resort

Vanderhoof

Getaway, relax & unwind at Finger Lake Wilderness Resort – a quiet, secluded resort in Northern BC. Here you will find self-contained housekeeping lakeside rustic log cabins with BBQs at affordable rates. Enjoy the exclusive access to private Finger Lake. The resort is small and family-oriented wh ... Read more
Takysie Lake Resort

Takysie Lake Resort

Burns Lake

Welcome to Takysie Lake Resort, the ideal vacation destination for both fishermen and non-fishermen! Sit on the dock or in your boat and watch the fish leap from the water to catch their meal. Relax in our tranquil getaway, listen to the sounds of the loons and watch ospreys soar across the sky. Sit ... Read more
Birch Bay Resort

Birch Bay Resort

Francois Lake

Birch Bay Resort is located on the northeast end of Francois Lake. This first class year round family resort in Central British Columbia offers great fishing, hiking and boating - with accommodations fit for all occasions. Birch Bay offers full serviced R.V. sites each having water, power, sewer, pi ... Read more
Hartway RV Park

Hartway RV Park

Prince George

RV Park and tenting sites in beautiful gardens and treed sites. Wonderful large fire pit and wood available. extremely clean bathrooms, friendly service, open year round to serve you. ... Read more
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