Fort St. James Area Attractions

Fort St. James National Historic Park

See this faithfully restored authentic Hudson's Bay Trading Post where you will learn from interpreters in in period costume. The site is restored to represent life in 1896. Visit the general warehouse and the trade store. These exhibits reveal the harshness of life for the early pioneers and bring to life the early days of fur trading. *The site also features a museum, video presentation, gift shop and cafe. Open May through September

Paarens Beach and Sowchea Bay Provincial Parks

These parks offer lakeshore camping, boat launches and a day use area. Relaxing places to come for swimming, fishing and camping.

Cottonwood Park

Close to downtown Fort St. James, this beachfront municipal park offers an excellent venue for community events and family recreation. With awesome views over the lake, and historic displays, this park has something for everyone.

Murray Ridge Ski Hill

The longest T-Bar in North America! Prime downhill skiing and 20 km of cross country trails, too.

Mt. Pope

Enjoy a 2 - 4 hour hike up this scenic trail. An old forestry lookout building at the top offers a great view of Stuart Lake

Native Pictographs

See these fascinating pictographs located on the north shore of Stuart Lake, between Fort St. James and Pinchi Bay. Also on the shore facing Honeymoon Island. Accessible by boat only.

Lady of Good Hope Church

Built in 1873, this is BC's third oldest Catholic Church.