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Fort St. James National Historic Site of Canada

School Programs

Fall, Winter and Early Spring Season Programs

Open to Elementary, Junior High or High School bookings

Many of the programs we have available can be run upon special request and on a self-guided basis in the off season months. If you would like to take advantage of having Fort St. James National Historic Site all to yourselves in the off-season, you will find your program being led by one of our engaging year-round interpretive staff with a very personal, customized approach. We may be able to custom tailor a site program to fit your needs using our modern visitor centre and site buildings that provides you with a great venue to focus your students on the learning activities you seek. Our facilities include a comfortable visitor centre with an indoor workshop and theatre facility that can be useful in any seasonal weather condition. If you are interested in making a booking in the off-season, please consider the following;

  • We appreciate it if our group bookings are not more than 30 students at once during the “off-season”
  • That we receive at least two weeks notice of your intended visit to the historic site
  • That students come dressed and prepared for seasonal weather conditions and with appropriate footwear for the time of year (winter-bring boots, jacket, gloves and a hat)
  • Students must bring their own lunches and food, as no on-site food services will be available October-April
  • Provide us with as much information about your needs as a group and we can make our programs meet your objectives in this way.

Self Guided Bookings/Facility Space

If you or your school group plan to make a visit to the site in the off season on a self-guided basis, we can also provide you with tools, materials and facilities to conduct your own investigative and discovery programs. Please call to discuss options for these opportunities.

Teacher/Student Feedback

In order to maintain and increase the effectiveness of our school programs at Fort St. James National Historic Site, we encourage teacher and student feedback at any time. If you can think of an improvement to our programs, create a new program concept or better connect BC Curriculums to make your program better, always let us know. Email: