Step in tune with the rhythms of life in 1896 at Fort St. James in BC’s Northern interior, known in the 19th century as New Caledonia. Stroll the fort’s trails and accessible boardwalks past fields and pastures of grazing livestock on the southern shores of Lake Stuart.

Explore the largest collection in Canada of wooden buildings restored to the heyday of the historic fur trade. See dried salmon suspended from the rafters in a fish cache. Barter with costumed interpreters in the trade store and learn about commerce in fish and furs.

Wield a historic tool and help build a Hudson’s Bay Company warehouse. Sip afternoon tea, served Sundays in the Officer’s House. In the Visitor Centre, take a costumed family portrait, and hear stories about Chief Kw’eh, called “dreamer of the salmon” by his people.