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Location: Yellowhead Highway 16. 12 miles (19 km) east of Fraser Lake; 89 miles west of Prince George. Population: 1000.
Fort Fraser is one of the oldest settlements in British Columbia, having been established as a trading post by Simon Fraser and the North West Company in September 1806. Farming in British Columbia began in this area, and it was also here that the Grand Trunk Pacific Railroad from the West Coast was joined to the railroad from Jasper to the East. During construction of the railroad, Fort Fraser was a bustling town of more than 3,000 people. It is now a community of approximately 1000 with its occupational base in the forest industry.
Fort Fraser lies within the Fraser Lake area in the Bulkley-Nechako region of central British Columbia, an area with some of the most picturesque scenery in the province. When visiting, be sure not to miss Beaumont Park and the Forestry Lookout, which offer marvelous views. Numerous lakes and rivers provide excellent fishing and all types of water related activities. This natural playground offers many opportunities for hunting, hiking, sight-seeing, boating, camping and cross-country skiing.