Fort St. James National Historic Site

Bulkley-Nechako Region, British Columbia

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PARK AMENITIES & ACCESSIBILITY

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Access Route
Meets Code
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Camping
N/A
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Goods & Services
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Washrooms
Meets Code
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Viewing Areas
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Trails
Unrated
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Water Access
Unrated

About This Park

One of the most spectacular heritage sites in Canada, situated on the shores of Stuart Lake. The Fort St. James National Historic Site has the largest collection of original wooden buildings representing the Fur Trade in Canada and appeals to all ages with family activities for everyone. Travel back to 1896 when wealth was measured in fur pelts and salmon, the natural bounty bartered by the Carrier First Nations and European fur traders at Fort St. James.
Living history programs daily. Costumed park interpreters deliver experiences for all ages. Special events on most weekends in summer. Sunday afternoon teas all summer long. On-site heritage accommodation available. Full service cafe and visitor center.
While some accessible amenities are provided there are many areas within the site that are not accessible. Many of the out buildings are designated heritage and therefore have not been altered to provide accessibility.

Fort St. James National Historic Site

Park Facilities & Accessibility Features

Access Route

From the parking lot the access route is comprised of concrete. The route is wide and with a gentle running slope of 1 degree. There are various lips at joints between concrete segments. Not bad for older sidewalk but could use some repairs to smooth out small barriers. Download Full Accessibility Audit

Camping

There is no camping at this location. Download Full Accessibility Audit

Goods & Services

The ramp to the visitor centre is steep at 8 degrees which does not meet code. The doorway into visitor center at top of ramp is in need of improvement. There is a 40 mm lip (also does not meet code) up to the threshold and the accessible door opener does not function. The door is too heavy to open easily and the hardware cannot be used with a closed fist. There are many heritage buildings on the site that are not accessible. The thresholds are high and doorways too narrow. Download Full Accessibility Audit

Washrooms

There is a designated accessible washroom in the visitors centre. There is plenty of room to maneuver in the bathroom. The minimum clear width opening is only 745 mm which does not meet the code requirement. Download Full Accessibility Audit

Viewing Areas

This is a scenic location on the shores of Stuart Lake. Download Full Accessibility Audit

Trails

There are no specific walking/hiking trails at this location. Download Full Accessibility Audit

Water Access

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