west from Prince
George you will pass through rich open country, spruce, pine and fir
and near spectacular serene
lakes. Shortly after leaving the city you will pass Bednesti
Lake and Cluculz Lake. At Houston you will see the Hazelton Mountains.
87 km (54 miles) from Prince George is a cairn marking the geographical
centre of British Columbia.
Forestry and agriculture are the main industries of this service centre.
Vanderhoof is located on the Nechako River, 97 km (60 miles) west of Prince
George. Visit the Vanderhoof Heritage Village Museum on Highway 16 at
the west end of town, 11 reconstructed buildings from the 1920's or the
Vanderhoof Bird Sanctuary on the river.
St. James is located on Highway 27 north off of Highway 16.
St. James/Hwy 27:
One of the first fur trading posts in the province, Fort St. James was
founded in 1806 by Simon Fraser. It is located 62 km (38 miles) north
St. James National Historic Park:
This restored Hudson's Bay Company fur trading post on Stuart Lake is
a designated National Historic Park.
W-34 Replica in Cottonwood Park: this park commemorates early bush
pilots and the region's early aviation history.
Located northwest of town, this two- to four-day hike takes visitors to
an old forestry lookout with a view of Stuart Lake, rugged mountains and
north along the unpaved Mackenzie Highway you will pass through Manson
Creek and Germansen Landing, both of which were founded during the Omineca
Gold Rush of 1869-71.
west along the Yellowhead Highway (Highway 16) is Fort Fraser, one-time
a trading post founded by Simon Fraser in 1896, and the Beaumont Provincial
Park. Further still is the village of Fraser
Lake. 4 km (2.5 miles) west of Fraser Lake is the Francois Lake Road
to Francois Lake and the
Stellako River where anglers will find good fishing opportunities. Continue
along past Endako and Burns
Lake in the Lakes District.
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