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2016 Vacation Planner

EXPLORE THE STUART-NECHAKO AREA Vanderhoof, Fort Fraser, Fraser Lake, Fort St. James and surrounding area




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Come and explore the Stuart-Nechako Region

EXPLORE Our scenic landscapes EXPERIENCE Our fresh air and clear lakes ENJOY Our friendly, laid-back lifestyle

One main highway passes through the Nechako Valley, Highway 16. Going west from Vanderhoof there is Fort Fraser and Fraser Lake. Highway 16 connects with Highway 27 going north to Fort St. James just outside of Vanderhoof. Summer is the busiest season with camping, boating, hiking and other water activities at their best. The fall, however, offers some of the best hiking, biking and golfing opportunities, along with the fall fair. Winter brings with it skiing at the Murray Ridge Ski Hill in Fort St. James, cross country skiing at various trails in the area, not to mention ice fishing on the many lakes. We invite you to discover, experience and explore the Stuart-Nechako region. If you’re looking for tips on local activities and attractions, there are many information centres located throughout the region which are visited by thousands of tourists every year. In Vanderhoof there is an information centre at the Chamber of Commerce building located at 2353 Burrard Ave. 250-5672124 or toll free 1-800-752-4094, email: info@vanderhoof chamber.com or follow on facebook @visitvanderhoof. The Vanderhoof Visitor Information site is there to help you plan your trip to Vanderhoof and enjoy every minute of your stay! Please browse the site at www.vanderhoofchamber. com to download tour guides and maps and learn about Vanderhoof’s local history. In Fort St. James, the centre is located in the Chamber of Commerce building at 115 Douglas Ave. 250-996-7023, email: fsjchamb@fsjames.com. In Fraser Lake the information centre is open from May to September and can be found in the log building at 30 Carrier Cres. 250-699-8844, email: vflmuseum@fraserlake.ca


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In Fort Fraser, the information centre is located in the rail car on Highway 16 during the summer months.

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Vanderhoof & Area The Carrier people pioneered the land in this area long before the first white man arrived. Following the driving of the last spike of the Grand Trunk Railway in 1914 the race was on to buy cheap land and the settlement of Vanderhoof was begun. The settlement grew and in 1926 the Village of Vanderhoof was born. In the 1950’s the Kenney Dam was built and more people came to the area. The 1960’s

brought a large influx of American immigrants and the town has begun to grow steadily ever since. Vanderhoof is reliant on the lumber industry as well as agriculture which is one of the largest forage producing areas in British Columbia as well as the recent mine construction going on. Vanderhoof is very proud of the fact that it is the Geographical Centre of BC.

Events for Vanderhoof Annual Wild Goose Chase Fun Run This event is the beginning of May every year and has been running for 38 years. This is a fun run for either a 3.5 km, 8

Wild Goose Chase

km run or 5 km walk through the streets of Vanderhoof. Prizes, gifts and awards are given for various categories.

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Beata Klein 149 Stewart Street W, Vanderhoof 250-567-4111 Hooterville Hoot Held annually in early June, the Hooterville Hoot car show attracts collectors from around the province and country. The Hoot is scheduled for early June each year. Spend the afternoon scouring through the automobiles at Riverside Park between 11am and 3pm. The Hooterville Hoot is hosted by the Nechako Valley Classics and Customs and if you need more information on the car club or the Hooterville Hoot call Jamie Voth. Meetings are held the 1st Tuesday of every month.

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The Vanderhoof Chamber of Commerce & Visitor Centre Welcomes you to... “The Geographical Centre of BC”

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Events for Vanderhoof Nechako Valley Exhibition Held the third weekend in August, the 50th Anniversary of the Annual Nechako Valley Exhibition has something for everyone. This year the event is August 19-21, 2016 and the theme for this year’s event is “From the Farm to the Fair - 50 years”. The exhibition combines all facets of the local agricultural community from animals to home baked goods. Spend the weekend wandering around the endless booths filled with creative crafts and treats or watching one of the numerous demonstrations put on frequently. Pumpkin Walk For 14 years the Vanderhoof Chamber of Commerce has coordinated the Great Pumpkin Walk, bringing to life Riverside Campground for Halloween night. Thousands of local residents attend this social evening, enjoying a free cup of hot chocolate, the carved pumpkins lining the road, the campfires where volunteers hand out candy, and the grand finale: an awe inspiring fireworks display. In past years this fun family event has helped to reduce vandalism and mischief on Halloween night. It is held every year on October 31, no matter what day of the week that is. The Pumpkin Walk starts at 5pm and the fireworks display at 8pm. The Great Pumpkin Walk is a significant event in Vanderhoof, and fun for all the family.

All the fun of the Fair!

Parade of Lights Run rampant on the streets and take advantage of the great sales. Held in Vanderhoof on the first Friday in December, Midnight Madness is kicked off by the Parade of Lights. Bring the whole family downtown to enjoy the festive atmosphere. In Fort St. James and Fraser Lake the event occurs in late November. Most downtown retailers remain open until midnight the same evening as the Parade of Lights.

Fort Fraser Fort Fraser celebrated 100 years since the last spike was driven into the Grand Trunk Pacific Railway in 2014. It is one of the oldest settlements in British Columbia and named after the explorer Simon Fraser. His mandate from the North West Company was to cross the Rockies and establish trading relations with the people in the interior of what is now British Columbia, but which Fraser called New Caledonia. Here he established Fort McLeod in 1805, Fort St. James and Fort Fraser in 1806, and Fort George in 1807.

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Fort St. James & Area Founded by Simon Fraser in 1806 on the shores of beautiful Stuart Lake. Fort St. James is an historic town and is very proud of its history. The Fort St. James National Historic Site, the ancient burial site of Carrier Chief Kwah, Our Lady of Good Hope Catholic Church, and the monument to legendary bush pilot Russ Baker are of great interest to residents and visitors alike. Year round outdoor and indoor recreational opportunities include hiking and biking trails, ballparks, golf, fishing, hunting, water-skiing, canoeing, swimming, sailing and boating, alpine and nordic skiing, skating, hockey, curling, snowmobiling, dog sledding and camping. Nak’azdli Band Nak’azdli Band has almost 1900 members, of which about 700 live on the main reserve along Nakalbun (Stuart Lake). The Band has its own independent school (Nakalbun Elementary),

Events for Fort St. James 19th Annual Stuart Lake Fishing Derby Hosted by the Fort St. James Chamber of Commerce for those fishing enthusiasts out there, look for the 19th Annual Stuart Lake Fishing Derby at Fort St. James on Friday, July 1 @ 6pm to Sun, July 3 @ noon. This “Famous Rainbow Fishing Derby” offers thousands of dollars to be won for 1st, 2nd & 3rd prizes with additional prizes being added. The catch and prize money involves the heaviest Rainbow Trout caught throughout this 3 day event so come on out and enjoy the food, fun and fireworks. More info can be found at www.stuartlakefishingderby.ca Canada Day Celebrations Canada’s Birthday is held to the fullest in Fort St. James, with live entertainment, activities for all ages and an exceptional fireworks show. The festivities all start off at 8am with a pancake breakfast and a parade at 11am, but that’s not all, there are many activities for all ages to take part in throughout the day. With a variety of vendors, come on out and enjoy and be sure not to miss the Fireworks at 11pm held at Cottonwood Park on the beautiful shores of Stuart Lake.

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gas station (Carrier Food and Fuel), grocery store (Sana’aih Market), daycare, youth centre, and greenhouse. It also owns Nahounli Creek Gas in Fort St. James. The Nak’azdli Health Centre is an accredited facility, providing services to both Nak’azdli and Fort St. James citizens. Nak’azdli is governed by a Chief and eight Councilors, and has numerous committees to oversee core functions in the community. Nak’azdli citizens enjoy a close link to a vast territory and continue their traditions of hunting, fishing, trapping, and harvesting a variety of resources. The two salmon runs, Early and Late Stuart, remain an important source of food so water health and safety is one of the key priorities of the Band.

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Fort St. James National Historic Site is a restored Hudson’s Bay Company post on the southern shores of Stuart Lake in the interior of British Columbia. It is commemorated as a centre of trade and commerce in the 19th century fur trade.

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Fraser Lake Small town friendly yet close to Prince George. You’ll fall in love with our community and what they have to offer. Take the time to spend some time. You’ll be happy you did. Enjoy a stroll through town or take in our beautiful natural surroundings on one of our well groomed trails or along our lakeshore where you can enjoy a picnic, BBQ, swim or overnight stay at White Swan Park. Take advantage of our trailside exercise equipment.  We also offer our water park; just a block off the highway.  It’s a favorite for children who need to cool off while running through streams of water and sprinklers.  This park also offers a variety of playground equipment and space to burn off that extra energy.   For those who are more adventurous, try out our modern skate board park.  Or take a hike and enjoy the scenic vistas from the trails on Mouse Mountain which provide a near 360 degree view of our community, the lake and the surrounding area. Fraser Lake is located along Highway 16 in north central British Columbia.  We are surrounded by natural beauty and opportunities for adventure. Within a  50 mile radius, we can

boast over 170 lakes of all shapes and sizes. After seeing and experiencing all there is to see in Fraser Lake, consider one or all of our nearby adventures. The Stellako River is renowned for large trout and designated for fly fishing only, When the waters slow, after spring runoff, the Stellako River is a great place to tube or canoe. Be sure to wear your PFD.   Several Lodges on Francois Lake provide an excellent setting for an evening campfire and an early morning fishing opportunity for rainbow trout or char. The shortest river in the world, the Nautley River, is located at the east end of Fraser Lake.  It leads into the Nechako River where you can just keep on paddling and paddling and paddling. With almost unlimited opportunities for canoeing, boating, swimming, fishing, sight-seeing, hiking, and cycling during the warmer months and cross-country skiing, snowshoeing, skating, hockey, curling and ice fishing during winter months, why wouldn’t you want to come here?. Our area is a beautiful natural playground. Come join us in Fraser Lake. Bring your camera to record your memories. 

Events for Fraser Lake Mouse Mountain Days Festival The Mouse Mountain Days Festival is an annual family event that takes place during the first week of July. It involves music, friendly competition for kids, fireworks, barbecue picnic lunches, and local baking. This event is fun for all ages, so bring the whole family. Contact the Village: 250699-6257.

Fraser Lake Arts Festival Come and take in this 2nd annual arts festival at the Fraser Lake Recreation Centre August 12 & 13, 2016 starting at 6:00 pm. The event ends on the Saturday evening at White Swan Park. This is a free family event! Lots of activities and workshops for both parents and children alike! Fun for the whole family!

White Swan Music Festival and Cruise-in Car Show Cruise-in Car Show (July 17) and the Music Festival are on the same weekend of July 16 & 17 at White Swan Park. Richard Cannon 250-699-8697 (festival), Jolene Webb & Jennel Harder 250-699-8844 (car show).

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Recreation and Small Business Expo This is held annually in April at the FL Arena. Register your kids or self for sports and various activities all at one time in one place. For more information contact: Jolene Webb 250-699-8844 Bike Rodeo & Safety Awareness Day A fun and educational event that involves all Emergency Services and teaches our children tips on safety. This year it is May 7th, 2016. Call Amber at the Village: 250-699-6257. Chamber of Commerce Community Halloween Party Great fun for the whole family. A bonfire, hand carved pumpkins, free hotdogs and hot chocolate with fireworks to end the evening. October 31st at White Swan Park. Contact Richard: 250-699-8697 Fraser Lake Craft Fair and Snowflake Tea Display and sales of local crafts. Lunch is served by the Girl Guides. 3rd weekend of November. Contact Richard: 250699-8697


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Local Trails Vanderhoof Community Trail Vanderhoof has three trails available if you want a leisurely walk around town. The Riverside Nature Trail starting at Riverside Park, the W.L. McLeod Wetland Trail situated along Victoria Street and the Heritage Nature Trail at the Vanderhoof Community Museum. All trail cards for these sections are available from the Vanderhoof Chamber of Commerce and Visitor Centre. They also have copies of a Nature Guide for the Nechako Valley. Sinkut Mountain Sinkut Mountain is the tallest peak in Vanderhoof. At over 4,000 feet it overlooks the Nechako Valley and offers a 360 degree view. There is a forestry tower at the top and a few microwave and cellular towers. To get to the mountain take Highway 16 towards Prince George out of Vanderhoof, travel 6.6 km to Blackwater Road, turn right; travel 5.0 km to Sinkut Lake Road, turn right; travel west 5.0 km to Hargreaves Rd, turn left; travel 1.6 km south to Meridian Road, turn left; travel 11.5 km east then south and then after the bridge on Sinkut Mountain Forest Service Road; turn left on an unmarked road 100 metres past the 11 km marker. Park along side the forestry road on the left.

Waterlily Lake Jump on a bike and explore the 30 km of well kept trails at Waterlily Lake, located on Sturgeon Point Road north of Vanderhoof off Highway 16. Many different areas around the region offer well-kept trails suitable for mountain bike riding. Greer Creek Falls This easy 3.4 km return trail leads you to a 7 metre waterfall, with a pool at the base ideal for a cool dip on a hot day. Also at the falls is a picnic table and fire pit. Just be sure to pack out your garbage. To get there, head out on the Kenney Dam Road, and turn left on the Kluskus Forest Road. The trailhead is at km 37.5 on the Kluskus Forest Road. Telegraph Trail Visit the old telegraph route, built in the 1890s, now converted into a series of walking trails. The telegraph line was built during the Klondike Gold Rush to allow for communication between the gold fields and surrounding towns. The line has not been used since the 30’s, but sections of the original trail are there to be explored south of Vanderhoof at Hogsback Lake. The lake is a great place for swimming in the summer and the trail is perfect for hiking or mountain biking. The 10 km Telegraph Trail stretches to Blackwater Road.

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Local Trails

Caution around turbulant water

Chinlac Massacre Site Nestled at the crossing of the Nechako and Stuart Rivers, is the site of the 1745 Chinlac village. In 1745, the southern Denes came and nearly annihilated the entire Chinlac population because of their dislike for the Chinlac Chief, Khadintel. This scene has been under archaeological study for the past couple of years. Large land depressions mark the spot where houses once stood and there are hundreds of food caches to be found. Accessible by boat or by trail, this site will awaken the historian in everyone. Please consult with the Saik’uz First Nation: 250-5679293 or Nak’azdli First Nation 250-996-7171 before attempting a visit to the location.

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Cheslatta Falls Located 60 kilometres south of Highway 16 on the Holy Cross Forest Service Road, a trail is preserved from the traditional route used by Carrier people who built several small villages in the area. Circular pit depressions from semi-underground winter lodges can be seen from the return loop trail. The spectacular route starts at the Cheslatta River recreation site and overlooks the Cheslatta River system, a spillway for water that is diverted through tunnels in the coast mountains to generate power for the Alcan smelter in Kitimat, B.C. The approximate distance is 1.2 km one way. Caution: There are steep drop-offs into turbulent water. This hike is not suitable for young children and pets. Please respect the provincially protected archaeological sites and do not disturb or remove anything. Cheslatta Trail The trail is an aboriginal route that linked villages on the Cheslatta Lake with villages on Fraser Lake. This 75 km trail passes by 14 lakes and is accessible at several points along the Holy Cross Forest Service Road. Ormond Creek Trail This one way 10-km trail will take you along the east side of Ormond Creek from Fraser Lake to Ormond and Oona Lakes. The trail goes along the Ormond Creek canyon, 40 - 50 feet deep and 150 yards long. The trail head is just beyond Peterson’s Point Campsite. Please ensure children are well supervised. You can do a shorter version and follow Ormond Creek, then turn back. This offers beautiful views of the Creek and Canyon. Get more info at the Visitor Center.

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Local Trails Mouse Mountain

Mouse Mountain Mouse Mountain, named after its uncanny resemblance to the animal, is located in the village of Fraser Lake. The mountain has a number of hiking and cross-country skiing trails. The main trail, a 45-minute round trip hike, will reward you with an incredible view of the lake and entire valley. Keep your eyes peeled for swans gathering for their trip south every winter. The route is safe and well marked. Drop by the information centre for directions to the trailhead. Fraser Mountain Trail Hike the Fraser Mountain Trail for a spectacular view of the lake and surrounding area. The trail head is east of Fraser Lake, near Piper’s Glen. A three to four hour hike takes you to the top where you can perch on a B.C. Forest Service lookout tower to view the sights down below.

Red Rock Volcano The 25-million-year-old volcano is only accessible by walking trails. It can be found on Red Rock Mountain, located on the northwest corner of Fraser Lake. Frozen lava flows are still visible near the crater. Inside the volcano, there are trees dating back 150 years. For details visit the Fraser Lake Info. Centre or the Stellat’en First Nations Band Office 250-699-8747.

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Nyan-Wheti Trail Nyan-Wheti means “The Trail Across,” in the Carrier language. Before the Europeans, this trail linked native villages from Stuart Lake and Fraser Lake. This 45 km hike is for experienced, well equipped hikers. The Trail begins on Baker Drive off Sowchea Bay Road in Fort St. James and ends on Stella Rd. 1 km west of Nautley Village.


Black Point Trail Take a picnic and hike the Black Point Trail to the south shore of Francois Lake. This half hour brisk walk takes you through beautiful forests and along the sandy beach to rocky Black Point. Information and directions to the trail head are available at the Fraser Lake information centre.

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Local Trails Ripples of the Past - Fort St. James New to Fort St. James is an interpretive trail through the town of Fort St. James starting at the National Historic Site and ending at the Russ Baker Memorial. The trail is for all ages and walking abilities. Mount Pope - Nak’al Nak’al was named Mt. Pope in 1865, after Major Pope became separated from his survey crew and spent a night alone on the mountain. The Carrier People used it as a lookout where they watched for hostile parties approaching on Stuart Lake. To reach Nak’al, follow Stuart Drive West to Stones Bay Road. Turn left. The trailhead is located four kilometres ahead. This day use park is popular with hikers. A 6.5-kilometre hiking trail leads to the gazebo at the peak, at an elevation of 790 meters or 2400 feet. (It will take from four to six hours to reach the peak and return.) From the peak, you will see beautiful Stuart Lake and the mountains to the north. If you are hiking, please bring your own drinking water, as there is no potable water on the trail to the peak. Hikers, please stay on the marked trails. Tsilcoh Falls Located on Pinchi Road, 30 km from Fort St. James, these natural falls are astounding. The road is accessible by car, and there is a campsite for day and overnight use. There is a trail that goes right down to the falls where a breathtaking view awaits. From mid to late August you can catch a glimpse of kokanee fish. Please be extremely careful if you are unfamiliar with these falls as the water is fast and very deep. Dickinson Hiking Trail If you would like a spectacular view, head to the Dickinson Hiking Trail. Follow Stuart Drive to the hospital and turn left on Pineridge. Drive 400 metres past the end of the pavement to the entrance to the two kilometre long trail. A sign, on your right marks the start. Bring your camera for incredible pictures from the peak of Mount Dickinson. Tulle Lake Trails Check out this series of 15kms of interconnecting trails to Nanna, Marie and Tulle Lakes. Great opportunities for wildlife viewing, and a great spot for hiking, biking and horseback riding.


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Museums & More Vanderhoof Heritage Museum Located on Highway 16 just as you leave Vanderhoof heading west, you will find the Vanderhoof Heritage Museum offering visitors a glimpse into the 1920s. Take a 30-minute stroll through a 1920s farmhouse, hotel and jailhouse. and the newly restored Smithers House. This was one of the first homes built in Vanderhoof, and in 2010, the building restoration was completed. A 20-minute nature walk weaves through other heritage buildings such as the Yukon telegraph cabin and a one-room school. Open May to September, 7 days a week from 10 am - 6 pm. O.K. Cafe: The restored OK Cafe operates seasonally in Vanderhoof’s original 1920’s O.K. Hotel, now located on the historical site. O.K. Cafe Season: from mid May to mid September - 7 days a week.

One of many buildings on the Museum site

Fraser Lake Museum Learn the town’s story at the Fraser Lake Museum, located at the Visitor Information Centre. Itself is a fine example of log-home construction, the museum displays remnants of the rich history of the Fraser Lake area, and an informative display on Dakelh culture.


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Museums & More T Last Spike The Fort Fraser Visit the Grand V Trunk T Pacific Railway, which was completed at Fort Fraser in 1914 and declared a Heritage Site by the Canadian government in 1998. During the construction of tthe railway in the early 1900s, the local population blossomed to 3 3,000. The railway contributed to a sudden climb in the economy and an even quicker decline when the project failed after fur prices dropped following the First World War. Fort Fraser celebrated 100 years since the last spike was driven into the Grand Trunk Pacific Railway in 2014. Rose Prince Pilgrimage - Fraser Lake This is an annual event that occurs in July and is located at Lejac off Highway 16 approximately 5 km east of Fraser Lake. For more information contact: St. Andrews Parish. Contact  Father Vincent James: 250-699-6593 Chief Kwah Gravesite - Fort St. James Chief Kwah was one of the most influential leaders of the Carrier First Nation. He was pivotal in their relationship with Simon Fraser when Europeans first arrived on July 26, 1806 and was known as the Fur Trade Chief. On his death in 1840, his request to be buried at the mouth of the Stuart River was honoured – he wanted to be able to alert his people that the salmon run was starting. To visit his grave, take the first right after the Nak’azdli River bridge, the first bridge when leaving town. For more information you can contact the Nak’azdli First Nation 250-996-7171.

A restored Hudson’s Bay Company post Russ Baker Memorial - Fort St. James Frank ‘Russ’ Baker was one of the greatest bush pilots in Canada’s north. He was also the founder of Pacific Western Airlines, which later became part of Air Canada. If you are an aviation history buff, you will want to visit the Russ Baker Memorial. It’s located on Lakeshore Drive, past Our Lady of Good Hope Catholic Church - a 15-minute walk from Cottonwood Park. National Historic Site - Fort St. James Fort St. James National Historic Site, a restored Hudson’s Bay Company fur trading post, whisks visitors back to life as it was in the 1890’s. Talk to staff and learn about life in this 200-year old fort. It’s the oldest collection of wooden buildings in the country depicting Canada’s fur trade. As you wander around the site, you’ll learn about the Fort’s history and the traders’ relationships with the Carrier First Nation.


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That bar is being set right here in British Columbia, where we just transformed our 60 year-old Kitimat plant into the world’s most competitive aluminium smelter. Featuring state-of-the-art technology and the smallest carbon footprint in the industry, the Kitimat plant is the result of a significant investment in our business and the region, and ensures BC’s place as one of the world’s leading aluminium producers for another 60 years.


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Recreational Facilities & Parks Riverside Park - Vanderhoof Located on the banks of the Nechako River, just north of downtown Vanderhoof, Riverside Park presents the perfect opportunity for ultimate relaxation. Stop to stretch your legs, have a picnic lunch or stay overnight at one of the 38 campsites. Use of showers, sani-dump, and firewood are available when campsite fees are paid. The 1.2 km loop walking path is lamp-lit and the trail is maintained year round for running, walking, and cross-country skiing. Riverside Park is home to the Nechako Migratory Bird Sanctuary where thousands of Canada Geese, trumpeter swans and other migrating birds can be seen each spring and fall. Be sure to climb the bird watching tower for a better view.

Play and exercise equipment for young and old Bike Park - Vanderhoof Rip’ N The North Bike Club has a bike skills park. There are different types of trails with jumps for all skill levels and ages. The Club has gained considerable grassroots community support. Get a hold of Maryanne or Cathy at Omineca Sports for more information. Located on 7th Street in Vanderhoof.

A tribute to Saik’uz Veterans

First Nations Heritage - Vanderhoof Much of Canada’s past and present includes the Aboriginal culture. The Saik’uz First Nation community, located approximately 20 minutes south of Vanderhoof on Kenney Dam Road, is the perfect venue to experience the culture. Visit the Saik’uz Potlatch house or the campground, where beautiful cabins overlook Nulki Lake. Hook-ups, boat rentals and picnic tables are available for your stay in the area. Call the band office at 250-567-9293 for more information.

BUFFALO BEACH BAR & GRILL GLEN’S MOTOR HOTEL Air Conditioning, Cable, Wireless Web Hot Spot, Licensed Restaurant.



Smorg -- Friday, Saturday, Sunday 5:00 - 8:00 pm

Chinese & Western Cuisine 567-4235 190 W. 1st St/Hwy 16


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Recreational Facilities & Parks Bradley Park - Vanderhoof Located south of the alleyway between 4th and 5th Street W. The park is well lit, has picnic tables, a play structure, swings and an open playing area. Leiding Park - Vanderhoof Located on the east side of Victoria St. near Peach Lane, Leiding Park has an open, grassy play area and swing set. Vanderview Playground - Vanderhoof Located west of the Nechako Christian Fellowship Church on Vanderview Drive, the playground has an open play area and swing set. See Vanderhoof Visitor Centre for more kid friendly activities. Ferland Water Park - Vanderhoof Let the kids splash around at the water park or climb on the jungle gym at Ferland Park in Vanderhoof. Parents can catch some shade under a tree or soak up the rays in the Centennial Park. It’s the perfect opportunity for young and old to enjoy a pleasant day in the park. The park is situated between Church and Lampitt Streets in Vanderhoof.

A great place for kids to play, and for parents to picnic

Rich’s Saw Sales Ltd.

Birch Bay Resort (East end of Francois Lake) Cottages RV Lots and Camping Cottages for Sale, Hall Rental as well as Seasonal Boat Rentals Rentals Gated Community New Adventure Playground New 20x40 In Ground, Heated Pool





Open year-round for your getaway, business meetings and conventions, retreats and family outings!

250-699-8484 www.birchbay.ca


Evert Byers, Owner

290 West First Street, VHF email richssaw@telus.net Visit us www.richssawsales.com

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Recreational Facilities & Parks Peterson’s Beach Provincial Site - Fraser Lake Peterson’s Beach Campsite can be accessed off of Highway 16, located on Stella Road North of Fraser Lake. A total of 44 unserviced campsites, pit toilets and boat launch. Camp site host is on site daily from 3pm to 10am the next morning, every day. Ormond Lake hiking trail can be accessed from Petersen Beach.Thousands of pine seedlings have been recently planted at the site to replace trees killed by the Mountain Pine Beetle. Veterans Memorial Splash Pad Water Park Fraser Lake A modern Water Park with a picnic area, play area, change rooms and sanitary facilities (handicap accessible) – located a block off Highway 16 next to Kin Park. Your children will thank you for stopping by. Beaumont Provincial Park - Fraser Lake Sleep amongst the trees at beautiful Beaumont Provincial Park. Located at the east end of Fraser Lake, this campground has 49 sites, a boat launch, day picnic area, swimming beach and sani-station. It is a great place to experience some of B.C.’s most beautiful summer sunsets. The park is located on the original site of Fort Fraser, founded by explorer Simon Fraser. Book your spot online at: www.env.gov.bc.ca

The skateboard park in Fraser Lake Skateboard Park - Fraser Lake Our skateboard park was designed for Fraser Lake. It’s bowl style and great for skateboarding, in line skating, and scooting. Skateboard and in line skaters come from far and wide to give it a try.  If you have your board or skates, your helmet, knee and elbow pads with you, you should too.

YOUR ONE-STOP HOME IMPROVEMENT CENTRE Hand Tools * Power Tools Hardware * Paint & Paint Supplies Lawn & Garden Items and much more...

Taylor Bros Hardware 135 E. Stewart St, Vanderhoof



White Swan Park - Fraser Lake Stop in at White Swan Park for a picnic or a dip in the water. Just off Highway 16 in the Village of Fraser Lake, this beachfront park is the perfect place for a midday break. Washroom facilities, playground equipment, picnic area, beach, outdoor exercise equipment and boat launches are all available. Recently added at the lakeside are five drive-thru RV sites.

White Swan Park


❖ Full hook-ups - 30A/50A ❖ Cable TV - Tenting ❖ Showers - Laundry ❖ Wi-Fi Available

A clean, quiet, relaxing place to stay

Ph: (250) 567-3161 Fax: (250) 567-5461 www.davesrvpark.com camping@davesrvpark.com 1048 DERKSEN RD/3 KM EAST OF VANDERHOOF

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Recreational Facilities & Parks The Marion Steam Shovel at Cottonwood Park

Paarens Beach Provincial Park - Fort St. James Get away from it all at Paarens Beach! The park features a 800-meter sandy beach for swimming (including a ropedoff area for the kids), a boat launch, camping and canoeing. There’s a large day use/picnic area on the beach with picnic tables, shelters and a playground. If you want to stay longer, there are 36 campsites with pit toilets and sani-stations. The park opens in May, once the snow and ice are gone, and remains open until September. User fees are charged during these months.

View from Cottonwood Park

Mountains to climb.

Lakes to swim.

Life to live. Banking | Insurance | Financial Planning

Life out here.

Vanderhoof 250-567-4737


Fort St. James 250-996-8667

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Winter Pastimes Many trails for snowshoeing

Snowshoeing Experience the magic of a winter forest on snowshoes! Snowshoeing has been around for thousands of years. And, obviously, the art of snowshoeing has become more sophisticated over time – now it’s considered a winter sport. There are endless trails to conquer throughout the Stuart-Nechako area, give it a try, great excercise and very refreshing. But, be careful. Don’t take risks and most importantly, have fun. Cross Country Skiing The trails throughout the area make this winter pasttime a must. Check at the information centre for a map of the lit, groomed trails just west of Vanderhoof at the Nechako Valley Sporting Association grounds on Redmond Pit Rd. Skating Rinks Spend the day ice-skating or perfecting your slap shot at the one of the many indoor or outdoor rinks to be found in Fort St. James, Fraser Lake and Vanderhoof. If you prefer to be a spectator, drop by the rink to watch local hockey teams compete. In the summer months the Vanderhoof arena plays host to many events. Snowmobiling/ATV Many trails in the area make excellent routes for snowmobiles and ATVs. Some trails are maintained by local clubs and feature routes for both the beginner and more experienced rider.

Shear Madness Hair Salon

Get hooked on All-West Glass Automotive * Residential * Commercial BOOK AN APPOINTMENT TODAY! 142 West 1st Street - Hwy 16 Vanderhoof

250-567-3166 www.all-westglass.com

Book your hair appointment with Nickie, Tracey, Chelsey, Pam, Montana or Karen

250-567-4559 book your gel nails with leanne

250-570-1555 Co-op Mall, 188 Stewart St E.

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Winter Pastimes Dog Sledding on Stuart Lake

Dog Sledding Winter visitors looking for a unique way to experience Northern British Columbia can forge a path through the backcountry by dogsled. Expert guides show the way to a once-in-a lifetime experience that makes for great stories to envious friends and family back home. Whichever area of the region the dogs take you, you are sure to see beautiful, and never-before seen wilderness and terrain. A trip of a lifetime awaits all future dog-sledding enthusiasts. Murray Ridge Ski Hill Canadian ski legend Nancy Greene Raine designed this challenging ski hill. It has a reputation for great powder, sunny skies, and the longest T-bar in North America. Test your skiing and snowboarding skills on the 22 runs or explore 20 kilometres of cross-country trails. Murray Ridge is located 6 miles (10 km) north of Fort St. James, northwest of Prince George. The mountain has elevation of 6500 ft. Slush Cup Sunday at Murray Ridge Ski Area in March features events such as the Cassiar Cannonball, Bathtub Races and the Slush Cup splashdown, with lots of prizes. Every emphasis is more on fun than winning!

MXV INTEGRATED HEALTH & FITNESS 207 Douglas Ave, Fort St. James Contact Scott at mxvgym@gmail.com or


The Window Box Gifts, Flowers & Plant Store Owner - Leanne Laraway 431 Stuart Drive, Fort St. James 250-996-8848


488 Stuart Drive, Fort St. James


Overwaitea Foods has been serving and supporting BC communities for over 100 years

B.C.’s very own food people. Proudly serving British Columbians since 1915.

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Summer Activities Self-guided Forestry Tours Explore the back country with a self-guided tour of the region’s lush forests. Grab a brochure from the information centre to navigate your way through the bush and scout out rest areas. These roads vary in condition so make sure you are well prepared. Self-guided tours are available for the Kluskus and Holy Cross Forest Service roads.

Swan Capital - Fraser Lake The area boasts of 170 lakes within a 50 mile radius and is the temporary home to over 1000 Trumpeter Swans, making it the Swan Capital of the world. Trumpeters are the largest waterfowl in North America and they are not bothered by the cold. They have up to 35,000 feathers and their downy layer is 2 inches thick. The wingspan of an adult Trumpeter can reach almost 2.5 meters.

Kenney Dam Kenney Dam - Vanderhoof Set a day aside to explore the Kenney Dam. The Kenney Dam (or Kemano 1) is a rock-filled hydroelectric dam on the Nechako River, 96km south of Vanderhoof, British Columbia, built in the early 50s. At 1,500 feet long and 317 feet high, it is still a spectacular sight. It took 4,016,900 cubic yards of material to build the dam. It is also a great spot for camping and fishing. To reach the dam, go south on the Holy Cross Forest Service road, which starts at Lejac (6 km east of Fraser Lake). Follow the road for 68 km and you will reach the dam.

Vanderhoof Physiotherapy and Wellness Services Richard van Erp BScPT CAFCI MCPA Registered Physiotherapist Certified Acupuncture Foundation of Canada Institute

Use your locally owned foot care services. Children’s orthotics available at reduced cost in our ‘outgrowth’ program. Most extended medical plans cover up to 90% of the cost of custom made orthotics. CALL TODAY TO MAKE AN APPOINTMENT

250-567-5211 402 Northside Road East, Vanderhoof Email: vanderhoofphysio@gmail.com

Pictographs - Fort St. James More than a century ago, First Nations people used vermilion paint to create 21 pictographs on the north shore of Stuart Lake. These paintings illustrate images that were important to the Carrier people – fish, birds, guardian spirits, and images from dreams. They are located on the north shore of Stuart Lake, close to Honeymoon Island, and between Fort St. James and Binche Bay and are only accessible by water. Tchentlo Lake Hot Springs - Fort St. James The springs are approximately 125 km northwest of Fort St. James. These are not commercialized hot springs and consist of three pools with temperatures of 80-85 degrees Fahrenheit. The springs are only accessible by boat. Caution: Take care where you walk as the ground is very fragile.

LAKESIDE PHARMACY We offer a range of both consumer and health care products and services 374B Stuart Drive West PO Box 760, Fort St. James


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Summer Activities Canoeing Canoe enthusiasts can enjoy the Stellako, Nechako and Stuart Rivers which are suitable for paddlers of any level of experience or any one of the hundreds of other lakes the Stuart/Nechako has to offer. Check out the information centre for details on water routes and remember to take weather conditions into account before setting out.

Scenic golf

Canoe the many lakes and rivers in the Nechako area.

Golfing The Omineca Golf Course in Vanderhoof is a par 72, 18hole course. Enjoy a final round at the 19th Hole Restaurant located in the clubhouse. Stuart Lake Golf Course, located near Fort St. James, features nine holes with a spectacular view of Stuart Lake as well as a clubhouse for relaxation. Molyhills Golf Club in Fraser Lake is an 18-hole course with spectacular views of Francois Lake. All courses are open seasonally from April to September. Mountain Biking Jump on a bike and explore the 30 km of well kept trails at Waterlily Lake, located on Sturgeon Point Road north of Vanderhoof off Highway 16. Many different areas around the region offer well-kept trails suitable for mountain bike riding. Check with the local Chambers for directions. Fishing If it’s rainbow trout or kokanee you’re after, the StuartNechako region is sure to meet your needs. Stay for the day or a couple of weeks, as there are many lakes and rivers with forest recreation sites to make your visit easy and enjoyable. Remember to ensure your licence is valid before launching.

ALL WEST AUCTIONS Henry & Joyce Dyck

Farm Auctions Estate & Machinery Auctions

250-567-4842 www.allwestauctions.com

Tennis - Vanderhoof Why not spend an afternoon exercising and enjoying the weather at the same time? Visit the tennis court in Vanderhoof and practise your court skills. Located next to the Curling Rink. Ready, Aim, Fire - Vanderhoof Enjoy a day at the Vanderhoof shooting range. Improve your marksmanship in this well facilitated range of targets. Get directions from the information centre in town.


d ship n a g n hippygypsie@gmail.com Tarot Readi ium d e Dannica at 250.567.0799 or Spiritual M 250.570.0122

I have 25 years’ experience reading tarot cards. I have been a spiritual medium all my life. Besides being a tarot card reader and a medium, I also read past lives and oracle cards. I do energy work, cleanse houses of unwanted spirits and intuitive counselling. I teach meditation, grounding and clearing. I can read tarot cards over the phone, online or in person. I have a PayPal account and accept E Transfers or cash. I do parties, corporate functions and have monthly specials. Check out my Facebook page for more information. *Tarot Reading: $35 for first half hour. * Additional $10/15 min. over *Past lives and oracle readings: $35/session * Spiritual mediumship: $45/session *Energy work and house cleansing: $45 * Intuitive counselling: $35/session *Classes on meditation and grounding and clearing: TBA

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Summer Activities Fort St. James Farmer’s Market It will be the market’s 19th year of offering local produce, meat, eggs, crafts, furniture, baking, jams, jellies, tasty treats, bedding plants, and more for sale each week in their downtown location across from the Lakeshore Pharmacy and Canada Post Office. The market is open Friday’s from mid May to September in the Spirit Square 11:30-4:00pm. Local products help reduce environmentally costly and expensive fossil fuel dependence and provide high-nutrition food with less reliance on preservatives and processing - not to mention they are also delicious. For more info call Charlotte Croquet at 250-996-7869.

Vanderhoof Farmer’s Market

Fort St. James Farmer’s Market Vanderhoof Farmer’s Market Come and check out the home baked, grown and made goodies at the Vanderhoof Farmers’ Market. Let the kids splash around at the water park or climb on the jungle gym at Ferland Park in Vanderhoof, while you explore the labours of our vendors. Open from June to September, 2016 Thursdays 10:00am to 2:00ish @ Ferland Park. There will also be some special Saturday market days. The park is situated between Church and Lampitt Streets in Vanderhoof. Contact for information: vanderhooffarmersmarket@gmail. com, or 250-570-8560. Fraser Lake Farmer’s Market Located at the Fraser Lake Arena and held Fridays 12:00 - 4:00 pm from June to September. Come and sample the home made baking, crafts etc and visit the local Museum on site to learn some of the history surrounding Fraser Lake. Contact Maureen Olson: molson006@gmail.com

Carrier Food & Fuel Ltd. O O O O O O



Fraser Lake and Surrounding area 1-877-567-3270 Vanderhoof Campus 3231 Hospital Road, Vanderhoof Phone: 250-567-3200 Email: nechako@cnc.bc.ca

Fort St. James Campus 179 Douglas, Fort St. James Phone: 250-996-7019 Email: cncfsj@cnc.bc.ca




Open 24 Hours, 7 days a Week Full Service Gas Bays 3 Bay heated Car Wash 1 Outdoor Truck Wash Bay 6-49 Tasty Mountain Boy Chicken, Ribs and Taters Convenience Store Fresh Coffee & Snacks Newspapers & Magazines Auto Propane & Cylinders Diesel Fuel Interac Bank Till All Major Credit Cards Accepted

Fort St. James, B.C., V0J 1P0 Ph: (250) 996-7238 Fax: (250) 996-7562

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Summer Activities View from Glennanan Bridge

Stellako River - Fraser Lake Indulge in the beauty of the Stellako River, which connects Francois Lake to Fraser Lake. The Stellako is world famous for its “fly-fishing and challenging, expert class canoeing river. Expert class begins at the mouth of Francois Lake, 9 km to the waterfalls. Below the waterfalls, to Fraser Lake, is beginner class with lovely calm waters.

Salmon Run Experience a survival of the fittest challenge - fish style. In an impressive attempt to reach their spawning grounds, sockeye salmon struggle to reach their destination point despite the threat of bears looking for an easy catch. This natural wonder can be watched at Stellako River from the Glennanan Bridge every August.

Photography Start your own collection of beautiful photos. If you enjoy nature’s beauty, the Stuart/Nechako area is rich in a plethora of species and is perfect for the outdoor enthusiast.

“It’s just Viewtiful”

Berry Picking Saskatoons, strawberries, huckleberries, and wild raspberries are just a few of the little delicacies in our great wilderness. Go exploring yourself during mid-summer, a ripe time for luscious berries. Be bear aware though as they are also feasting on these little morsels.


Mary Lynn Designs Hair & Art Gallery Mary Lynn Lawrence 2444 Church Ave, Vanderhoof 250-570-1022 mlrustyluv5@gmail.com

Housekeeping Cabins ■ RV Hookups & Pull Throughs ■ Hot Showers ■ Good Fishing ■ Tent Sites ■ Wi-Fi Wireless Internet ■ Family Reunions ■

www.pipersglenresort.com On Highway 16 7 km/4 miles West of Fort Fraser

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Year Round Activities Nechako White Sturgeon Conservation Centre Vanderhoof The Nechako White Sturgeon Conservation Centre Hatchery is contributing to the recovery of the endangered population of Nechako white sturgeon in the Nechako River. All fish released from the hatchery facility are tagged with micro-chips so they can be individually identified and 30 have radio transmitters that can be tracked by boat, airplane or fixed stations. The Hatchery is open for public tours to learn more about the valuable research and recovery of the endangered species on Thursdays from 2 to 3pm. Groups can book for other occasions by emailing info@nechakowhitesturgeon.org

Bird Watching Tower at Riverside Park Bird Watching Bird watchers can view hundreds of species at the sanctuary along the Nechako River in Vanderhoof, where you will find a bird watching tower. Bring the binoculars, it’s the perfect perch for bird lovers to view migrating swans, geese, hawks and owls that frequent the Nechako River in late fall and early spring. Birding list is available at the Vanderhoof Visitor Centre. Bowling - Vanderhoof Great entertainment for the whole family! Check out the bowling alley in Vanderhoof and enjoy some five and ten pin bowling excitement. A smoke-free environment for all to enjoy. Norland Bowling Lanes - call 250-570-2001 for info and to book your lane.

Nechako White Sturgeon

Wildlife Watching Enjoy the colourful scenery dotted with various woodland inhabitants. The Stuart/Nechako region is abundant with wildlife such as deer, moose, grizzly and black bear. But be careful, these are wild animals and should not be fed or approached. See the Vanderhoof Visitor Centre for an information booklet on the types of wildlife, plants and bugs you will see on the roads and trails that surround our area.

Vanderhoof Lutheran Church Corner of Douglas and Church 181 Douglas, Vanderhoof

250 567 3802

Divine Service 11:00 am Bible Study and Sunday School 10:00 am

Travel Consultant tf: 1-844-996-7755 p: 250-996-7755 -- c: 250-996-1895

Summer hours in effect for the months of June July August Divine Service 10:00 am No Bible Study or Sunday School during the summer months.

bhewitt@thetravelagentnextdoor.com www.brendahewitt.thetravelagentnextdoor.com Box 1717, 7040 Sowchea Road

Vanderhoof Lutheran Church is a member of Lutheran Church Canada (Sister Synod of LCMS)

Brenda Hewitt

BCCP: 68392

WE value our people WE take pride in our success WE aim to be different

Village of Fraser Lake

“Building Canada’s Premier Forest Company”

CONIFEX aspires to be the leader in responsibly maximizing fibre value. 300 Takla Road, P.O. Box 254 Fort St. James, BC V0J 1P0

Phone: (250) 996-8241 O Fax (250) 996-5420

Stop in and enjoy this Four Season Community. Where you can experience hiking, biking, boating, fishing, swimming, crosscountry skiing and snowshoeing, to name a few activities. www.fraserlake.ca


Vanderhoof and Districts Co-operative Association Petroleum - Food Store Home and Agro Centre

Tel: 250-996-8618

Fax: 250-996-8621 Email: lkshore@telus.net


Harjit Birdi 250-996-7040

Morgan Davis 250-996-1272

Evelyn Montgomery 250-996-8677

facebook.com/vhfcoop www.vhfcoop.com

Food Store: Produce, Fresh Meat, Deli, In Store Bakery, Housewares: 250-567-4406 Home and Agro Centre: Hardware, Flooring, Appliances, Building Materials, Fertilizer, Feed and Seed: 250-567-4464 Gas Bar: C-Store, Propane, Lube Oils and Marine Fuel: 250-567-4486 15 Cardlock Locations: Fort St. James To Quesnel, Terrace To Valemount, Fuel Tanks Sales and Rentals, Bulk Fuel and Oil Deliveries: Vanderhoof Toll Free: 1-888-545-2667, Houston: 1-800-848-6347, Prince George: 1-866-309-2667, Quesnel: 1-888-992-2667, Terrace: 250-635-9595 Head Office - Vanderhoof & Districts Toll Free: 1-877-567-4414.

Whether you are having a breakfast or lunch meeting or heading out to the field, let The Perk be part of your day. Just give us a call 24 hours in advance and your order will be ready for you to pick up! *Specialty Coffees *Specialty Teas *Homemade Soups & Salads *Chili *Paninis & Sandwiches *Homemade Baking & Desserts *Smoothies *Retail Loose Leaf Tea *Mugs & Teapots *Coffee & Tea Accessories RS HOU


162A Stewart St, Vanderhoof


CrystalLakeBC.com Wilderness fishing adventures near Vanderhoof. Call for reservations:


the place to stay in...

Fort St. James

TRY a New Brew! Here at The View, we have a variety of room types to suit every traveller. We offer our Classic room, our stunning Lake View room or Kitchenettes. Stunning Lake Front Views and Vibrant Restaurant

Hops Cold ldd Beer & Wine Store BUSINESS HOURS Monday - Sunday 9am - 11pm

New Products Available, please ask our staff

theviewhotel.ca 250-996-8737 Toll Free: 1-855-996-8737

DELIVERY SERVICE AVAILABLE We also deliver to campsites!

309 Stuart Drive West, Fort St. James

7 - 470 Stuart Drive West, PO Box 69,Fort St. James, BC V0J 1P0

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