Stand on the historic spot where trade began between the Ktunaxa (Kootenay) people and European fur traders in 1807, forever changing the course of First Nations and Canadian history. On this terraced grassland overlooking the Columbia Valley, the North West Company built the first fur trading post in the region and legendary explorer and surveyor David Thompson set off to survey the Columbia, the renowned “Great River of the West.”
Although this site lies outside the boarders of Kootenay National Park, it is administered by Parks Canada
- National Historic Site
- Wheelchair Access
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Visit British Columbia’s Historic Places with Canoo
Victoria, British Columbia to Field, British Columbia 13 places
Among countless experiences, Canoo users can take advantage of free admission to many of the sites participating in Historic Places Days this year. Discover some of these sites within the province of British Columbia through the list below and start planning your visits today!