Prince George, British Columbia

Prince George was originally a trading post called Fort George which was established in 1807 by Simon Fraser and was named after King George III.  It was operated by North West Company which mainly traded furs competing with the Hudson Bay Trading Company.  Prince George is also the largest city in Northern British Columbia.  It […]

Lower Post, British Columbia City Profile

Lower Post, British Columbia is an aboriginal community up in Northern British Columbia.  Its located along the Alaska Highway and is a beautiful area to be in during the Summer months.  Before it was a town, it was a great fishing spot along with a crossing (early road systems) and a meeting place for people.  […]

Fort St. John, British Columbia City Profile

Here we have another city which has been located in several different places. This one has moved mainly due to economic reasons rather than mother nature. The temperatures get pretty crazy here with highs in the 90’s and lows getting down below -60. That kind of weather is no joke. It’s located east of the […]

Fort Nelson, British Columbia City Profile

Fort Nelson is largest town in British Columbia’s Northeastern corner.  It was established back in 1805 as a trading post.  North West Company used it for fur trading in the late 1700′s and early 1800′s.  Fort Nelson is actually in its fifth location because of mother nature (fires and floods) and feuds that got out […]

Fort Halkett, British Columbia City Profile

Population: Abandoned Population Place Elevation: 474m Website: News: There is not a whole lot of info on this area.  I added it because of the Fort Halkett Provincial Park.  Unfortunately at this time the park is closed because of a huge wildfire they had come through the entire area.  Its located where the Smith River […]

Dease Lake, British Columbia Community Profile

Dease Lake is a small community in Northern British Columbia located along the Dease River and only a couple of hours from the Yukon border. Its actually located at the direct south end of Dease Lake (which is actually 2 miles across at its widest).   There has been a gold rush in the area […]

Dawson Creek, British Columbia – City Profile

While a large portion of British Columbia lives on the western side of the Rocky Mountains, there are still those towns in the East. The be more exact Dawson Creek is actually east of all the mountain ranges and sits in a prairie.  Considering that most of British Columbia lives inside the large Rocky Mountain […]