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History of Fraser Lake

The pioneer roots of Fraser Lake's history date back to days of the fur trade, when in 1806 a fur-trading post was established by Simon Fraser, at Fort Fraser near the east end of Fraser Lake.

The town you see today was established in 1914, during the construction of the Grand Trunk Railway, and was incorporated as a village in 1966.

The east end of Fraser Lake is recorded as the site of the first cultivated land in British Columbia, while Fort Fraser is the site of the last spike of the Grand Trunk Pacific Railway, now the Winnipeg-Prince Rupert line of Canadian National (CN).

Fraser Lake marks the eastern edge of the Lakes District, and is located in a land dotted with lakes, rivers, mountain ranges and valleys, where outdoor recreation truly knows no limits.

Today, tourism, mining, cattle ranching and the sawmill are the mainstays of the local economy.





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