A beautiful and natural playground awaits you!
The Village of Fraser Lake is nestled in the heart of some of British Columbia’s most beautiful scenery. An abundance of big game, migratory birds and world class fly-fishing, spin casting and canoeing, make Fraser Lake a fabulous outdoor recreation community.
The area can boast 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.
Hiking trails begin right at the Village’s doorstep atop Mouse Mountain which resembles – what else – a large mouse. The extinct volcanic activity at Red Rock, Cheslatta Falls 59 km (37 miles south) and the pictographs along Fraser Lake are only a few of the area’s sights.
The pioneer roots of the area’s history date back to the fur trade, with the establishment in 1806 of a fur-trading post by Simon Fraser, at Fort Fraser near the east end of Fraser Lake. The modern day town 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).
From its humble beginnings in the early 1900’s, Fraser Lake Sawmill (owned and operated by West Fraser Timber Company Ltd.) has evolved into one of the world’s most modem sawmills, producing enough board feet each day to build 100 homes. Thompson Creek Molybdenum Mines, which is a large employer of Fraser Lake residents was at one time the second largest Molybdenum Mine in the world, processing between 29 – 30 thousand tons per day. Thompson Creek Mine offer tours by appointment. Call 250-699-6211.