Fort Nelson

FORT NELSON, town, pop 4,514 (2006), is located in the northeast corner of BC on the ALASKA HWY, 483 km north of DAWSON CREEK. A FUR TRADE fort named for the British naval hero Lord Nelson was first established in the region by the NORTH WEST CO in 1805. The HBC built a post in 1865 near the confluence of the Fort Nelson and MUSKWA rivers, where the AIRPORT is today, an area once known as Otter Park. It was rebuilt farther east in 1890, and became known as Old Fort Nelson. The construction of...

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