Fur Brigades

FUR BRIGADES were the means by which fur trading companies carried furs from, and supplies to, their trading posts in the BC Interior, known as NEW CALEDONIA. The principal brigade route connected the posts in the upper FRASER R watershed with Fort Vancouver on the lower COLUMBIA R. This route, via KAMLOOPS and the OKANAGAN VALLEY, was discovered in 1811 by David Stuart of the PACIFIC FUR CO. In 1813 John STUART of the NORTH WEST CO led the first brigade to use the route to carry furs out of...

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