Hudson's Hope

HUDSON'S HOPE, district municipality, pop 1,039 (2001), lies beside the PEACE R in the foothills of the ROCKY MTS, 90 km west of FORT ST JOHN. In 1805 Simon FRASER established ROCKY MT PORTAGE HOUSE here as a jumping-off spot for the NORTH WEST CO's expansion across the mountains into the Interior of BC. The post was located at the head of a portage trail running west around the turbulent Peace Canyon. The site attracted a series of FUR TRADERS and prospectors. In the pre-WWI period...

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