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Kootenae House: general information

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Kootenae House

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  • Type of destination: National Historic Site
  • Location of destination: Canada - British Columbia
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In 1806 the North West Company clerk, Jaco Finlay, blazed a trail over Howse Pass from the Saskatchewan to the Columbia River.
The next year, David Thompson followed this route to the Columbia, then turned up river and built Kootenae House below Windermere Lake.
Using this fort as a base, he explored the upper Columbia and Kootenay rivers.
Today only stone chimney mounds and below surface archaeological remains mark this once influential node of Canadian history.
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In 1806 the North West Company clerk, Jaco Finlay, blazed a trail over Howse Pass from the Saskatchewan to the Columbia River.
The next year, David Thompson followed this route to the Columbia, then turned up river and built Kootenae House below Windermere Lake.
Using this fort as a base, he explored the upper Columbia and Kootenay rivers.
Today only stone chimney mounds and below surface archaeological remains mark this once influential node of Canadian history.
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Kootenae House: nearby sleeping facilities

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9 preferred sleeping facilities (B&B's, inns, motels, etc.):

Cedar Springs B&B
Gateway Motel
Misty River Lodge
Kootenay Park Lodge
The Chalet Europe
Parkside Place Guest House
Windermere Lakeside Bed and Breakfast
Baker Creek Chalets
Gables Motel

Kootenae House: nearby destinations

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