Fort Kamloops

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Fort Kamloops (1812-1872+) - A fortified trading post first established by the Pacific Fur Company in 1812 in the present day city of Kamloops, British Columbia. Bought out by the North West Company in 1813 and eventually taken over by the Hudson's Bay Company (HBC) in 1821. Four different forts in three different locations. Abandoned sometime after 1872. Also known as Fort She-waps and Fort Thompson.

Fort Kamloops Interpretive Panel
Fort Kamloops Marker
View Toward the Site of Fort Kamloops (Location #2) From Across the North Thompson River

History

Four different locations, all at the junction of the North and South Thompson rivers. All built in support of the fur trade and later the Fraser River gold rush:

  • Location #2 - East Bank of the North Thompson River just above the confluence of the North and South Thompson Rivers.
  • Location #3 - West Bank of the North Thompson River just above the confluence of the North and South Thompson Rivers.
    • Built by HBC as Fort Kamloops 1842-1850
    • Abandoned for Site #1 1861-1862
  • Location #4 -South Bank of the Thompson River just below the confluence of the North and South Thompson Rivers.
    • Final location of Fort Kamloops abandoned after 1872.

Current Status

Markers only, no remains in Kamloops, British Columbia.


Location: Kamloops, British Columbia. Map points are approximate.

Maps & Images

Lat: 50.679852 Long: -120.352182

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Visited: 15 Jun 2014


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