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  • Fort Ware, also known as Kwadacha, is approximately 570 km north of Prince George in BC, Canada. The village lies at the confluence of the Fox, the Kwadacha, and Finlay rivers in the Rocky Mountain Trench. Access to Kwadacha Nation is by plane or road. No provincial highways reach the community, but a logging road extends north from the Prince George region and a bridge has been completed across the river that lies on the south side of the village.

    Fort Ware’s origins are as a trading post of the Hudson’s Bay Company and as a still-older native community into which the company introduced its wares as well as commercial trapping, still a mainstay of life in the region. The aboriginal people of Fort Ware are part of the Kwadacha First Nation, which is part of the Kaska Dena. Fort Ware was relocated from its original location due to the flooding of the lower Finlay Valley by Lake Williston in the late 1960s. Fort Ware was named after William Ware, from Manchester, England.

    INDUSTRY:
    Forestry and utilities


    • Population

      Town population: 250 (BC Stats, 2011 Census)


    • Health Administrative Information

      Health Authority: Northern Health

      Rural Designation: RSA community

      RRP Designation: A


    • Practitioner + Clinic information

      There are no general practitioners yet in this community.

      The nearest health services are in Fort St. John.