(Fort Ware) or commonly called Ware is a small isolated First Nations'
community located about 570 km (356 miles) north of Prince
George. At one time Kwadacha was known as Fort Ware but has
since been officially changed to reflect its First Nation's ancestral
End of Williston Lake
Kwadacha is situated in the Rocky Mountain Trench at the northern
end of Williston Lake north of Finlay Forks, right near the confluence
of the Kwadacha, Fox and Finlay Rivers.
The area is very remote and is surrounded by the Omineca Range in
the west and three large majestic mountains in the 2,900 (9,514
feet) metre elevation range - Great Snow Mountain, Mount Sylvia
and Mount Lloyd George.
Air (Northern Thunderbird Air)
To get to this hard to get at and remote location the preferred
method is to take the scheduled NT Air flight to Kwadacha (Fort
Ware). The flight originates in Prince George flying to other remote
locations along Williston Lake. For flight routing, information
and exact times on the day of your flight, you have to phone NT
Air. Tel: 1-866-997-3247.
and Forestry Road
The other method is to take the forestry road which is located just
29 km (18 miles) south of Mackenzie
on Hwy 39. This 410 km (256 miles) restricted mining and forestry
road travels up the west side of Parsnip Reach to Fort Ware. If
you take this route, 4x4 vehicles or heavy-duty trucks are highly
recommended and you have to follow local safety rules.
Services Along Williston Lake
If you do venture into Kwadacha (Fort Ware) and other areas
around Williston Lake please make sure that you are well prepared
with supplies especially for emergencies. There is a small store
in Kwadacha (Fort Ware) managed by the The North West Company.
The area around Kwadacha (Fort Ware) is well-known worldwide for
the vast potential of hunting especially for Stone's Sheep. Various
outfitters and guides who operate out of British Columbia take hunters
in these vast mountainous areas in order to fulfill the dream of
a prized animal.
Fort Ware sits near the southern boundary of the vast Muskwa-Kechika
Management area. This area is full of mountain valleys, cascading
streams and untapped mineral wealth. By managing the Muskwa-Kechika,
a partnership has been set up between First Nations, businesses
and other stakeholders to save this land from over-development.
Denetiah Provincial Park is located 160 km (100 miles) upstream
from Kwadacha (Fort Ware) on the Kechika River. Access to this wilderness
park has to be made via air, boat or hiking and horseback riding
on the Davie Trail from Kwadacha (Fort Ware) north to Lower
and Fishing Guides
The easiest and less dangerous way into Denetiah Provincial Park
is by using hunting and fishing guides who are familiar with guiding
in the remote areas around Kwadacha (Fort Ware). Please practise
safe wildlife encounter procedures and remember to be 'Bear Aware'
while proceeding in this wild country.
on Kwadacha (Fort Ware)