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 Home > Travel BC > BC Cities and Towns > Alaska Highway > Kwadacha (Fort Ware)

Kwadacha (Fort Ware)
Kwadacha (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 name.

Northern 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.

Very Remote
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.

NT 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.

Mining 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.

Limited 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.

Stone's Sheep
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.

Muskwa-Kechika Management Area
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
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 Post.

Hunting 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.

Information on Kwadacha (Fort Ware)



Map of Kwadacha (Fort Ware)
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Road Sign for Kwadacha
Road Sign for Kwadacha



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