Situated on the Fraser River, Boston Bar is located 62 km (38.5
miles) north of Hope and 38 km (24 miles)
south of Lytton on the Trans-Canada Hwy
Boston Bar got its name during the 1860's from the term 'Boston
Men.' This was a name given by the local First Nations to the people
who came to this area to seek a fortune in gold. Many of the men
were American and from the East Coast, especially the Boston area
and, consequently, the name: 'Boston Men.'
Most of the commercial enterprises of Boston Bar are found on the
Trans-Canada Hwy 1. Here are the general store, gas station and
a couple of restaurants. The RCMP also has a detachment at Boston
Bar plus there is the Boston Bar Arts and Crafts Co-op which features
a good display of some local artists and crafts people.
Jones Timber Limited
The Boston Bar area is home to a J.S. Jones Timber Limited a member
of the Teal-Jones Group, the main employer in the area. The company
is located just off Trans-Canada Hwy 1 as you go through the community.
A good time for you to visit Boston Bar is during the long weekend
in May which happens to be BC's second longest May Day celebration.
Happening on this weekend are games for the kids, fun events and
where you'll get a chance to mix with the local townsfolk of this
Situated just across the Fraser River from Boston Bar on the west
side of the Fraser Canyon is North Bend.
Home to a Canadian Pacific Railway switching yard since 1885, North
Bend was traditionally a crew exchange point for the CPR either
travelling from Vancouver or Kamloops.
North Bend, for many years, could only be accessed by an aerial
car ferry that would transport vehicles across the Fraser River
from Boston Bar until 1986. The cable car could carry one vehicle
and passengers or up to 40 people.
In 1986 the cable car tramway was replaced with the Cog Harrington
Bridge making the west side of the Fraser River more accessible
for people to explore. One area you'll find extremely interesting,
especially if you enjoy whitewater rafting and natural beauty, is
Nahatlach Provincial Park located north of North Bend.
Bridge Provincial Park
If you feel like a short walk and a view into British Columbia's
past, visit the Alexandra Bridge just south of Boston Bar on Trans-Canada
Hwy1. Located only 21 km (13 miles) away, Alexandra
Bridge Provincial Park is the site of a historic suspension
bridge that was built in 1925 in order to cross the Fraser River.
Alpine RV Park & Campground
If you are driving an RV and would like to stay near Boston Bar,
there is the Canyon Alpine RV Park & Campground located 5 km
(3 miles) north of Boston Bar on the Trans-Canada Hwy 1. They have
a store, restaurant, laundromat, fire pits and some shaded tenting
There is also Blue Lake Resort that is located 15 km (9 miles) north
of Boston Bar featuring a lodge, private tenting sites, lakeside
cabins, RV facilities in an incredibly tranquil setting.
Located 21 km (13 miles) north of Boston Bar next to the Fraser
River on the Trans-Canada Hwy 1 is Kanaka Bar. Here you can find
a favourite local eating spot called the Kanaka Bar Café
which features great Chinese food.
Located nearby Kanaka Bar is Jackass Mountain, a mountain pass that
was very historic in the pioneering of the Fraser River and the
Cariboo Trail construction.
There are a couple of provincial parks which feature campgrounds
situated about an hour away from Boston Bar. One is Emory Creek
Provincial Park which is 18 km (11 miles) north of Hope. The other
is at Skihist Provincial Park which is situated on Trans-Canada
Hwy 1 overlooking the Thompson River about 6 km (4 miles) east of
Bar First Nation
The main Boston Bar First Nation community which is affiliated with
the Nlaka'pamux Nation Tribal Council is located just south of Boston
Bar at Kopchitchin I.R. No. 2.
on Boston Bar