DL 3616, CR5, LD14
This property has approximately 3,700 feet of lake frontage, providing a good amount of attractive, useable lakefront beach. The beach is shallow and sandy at the point, continuing to the south boundary along the west side of the property. The beach from the point, in a north-easterly direction to the north boundary is steeper and contains some rocks, which are typical of the lakefront generally. The lower end of Caesar’s Point is fairly level, gradually rising up from the lake. This property is probably one of the largest and best known on Stuart Lake and at one time was leased to a church and used as a bible camp. Boaters often stop here in the summer time to picnic. This property could possibly be subdivided. It is out of the Agricultural Land Reserve.
The north eastern shore of Stuart Lake, approximately 25 miles to the north of Fort St. James.
Starting at 0 km from the R.C.M.P. detachement in Fort St. James travel north 7-8 km on the main road to the intersection for Tachie Village and turn left. Now 43 km along you will see Leo Creek forest service road on your right. Across from Leo Creek F.S.R. turn left (west) down dirt road, after 1 km turn left again staying just above the beach, 2 more km and you will be on the property.
Prince George Airport is the regional airport for Northern B.C., and is expected to play a key role in the economic development of the area. The airport is undergoing a major expansion, with renovations to its runways and international cargo plane fuelling capacity recently completed. At the end of the expansion, the airport is expected to be able to accept 747 airplane landings. The airport opened an International Customs and Canada Border Service area in 2005 and currently accepts international charter flights.
Fort St James Perison Airport is operated by the District of Fort St James and offers a 4,000 foot paved runway. There are no landing fees for aircraft. Several operators fly small aircraft from the airport and floatplanes on the lake. There are two helicopter companies based out of Fort St James offering competitive rates and availability.
Welcome to BC’s Lake’s District, a fishing paradise! Stuart Lake, seventh largest in the province (more than 90 kilometers long and up to 13 kilometers wide) is accessible by almost any street in Fort St James. This is a favourite fishing lake, not only for the locals but for fisherman from all over British Columbia, Alberta and the United States who come to travel the Stuart/Trembleur/Takla Lake system. Cast your rod for Salmon, Rainbow & Lake Trout as well as Whitefish and Chub.
The Stuart/Trembleur/Takla Lake system is well known for its amazing canoeing and kayaking experiences. A person can travel from Stuart Lake up the Tachie to Trembleur Lake, up the Middle River to Takla Lake, to the Driftwood River, an unspoiled waterway of some 281 kilometers (175 miles).
Looking for a little more quiet? There are hundreds of lakes and kilometers of river systems within a short driving distance from Caesar’s Point. Fish for Trout and Whitefish in lakes like Camsell, Shass and McKnabb. You can fish in a different lake for as long as you stay.
There are two marinas in Fort St James- the Cottonwood Marina and the Pitka Bay Marina. Stuart River Campground, has a boat launch, as do and several of the Forest Recreational Sites in the area.
Head out to the sandy beaches of the Fort St James area. Stuart Lake has many large, beautiful, sandy beaches along its expansive shoreline. It is both a summer and winter recreational area, with a large number of cabins scattered around the lake, mainly at the southeast end at Sowchea Bay. Sowchea Bay and Colony Point have a large number of recreational residences, a few resorts and many beaches. The two provincial parks located 15 minutes away; Sowchea Bay Provincial Park and Paarens Beach Provincial Park both have access to Stuart Lake, for swimming, boating and other water sports.
Stuart Lake is the seventh largest in the province (more than 90km long and up to 13 km wide) and is a favourite fishing lake for locals as well as for fisherman from all over British Columbia, Alberta and the United States. The Stuart/Trembleur/Takla Lake system is renowned for it’s excellent fishing.
With a population of over 5,000, the District of Fort St James is a stable community with strong links to the forestry, mining and tourism industries. The economy is expected to grow with recent positive announcements including:
The reopening of the local sawmill by Conifex, a BC based forestry company
The town has five motels, two “bed-and-breakfasts”, a small shopping mall, two grocery super-markets, a post office, a drug store, a hospital and a golf course. There is a volunteer fire department with two fire halls. The Stuart Lake Hospital, offers medicine, surgery, obstetrics, pediatrics, laboratory, x-ray and dietary services. There is a RCMP detachment, two elementary schools and a secondary school.
Fort St. James was founded by Simon Fraser in 1806 and was referred to as the Stuart Lake post until 1822 when it became Fort St. James. It was the chief fur-trading post and capital of the large and prosperous district of New Caledonia, the birthplace of British Columbia. In 1821 the fort became a Hudson’s Bay Company post. Today, five of the original buildings survive, including a storehouse and salmon cache.
The Indian name for the site, “Na-‘Kra’ztli” means “arrows floating by” and refers to a legendary battle with dwarfs, which left the Stuart River full of arrows where it leaves the lake. The grave site of one of the greatest chiefs known to Carrier First Nations is located near the Stuart River, as Chief Kwah requested when he died.
Fully treed with large poplar, also some cottonwood and scattered spruce.