2907, 2016

The Ward Tea House

☕️ The Ward Tea House at the Yale Historic Site serves savories and sweets, coffee, tea and cold beverages in the garden. The House is also open for guided tours throughout the summer season. Open 10:00am – 4:00pm daily. (closed Tuesdays & Wednesdays) 🍴

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2512, 2014

Historic Emory City

Historic Emory City – The route between Hope and Yale holds a hidden secret – a lost city that faded into the woods with the coming of the CPR. Just five kilometres south of Yale, visitors travelling through the Fraser Canyon will come across Emory Creek where once stood a bustling frontier town.

In 1858 over 25,000 men had traveled up the Fraser River staking claims and working the sand bars in an attempt to strike it rich, and 500 men are recorded to have spent the winter of 1858-1859 camped at Emory’s Bar in tent and shingle dwellings. Although considerable gold was found at Emory’s Bar, the mother-lode was never found. Emory again came into prominence in the fall of 1879 when it became the Canadian Pacific Railway’s western terminus. Emory City soon consisted of 13 streets, 32 blocks, and 400 lots of “goodly” dimensions. The Inland Sentinel Newspaper, the first on the mainland, erected a two story building on Front Street and the Emory City Sawmill was producing 21,000 feet of lumber in a 24 hour shift. Two hotels, nine saloons, a brewery, blacksmith shop, general store, residences and “less reputable businesses” rounded out Emory City’s economy.

By late 1881, […]

2512, 2014

St. John the Divine – 1863

St. John the Divine church was built in 1863 in an attempt to ‘civilize the miners’.  A major restoration project was undertaken in 1953 and another smaller one in 2001. The original walls, rafters and handmade nails are still clearly visable but sadly all that remains of the original rectory beside the church is its stone foundation.

Exhibits within the church include original altar pieces from the 1860’s as well as “Enduring Threads”, a collection of antique linens, many handstitched by the students off ‘All Hallows in the West’ girls school .

The church was used for services from its completion on April 19, 1863 until it officially closed in 1976.

Currently, the church is open for guided tours during our regular operating season or by appointment.  Wedding and special event rentals are also available.

2512, 2014

1870s Creighton House

1870s Creighton House – A heritage building built in the 1870’s, the Creighton House is home to our museum, gift shop, archives and Beth Clare garden. It’s a fitting showcase for the many historical artifacts on display.

Indoor exhibits include artifacts and photographs showcasing the diverse history of Yale. A beautiful collection of First Nations baskets, Gold Rush, Chinese and Pioneer artifacts, railway exhibits and pieces donated by the former students of All Hallows girls school are just some of the items in our collection. A donation by Rose Charlie and her family of an 1853 ‘Peace’ piano is a wonderful addition to our museum.

Our outdoor exhibits include our Living History ‘Tent City’, showing life during the gold rush of 1858, where visitors to our site can ‘step back in time’ and experience the early days of the 1858 Fraser River Gold Rush or try their hand at panning for gold.  Also on site and celebrating 150 years this summer is St. John the Divine church.

A National Historic Site monument to Chinese railroad workers is the first monument in Canada to be inscribed in English, French and Chinese.

Opening for tours this summer is the newly conserved Ward House. Originally built in 1863 by William ‘Johnny’ H. Ward, the home burnt down in one of several fires […]

2312, 2014

Mt Lincoln Trail

Mt Lincoln Trail Yale BC

Elevation gain: 580 m
Round trip: 5 km
Time: 3 hours

Trailhead: UTM WGS 84 10U 0614103 e 5491333 n, lat/long N 49°33.830’ W 121°25.323’

Hikers must use the fixed ropes to ascend a steep hill. The top of Mt Lincoln Trail provides a beautiful view of Yale and the Fraser Canyon.


Head north on Water St. and follow Hwy #1 23.5 km to Yale. Drive through Yale, past the Tempo Gas Station. Parking is on the right after a small bridge before the tunnel. Cross the road to a large rock and continue climbing. Note: Water is scarce in this area so hikers must bring a supply.

1510, 2014

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1410, 2014

Yale First Nations

1410, 2014

Barry’s Trading Post

1410, 2014

Fort Yale Motel

1410, 2014

Hope River General Store and RV Park