Come Explore Fort Nelson!
Fort Nelson is located along the Alaska Highway in Northern British Columbia.
The construction of the Alaska Highway was started in March 1942, when it was deemed necessary for the US Military to have access to Alaska after the bombing of Pearl Harbor. Eight months later, the Alaska highway was complete.
It was the North West Fur Trading Company that first established Fort Nelson in 1805. They named their establishment in honor of Lord Horatio Nelson. Proclaimed as Britain’s greatest naval hero, it was Lord Horatio Nelson who won the Battle of Trafalgar.