and thank all of their supporters for 25 years of success!

The concept of rural tourism involves agri, eco, cultural, adventure, community based, historical, wine, rural craft, festival, bird-watching, photography, educational, sports, campsite, etc.This turn-key database is the perfect home based business for anyone that wants to escape the urban rat race. Talk to us.

Read about buying this website as the owner is retiring.

Click to return to website.

Railway Point

Your Host(s) : Canada Post

Willow River, BC (Nearby: Ferndale, Giscome, Carlson, Shelley, Bonnet Hill)

  • Quaw

Willow River, British Columbia
V0J 3C0

British Columbia Tourism Region : Northern BC

Description From Owner:
  • Quaw - This little station on the BCR is all that remains to commemorate the mighty Quaw (more often spelled Kwah), the most powerful Indian chief in central British Columbia when the first fur traders arrived early in the nineteenth century.
  • At first hostile to the white men, Kwah later grew more friendly. It was his word that saved the life of the future Sir James Douglas when he was seized by the Indians at Fort St. James in 1828.
  • Kwah's nephew and heir was holding Kwah's dagger at Douglas's breast and shouting, 'Shall I strike? Shall I strike?' when Kwah accepted the trade goods offered by Douglas's half-Indian wife and let him go.
  • With permission from G.P.V and Helen B. Akrigg 1997 British Columbia Place Names. UBC Press.

Address of this page:

Need driving directions? Enter your location:


Have something to say about Quaw?

Tell us, and we'll tell the world!

Your name:
Your email address:
Your phone number:
Your Review:

Visitors to this page: 823     Emails sent through this page: 1     This record last updated: January 29, 2021

Nearby Lakes and Mountains:
  • Nazul Lake, 4km
  • Mount Tabor, 17km
  • Tabor Lake, 17km
  • Eaglet Lake, 11km
  • Rancheree Lake, 12km
  • Elsie Lake, 24km
  • Barney Lake, 26km
  • Twin Lake, 26km
  • Wilfs Lake, 25km
  • Huble Lake, 25km
  • Haggith Lake, 22km
  • Averil Lake, 27km
  • Tie Mill Lake, 29km
  • Little Heart Lake, 29km
  • Bratko Lake, 26km
  • Coyote Lake, 31km
  • Lost Lake, 31km
  • Haglund Lake, 24km
  • Summit Lake, 28km
  • Frost Lake, 33km
  • Echo Lake, 27km
  • Neilsen Lake, 30km
  • Cloud Lake, 32km
  • Cottonwood Lakes, 34km
  • Buckhorn Lake, 35km
  • Fire Lake, 35km
  • Log Lake, 33km
  • Alana Lake, 23km
  • Rush Lake, 28km
  • Whitestone Lake, 37km
  • Upper Summit Lake, 30km
  • EM & K Lake, 27km
  • Francis Lake, 36km
  • Augustine Lake, 34km
  • Teapot Mountain, 32km
  • Ste. Marie Lake, 37km
  • Red Rock Lake, 38km
  • Mount Averil, 39km
  • Balsam Lake, 32km
  • Jakes Lake, 33km
  • Wilson Lake, 29km
  • Enquist Lake, 33km
  • Opatcho Lake, 37km
  • McEwan Lake, 40km
  • Boot Lake, 33km
  • Erickson Lake, 31km
  • Otipemisiwak Lake, 38km
  • Crystal Lake, 40km
  • Ferguson Lake, 25km
  • Ermine Lake, 43km