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Tête Jaune Cache / Berg Lake

Your Host(s) : Canada Post

Valemount, BC (Nearby: Tête Jaune Cache, Shere, Mount Robson, Cedarside, Croydon)

  • Tête Jaune Cache
  • Berg Lake
  • Tête Jaune Cache

1500 7 Ave
Valemount, British Columbia
V0E 2Z0

British Columbia Tourism Region : Northern BC

Description From Owner:
  • Tête Jaune Cache - In June 1820 word reached the NWC'S Fort St. James that an HBC party had crossed the Rockies for the first time and penetrated to the junction of the Fraser and Nechako Rivers.
  • For their guide the newcomers had Pierre Bostonais, commonly known as 'Téte Jaune' ('Yellowhead'). (See David Smyth, 'Téte Jaune,' Alberta History 32, 1 [1984]:1-8.)
  • Bostonais, one of the Iroquois who had come west at this period, probably had some French blood. That he was chosen to guide the HBC party argues a prior knowledge of the country west of the Yellowhead Pass.
  • It would seem, then, that in earlier years he had trapped and hunted in the Téte Jaune Cache area, caching his furs in a secure place there for transfer at the end of the season to an HBC post east of the Rockies.
  • Téte Jaune is pronounced 'Tee John' by British Columbians.
  • Berg Lake - So named for the many small icebergs that topple into it from the foot of Mount Robson's Berg Glacier.
  • With permission from G.P.V and Helen B. Akrigg 1997 British Columbia Place Names. UBC Press.

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