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McPherson House

Built in 1936, this one-and-a-half storey squared-log dwelling overlooks the Ehdaa Historic Site and Papal Flats in Fort Simpson. The house is located at the southern edge of the original Hudson’s Bay Company compound, boasting a beautiful view of the confluence of the Mackenzie and Liard Rivers – a key trade transportation route for many centuries.  

An excellent example of Métis architecture and the fur-trade heritage of the community, the McPherson House also sits on grounds comprising a multi-component stratified archaeological site. Upper layers suggest that the Hudson’s Bay Company used this area for the construction of York Boats, while lower strata indicate use by Indigenous groups dating centuries before contact with European traders.