People in the HBC Era 1824-1860

At the links below, learn about some of the people who visited, lived, and worked at the fort.
An illustration of a diverse group of people in front of Fort Vancouver in the 1840s.
The Fort Vancouver Community

Fort Vancouver was home to a diverse population that included individuals from many different Indigenous communities.

A black and white portrait of a woman wearing a high-collared dress.
Women at Fort Vancouver

Learn more about the women who lived at Fort Vancouver.

Costumed volunteers re-enact Hawaiian crafts.
Hawaiians at Fort Vancouver

Explore the history of the Hawaiian employees of the Hudson's Bay Company's Fort Vancouver.

A black and white drawing of George Washington Bush, an African American man.
Black History at Fort Vancouver

Discover the stories of George Washington Créole and George Bush, who worked at Fort Vancouver.

Black and white photographs of John and Marguerite McLoughlin.
The McLoughlin Family

Learn about the McLoughlin Family, including Dr. John McLoughlin, who served as Fort Vancouver's Chief Factor.

Purple camas flowers blooming in the prairie west of Fort Vancouver on a sunny day.
Naturalists at Fort Vancouver

Learn about the naturalists who visited Fort Vancouver and the Indigenous people who shared their ecological knowledge with them.

A man in 1840s clothing playing a violin.
Stories from Fort Vancouver

Discover stories from the history of the Hudson's Bay Company's Fort Vancouver.

A photo of a pink flower blossoming in the Fort Vancouver Garden.
The Garden

Learn about the Garden at Fort Vancouver.

Historic drawing of the Fort Vancouver Village
The Village

Discover the Fort Vancouver Village, where employees of the Hudson's Bay Company lived.

Last updated: December 27, 2023

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