Take a trip in time go back to days of fishing, trapping, farming, blacksmithing. The historic Huble Homestead Site is on the banks of the Fraser River where an actual early 20th century homestead existed. It comes to life much as any farm from the late 19th or early 20th century would. Additionally it has a trading post, general store and even a fish camp. Experience how the Huble Family lived day to day, gardening, moving supplies across the Giscome Portage and tending their animals.
This living heritage site is a gem. The Huble Homestead is located in Giscome Portage Regional Park, this unique heritage site that was once a real farm and fur trading post. Explore the restored heritage home, attend pioneer demonstrations. Explore the park as well. Enjoy the charm, history and information of a time more than a hundred years ago. A simpler time, when settlers worked hard and shared what they had.
Settlers played an important role in our past, and for Northern BC this site played a larger role than most know about. This was a time of Riverboats, Steamships and Paddle wheelers.
In 1903 a pioneer named Al Huble settled in Fort George. During his stay he met a fellow trapper named Edward Seebach. With his new friend they set up trap lines at the southern end of the Giscome Trail. Seeing the traffic along the route the partners saw an opportunity and built a trading post at the foot of the trail to serve the miners and trappers passing through.
In the winter of 1910/1911 Al Huble met Anne May Hart on his first trip away in five years from the homestead. Al took little time to propose. The story goes Al proposed to Anne on News Year Day when the sled they were riding over turned. Together they raised 4 daughters and 3 sons on the Huble Homestead.
Al Huble built his and his wife's home in 1915 from logs on the property, the two story House included four bedrooms, a kitchen, a parlor, a cellar, a dining room as well as a office with a view so he could see travelers coming and going from the road and river.
In 1919 things came to a halt as a road connecting Summit Lake and Prince George reduced traffic on the trail, eventually forcing Ed and his family to sell.