top of page

Kwadacha (Fort Ware)

Kwadacha Nation is in the Rocky Mountain Trench of northeastern BC in a valley formed

by the eastern and central ranges of the Rocky Mountains. The community is home to Kwadacha First Nation, a Sekani First Nation but a member of the Kaska Dena tribal council.

The area is part of the traditional territory of the Sekani-speaking people, the Kwadacha, and called Tahche in their language.

The community of Fort Ware was relocated from its original location due to the flooding of the lower Finlay Valley by Lake Williston in the late 1960s.

The mountains which flank the western side of the Trench northwest from Fort Ware are the Omineca Mountains, vast subgroup of the Stikine Ranges. The nearby Muskwa-Kechika Management Area and Kwadacha Wilderness Provincial Park comprise a vast and rugged alpine region spanning the northern Rockies to the north and east of Fort Ware, which are for the most part even more inaccessible than Fort Ware, as are the Omineca Ranges.

Kwadacha Health Clinic

­Fort Ware,  BC V0J 3B0

+1 250-848-2254

bottom of page