Tête Jaune Cache

Tête Jaune Cache is an unincorporated rural area with a population of approximately 500, located 18 km north of Valemount.

The significance of this place lies in the association with a Métis fur trader and trapper named Pierre Bostonais who guided for the Hudson’s Bay Company in the 1800s. Bostonais was nicknamed Tête Jaune by the French voyageurs because of his blonde hair.

With the construction of the Grand Trunk Pacific Railway, Tête Jaune Cache was a prosperous community and was the head of navigation for the paddle steamers of Foley, Welch and Stewart and the BC Express Company. Timber, trade and mining booms helped to fuel an influx of pioneers, trappers, prospectors, foresters and entrepreneurs to the Robson Valley.