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Lower Post, British Columbia

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  • Lower Post is a First Nation community accessed by a side road at Km 959.5 of the Alaska Highway. The highway ran through the community, which was then Mile 620, until 1985 when it was re-routed.

  • The elevation of Lower Post is 594 meters (1,950 feet) above sea level.

  • The population of Lower Post in 2016 was 81 according to Stats Canada, down from the 2011 figure of 105.

Weather at Watson Lake, Yukon
Watson Lake is the closest weather reporting station.

Daylu Dena Council (DDC)
Daylu, the original name of Lower Post, is a community within the Kaska First Nation traditional territory. The DDC is a sub-council of Liard First Nation.

Kaska Dena history
Historically, five distinct Kaska Dena groups were identified and named according to the features of the land that they inhabited.

Housing project announced for Lower Post
In August 2020, a housing project being built in Lower Post, British Columbia, has the potential to draw First Nation members back to the community.

Lower Post, British Columbia: Frontier Town, 1950
A lengthy illustrated article by Lyn Harrington, from The Vancouver Sun Magazine Supplement of Saturday, December 2, 1950.

Lower Post Indian Residential School
Originally intended largely for Catholic Aboriginal students from the Yukon and northern BC, the school opened in 1951 and closed in 1975.

The Whitehorse Star - Friday, January 13, 1950
BYN Alaska Highway bus schedule, January 1950

Click on the aerial photo of Lower Post below to open an interactive map.
Lower Post, BC - Google Earth