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George Little House
In the spring of 1905, George Little left the hustle and bustle of the Yukon Gold Rush and snowshoed over the Kitimat Trail to the shores of the Skeena River. As he gazed over the magical vista he envisioned a life of opportunity. When the government opened the land for sale George staked his claim on acres including the site, which Terrace stands today. He established a homestead and sawmill in response to the needs of the new railway and donated nine acres of land so a new railway station could be built, transforming Terrace into a busy commercial hub. George married
Clara Beste in 1912 and together they raised a family of five children. Nearly one year before his death in 1955, George rode the first Canadian National Railway train to make the Terrace – Kitimat run over the route he first snowshoed nearly half a century earlier. Several years ago, the City of Terrace restored George Little’s home to its original state and moved its location to the bottom of Kalum Street. The building that was once home to our city’s founder, now welcomes train passengers as the VIA Rail Station. Here you’ll also find local handicrafts, cultural artifacts, and antiques. On Sundays in the summer be sure to peruse the Flea Market full of eclectic finds and hidden treasures.