St. Helen’s Anglican Church

The Aboriginal name for the area was Partridge Crop, where a Northwest Company post was built in 1795 and a Hudson’s Bay fur trading post built 1819 on the present day Fairford River [formerly Partridge Crop River]. Serving as a Mission Church for the First Nation Peoples, built in 1842, built on a low-lying site, prone to flooding. A log frame church was built at a new site, and used until that church burned down in 1916, replaced by the one you would see today. Limestone and timber from the burnt church was used in the building of the present-day church. Two Cairns rest on the church grounds commemorating the Veterans of World War ll and the first Chief Richard Woodhouse and his two sons that succeeded him.

Location/Directions: East off Hwy 6 to Fairford First Nation