The first settler to call this place home was Hector Trembley who was on his way to the Yukon to dig for gold in 1898. In 1909 he set up the first trading post. The Police Barracks were established in 1917 and the first Post Office started in 1914 with C.B. Duke as postmaster. In 1921 the Red Cross Out Post Hospital was built overlooking Bissette Creek, and in 1945 the Pouce Coupe Community Hospital was opened (today is used as an extended Care Unit). The first train arrived in 1931. The name "Pouce Coupe" was taken from Chief Posscapee of the Beaver Tribe. That is one version, as there are numerous other versions of how it got its name. Pouce Coupe became a village in 1932.
Residential area, on the northeastern part of Village of Pouce Coupe, British Columbia. Another Residential Area PHOTO
Many enjoy downhill skiing, cross country skiing, skating and snowmobiling in and around Pouce Coupe. There are many service groups in Pouce Coupe including the Cubs and Scouts, Brownies, Guides and Pathfinders, Royal Canadian Legion and Ladies Auxiliary, and more.
In March, one of the bigger events is the Winter Jamboree with Pancake Breakfast, Snowmobile Obstacle Races, Chili Cook-off, Curling and more. Mud Dawgs and Trail Blazers Annual Mud Bog event is held in late May. July 1st Celebrations include the Pouce Coupe Hospital Barbecue, a Parade, Live Music, Activities at the Pouce Park, the BBQ Pig Roast and the Canada Day Fireworks at dusk. Also late November the Old Fashioned Santa Clause Parade takes place.
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