John Lamars

334-335 – circa 2007

John Lamars grew up in Holland and emigrated to Ontario as a farm worker. He was not happy in that profession and with his wife drove with a trailer to Whitehorse in the very early days of that highway. He retired to Saltspring and is noted for started the dogsled races at the Yukon festival in Whitehorse, for starting the Yukon Conservation Society, for running the first nature tourism facility from his cabin Pelley River, and for documenting his story in his book A Castle on the Frontier. He retired to Mehinick Road and lived the rest of his life there.