British Columbia. Community
On Canadian National Railway, S of junction of Fraser River and Raush River
53.1242 N 119.8378 W — Map 083E04 — GoogleGeoHack
Earliest known reference to this name is 1914 (Grand Trunk Pacific timetable)
Name officially adopted in 1982
Official in BCCanada
70 miles west of the Yellowhead Pass on the Canadian National Railway
Mile 43 in Tete Jaune Subdivision (Red Pass to McBride as of 1977)
Grand Trunk Pacific Railway station built in 1913. Now a museum

Grand Trunk Pacific railway station at Dunster (Mile 70) was named by a railway inspector after Dunster, his home village in Somerset, England. The Dunster post office opened in 1915.


  • Wheeler, Marilyn. The Robson Valley Story. McBride, B.C.: Robson Valley Story Group, 1979
  • Topping, William. A checklist of British Columbia post offices. Vancouver: published by the author, 7430 Angus Drive, 1983

2 thoughts on “Dunster

  1. Rod McInnes

    My dad, R W McInnes, taught school in North Croydon in 1964-65 school year. We picked up our mail at the Dunster General Store Post Office, across from the Dunster train station. One of the Cochrane boys used to drive us there and onto Croydon to visit Barnett’s.

  2. Rod McInnes

    In 1964-65, we picked up our mail at the post office at Dunster General Store. My dad was teaching school at North Croydon on the highway to Tete Jayne Cache. At that time Heitala’s ran the store and post office. We really enjoyed visiting there to pickup our mail. When we arrived from Prince George by train , as no road then , the school trustee, Mrs Helen Widdell , picked us up at the Dunster Station to take us to North Croydon school. The school was in a field at the bottom of Langstaff Hill to the north. Tony Molyndyk was the school bus driver then, who lived on a farm in Dunster. The school was not far from Small River. There was a small creek behind the teacherage where we got our water in a pail and also fished.


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