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Find the many

Museums

Along your Journey!

There are many unique and interesting museums and historical locations to visit along your Journey.

We’ve arranged many of those locations for you to review! We encourage all travellers to learn more about the storied history of this amazing landscape, and the many museums are the best place to learn.

MUSEUMS

NORTH EASTERN BC

Little Prairie Heritage Museum

CHETWYND, BC

“Celebrating community and pioneer life”

The artefacts and collections reflect the community and surrounding area, particularly relating to family life, farming, railways, trapping, logging and forestry. Much of the farm machinery and other artefacts date from the early 1900s

Dinosaur Discovery Gallery

TUMBLER RIDGE, BC

The Dinosaur Discovery Gallery showcases the fossil heritage of British Columbia brought to light by the tireless work of our palaeontologists and volunteers.

Explore the history of the natural world from the Triassic Period through to the Ice Age. Their fossil collection spans over 200 million years of biodiversity featuring marine life, plant life, dinosaurs, and more.

Hudson's Hope Museum

HUDSON’S HOPE, BC

Travel back in time to a small fur trading fort on the Peace River where the original 1936 Hudson’s Bay Company Store houses the pioneer collection.

Enjoy wandering along the banks of the Peace River, while exploring the collection of heritage log buildings: Peck House, MacDonald Cabin, Trapper’s cabin, Food cache, Machine shed, and more!

Pouce Coupe Museum

POUCE COUPE, BC

EMBARK ON A JOURNEY THROUGH TIME as you weave through the Heritage House, Trapper’s Cabin, Caboose and the original NAR Train Statio

The influx of settlers into the Pouce Cope Prarie evoked the need for permanent medical staff. Located in the original train station, the Pouce Coupe Museum features Doctor Edward Gardiner Hollies’ medical equipment from 1936-1971. See the first x-ray machine brought into the Peace Country from Edmonton, a shortwave therapy machine to treat arthritis, and other medical magic he used to treat residents in the area.

Dawson Creek Station Museum

DAWSON CREEK, BC

HISTORY IS WHERE YOU STAND! Dawson Creek Station Museum – End of Steel. Mile ‘0’ of the Alaska Highway!

They came on foot, on horseback and in wagons. They came from all over North America and from Europe to the untouched wealth of land of the Peace River Block. As you tour the Dawson Creek Museum you will learn about homesteading – the early people – and the arrival of the railroad. The Museum is located in the original Northern Alberta Railway Station (NAR) built in 1931 – at the ‘end of steel.’

Taylor Rocky Mountain Forts

TAYLOR, BC

Step back to the time when fur trappers dominated the territory in search of the pelts that were sought after for wealth and warmth.

Trapping equipment, furs and survival gear of the rugged early settlers along with native artifacts are on display at the museum.

Fort St. John North Peace Museum

FORT ST. JOHN, BC

Follow in the footsteps of explorer Alexander Mackenzie on his voyage to the Pacific Ocean as he travelled along the Peace River.

Discover what life was like at the eight forts near the present day city of Fort St. John. Learn about the gold seekers who passed through Fort St. John on their way to the Klondike. Touch a beaver pelt and learn how these pelts were turned into felt hats. Try your hand at our fur trade memory game, matching photographs of people, places, and objects involved in the local fur trade, and much more!

Fort Nelson Heritage Museum

FORT NELSON, BC

Celebrate and learn about life on the Alaska Highway! The Museum grounds include monuments and memorials to the men and women who built the Alcan Highway.

With over 9 buildings to explore and discover, there is something for everyone in the wide range of artefacts, from cars and equipment to wildlife, trapping and household.

Want to learn more about Museums in North Eastern BC? Check out the Northern Heritage Auto Tour magazine for more information!

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ALASKA

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STEWART-CASSIAR

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