WELCOME TO THE
Village of Pouce Coupe
The Village of Pouce Coupe was best known in the 1900’s as being the first municipality in northeast BC; It was the center for Government offices, post office, bank, and police barracks for the region. Amenities are all within walking distance in this quaint, historical Village, and visitors are encouraged to take time to stroll through our Village Square with a self-guided walking tour. To learn more and see these buildings, visit the Pouce Coupe Museum today!
POUCE COUPE’S ULTIMATE EVENT
ANNUAL JULY 1ST
CANADA DAY EXTRAVANGANZA
Pouce Coupe takes a breath of national pride during Canada Day. The July 1st celebration brings laughter and full stomachs to all who attend. With the enthusiasm of the people participating in the parade and the other events, the historical village comes to life.
POUCE COUPE MUSEUM
The Pouce Coupe Museum offers visitors a chance to journey back to a period long ago, with permanent displays from the very founding of the village, including a heritage house, trapper’s cabin, caboose, and the original Northern Alberta Railway Station, which houses the museum. The majestic wooden train trestle whispers its stories through the cracks of time. Taking a page out of history, the Hart Hotel which opened in 1928 still operates with its old world charm.
POUCE COUPE SANTA PARADE & FOOD DRIVE
The Santa Parade utilizes the local businesses to put on a show in the dark winter nights. Cozy fire pits blaze just waiting for a hot dog or marshmallow to roast and the sound of fun and delight waft through the chill air. A team of horses pulls a sleigh through town. The loop of the Town Square is illuminated by twinkling lights which swath the host of parade floats. People can bring their non-perishable items to the event or weeks prior to celebrate a time of giving.
POUCE COUPE PARK
If you can imagine wide open green fields and quiet walks along the creek, or just sitting peacefully in the park watching the children play, then come down to the newly revitalized Pouce Coupe Park. The Park includes a band stand for community events and has porta potties for guest convenience.