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Fort Steele Heritage Town

Fort Steele Heritage Town is a captivating step back in time, nestled in the picturesque Kootenay Rockies of British Columbia, Canada. This living museum preserves the charm of a 19th-century gold rush boomtown, showcasing history through meticulously restored buildings, costumed interpreters, and immersive exhibits. The restored 19th-century “Wild West” town features live performances and horse-drawn carriage rides. Visitors can explore the townsite, experience the sights and sounds, learn something new, and discover all that the Heritage Site has to offer. Fort Steele Heritage Town is actively working to include more diverse and inclusive stories, with better representation of indigenous cultural heritage. If you’re in the area, it’s definitely worth a visit!

Tashme Museum

Explore nearly 4000 sq. ft. of museum space located within the original Tashme butcher shop. View hundreds of original Tashme artifacts and photographs and countless other items from internment sites from across BC. Take a break in our 25-seat theatre room. See our 90-year-old koinobori and the fuki & gobo plants which are still growing from the time of internment. Canada's largest Japanese Canadian internment site during the Second World War.

Princeton Museum

Take a walk through time with interactive and engaging presentations that showcase Princeton's vast and multi faceted history. Experience open spaces with exhibits highlighting the history of the Upper Similkameen Valley First Nations, and the expansive resource based economy of mining, logging and agricultural activities in the region

Hedley Museum

The Museum walls and grounds tell the story of mining in Hedley from 1898 onward through its amazing collection of historical photos and displays showing aspects of a gold mining community in its heyday, a replica mine portal, family history research, and much more. One can enjoy a guided tour, home baking in the Mascot Tea Room and browse through the Gift Shop for unique items.

Keremeos Museum
Come and explore the fascinating past of the Keremeos area. There have been three townsites through history and a HBC Post in the 1860's. First Nations people recognized the favourable climate and fertile land and it is known as the Fruit Stand Capitol of Canada.
The Grist Mill

In 1872, Barrington Price opened a water-powered mill to turn locally grown wheat (grist) into flour and an associated store. Together the mill and store served the needs of the local settlers, First Nations, and miners travelling on the historic Dewdney Trail. The restored Mill is the center of this amazing property and facilities that offer programs year round. Camping is also available in season.

Osoyoos Museum
The Osoyoos Museum Society (OMS) was established in 1963 for the express purpose of collecting , protecting, preserving and providing access to artifacts and information regarding the history of the Osoyoos area, the OMS operates the Osoyoos & District Museum and Archives to achieve this goal.
NK'MIP Desert Cultural Centre

The spectacular Nk'Mip Desert Cultural Centre (pronounced in-ka-meep) is a state-of-the-art interpretive centre is an architectural marvel sensitively constructed into a hillside. Extensive indoor and outdoor exhibit galleries create a fun, interactive learning environment with hands-on displays, education stations and two multi-media theatre experience. Discover the fascinating stories of Canada's only desert and share in the rich living culture of the Okanagan people. You are invited to join us to experience and learn about our lands, our legends and our people.

Oliver Museum
Step back in time by exploring the Museum exhibits, our Heritage Garden, and the Fairview Jail. Learn about the unique natural history and ecosystem of the South Okanagan, its settlement during eras of fur trading, mining, ranching and agriculture, and the culture and resilience of the Syilx Okanagan people who continue to call it home.
Kettle River Museum (Midway)

Delve into the history and pioneer life of the Kettle River Valley. Visitors can explore a furnished CPR Stationhouse and climb aboard a restored CPR caboose. The main museum houses interpretive exhibits including Provincial Police, general store, forestry, agriculture and mining history. Plan a picnic under our 100 year-old maple tree. The museum is situated at "Mile 0" of the KVR line on the Trans Canada Trail.

Greenwood Museum
The Greenwood Visitor Centre & Museum offers a self-guided Heritage Walking Tour, Phoenix Interpretive Forest Driving Tour and many maps are available. The Museum features our mining history, Japanese Internment gallery & other interesting displays. Our gift shop includes local Japanese art, rocks, minerals, jewelry, cards & books. Our knowledgeable and friendly staff look forward to giving our visitors a warm welcome to Canada's Smallest Incorporated City.
Boundary Museum (Grand Forks)

The Boundary Museum is situated in the old Fructova School, a heritage brick building made from locally produced bricks, built as a school to educate the local Doukhobor children as require by BC law. Local history exhibits from the Ghost Town of Phoenix to Christina Lake. Artifacts, maps, photographs, and local art showcase the lifestyles of First Nations, Russian Doukhobor, and Chinese communities, among others.

Doukhobor Discovery Centre (Castlegar)
The Doukhobor Discovery Centre (DOC) is a public museum that preserves and promotes the historic cultural heritage of the Doukhobor people. Our museum is a replicated Doukhobor communal village and is modelled after villages that once stood in nearby communities of Glade, Pass Creek, and Ootischenia. Visitors to the DOC can explore our numerous displays, walk through our historic heritage orchard, and even enjoy a picnic lunch in our beautiful courtyard.
Rossland Museum and Discovery Centre

Explore Rossland's mining, geology, skiing, and social history! From its gold mining roots to its notable skiing and tourism, learn how a single log cabin has grown into the Golden City. Guided outdoor tours run daily through the summer. Home to the Rossland Visitor Centre. Site features a picnic area, accessible public washrooms, and a kids' Discovery Zone.

Trail Museum and Archives
Always free admission with great hours of operation, drop by the Trail Museum and Archives at 1505 Bay Ave. in the Trail Riverfront Centre. Boasting three galleries, an extensive archival holding and a well stocked gift shop, and the Trail Visitor Centre, the Trail Museum and Archives brings local history and heritage to life.
Nelson Museum

The Nelson Museum, Archives & Gallery is a multi­ faceted organization with a history museum exhibition, regional archives, two contemporary gallery spaces and a fabulous gift shop. The purpose of the Nelson and District Museum, Archives, Art Gallery and Historical Society is to run a sustainable, integrated organization that actively promotes, through exhibitions and programming, the knowledge, appreciation and understanding of history and art.

Creston Museum
If you're wondering how Creston, BC came to be what it is today, you've come to the right place. From the forestry, mining, and agriculture of the settler years; to the people who continue to build our communities today; and the connections between Creston and the rest of the Kootenays - if you've got questions, we've got answers.
Cranbrook Museum

The Cranbrook History Centre, Originally known as the Museum of Canadian Rail Travel, hosts one of the largest collections of historic passenger rail cars in Canada. We feature the Trans Canada Limited from 1929, the Soo Line Spokane from 1907, and more including private passenger cars that once carried the late Queen Elizabeth. Our Main Gallery details the local history of Cranbrook, as well as the natural history of the area in our paleontology room. We offer guided tours to educate visitors about the Collection.

Fernie Museum
From local architectural and human history to contemporary art and culture, the Fernie Museum's exhibitions and programs offer a diversity of topics and themes that reflect the broad interests, creative energy and rich heritage of our region. Our core exhibit, This Is Our Fernie, explores the many events that have helped shaped Fernie since the days of settlement in the 1880s, including fires that destroyed the town and devastating mining disasters.
Sparwood Museum

The Sparwood Museum is home to pictures and artifacts spanning over 115 years of the region's mining and settlement history. Museum displays highlight the story of the early mines and communities of Corbin, Michel, Middletown, and Natal, and the story of Sparwood and mining today. Take a free self-guided mural and artifacts historical tour that takes you around the downtown core. Come see the amazing Jurassic dinosaur exhibit or take in the "Culture on the Lawn" events.