Arts, Culture & History Tours
Taking a walking tour of Ashcroft's late-19th-century and early-20th-century buildings is a great way to learn about the culture and history of the community.
Walking tours begin at the Ashcroft Museum and Archives where visitors can pick up a tour pamphlet describing Ashcroft's many heritage sites. Historically significant buildings on the tour are also marked with heritage plaques, each featuring a photo and brief description.
Some of Ashcroft's historic buildings are still used today for their original purpose. For example, local newspaper, the Ashcroft Journal, is published at the same location of its predecessor, the BC Mining Journal. The 1895 building has survived four major fires that have devastated the downtown core. The Opera House, built in 1889 as a town hall, still hosts musical events today. Ashcroft's St. Alban's Anglican Church, built in 1891, and the Zion United Church, built in 1892 are also notable heritage buildings. As well, many of the residences in Ashcroft that were built between the late 1880s and the early 1900s.