August 05, 2009 | Tips from Travellers >
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On a recent exploration of the Robson Valley area, I stopped in at the Valemount Museum. For a town with a population of a little over 1,000 residents their museum is very thorough. There were many displays throughout various rooms, in the reconstructed train station building. An interesting addition that really caught my eye was the model train which runs extensively throughout the rail exhibit room and even into and out of the washroom! A real no longer working train car sits just outside the building which adds interest to the exterior landscape. If you find yourself in the Valemount area, stop into their newly built visitor’s center (which is also a magnificent building and definitely worth the stop) to get directions to the museum, as it is quite a ways into town. TIP - At the Valemount visitor's center ask about the Golden Raven program, it promotes cultural experiences in the Fraser-Fort George Regional District, and inside the brochure there is a free admission coupon for the Museum, as well as coupons for seven other cultural attractions in the region that are also well worth checking out.