June 10, 2010 | Tips from Travellers >
Fort St. John, Museums
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Recently I visited the North Peace Museum in Fort St. John, BC. I am a student from Ontario working in Fort St. John for the summer, and when I was invited by a friend to check out the museum I was not sure what to expect!
Once we got to the museum I was greeted by the great staff and chatted a bit about what the museum has to offer... which includes a great gift shop with interesting books! A lot of the books detail the elaborate history that Fort St. John and area has to offer!
Once past the tempting retail in the gift shop I was brought into the Museum where there are a lot of exhibits! When walking through the museum you realize you are walking through the different ages and time periods of the North Peace and Fort St. John area.
You start some time in A.D. then later on you venture into the 1700's when Mackenzie explored this area then later into the 1900's where you start to realize how 'new' Fort St. John really is!
Something I found truly amazing is how many families that currently live in the area have ancestors that had stores or settled in Fort St. John in the early 1900's!
The museum is the perfect destination for any person of any age! It offers archaeological evidence of dinosaurs and Paleo-Indian artifacts - so for those kids that love dinosaurs or wildlife the museum offers that as well!!
The museum is located off of 100th Street next to Centennial Park!