Historic & Heritage Sites
Heritage buildings (Picture BC photo)
Get a glimpse into Grand Forks' rich and varied past at an array of historic and heritage sites.
Ruins around the area, museum displays and period architecture recall the era of mining and smelting wealth while several Doukhobor sites explore the communal agrarian lifestyle of a sect of pacifist Russian immigrants.
Visitors can't miss the Grand Forks Heritage Courthouse, a stolid Palladian building located on the south side of Central Avenue/Highway 3 in the heart of town. Complete in 1912, it was constructed with local lumber, brick and marble, and the surrounding wrought iron fence was fabricated by a Grand Forks blacksmith. Inside, feature details include stained glass windows, vintage wood work and an imposing floor mosaic in the entrance hall.
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Your family can experience the thrill of finding crystal treasures in a spectacular wild mountain environment. Imagine a place where the ground is covered with beautiful green and purple fluorite, and the land owners are friendly, so you can pick up all you want! Our heritage 1920's mine property hosts a safe and exciting adventure. Your guide will show you how to collect sparkling quartz crystal geodes, green and purple fluorite crystals, and our famous yellow barite crystals, while enjoying the view from our mountain top above the Granby. We provide hammers and safety goggles. Please wear closed-toe shoes, rocks can be sharp. Rock Candy fluorite and barite specimens are prized by museums world wide!