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.