Antiques in a window (David Gluns photo)
Museums in the Kootenay Rockies region pay tribute to industries and settlers.
The Revelstoke Railway Museum celebrates workers that built the most treacherous section of Canada's first transcontinental railway, while Trains Deluxe – The Canadian Museum of Rail Travel in Cranbrook relives the glory days of rail travel.
Learn about Doukhobor culture at the Doukhobor Discovery Centre (in Castlegar). Uncover the world of mining at the Rossland Museum or climb onboard the SS Moyie – the world's oldest intact steam-passenger sternwheeler.
Visitor Centres have information on local museums and historic sites. Check the hours of operation for museums, as they may vary by season.
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219 Devon St
Creston, British Columbia
Find your story at the Creston Museum! Explore local history through exhibits, events and guided tours. Make use of our genealogical research services to learn more about your ancestors, and share your own stories with us. Join us for the Old-Fashioned Tea, Kids Day, or one of our other seasonal events. And don't miss the model railway! We have beautiful grounds with a picnic area, a gift shop featuring local history books and products by Creston Valley artists and artisans, and public washrooms. Bring your family, school, or group reunion, or join us for a special birthday party.
1302 - 11th Ave S
Golden, British Columbia
Endless opportunities to discover, reflect, teach & learn await you at the Golden Museum. Stories, photographs & artifacts tell the tale of the evolution of Kicking Horse Country from its early rough railway beginnings to its present authentic mountain culture.
111 First St W
Revelstoke, British Columbia
The world-famous Revelstoke Nickelodeon, Canada's only mechanical music museum, offers hour long demonstrations of its restored original antique automatic musical instruments from 18th century barrel organs to 1950's jukeboxes. Included are 19th century Swiss & German music boxes, 19th & early 20th century roll-operated pianolas, mighty pipe & reed organs, the Mills Violano electric violin, the mighty Belgian dance organ, Emperor Napoleon III's automatic piano, phonographs, record players & more. We also stage magic lantern shows & monthly vintage film nights. Tripadvisor lists us as No. 2 out of 14 on their list of best things to do in Revelstoke.
1100 Hwy 3B
Rossland, British Columbia
The mountaintop city of Rossland welcomes visitors to its museum & outdoor history park. Enjoy a guided site tour of the museum outdoor displays, a mine tour video, try your hand at gold panning and visit the amazing Geology Centre. The museum displays bring Rossland's remarkable story to life for your viewing pleasure. Several new displays have been added for 2013.
57 Horne St S
Cranbrook, British Columbia
Trains Deluxe received National Historic Designation in 2011 and is different from other railway museums. It displays complete vintage 'sets' known as 'Deluxe Hotels-On-Wheels' from the 1880s to the 1930s, filled with exotic inlaid woods, stained & bevelled glass, plush carpets & upholstery. Awards that the museum has garnered include but are not limited to: 2007 Heritage Canada's 2007 "Gold Medal Achievement Award for the restoration of the Royal Alexandra Hall; 2007 "Order of Canada" to Garry Anderson Executive Director for the development of the Canadian Museum of Rail Travel & the Cranbrook Archives, Museum and Landmark Foundation.
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9851 Hwy 93/95
Fort Steele, British Columbia
With gold rush beginnings in 1864, Fort Steele has gone from boom town to regional centre to ghost town and is now one of the most important heritage attractions in British Columbia. The town site features over 60 buildings. Activities vary by season and include ice cream making, horse-drawn wagon tours, steam train rides, gold panning lessons, live theatre, museum displays and various demonstrations. See many varieties of heritage breed livestock. Fort Steele is perched on the western slopes of the Canadian Rocky Mountains.