Antiques in a window (David Gluns photo)
Museums in Northern BC cover topics from dinosaur footprints to toasters.
Aboriginal culture and history, totem pole carving, and traditional dancing come together at the Museum of Northern BC, Haida Heritage Centre and 'Ksan Native Village and Museum.
Marvel at dinosaur fossils and footprints at the Hudson’s Hope Museum and the Dinosaur Discovery Gallery (in Tumbler Ridge). Vintage rail coaches are on display at the Prince George Railway & Forestry Museum and the Alaska Highway House tells the story of the Alaska Highway.
Museums here also cater to a sense of fun: Stewart’s Toastworks Museum boasts centuries-old toasters, while hundreds of license plates from around the world are at the Fort Nelson Heritage Museum.
Visitors 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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850 River Rd
Prince George, British Columbia
The Railway and Forestry Museum is a place to explore.
Climb aboard locomotives, plows, speeders, fire engines and railcars. Ever been inside a beehive burner? Tour Penny Station and relive 1915 through the eyes of the old Station Master. The museum also has an incredible selection of chainsaws dating back to 1938 as well as the really big forestry equipment used in the early logging days of Prince George.
See the whole park on the Cottonwood Mini Rail ride and leave some time to learn about what's in our latest exhibit and visit the unique 'trains' gift shop.
9323 100th St
Fort St. John, British Columbia
The Fort St. John North Peace Museum tells the story of the North Peace region from First Nations' settlements and the fur trade to the oil and gas industries of today.
Explore our tepee, trapper's cabins, fur trade artefacts, blacksmith's shop, 1921 school room, 1930s dentist office, missionary chapel, 1930 Outpost Hospital room, post office, general store, British Columbia Police Barracks, furnished rooms of a pioneer home, and more!
Please call ahead for guided or group tours. Please contact us for more information.
2 Second Beach Rd
Skidegate, British Columbia
The Haida Heritage Centre at Kaay Llnagaay in Skidegate on Haida Gwaii (Queen Charlotte Islands), opened in July, 2007. The Centre, located at the site of the old Haida seaside village of Kaay Llnagaay, or "Sea Lion Town", showcases the living culture of the Haida, dating back over 12,000 years. Six monumental cedar totem poles carved by Haida artists stand in front of the Haida longhouses, which are connected by interior walkways & atrium space. The Centre incorporates the Haida Gwaii Museum, a gift shop, canoe house, carving shed, performing house, the Bill Reid Teaching Centre & a cafe.
4702 Kerby Ave
Terrace, British Columbia
Step back into our pioneer past! Experience the Terrace region through a display of original, authentic log cabins. Learn about the history of mining, forestry, and agriculture in the early years of the community on a guided tour, or explore the historic park at your own leisure. Duck into the tiny trapper's cabin to experience how early settlers lived and worked, sit in Terrace's very first fire truck, and visit the Heritage Garden to see heirloom plants in the area since the early 1900s.
293 City Centre
Kitimat, British Columbia
Explore town history, multiculturalism, turn-of-the-century settlement, the 1950s Alcan Project aluminium smelter construction and Haisla arts and technology. Additional displays feature the geology, flora and fauna of the Kitimat Valley and the sea life of Douglas Channel. The temporary gallery offers changing exhibitions of arts, culture and history. We also offer summer programs for children. Visit the Museum gift shop for aluminium giftware, First Nations designs, jewelry, books and clothing. While in Kitimat, enjoy the Museum's four self-guided walkway circle routes and interpretive signs.
215 Cow Bay Road
Prince Rupert, British Columbia
Located on the ground floor of the Atlin Terminal on the waterfront of Prince Rupert's historic Cow Bay district, the Port Interpretive Centre tells the story of the Port of Prince Rupert. It is a story that stretches from 10,000 years ago -- when the area was a trading hub for the Tsimshian First Nation -- to the present, with the rapid growth of the port's commerce in containers, coal, and grain. At the Port Interpretive Centre, explore where we come from and where we're going. Visit us for a free tour and discover a world of opportunity.
333 Becott Pl
Prince George, British Columbia
Our galleries showcase local heritage, First Nations, natural history, science & paleontological exhibits. Visit in the Biome Gallery with our collection of live arthropods, fish, amphibians and reptiles. Play billiards on the first table in the North. Our shortest visitors will love our dino dig pit, sternwheeler play structure and water table. We feature travelling exhibitions that change with the seasons. Some days in the summer we are operating Canada's shortest railroad featuring our 1912 narrow gauge steam engine The Little Prince - call for dates and times.
Come stretch your legs and your brains; located along the Fraser River in beautiful Fort George Park. We can't wait to welcome you!