Historic & Heritage Sites
Heritage buildings (Picture BC photo)
The Princeton region is rich in heritage that extends into the ancient traditions of the local Aboriginal people and includes a host of colourful characters – prospectors, pioneers, railway builders and even a notorious bank robber.
Some historic sites to check out include the Princeton Museum (which houses the Joe Pollard rock collection), the Kettle Valley Railway, Ochre Bluffs, the Snaza'ist Discovery Centre and Mascot Gold Mine in Hedley, and the Joe Pollard rock collection. There are also opportunities for gold panning or rock hounding.
Princeton boasts one of the best small town museums anywhere. Discover First Nations heritage and learn about fur traders and intrepid pioneers like Susan Allison. Follow the mining history of boom, bust and ghost towns throughout the region, and see a 1900s stagecoach and a 1934 fire engine.