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Art Galleries, Museums & Heritage Sites
A great destination anytime, Abbotsford’s new 20,000 sq. ft. cultural centre features a gallery, museum, archives 7 studios. Experience regional, national & international art exhibitions, arts & heritage programs and an exciting array of special events. Detailed information on the website.We are an arts and heritage centre of excellence, built for the enrichment of our citizens and visitors and situated right in the heart of the community.The Reach Gallery Museum Abbotsford is both a centre for community use and an inspirational artist destination. Its outstanding design will draw people together to experience the past, interact with the present and dream of the future.
Museums & Heritage Sites, Visitor Centres
The Sooke Region Museum & Visitor Centre is a community museum that explores the human and natural heritage of the region from Sooke to Port Renfrew. The museum also operates the local visitor information centre for the region. We have both exhibits in the main museum building and around the grounds. In the Summer we are open 7 days a week. In the off season we are closed Mondays and most Stat holidays. Starting the first Thursday in June, and running until first Thursday in September, we host a night market from 5pm to 8pm and museum stays open during this event.We also usually are closed over Christmas and the first week of January. The museum holds various special event during the year, has a gift shop with local arts & crafts, plus can do special meals for pre-booked tour groups.
Museums & Heritage Sites
Currently open only by appointment Dec 1, 2016 – March 1, 2016, please call or email to arrange a visit. Newly renovated to include a First Nations display, pioneer items including an 1880’s cabin, mining, logging & ranching.With a brand new look and double the square footage, this small town museum is now a small world class facility that is not to be missed.
This picturesque site transports visitors back in time to 1890 to 1920. Features include the restored and furnished farmhouse, original pole barn with agricultural tools and machinery, boathouse, threshing shed, root cellar and heritage gardens and orchard. Staff and volunteers in Victorian costume provide tours of the house and grounds. Pre-registered and drop-in programs are offered as well as curriculum-based school programs for students. Programs, demonstrations and events change with the seasons so visit our website to see what’s happening today!
Museums & Heritage Sites, Cabins & Cottages, Campgrounds & RV Parks
BRM offers cabin, canoe & kayak rentals; campground; camp store; B & B type cafe and museum. The proprietors have lived in the area for over 40 years and specialize in everything Bowron Lake. So whether you need help with your back-country paddling adventure, boat rentals, accommodations or local information, BRM is here to help. Family owned and operated, we are big enough to help, small enough to care.
Museums & Heritage Sites, Attractions
An oasis of tranquility in an otherwise bustling Chinatown, Dr. Sun Yat-Sen Classical Chinese Garden is the first ever Chinese garden built outside of China and is a model of a Ming Dynasty scholar’s home. It is a non-profit organization connecting cultures & communities through festivals, live music, art exhibits, theatre, education & wellness programs.In 2011, the Dr. Sun Yat-Sen Chinese Garden was named one of the “Top Ten City Gardens” in the world by National Geographic in their publication “Secret Journeys of a Lifetime”.
Museum with 3,500 square feet of exhibits detailing local, regional and Canadian history and art. Gift shop with one of a kind handcrafted gift items.
Home to the Legislative Assembly of British Columbia, the Parliament Buildings are open to the public from 8:30am to 4:30pm Mondays to Fridays year-round. They are open to the public on weekends from the 3rd weekend in May to the first weekend in September. We offer scheduled guided tours and self-guided tour booklets.
The place to take a walk through local history, have a picnic at our picnic tables or visit our Summer Friday Farmers’ Market for live music and fresh local food! Wheelchair accessible exhibits and grounds.
Museums & Heritage Sites, Indigenous Culture
The Sncewips (sen-ch-wee-ps) Heritage Museum represents the heritage of Westbank First Nation (WFN) and the stories of the syilx/ Okanagan Nation as a whole, First Nations people across Canada, and the World. We believe in the power of our own voice to inspire, educate and transform and are working hard to build cultural capacity and language awareness along with programming development.
Historic site with guided tours of original roadhouse (hotel) built in 1860. Over 20 original buildings and many pieces of old farm equipment. First Nations site has a winter lodge and displays of early food storage, shelters, and traditions. Stage Coach rides every day, short shows daily in July and August, and all is included with your admission. A gift/souvenir shop and restaurant are also in the main reception building.
Welcome to the Museum of the Cariboo Chilcotin. We are situated on Broadway Avenue South, Williams Lake. The Museum is a tribute to Williams Lake and the Cariboo Chilcotin regions. We house the BC Cowboy Hall of Fame, among other exhibits. If you are looking to step back in time come on in we would love to open our doors to you. Nestled in the Cariboo Chilcotin, the Museum provides history and displays on the region, local ranching and rodeo heritage, it is also the home to the BC Cowboy Hall of Fame as well as exhibits on First Nations, Railway, Mining, Medical, and Forestry just to name a few. Admission is by donation supporting local and provincial heritage. We gratefully acknowledge the support of the Federal Government of Canada, the Province of British Columbia, as well as the City of Williams Lake and the Cariboo Regional District in partnership with the Central Cariboo Arts and Culture Society.
The Fort St. John North Peace Museum tells the story of the Fort St. John region from the dinosaurs to teh oil and gas industries of today. Learn more about First Nations, the fur trade, homesteaders, and the development of Fort St. John and the North Peace region of British Columbia. Come explore a tepee, trapper’s cabin, blacksmith’s shop, 1921 school room, 1930s dentist office, missionary chapel, 1930 Outpost Hospital room, 1910 BC Police Barracks and Jail, Finch’s General Store, and more! Try interactive activities like sorting mail in our post office. Our gift shop is a fabulous place to find books on the Peace Region, BC, Alberta, and the Yukon. We have a wide variety of souvenirs, clothing, stuffed animals, jewellery, and gifts. Our archives can help answer requests about the North Peace from photographs to genealogy. We’re open 9-5 Monday to Saturday year-round.
Fort St. John
Explore traditional and contemporary art from Northwest Coast First Nations and other cultures across the world. See magnificent Indigenous carvings, weavings and contemporary artworks in a spectacular building overlooking mountains and sea. Admire the world’s largest collection of works by acclaimed Haida artist Bill Reid, including his famous cedar sculpture The Raven and the First Men. Explore the Museum’s Multiversity Galleries where more than 16,000 objects from around the world are displayed. Visit the award-winning Koerner Ceramics Gallery, displaying a collection of European ceramics unique to North America. Stroll the Museum Grounds, where monumental Haida houses, poles and Musqueam house posts capture the dramatic beauty of traditional Northwest Coast architecture and design. Enjoy a wide range of special exhibitions and public programs, including free guided gallery walks. Visit the MOA shop and relax in CafÃ© MOA. MOA is situated on the traditional, ancestral, and unceded territory of the Musqueam people.