Learn more about attractions, guided tours, parks, and more.
Museums & Heritage Sites, Attractions
The Tumbler Ridge Museum is home to the Dinosaur Discovery Gallery and the Peace Region Paleontology Research Centre. The central display features a full-scale re-creation of a 100 million-year-old dinosaur track environment, with additional displays on dinosaur and other vertebrate tracks and traces, which make up the vast majority of the terrestrial vertebrate record of western Canada. The interactive theatre provides several presentation options for visitors to view and learn about the pre-history of the Peace Region of British Columbia. During the summer the Gallery offers Trackway Tours, Day Camps for kids ages 7 – 13, and Drop in programs for kids and families of all ages. The Tumbler Ridge Human History Gallery is housed in the Community Centre with free access during regular Centre hours.
Museums & Heritage Sites
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
Discover the story behind the monumental Alaska Highway! Stop in and be amazed by the state-of-the-art technological and imaginative displays (including a 1942 U.S. Army Willys Jeep) that relate the incredible Alaska Highway story of yesterday and today. Relax in the film hut for an hour and learn more through the PBS documentary: The Building of the Alaska Highway.
The W.A.C. Bennett Dam Visitor Centre is open from May 16 to September 7, 2020. You can join us seven days a week from 10:00 AM to 5:00 PM and enjoy an underground bus tour and explore our exhibits, interactive games, cafe and gift shop. The Visitor Centre is fun and engaging for all ages and interests. It’s an amazing experience that should not be missed. Visit our website for specific details on tour times and to plan your trip today.
Fishing, Sightseeing, Wildlife Tours, Cabins & Cottages, Hotels
Often referred to as “the best place to stay on the Alaska Highway”, the Northern Rockies Lodge is the newest and most impressive hotel in the Liard River (hot springs), Toad River and Muncho Lake region. We are located on Mile 462 of the historic Alaska Highway on the shores of beautiful Muncho Lake. As a remote lodge, we pride ourselves in maintaining a high level of service for our guests in the middle of the untouched wilderness of Muncho Lake. Our facilities include a hotel, dining room and lounge, cabins, lakeshore chalets, RV Park, gas station, picnic areas, sauna, playground, floatplane dock, boat ramp and more. All of our facilities are available for our guests including Wifi. We are proud to be able to provide our guests with most of the modern comforts despite being so remote. The Northern Rockies Lodge operates year round without any government subsidies and we were able to build over the last 3+ decades a self-sufficient village in the wilderness for you: We generate our own power, our own water and sewage systems. In addition to providing overnight accommodations for the Alcan travellers, we are also a popular vacation destination for many guests. Come to the Northern Rockies Lodge to get away from the city stress: Enjoy world class fly in fishing, canoeing and flightseeing tours around the Muskwa Kechika and to Virginia Falls at Nahanni National Park.
Parks & Wilderness Areas, Campgrounds & RV Parks
Located 96 kms north of Fort Nelson, Tetsa River Regional Park offers 25 private, unserviced forested camp sites, day use area with picnic shelter and a children’s playground. Foot access to the beautiful Tetsa River provides an opportunity for fly or rod fishing and wildlife viewing. Camp fees include firewood and are $20 per night. Reservations available. Open May-September annually.