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Museums and Heritage Sites

Discover British Columbia historic attractions like old forts, pioneer towns, First Nation villages, homesteads, miners and settler camps.

Heritage and historical sites in BC

British Columbia heritage sites provide some of the best sightseeing adventures discovering the history of BC, Canada. Throughout the province, along the paved highways, are historic attractions like old forts, pioneer towns, First Nation villages, homesteads, miners and settler camps.

Barkerville - BC Heritage Site

British Columbia heritage sites depicting the story of BC vary in onsite building structures, amenities, services and the number of artifacts on display. Some sites focus on the pioneer with villages, cabins and barns. And other historic attractions tell the story of the First Nation people who were first to settle in British Columbia, Canada.

Heritage Towns

The bigger British Columbia heritage sites offer a full experience. Some of the extras may include period actors, theatres, restaurants, tours, guides, plays and historic stores operating as if nothing has changed. Visitors can walk down gravel streets or up on raised boardwalk paths exploring pioneer villages visiting with candy stores, mercantile shops, trapper cabins, blacksmith shops, railway office, churches, schools, post offices, jails, barns and more.

First Nations Historic Sites

Visit some of the First Nation historic sites and the culture and tradition is also on display. The village site may include tee pees, carving sheds, sweat lodges, Totem Poles, burial sites and museums with masks, head dresses, tools, canoes, clothing, pictures, paintings, animals and much more.

Some of the historic attractions in British Columbia include:

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