British Columbia Heritage Sites

BC Canada historic attractions, museums, and heritage sites

Discover British Columbia's rich English, French and First Nation history.

British Columbia heritage sites and historic attractions include venues like old forts, gold rush towns, First Nation villages, pioneer homesteads, miners and settler camps.

Barkerville - BC Heritage Site

BC Historic Heritage Sites and Attractions

British Columbia heritage sites depicting the story of BC vary on many fronts. The stories are different. The onsite building structures, amenities, services and the number of artifacts on display all vary. 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.

BC 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, theatre 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

Come and visit anyone of our First Nation historic sites, museums or art galleries. BC indigenous attractions tell the history of our First Nation people through art, language, dance and regalia. The First Nation attraction 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.

British Columbia heritage sites and historic attraction

Old forts, gold rush towns, First Nation villages, pioneer homesteads, miners and settler camps.

Visit our Member Heritage Sites and Museums Below.

 
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Open daily 10AM - 5PM, Sundays Noon - 5PM. The Doukhobor Discovery Centre will introduce you to the Doukhobor culture and their unique lifestyle as it evolved in the Kootenay region

112 Heritage Way
Castlegar
V1N 4M5
250-365-5327
Handicap Access
Non-Smoking Area
Children Welcome
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Nestled in the Monashee Mountains,19 km west of Revelstoke. 180 rooms with patios overlooking beautiful gardens and lake. Restaurant, indoor pool, gift shop. Next door, visit the Heritage Ghost Town, Railway Roundhouse & Antique Auto Museum.

8903 Trans Canada Hwy
Revelstoke
V0E 2S0
1.250.837.2109
Children Welcome
Private Bath
Restaurant
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Come discover the fascinating history and heritage of Golden BC.
Summer camp for kids, school programs. Special tours for groups, guided walking tours . Stand up parties for adults looking for somewhere different to entertain.

1302 11th Ave
Golden
250.344.5169
Handicap Access
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Fort Steele is a living history museum. We bring our past back to life! Activities vary by season. Our summer season brings history to life with street theatre, museum displays, livestock demonstrations, live theatre shows, steam train rides, horse-drawn wagon rides, and heritage trades

9851 Highway 93/95
Cranbrook
V0B 1N0
250.417.6000
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2025 Quilchena Ave
Merritt
V1K 1B8
1 250 315-5508
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Relive the history of the Nicola Valley through a visit to the museum! The Nicola Valley Museum & Archives has many, excellent, hand – made artifacts. Displayed in well-lighted cases are tools, equipment, baskets and clothing made by the first nations people who used them.

1675 Tutill Ct
Merritt
V1K 1B8
1 250 378-4145
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