If you’re a self-proclaimed history buff, you’ll be delighted to discover that there are many locations in the North Peace you can visit to learn more about the region’s history.

Whether you’re all about dinosaurs, interested in the Indigenous history of the Peace, or want to learn about the history of agriculture, there is sure to be a place for you to do so.

Check out our list below or send us your favourite historical location at news@moosefm.ca.

 

North Peace Museum 

Located in Fort St. John, the North Peace Museum is a fountain of knowledge about all things to do with the North Peace.

Their permanent exhibits tell the story of the North Peace, beginning with the dinosaur footprints found in the Peace River Canyon.

Visitors can see a replica teepee, learn about beadwork and moose hair tufting, view archaeological artifacts from early forts, and discover the history of trapping through their replica trappers cabin.

With many more permanent exhibits, restored historical buildings, and an upcoming aviation exhibit, there’s much to learn and discover at the North Peace Museum.

To learn more, visit their website here.

 

Tse‘K’wa Caves

Tse‘K’wa Caves, also known as the Charlie Lake Caves, is one of the few known archaeological sites in Northern British Columbia that date before 11 thousand years ago.

Even rarer, the site features a well-preserved geological record of human activity.

Those interested can arrange a tour of the caves by contacting Alyssa Currie, Executive Director of the Tse ‘K’ Wa Heritage Society. She can be reached at 250-224-7904 or by email at tsekwaheritage@gmail.com.

To learn more, visit their website here.

 

Tumbler Ridge Geopark

If you’re a dinosaur enthusiast, the Tumbler Ridge Geopark is for you.

Located within the park is British Columbia’s only vertebrate research facility, which is a cornerstone of the facility.

Check out their dinosaur trackway tours that run in the summertime or their free drop-in programs.

To learn more, you can visit the geopark website here or check out the Tumbler Ridge Museum Foundation website here. 

Walter Wright Pioneer Villiage

Located in Mile Zero Park in Dawson Creek, this pioneer village almost seems like a time capsule, showcasing Dawson Creek the way it was before the construction of the Alaska Highway.

The village is open from May long weekend until September long weekend and offers both self-guided tours as well as group tours.

Reservations are recommended for large groups. To learn more, visit their website here.

Northern Alberta Railway Station

You can find the Northern Alberta Railway Station in the Tourism Dawson Creek Visitor Centre. This building is a museum tribute to soldiers that arrived in the area between March and May of 1942 to build the Alaska Highway.

Visitors can tour the stationmaster’s living quarters as well as view artifacts from Indigenous peoples who called the region home before the arrival of European settlers.

To learn more, visit their website here.