81 Sites historiques et du patrimoine in British Columbia
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Revelstoke, British Columbia
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Experience life in the 1800s while exploring over 25 historic buildings in our
Heritage Ghost Town. These restored & fully furnished buildings have been gathered from around BC & assembled near the site of the original town of Three Valley, which swelled & subsided in the 1880s. Highlights of your visit will include the Antique Car Museum, Monashee Mining exhibit & a huge Railway Roundhouse - home to steam engines, railway coaches & one of the largest covered turntables in North America.
The Heritage Ghost Town is located next to Three Valley Lake Chateau, an extraordinary resort destination on the Trans-Canada Hwy.
Barkerville is the largest heritage site in western North America & a National Historic Site of Canada. Founded in 1862, Barkerville is an adventure destination like no other; rich in history and full of life. Meet colourful characters from Barkerville's past, watch Judge Begbie hold Victorian criminals accountable, see authentic gold rush theatre & witness a Cornish Waterwheel in action. Pan for gold, visit exotic Chinatown, go to school 1800s-style or tour the town at your own pace while visiting 140+ historic buildings & displays. Barkerville's merchants, restaurants & accommodations will provide everything you need for a genuinely comfortable trip into BC's golden age.
Britannia Shipyards, National Historic Site is an authentic representation of a once thriving community of canneries, boatyards, residences & stores. Tour some of the oldest shipyard buildings in BC & observe ongoing boat restoration projects in this active waterfront park along the Fraser River. Explore exhibits & take part in programs that interpret life on the river & the experiences of the multicultural community that called Britannia home.
Many of the buildings date back to 1885 & tell the stories of multi-ethnic residents & workers at the Britannia Cannery & Britannia Shipyard: Chinese, European, First Nations & Japanese. This collection of buildings has national value & was designated a National Historic Site in 1992 by the National Historic Sites & Monuments Board.
Built by coal baron Robert Dunsmuir during the reign of Queen Victoria and now a National Historic Site, Craigdarroch Castle has been meticulously restored, giving visitors a glimpse of privileged life in the 1890s. The castle weaves a fascinating tale of an intriguing family - their achievements, their relationships and even their quirks.
You'll find us just off Fort Street at 1050 Joan Crescent, just a short drive or leisurely walk from Victoria's inner harbour. Open daily for self-guided tours.
Experience life as a 19th century voyageur at Fort Langley, where the colony of British Columbia was born. Hear past echoes of musket fire, pan for gold dust dreams and dress up to play pioneer. Mingle with fur traders, learn the blacksmith's art and camp in a historically-themed oTENTiks. Satisfy your curiosity with the audio tour, available in six languages, as well as demonstrations of blacksmithing and barrel-making.
(Toute notre programmation est aussi disponible en français).
Located 15 minutes west of downtown Victoria, these adjacent national historic sites offer acres of meadows & spectacular views of Esquimalt Harbour & the Juan de Fuca Strait.
Stroll along the ramparts of three coast artillery gun batteries built over 100 years ago. See original guns, intriguing underground magazines & camouflaged searchlight emplacements. Request a self-guided audio tour to listen to authentic stories of the people who lived there. On summer weekends, take your best shot with the Airsoft Challenge.
Step inside Canada's oldest West Coast lighthouse and play with its interactive exhibits. While the kids investigate our tide pools, it's time to sit back & enjoy the moment. Check out our spring and summer events and programs.
One of the most spectacular heritage sites in Canada, situated on the shores of Stuart Lake. Fort St. James is the largest collection of original wooden buildings representing the Fur Trade in Canada and appeals to young and old with family activities for everyone.
Living history programs daily. Costumed park interpreters deliver experiences for all ages. Special events on most weekends in summer. Sunday afternoon teas all summer long. On-site heritage accommodation available. Full service cafe and visitor centre.
Try the new Xplorers program for kids or visit the new refreshed museum exhibits.
Parks Canada Discovery passes redeemable here.
George Little House, Terrace's premier heritage home, built in 1914, is now the place where Terrace's community & culture come together. It is the VIA Rail Station & the information hub for downtown Terrace & area. The house showcases & retails antiques, local art, jewellery, pottery, books, topography maps, concert ticket sales & hosts summer Sunday flea markets with vendors that have unique finds on treasure laden tables. The George Little House is only one of many historic & cultural attractions in the Terrace area that you won't want to miss; our knowledgeable staff will make sure you get to the rest.
The Grist Mill and Gardens, a Provincial Heritage Site, has much to offer visitors in its 5 hectares (12 acres): explore a working 1877 waterwheel powered flour mill or our stunning Victorian gardens, participate in one of our regular workshops, performances and other special events, enjoy a delicious lunch made from the freshest local produce by our Executive Chef, browse in our unique gift shop or stay overnight at our creek side RV campground.
Founded in 1867, Historic O'Keefe Ranch tells the story of ranching in BC. Guests tour the opulent O'Keefe Mansion, the heritage boardwalk, visit artisans, view antique farm equipment, see ancient breed farm animals and can view a intricate model railway upstairs at the Greenhow Museum. Visit the Rose Garden and St. Anne's Church, both popular venues for weddings and enjoy some heritage candy at the site of the original Okanagan post office. Horse and pony rides are offered, events are hosted and visitors can also camp in our small on site and unserviced campground. Restaurant and gift shop on site.