Sites historiques et du patrimoine

Bâtiment du patrimoine de Nelson, photo de Picture BC
Bâtiment du patrimoine de Nelson, photo de Picture BC

De nombreux sites historiques et du patrimoine dans les Rocheuses de Kootenay reflètent l'époque des chemins de fer de la région et son passé minier.

Regardez les trains arpenter les montagnes du parc national Yoho en traversant des tunnels en spirale. Entrez dans l'univers d'un mineur à Kimberley's Underground Mining Railway ou Rossland's Le Roi Mine. Ou arrêtez-vous à Fort Steele Heritage Town, qui a connu un grand essor au temps de la ruée vers l'or, pour explorer la vie des pionniers. Cette région a aussi des villes fantômes pleines de trésors historiques, comme Sandon ou 3 Gap Valley Heritage Ghost Town.

Dans la charmante ville de Nelson, admirez les bâtiments patrimoniaux restaurés datant de l'époque victorienne. Ou visitez Kaslo en montant à bord du SS Moyie, le plus ancien bateau à aubes transportant des passagers au monde. Admirez des fossiles de 505 millions d'années à Burgess Shale dans les Rocheuses canadiennes.

D'autres sites exposent des objets de la culture aborigène et d'autres cultures. Découvrez l'art et l'histoire aborigènes au Centre d'interprétation de Ktunaxa à St. Eugène Resort ou apprenez-en plus sur la vie des immigrants de Russie au Centre Castlegar's Doukhobor Discovery Centre.

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12 Sites historiques et du patrimoine in Rocheuses de Kootenay

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1 3 Valley Gap Heritage Ghost Town - Revelstoke

Trans Canada Hwy 1
Revelstoke, British Columbia
V0E 2S0

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.

2 Fort Steele Heritage Town - Fort Steele

9851 Hwy 93/95
Fort Steele, British Columbia
V0B 1N0

The past lives and breathes at Fort Steele Heritage Town.

Perched on the western slopes of the Rocky Mountains since its gold rush beginnings in 1864, the village has gone from boomtown, to regional centre, to ghost town, to one of the most important heritage attractions of its kind in British Columbia.

Enjoy old-time trade demonstrations, steam train rides, and Clydesdale horse-drawn wagon tours. Try gold panning, watch live theatre and street performances, and observe the museum displays - including some exciting traveling exhibits from time to time. Or simply enjoy the gorgeous views in a Kootenay Rockies setting. There's no time like the present and no fun like the past.

We look forward to having you step back in time with us.

3 Nikkei Internment Memorial Centre - New Denver

306 Josephine St
New Denver, British Columbia
V0G 1S0

The Nikkei Internment Memorial Centre (NIMC) is a National Historic Site dedicated to preserving and sharing of the history of the internment of over 22,000 Japanese Canadians during the Second World War.

The Centre opened in 1994 as an initiative from the New Denver Kyowakai Society and is located on the site of a former internment camp. The site is now operated by the Village of New Denver. The original buildings, period artifacts, interpretive displays, and Heiwa Teien (Peace) garden chronicle this extraordinary episode in Canadian history.

4 SS Moyie - Kaslo

324 Front St
Kaslo, British Columbia
V0G 1M0

An International treasure, the SS Moyie is the oldest surviving intact vessel of her type in the world. At the edge of Kootenay Lake, the sternwheeler rests permanently in her former port of call at Kaslo. Owned & operated by the Canadian Pacific Railway, the SS Moyie plied the waters of Kootenay Lake for nearly 60 years. The ship has been restored with special attention to preserve her unique & elegant features. Launched in 1898 to provide connecting service to Nelson from the CPR's Crowsnest Pass line from the east, the Moyie remained a fixture on Kootenay Lake until 1957.

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5 Cranbrook History Centre - Cranbrook

57 Horne St S
Cranbrook, British Columbia
V1C 4H9

The Cranbrook History Centre offers a specialized experience for all ages. From guided tours of 17 restored railcars to self-guided tours of the facility. You will find interpretive information & exhibits on local and regional history, paleontology, natural history & first nation's culture. Walk through the opulence of the beautiful Royal Alexandra Hall, built in Winnipeg in 1906, a rare example of Edwardian architecture in CP hotels, was considered the social centerpiece of Winnipeg before its closure in 1967. Widely considered the most elegant public venue in southeastern BC. If you are passionate about model trains working dioramas, then our model train room is a must see. The size of the collection, layout, and dedication to detail and craftsmanship will both amaze and delight you.

6 Doukhobor Discovery Centre - Castlegar

112 Heritage Way
Castlegar, British Columbia
V1N 4M5

The Doukhobor Discovery Centre is a rare heritage attraction nestled near the confluence of the Kootenay and Columbia rivers. This museum, on traditional orchard land, will introduce you to the unique skills, beliefs, culture and lifestyle of the Doukhobors as was lived circa 1908-1939.

This complete communal village offers videos, thousands of artifacts, the communal house with petch (oven), the banya (sauna), linen textiles and other crafts. The Village Gift Shop features art displays, Doukhobor arts & crafts and sells CDs, books, videos and cards.

The Village Market (the blue building) is host to The Apple Guy who sells fresh produce and locally made borshch. The Village Bistro Restaurant is currently closed while the society is fundraising to renovate it.

7 Golden Museum - Golden

1302 11th Ave S
Golden, British Columbia
V0A 1H0

Endless opportunities to discover, reflect, teach and to learn await you at the Golden Museum. Stories, photographs and artifacts tell the tale of the evolution of Kicking Horse Country from its early rough railway beginnings to its present authentic mountain culture.

8 Pynelogs Cultural Centre - Invermere

1720 4th Ave
Invermere, British Columbia
V0A 1K0

Pynelogs Cultural Centre & Art Gallery is the home to the Columbia Valley Arts Council & is the primary cultural venue for Invermere & the Columbia Valley. This log building features an Art Gallery, gift shop, cafe, as well as space for concerts, films, workshops & special events. Built in 1914, this heritage building with a rich history celebrated its 100th Birthday in 2014. Located on the shores of Lake Windermere, Pynelogs is a cultural destination for visual, performing, culinary & literary arts.

Come fill your senses at Pynelogs.

9 Revelstoke Dam Visitor Centre - Revelstoke

5 Km N Of Revelstoke On Hwy 23N
Revelstoke, British Columbia
V0E 2S0

Take a 175 metre high elevator ride up to the top of the concrete dam, learn how electricity is made and how we get power to homes in B.C. There's lots to explore including interactive exhibits, our First Nations Gallery, our theatre showing how we built the dam, and the viewpoint at the dam crest where you can see the beautiful Columbia River Valley.

We offer guided tours, and it's a great hands on experience for the whole family.

Visit our website for more details and to plan your visit for the 2018 season.

10 Revelstoke Railway Museum - Revelstoke

719 Track St
Revelstoke, British Columbia
V0E 2S0

Follow the tracks to Canada's Railway Past at the Revelstoke Railway Museum. History comes to life with fascinating artifacts & exhibits. Climb into the cab of a restored CPR steam locomotive. Discover the challenges encountered by the workers who helped build a nation. See rolling stock, a model railroad layout, kids' caboose play area, a locomotive simulator & more. Enjoy the outdoor picnic area & large gift shop. Bus tours are welcome at British Columbia's premiere railway museum. Be sure to visit our companion historic site & gift shop at Craigellachie on the Trans-Canada Hwy, where the "Last Spike" was driven.

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