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Doukhobor Village Museum

Re-creation of a typical Doukhobor Village as lived in from 1908 - 1938
Hours:10:00 - 6:00 Daily [last tour 5:30] May 1 - Sept. 30
112 Heritage Way, Castlegar, BC
 P: (250) 365-6622

Touchstones Nelson - Museum of Art and History

A state-of-the-art cultural facility featuring Nelson's only public art gallery, museum and community archives.
502 Vernon Street, Nelson, BC
Email: info@touchstonesnelson.ca
 P: (250) 352-9813

Sandon Museum and Visitor's Centre

Operated by the Sandon Historical Society Open 9:00AM to 5:00PM Adults: $3. - 12-17: $1; Under 12: Free
Box 52, New Denver, BC
Email: shs@slocanlake.com
 P: (250) 358-7920

Revelstoke Railway Museum

Immerse yourself in the history of the men and machines that tamed the most treacherous section of terrain on Canada's first transcontinental railway. All year long, retired engineers reveal life on the railway as they show visitors inside the beautifully restored locomotive.
719 Track Street West, P.O. Box 3018
Revelstoke, BC
Email: railway@telus.net
 P: (250) 837-6060
 T: (877) 837-6060

Canadian Museum of Rail Travel

The museum is well known for its collection of 28 luxurious railcars specializing in rail travel of the past. The museum is relocated to a much larger more accessible site in 2002, and has built palatial new facilities able to service hundreds of people at any one time. There are several complete historical trains sets on display (which are essentially "Deluxe Hotels on Wheels") from various periods:
  • The "Pacific Express" of 1887
  • The "Soo-Spokane Train Deluxe" of 1907
  • The "Trans-Canada Limited" of 1929
  • The "Chinook" of 1936
  • plus Business, Interpretive and Royal Cars
Railway Hotel architecture and design is also explored in the restored 3000 sq. ft., 2-storey high, oak-paneled "Grand Café" from the former "Royal Alexandra Hotel" of Winnipeg, built by the Canadian Pacific Railway in 1906, but demolished in 1971. Now called "Royal Alexandra Hall", this room as become a favorite community space for visitors and residents in Cranbrook. The 2-storey high carved oak fireplace from the formal dining room of the Hotel is the first impression on entering the main entrance hall. A heritage attraction not to be missed, the museum has won numerous national and provincial awards for restoration, among them the 1993 "Gold Medal" from Heritage Canada.

New site at 57 Van Horne St. S. (Hwy 3/95)
in downtown Cranbrook, BC
 P: (250) 489-3918

The Doukhobor Discovery Centre

Re-creation of a typical Doukhobor Village as lived in from 1908 - 1938 Hours: 10:00 - 5:00 Daily [last tour 5:00] May 1 - Sept. 30
112 Heritage Way, Castlegar, BC
Email: larryewashen@telus.net
 P: (250) 365-5327

Goatfell Wildlife Museum Cabin

They have 1 unit, Adult oriented, Wilderness cabin, no phone, no fax, no TV, no electricity. Outdoor facilities, nature hiking, wildlife photography, and continental breakfast provided. Outdoor firepit and solar powered showers. Driving time from Creston: Approx. 25 mins.
Box 153, Erickson, BC
 P: (250) 424-5362

Greenwood Museum/Visitor Centre.

The Greenwood Museum tells an interesting history about "Canada's Smallest City." Mining in the 1900's to the internment of Japanese Canadians in 1942. An archives, visitor centre and gift shop complement the museum.
214 S. Copper St., Greenwood, BC
 P: (250) 445-6355

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