Fort Steele Heritage Town, Fort Steele

Travel back in time to the 19th century at Fort Steele Heritage Town, a sprawling heritage village and living history museum. Designated as a historic site in 1967, the town was restored to its former life two years later, as a way to preserve, present and manage its significant heritage. Today, under the backdrop of the dramatic Rock and Purcell mountains, experience the life and times of the town in buildings dating back as early as 1890, spread over 4 ha (12 ac). Horse drawn carriage rides, blacksmith demonstrations, gold panning and ice cream making are just a few of the abundant activities available. Train journeys on three preserved steam locomotives await, as well as daily performances at the Wildhorse Theater. Grab a bite to eat at one of the various concessions presented in a period setting. Using our world travel planner, Fort Steele attractions like Fort Steele Heritage Town can form part of a personalized travel itinerary.
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  • Fascinating insight into life in the late 1800's. A bit less interactive than some heritage sights (like Barkerville BC), but this is my heritage. The Kershaw General Store in Fort Steele was started ...  more »
  • This historical site was well down. It was amazing how well kept the buildings were. I spent 2 hours there- not sure where the time went. Unfortunately I had another commitment because I could have st...  more »
  • This heritage town has a ton to offer in they way of sites and activities, especially in the summer months. From their ice-cream parlor, farm animals, steam engine train ride to homesteaders making fl...  more »
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  • So much to see. We came a little before everything got officially opened but it was still great to walk around and visit history. After Father's Day is when everything opens up. The staff and volunteers were very friendly and knowledgeable. We got to see baby goats, so cute.
  • Fantastic history. Interactive staff really gives you a feel for the times. Great family outing.
  • Great place to go for the complete family, exploring history in real life! The best attraction is taking old western styled pictures, with a big group its lots of fun and definitely worth the price!
  • Great place to get started on learning about local history, and have fun doing so. The train will be a highlight of anyone's visit, but the wagon rides are a close second. The live theatre is also very entertaining. Lots of holiday events and seasonal activities to keep the family coming back several times every year.
  • Great place for kids and visitors to the area. Look out for the special events. Try the theatre out is great fun

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