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Fort Steele Heritage Town, Fort Steele

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Historic Site
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. To visit Fort Steele Heritage Town on your holiday in Fort Steele, and find out what else Fort Steele has to offer, use our Fort Steele vacation generator.
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  • Out of season the main buildings are not open and the attractions are not running but it is still a delightful place to wander round and glimpse how the west in Canada was tamed. I had hoped the museu...  more »
  • Far from the world of Disneyland, it is in fact a City Museum with houses which can also visit inside. Ditto for barns, tractors of era, the stables, carriages... Actors in period costume practice this time activities here and give you explanations. Better speak English because we're far from Quebec City. Possibility of restoration on the spot with a hamburger at the top in a period setting: it's like in the good old west.
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  • The Halloween day was a very SPOOKTACULAR one. The theater was good. The train raid is so memorable that I feel like keep in going there. The children were the ones who enjoyed it very much. Hope to g...  more »
  • Most informative and lots of history told in a fun and interactive way. Entry price was very affordable and the BBQ lunch was both delicious and reasonably priced. Spent more hours there than we intented as it was so good.
  • Good site to visit. Very kid friendly. Just found it to be a bit pricey for what you get. Nothing bad about the place. I think it is good.
  • We love the realistic period street acting that gives a perspective of how life was in the late 1800s. Clean little town with friendly helpful staff.
  • Best heritage town in the West! Great displays, everything is well maintained, and the character actors are great.
  • A great spot to go learn more about the area's hiarory as well as what life was like in the 1800s in BC.