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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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We enjoyed our couple of hours at Fort Steele. The site has lots to offer. We enjoyed wondering through the BC history. Only recommendation is allow 3 or 4 hours to see the site. It is big so allow ex... more »
Worthwhile splace to visit - even out of season. Wide variety of things to see and information to read. Great to see so many thngs preserved or, at least, recorded - especially buildings and artifacts... more »
We've driven past this amazing park countless times, thinking that it was closed during the shoulder season, or we were in a hurry to get somewhere else in the summer. But we were pleasantly surprised... more »
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
"Must go" place at least once. There also nice special events, like "night in the town", fathers day, etc. Good food in historical venues, old-style bakery and ice cream.
Great environment and super friendly staff, live plays and acts during summer months and plenty of animals to be around. Enjoy a wagon or sleigh ride depending on the time of year. Bakery is excellent as they have the best cinnamon buns around. Go for special events and enjoy fireworks and live music.
Very good recreation of the town. Lots of volunteers from the local community
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