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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  • We were the only ones there and had great personal tour of the Windsor Hotel with Barb. Bought some delicious fresh baked bread in the bakery from a very friendly and helpful bakers assistant. The guy...  more »
  • On the way from the Kooteney NP after Coleman we passed Fort Steele heritage town of. Without a big expectation we visited this place off. We were PLEASANTLY surprised. The place is a collection of buildings from the turn of the century and were obviously restored with passion and joy. Even the clothes the employees met the represented Zeitallter. A visit is highly recommended!
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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 »
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  • If you like historical stuff and seeing artifacts and relics, it's worth doing! Be aware they do charge separately for train rides. We really enjoyed seeing the old buildings, some crumbling down (purposely being allowed to return to the ground), the horses, and having an ice cream and a beer.
  • It is a fun day trip for the family. Lots to learn and interact with. Only complaint was the photos... we were planning to do them as a family however we weren't told appointments were needed so we missed out on something we really wanted to do.
  • 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.
  • One of the biggest and most elaborate National Historic sites I've been to. Great acting by the players there. Very authentic recreation of Canada in the 1890's.
  • Absolutely love it here, if I had one gripe though it would be the hours. This place would be great if they were open late, walking around the streets at night would be awesome.
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