The North Peace Historical Society and Fort St. John North Peace Museum are dedicated to the collection, preservation, storage and display of items relating to the history of the North Peace River area for the education and enjoyment of present and future generations.
Synopsis & Main Exhibits
The North Peace Historical Society operates the Fort St. John North Peace Museum. The society was registered in 1965 to run the museum. Over the years, the museum had several locations before it opened on its current site in 1984.
The Fort St. John North Peace Museum tells the story of the North Peace Region of British Columbia from 10,500 year old Charlie Lake Cave through the fur trade, settlement of the town of Fort St. John and neighbouring agricultural communities, and construction of the Alaska Highway to the oil and gas industry of today. Come explore a tepee, trapper’s cabin, blacksmith’s shop, 1921 school room, 1930s dentist office, missionary chapel, 1930 Outpost Hospital room, Finch’s General Store, British Columbia Police Barracks, furnished rooms of a pioneer home, post office, newspaper office, Alaska Highway exhibit, photographs, artefacts, and more!
Our archives holds over 9000 photographs and slides in addition to local history books, land records, maps, scrapbooks, directories, and personal and business collections.
Our gift shop has a wide selection of local interest and local history books covering the Peace Region and the Yukon. We have a wide selection of souvenirs, clothing, stuffed animals, jewellery, gifts, and more.
9323 – 100th Street,
Fort St. John, BC V1J 4N4
When you reach Fort St. John, turn off the Alaska Highway and head north on 100th Street. The museum will be on your right-hand side with a large oil derrick out front.
Hours of Operation
Open year round Monday to Saturday 9 am to 5 pm.
The museum, gift shop, and washrooms are wheelchair accessible.
Adults: $6.00 (includes tax)
Seniors (65+): $5.00 (includes tax)
Students: $4.00 (includes tax)
Guided tours are available at no extra charge if you book them in advance. Prices are subject to change.
Third Week in February – Heritage Week
July 1 – Canada Day Pie Sale
First Wednesday in December – Annual Old Fashioned Christmas Tea