The Fort St. John North Peace Museum tells the story of the North Peace region from First Nations’ settlements to the oil and gas industries of today.
Come learn about the fur trade which gave Fort St. John its start in 1794, making it the oldest white settlement on British Columbia’s mainland.
Inside the museum you can explore a teepee, trapper’s cabin, blacksmith’s shop, 1921 school room, 1930s dentist office, 1930 Outpost Hospital room, C.M. Finch’s General Store, agricultural tools, furnished rooms of a pioneer home, photographs, artefacts, and more! Learn about the challenges faced during construction of the Alaska Highway. Find out how Fort St. John grew from a fur trading post to a city. Sort the mail in our post office or compare your hand size to a dinosaur footprint.
Our collection of historic outside buildings include Chapel of the Holy Cross (an Anglican missionary chapel from the 1930s), a trapper’s cabin, the British Columbia Police Barracks and Jail (c. 1910s), and the Paddy Carroll/Peck Cabin (pioneer cabin).