9851 Highway Fort Steele
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The past lives and breathes at Fort Steele Heritage Town.

Perched on the western slopes of the Rocky Mountains since it’s gold rush beginnings in 1864, the village has gone from boomtown to regional centre to ghost town to one of the most important heritage attractions of its kind in British Columbia. Enjoy old-time farming demonstrations, ice-cream making, train rides and horse-drawn wagon tours. Try gold panning, watch live theatre performances and observe the museum displays. Or simply enjoy the view in a Kootenay Rockies setting. There’s no time like the present and no fun like the past. We look forward to having you step back in time with us!


Whether it’s learning secrets of the trade or trading secrets, the only question left unanswered here is not “What to do?”, it’s “What to do first?” Meet the colourful community characters, along with their quirks. Our domestic and agricultural displays and activities will take you into yesterday, today.

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