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    • The Pemberton Museum

      The Pemberton Museum is an immersive, authentic, small town time machine. It has over 2,000 artifacts, 2,000 photographs, plus 20 meters worth of archival and reference materials that it’s amassed since it opened in 1982. The museum has documented a human history of the area covering the Interior Salish tribe who first called this area home, settling at the foot of Mount Currie, to the modern day seed potato farmers who are following in the footsteps of European settlers who came for the gold rush, but stayed for the rich farmlands.

      Visit the museum to find out what life would have been like in Pemberton in the early 1900s by exploring the historical houses on site, lovingly created by museum members and community volunteers since 1982.

      What’s in a name?

      In 1858, Port Pemberton on the Harrison-Lillooet gold-rush trail was named after Joseph Despard Pemberton, Surveyor-General of Vancouver Island, in the newly formed crown colony of British Columbia.

      Our Tip:

      Check the museum website for opening dates and times as these fluctuate depending on the season. Also, take a look at their events page!

      pembertonmuseum.org * 604.894.5504 * 7455 Prospect Street, Pemberton

    • Britannia Mining Museum

      The Britannia Mine Museum was established in 1971 to preserve the material and social history of mining in British Columbia, and to educate the public about mining. The Britannia Mine Museum Society is the governing body of the Museum.

      The Museum site offers plenty for visitors to see and do, from exploring the heritage buildings to the historical machinery on site to wandering through the permanent exhibits that offer an insight into the social history of the Britannia Mines and mining history of BC.

      Interactive activities include Underground Tours on  a mine train, a Gold Panning Pavillion where visitors can pan for gold and a Family Play area.


    • West Coast Heritage Railway Park

      The West Coast Railway Heritage Park is a 12-acre site replicating a turn-of-the-century railway town including multiple historic buildings, train station, mini-rail, and the CN Roundhouse & Conference Centre. The park maintains a significant collection of railway artifacts and the second largest collection of vintage locomotives in Canada, with over 90 pieces on display.

      The Heritage Park offers a chance for visitors to understand the vital role railways played in the development of  B.C. with Canada, and how railways perform today. The park also hosts events and conferences, including a special appearance by Thomas the Tank Engine, a Christmas themed train and a Halloween mini-train. Other events include markets, concerts and more.