Fort Steele Heritage Town
Région touristique : Rocky Mountain
Originally named Galbraith's Ferry, Fort Steele is located at the confluence of the St. Mary's River with the Kootenay River. This historic site embodies four distinct stages of settlement: the Gold Rush of 1864-1865; the NWMP Kootenay Post of the late 1880s; the 1890s boom of Fort Steele; the period of Fort Steele's decline after 1898.
Renseignements sur les collections
Artifacts mostly relating to Fort Steele and East Kootenay Region; NWMP collection; operating steam engines; wagons; farm equipment.
Nombre approximatif d'objets ou de spécimens dans la collection : 200,000
The archives houses material of signficance to Fort Steele and the East Kootenay region of BC. This holding consists of: 100 linear feet of personal and business papers, diaries, journals and historical records; 8,000 photographic images; 200 maps; 2,500 volume research library.
Architectural Records •
Cartographic Materials •
The collection runs strongly to 19th century interior finishes, particularly wallpapers. This collection focusses on the late 19th and early 20th century commercial patterns.
Furniture or Furnishings
Canadian • Aboriginal or First Nations • European
Autre période : Victorian and Edwardian
Média : Photography
History of development of Fort Steele as a commercial and residential town from the 1864 gold rush to 1905. The collection runs strongly to the Victorian period and is inclusive of other East Kootenay towns as well.
Clocks or Time-Keeping Devices
Costumes and Accessories
Exploration and Survey
Furniture or Furnishings
Household Objects or Domestic Technology
Industrial Technology and History
Maps, Charts, Plans or Blueprints
Medical History and Technology
Printing and Bookbinding
Religious or Liturgical Objects
Toys and Games
The site maintains a breeding herd of registered black Clydesdale horses, Cotswold sheep, Large Black pigs, Red Dorking chickens, Chantecler chickens, Barred Rock chickens, Black Spanish turkeys, Blue Slate turkeys, and Ridley Bronze turkeys.
Collections biologiques ou plantes et animaux
Agricultural or Domestic • Living Collections • Botany : Vascular Plants : Seed Plants
Services de recherche
Archival Records •
Genealogical Research •
Information Centre •
: Age 5-11 (k-6)
: Age 12-17 (7-13)(Quebec: Secondary 1-CEGEP)
Information aux Visiteurs
Information Centre or Desk
Meeting Room Rental
Nature Trails, Walks or Gardens
Children's Activities or Services
: Strollers Available
: Nursing area or Change Table
Special Needs Facilities
: Wheelchairs available
: Wheelchair access
Autre : Seasonal special events; operating heritage trades; living history; theatre performances; working horse demonstrations.
Services de bénévoles
Nombre de bénévoles : 200
Tâches : Gardening, working with horses, maintenance, special events; administrative; curatorial.
Services de restauration
The International Hotel houses a 19th century hotel dining room which is also available for catering. Using a wood-fired oven, the bakery offers fresh goods daily. Other food services include an Ice Cream Parlour as well as a lunch counter at the Visitor Reception Centre.
Picnic Area •
Catering Services •
Reception Facilities •
Autre : Buffet service
Fort Steele Heritage Town uses Facebook, Twitter, and Flickr.
Publications et produits
The heritage town depicts a late 19th century town including a period Masonic Lodge and the North-West Mounted Police Officer's Quarters display.
Tour Packages •
T-Shirts or Sweatshirts or Caps •
Commemorative Souvenirs •
Autre : books
9851 Highway 93/95
Fort Steele, British Columbia
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January- New Years Day Celebration, Sleigh Ride Days. February- Sleigh Ride Days. April- Easter Egg Hunt. May- Mother's Day Tea & Fashion Show, Victoria Day Picnic. June- Father's Day at the Fort Steele Railway. July- Dominion Day Celebration, Farming Days, Wild West Wednesdays, Saturday Night on the Town. August- Gold Panning Days, Wild West Wednesdays, Saturday Night on the Town. September- Kootenay Country Fair. October- Thanksgiving Celebration, Murder Mystery Dinner Theatre, Halloween Spooktacular, Ghost Tours. December- Sleigh Ride Days.
Ouvert : From May to Thanksgiving an admission fee is charged. During this period the site is open daily from 9:30am until 5:00pm(spring and fall) and 6:00pm(summer). For the remainder of the year the site is open daily from 10:00am to 4:00pm; admission is by donation.
Christmas Day and Boxing Day
Droits d'entrée :
Summer all-inclusive, consecutive 2-day "Steele of a Deal" passes:
Adult $25.00 (plus HST)
Senior $15.00 (plus HST)
Youth(13-18 years) $15.00 (plus HST)
Child(6-12 years) $15.00 (plus HST)
Child(5 years and under) are free.
Gate Admission only: $5.00/person. Children (5 years and under) are free.
Friends Of Fort Steele Membership/Season pass: