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Fort Nelson Heritage Museum

Fort Nelson, British Columbia V0C 1R0, Canada
+1 250-774-3536
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Amazing Collection of Artifacts and Vehicles

A great place to stop on the Alaska Highway. Tons of history and heritage on display, with several... read more

Reviewed 6 September 2017
Keith C
Arviat, Canada
Amazing ... A must see!

Just visited several museums in the Yukon and Alaska and this one was the best by far. Lots... read more

Reviewed 31 August 2017
Cindy M
Grande Prairie, Canada
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The Fort Nelson Heritage Museum is situated just West of the historic Mile 300 milepost on the World Famous Alaska Highway. The museum is located in Fort Nelson, BC, Canada and is operated by the Fort Nelson Historical Society. Fort Nelson is the gateway to the Northern Rocky Mountains and the Muskwa-Kechika Management Area.
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  • Average3%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible3%
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Hours Today: 10:00 AM - 7:00 PM
Fort Nelson, British Columbia V0C 1R0, Canada
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Reviewed 6 September 2017

A great place to stop on the Alaska Highway. Tons of history and heritage on display, with several buildings full of amazing artifacts and photographs. Even more interesting is the huge collection of classic cars, trucks, equipment, etc. at the museum.

Thank Keith C
Reviewed 31 August 2017 via mobile

Just visited several museums in the Yukon and Alaska and this one was the best by far. Lots inside and out. You could spend hours here. They have lots of buildings to go thru including an antique vehicle shop you shouldn't miss.

Thank Cindy M
Reviewed 29 August 2017

I was told by a friend to stop here on our Northern Circle route. He was certainly correct. It is full of interesting artifacts, cars, trucks, etc etc. Any age group would find something of interest.

Thank qseaturtle
Reviewed 28 August 2017 via mobile

A highlight of our trip to Fort Nelson! Great affordable family outing. So much to see, so much history and presented so well. They've done an amazing job putting this together! The vintage car garage was a favorite as well as the old trappers cabin....More

Thank sunnygirl0524
Reviewed 14 August 2017

You might be tempted to drive right by Fort Nelson-- but before you do, definitely make a stop at the Fort Nelson Heritage Museum. To call it quirky would be an understatement. To call it crazy fun is right on the money. It had everything...More

Thank lhep_11720
Reviewed 10 August 2017 via mobile

Incredible!!!! More stuff than I ever dreamed of. Staff was very friendly and engaging. You will not be disappointed. Even has ice cream shop in parking lot! Only open from May till Sept from 10:00-1900 hrs. Must see

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Reviewed 3 August 2017 via mobile

An amazing collection of a vast array of collectibles. Merl, the 85 year old curator was there and showed off his awesome collection of classic and antique cars. Well worth the very low ticket price. Very nice and informative folks throughout the museum.

Thank Usmacoach
Reviewed 25 July 2017 via mobile

Just toured this museum. It is jam packed with so much it is overwhelming. This guy collected everything you can think of and it is jam packed into this museum. Everything and anything about this area, the Alaska highway, antique cars, trucks, machines, wildlife, communication....More

Thank feltsoul
Reviewed 30 June 2017

What a treat! Our group stopped here when our work day ended sooner than expected. Assorted heavy equipment, classic cars, tools, taxidermy, you-name-its, everything and anything you can think of, local history, etc, etc,

Thank Saint_Johnny
Reviewed 30 June 2017 via mobile

We almost bypassed this awesome little museum, which is a lot bigger than it looks, but thanks to the very helpful staff at the Information Centre across the street, we decided to check it out. This is definitely s must see on the Al-Can Hwy....More

Thank iloveloveseaotters
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