Railway; Area history; Art
Built in 1914 and serving as the Swift Creek Station, the building that now houses the museum was then moved to Valemount in 1927 where it served until 1981 when it was declared a Municipal Heritage Site. The museum offers exhibits throughout its three floors. This year we are very happy to be adding two new exhibits that will feature two pioneers of outfitting in the Robson Valley, so be sure to drop in to see what life was like for horseback guiding adventurures in the first half of the 20th century.
The museum has a restored caboose and numerous artifacts from the Robson Valley's early years of logging and agriculture. Explore the Railroad Room, which has a model train running through the textual displays and artifacts. One of the museum's most popular exhibits showcases the life of a trapper and some of his catches and tools. Visitors can also find stories about the Japanese internment camps, the history of the Valemount schools, early settlers and, of course, the history of the railroad.
The Valemount Museum offers something for every member of your family. Enjoy a walk back in time and visit the Valemount Museum at 1090 Main Street, behind the Valemount Public Library.
Venue type: E (My venue is a museum, heritage or cultural site.)
Wheelchair accessible? Yes (Accessible meaning doors at least 32" wide, no threshold more than 1" high and no stairs or an elevator/lift available.)
Business hours outside of the Culture Tour are: Regular business hours.
10 am – 6 pm
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