Thursday, September 29, 2011

Fort St. John North Peace Museum

  Fort St. John  started as a fur trading post and grew into a city during the 1930s depression when farmers from drought ridden areas migrated west. More growth came when oil and gas were discovered. Besides covering this early history the museum also has an interesting exhibit about a little known bit of Canadian history – the labor camp interment of over 5,000 Ukrainian immigrants during WWI.

   The museum is fairly accessible with a ramp at the entrance and easy to see exhibits. There are a few tight spots where a wheelchair may not fit.

   The parking area is large enough for RVs.  Museum
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