Fort St. John North Peace Museum

Fort St. John

About Us

The Fort St. John North Peace Museum tells the story of the Fort St. John region including First Nations' settlements, the fur trade, agricultural settlement, the growth of the town, the Alaska Highway and much more!

Fort St. John North Peace Museum

The Fort St. John North Peace Museum and North Peace Historical Society connect residents and visitors of all ages to the history and communities of the North Peace River area of British Columbia. Our museum is a welcoming centre where the history of Fort St. John and area is kept alive through the preservation, management, and exhibition of our collection as well as our educational programs and events.

Operated by the North Peace Historical Society, the Fort St. John North Peace Museum tells the story of the North Peace through interactive exhibits.

Come explore a tepee, trapper’s cabin, blacksmith’s shop, schoolhouse, dentist office, newspaper office, British Columbia Police Barracks and jail, Alaska Highway exhibit, and more! Sort mail in our post office. Compare your feet to dinosaur footprints. Touch a beaver pelt. Look through a stereoscope. Try on a sugar sack apron. The history of the North Peace is yours to discover.

Admission Fees (all prices include tax)
Adults................................... $7.00
Seniors (65+)........................ $6.00
Students............................... $4.00
Children Five & Under........ Free

Hours of Operation:
The museum has modified our usual hours of operation due to Covid-19. We are open Monday to Friday 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. and Saturday 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. We will not be offering guided tours or programs at this point in time.

How has the Covid-19 pandemic affected your life and work? The Fort St. John North Peace Museum wants to document Fort St. John’s COVID-19 history. We are looking for donations of stories, photographs, and artefacts from our community. We want to record and preserve how Covid-19 had an impact on Fort St. John and the North Peace so we are inviting citizens of Fort St. John and the North Peace to contribute their thoughts and reflections during this significant period in history. The stories and artefacts collected may be used in future exhibitions and as primary research material for future generations.Digital photographs and typed accounts or stories can be submitted by email to at any time. Artefacts, hard copies of photographs, and written accounts can be submitted in person starting June 15. For more information, contact Heather at 250-787-0430 or at the email above.

Please contact us in advance to schedule a guided tour for any age (regular admission fees apply). To learn more about our education programs, please visit the programs part of our website.

The museum’s archives preserve photographs, documents, and genealogical resources. We have over 13,000 photographs as well as local history books, newspapers, maps, personal papers, etc. See our archives tab under programs to learn more. To learn about the work of the North Peace Cemetery Seekers or find out where a relative is buried visit

The museum gift shop has the best selection of local history books covering the Peace region and the Yukon. Come shop for souvenirs, postcards, mugs, gifts, jewelry, stuffed animals, clothing and more! All proceeds support the museum.

Want to donate an artefact, photograph, or papers?
The Acquisitions committee meets once a month to decide on new artefacts that we will accept into our collection. When you bring in your artefact, we fill out a temporary receipt, which indicates that while we make a decision, we will care for the artefact in the same way that we care for artefacts in our permanent collection. We also fill out an historical summary sheet, which gathers all the information you know about the artefact.

The committee makes decisions based on the following criteria:
• Does the object meet the museum's mandate to collect, preserve, and display items relating to the history of the North Peace Region?
• Is the object useful to current or future exhibits?
• What kind of condition is the object in?
• Do we have similar/duplicate objects in our collection?
Following the meeting, you will be contacted to sign a certificate of gift, which transfers legal ownership of the object to the museum. If we decided not to take your object, we will explain why and you may pick it up.


Fort St. John


Heather Sjoblom

9323 100 St.
Fort St. John, BC
V1J 4N4


MONDAY: 10:00 am - 4:00 pm
TUESDAY: 10:00 am - 4:00 pm
WEDNESDAY: 10:00 am - 4:00 pm
THURSDAY: 10:00 am - 4:00 pm
FRIDAY: 10:00 am - 4:00 pm
SATURDAY: 11:00 am - 3:00 pm


Recent News / Get updates from us!

15 Feb 2017

Fort St. John History - the Pomeroy Hotel

The North Peace Museum is a great place to learn about our community. This photo is from 1944 and of the original Pomeroy hotel. The machines out front are called Bombardier Penguins built for the US. Learn more about the history of our region at ...

17 Mar 2020

Family Memberships

The Fort St. John North Peace Museum is pleased to share our newest level of annual memberships - family memberships. These memberships are $45 and include two adults and up to three students (up to those in post-secondary studies). This membership e...

13 Mar 2020

Annual & Life Memberships

Benefits of Membership • Unlimited Visits Enjoy unlimited free admission. • Heritage Preservation Support the preservation, storage and exhibition of artefacts and documents. • Newsletter & Email List Receive our newsletter, Museum Matters, tw...

16 Mar 2020

Corporate Membership

Are you a local business looking to give back to the community? Have you considered becoming a corporate (business) member of the North Peace Historical Society and Fort St. John North Peace Museum? Your corporate membership helps preserve and presen...

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UPCOMING EVENTS /see you soon!

Indigenous Cultural Exhibit

This self-guided and interactive exhibit documents the history of the Peace River Valley through replicas of archaeological artefacts and stories from...

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Our Programs / Get involved!

Museum Exhibits

Explore the history of British Columbia’s North Peace region from dinosaurs to the oil and gas industry. Fort St. John is the oldest European commun...

Minding the Fort: Fort St. John & the Fur Trade Educational Program

Experience Fort St. John’s rich fur trade history from 1794 to 1938 through the artefacts at the Fort St. John North Peace Museum! Aimed at grade ...

Building the Alaska Highway Educational Program

From muskeg to mosquitoes, building the Alaska Highway was a challenge. 2017 marks the 75th anniversary of the construction of this man-made marvel of...

Wild Animals of the North Peace Educational Program

The biodiversity of the North Peace Region is extensive. Following the science curriculum for grades one, two, three, and four, this program looks at ...

Date with Dinosaurs Educational Program

Dinosaurs have invaded the Fort St. John North Peace Museum! Come find out about the dinosaurs of the Peace Region from ankylosaurs to plesiosaurs thr...

Guided Tours, Scavenger Hunts, and Pre- and Post-Visit Activities at the Fort St. John North Peace Museum

GUIDED TOURS The Fort St. John North Peace Museum provides guided tours for all age groups. Staff and volunteers, who share the history of Fort St. ...

Archives & Archival Services at the Fort St. John North Peace Museum

The Fort St. John North Peace Museum Archives contains: A variety of history books on the Fort St John - North Peace Region Newspapers: Alask...

Christmas on the Trapline Program

Discover the delight of an old-fashioned Christmas at the Fort St. John North Peace Museum. Come see the museum all decked out for Christmas. Particip...

About Our Programs

The Fort St. John North Peace Museum is pleased to offer a range of museum exhibits, archival services, guided tours, and educational programs. Click on these links to find out more.

Books / Canada and the Alaska Highway


Signposts and Promises

Canada and the Alaska Highway - a book by Julie Harris and Frank D. Edwards. Click to download a PDF sample of the book!

Book Products

Check out this exciting book about Canada and the Alaska Highway!