Oil and Gas

Oil and Gas

The region known as the North Peace has always been rich in oil and gas reserves. In 1952 oil and gas was discovered in Fort St. John and the immediate vicinity, officially establishing Fort St. John as the oil and gas capital of B.C. In 1957 the refinery in Taylor, BC (14 km south of Fort St. Joh...

The Alaska Highway

The Alaska Highway

The Alaska Highway starts in Dawson Creek, BC winding it’s way northwest through to the Yukon and finally terminating in Delta Junction, Alaska totalling 1,422 miles (2288 km). This massive project, initially U.S. Army supply route, was completed in 1942, an impressive eight months after it ...

Providence Hospital

Providence Hospital

The Providence Hospital was established in Fort St. John, BC in August of 1931 by the Catholic Sisters of Providence. The Sisters, Sr. Marie Gilberte, Sr. Agatha and Sr. Catherine de Bologne, accompanied by Father Luc Beuglet. Soon after they were joined by Sr. Gerard Majella and Sr. Alfred de la ...

Margaret ‘Ma’ Murray

Margaret ‘Ma’ Murray

Margaret Lally, ‘Ma’ Murray, was born in Windy Ridge, Kansas in 1888. She moved to Vancouver and married George Murray. George and Margaret worked at various newspapers and were actively involved in politics. In 1943 she and George moved to Fort St. John where she started the Alaska...

God's Galloping Girl

God's Galloping Girl

Monica Storrs came to the Peace Region in 1929 to work as an Anglican Missionary and quickly became dubbed ‘God’s Galloping Girl’. She was born in 1888 in London, England, the fourth child of an Anglican Reverend. At the age of 41 and self-described as ‘middle-sized and mid...

Bella Yahey

Bella Yahey

Bella (Attachie) Yahey was born in 1858 to the Great Chief Attachie, one of the Beaver First Nations leaders who, in 1900, signed Treaty 8 in Fort St. John, BC. Bella played a very active role with her people and was visible and regular feature around town. She married Charley Yahey, for whose fat...

Contact Info

Tel: (250) 787-0430
9323 100th St.
Fort St. John, BC
V1J 4N4

Monday through Saturday

9am to 5pm. Year round.

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After visiting our museum please come and browse in our gift shop! The gift shop, along with the museum, is open Monday through Friday 9am to 5pm, year round. We have gifts to fit all tastes, occasions and budgets including:

CLOTHING: We have a wide variety of men’s, women’s and children’s clothing such as t-shirts, hats, vests, jackets and sweatshirts.

SOUVENIRS: A huge selection of Fort St. John, Alaska Highway, Peace River, and Canada themed gifts including patches, mugs, key chains, clothing and magnets and much more!

BOOKS: The Fort St. John North Peace Museum has one of the largest selections of local, regional and BC history titles in the area. We have books on the Alaska Highway, the Yukon, and western Canadian history. You will find something for everyone!

GIFTS: We have a wide array of beautiful jewellery, stuffed animals, framed pictures, music boxes and figurines.

We accept Visa, Mastercard, Interact/Debit and cash. Revenue from the gift shop and museum goes to operating costs, our archives, our collection, and present and future exhibits.

 

Thank you to the following corporate members for their support: