Fort St. John North Peace Museum

Exploring the history of Fort St. John &
the North Peace Region

The Fort St. John North Peace Museum tells the story of the Fort St. John region including Indigenous history, the fur trade, agricultural settlement, the growth of the town, the construction of the Alaska Highway, the start of the oil and gas industry, and much more!

Come discover the history of the North Peace. Explore a tepee, trapper’s cabin, general store, post office, schoolhouse,  newspaper office, jail, and more! Walk in the footsteps of voyageurs, soldiers working on the Alaska Highway, and freighters on the Fort Nelson Trail. Learn about transportation in the north from dogsleds to steamboats and trains to bush planes. 

Compare your feet to dinosaur footprints. Touch a beaver pelt. Search for items in Finch’s Store. Sort mail in our post office. Signal with a railway lantern. Write a prescription in the doctor’s office. 

Take a guided tour. Paddle like a voyageur or stomp like a dinosaur in an educational program. Learn about challenges of a northern life in our cemetery tour. 

Research the history of Fort St. John in our archives. Dive into a story of life in the north in our gift shop. 

The history of the North Peace is yours to discover. 



Want a preview of the museum? Check out our brief tour with Bertie the Beaver below!