Christmas on the Trapline Program

Discover the delight of an old-fashioned Christmas at the Fort St. John North Peace Museum through this educational program. Come see the museum all decked out for Christmas. Participate in a Christmas decoration search and find.

Listen to a story about the Rutledge family celebrating Christmas on the trapline in 1942. Discover how their Christmas celebrations were similar and different to your holiday celebrations today. Share your holiday traditions with the class whether you celebrate Christmas or another holiday around that time of year.

Make old-fashioned Christmas crafts like the Rutledge family. Build a unique paper chain to bring back to hang in your classroom. Create a holiday paper lantern. Decorate a pair of mittens to take home and hang in your house.

This program is aimed at kindergarten to grade three. Some crafts will be simplified for younger students and more complex for older students. This program is only available on select dates in December.


Duration: 75 minutes

Cost: $95 plus GST per class (max. 30 students) (adults are free of charge)


An adult must accompany every ten students in an elementary school class. We recommended more accompanying adults for grade three and under. It is the responsibility of the teacher and accompanying adult volunteers to maintain discipline throughout the visit.

Please note: This program does not travel to travel to the schools

If you have any questions or would like to book a tour or program please contact us at or 250-787-0430 or stop by the museum (9323 100 Street). Please book at least two weeks in advance to avoid disappointment. Any cancellations must be made by phone (250-787-0430) at least 48 hours in advance or a $20 cancellation fee will apply.