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Doukhobor Discovery Centre

Closed Now: 10:00 AM - 5:00 PM
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Discover the Doukhobors! They are an amazing people!

The Doukhobor Discovery Centre will teach you many things about these beautiful, creative and... read more

Reviewed October 8, 2019
JudyL1264
A Hidden Gem of Local History and Culture!

This was a great opportunity to see what Doukhobor life was like + a very informative guide! I'd... read more

Reviewed August 30, 2019
SolaTraveller
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Come experience the sights and sounds of Doukhobor life in the Southern Interior of British Columbia (1908-1938). Enjoy indoor and outdoor displays, interactive educational exhibits and historical artifacts. Take a guided tour with friendly...more
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112 Heritage Way, Castlegar, British Columbia V1N 4M5, Canada
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Reviewed October 8, 2019

The Doukhobor Discovery Centre will teach you many things about these beautiful, creative and hardworking people. Some things you'll learn: First is that there are two different factions which have very different perceptions of their faith. You'll learn that they have a very interesting history,...More

Date of experience: October 2019
Thank JudyL1264
Doukhobor Disco... C, Manager at Doukhobor Discovery Centre, responded to this reviewResponded 5 weeks ago

Thank you for your insightful review. Your words are much appreciated.

Reviewed August 30, 2019

This was a great opportunity to see what Doukhobor life was like + a very informative guide! I'd recommend it to anyone in the Castlegar area.

Date of experience: August 2019
Thank SolaTraveller
Doukhobor Disco... C, Manager at Doukhobor Discovery Centre, responded to this reviewResponded September 1, 2019

Thank you for your recommendation. Glad to know you enjoyed your visit.

Reviewed August 16, 2019

The young woman who greeted us in the information centre and took our fee was positively delightful. She was super knowledgeable, 4th generation Doukhobor who gave us a 10 minute run down on the history of these people and how and why they came to...More

Date of experience: August 2019
Thank Lynette S
Doukhobor Disco... C, Manager at Doukhobor Discovery Centre, responded to this reviewResponded August 18, 2019

Thank you, Lynette. We are so happy you had a good visit. Do come again!

Reviewed August 11, 2019

Last summer we visited the Grand Forks Dukhobor Museum and as we were close to Castlegar on our way we decided to stop and explore the Dukhobor village here. It is different from what we saw in Grand Forks, however has a lot of information...More

Date of experience: July 2019
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Doukhobor Disco... C, Manager at Doukhobor Discovery Centre, responded to this reviewResponded August 13, 2019

Thank you. We're glad to have provided you with a good visit.

Reviewed August 5, 2019

So glad we decided to stop here on our family road trip. We knew very little about the Doukhobour culture and this beautiful and well-maintained site offers a fascinating glimpse of this community's history and culture. We were fortunate to have Jackie provide a guided...More

Date of experience: June 2019
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Doukhobor Disco... C, Manager at Doukhobor Discovery Centre, responded to this reviewResponded August 6, 2019

Thank you. We're glad you had an enjoyable visit.

Reviewed July 4, 2019

I grew up in Toronto in the '50's and can only recall hearing how this group of people (or as it turns out only a small splinter group called Sons of Freedom) removed their clothes as a form of protest. That's all I learned. Today...More

Date of experience: July 2019
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Doukhobor Disco... C, Manager at Doukhobor Discovery Centre, responded to this reviewResponded July 7, 2019

Thank you for your warm words - we're privileged to be able to share Doukhobor culture with you and all our visitors.

Reviewed June 9, 2019

Lots of information and done well. Grounds are nice. Relaxing place to go. Children would not likely enjoy unless they are from this group of people.

Date of experience: May 2019
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DoukhoborDC, Manager at Doukhobor Discovery Centre, responded to this reviewResponded June 10, 2019

Thank you for your input. Did you check out the interactive family room and the "scavenger hunt" we have for kids to keep them engaged? We aim to keep all the family engaged so open to suggestions for improvement.

Reviewed June 9, 2019 via mobile

Very Interesting and informative attraction. Lovely little gift shop and very informative self guided tour through the buildings.

Date of experience: June 2019
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DoukhoborDC, Manager at Doukhobor Discovery Centre, responded to this reviewResponded June 10, 2019
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We're glad you enjoyed your visit.

Reviewed May 18, 2019

Spent an interesting hour and a half at the Doukhobor Discovery Centre, it’s definitely worth visiting while in Castlegar. Most informative for us was the video presentation (which I would suggest they shorten a bit), the historical photos and collection of artifacts all found in...More

Date of experience: April 2019
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DoukhoborDC, Manager at Doukhobor Discovery Centre, responded to this reviewResponded May 19, 2019

Thank you for your input! We're glad you enjoyed your visit and will take to heart the suggestion about shortening the video presentation.

Reviewed September 15, 2018

We stopped in at the Doukhobor Discovery Centre while in Castlegar. Interesting but not a great deal to see for the $10 entrance fee.

Date of experience: September 2018
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