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Address: Fort Nelson, British Columbia V0C 1R0, Canada
Phone Number: +1 250-774-3536
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The Fort Nelson Heritage Museum is situated just West of the historic Mile...

The Fort Nelson Heritage Museum is situated just West of the historic Mile 300 milepost on the World Famous Alaska Highway. The museum is located in Fort Nelson, BC, Canada and is operated by the Fort Nelson Historical Society. Fort Nelson is the gateway to the Northern Rocky Mountains and the Muskwa-Kechika Management Area.

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a Must stop on the Alaska HIghway

Thee Best private collection i have ever seen , it was raining the day we stopped..so only stayed a hour. hope to stay overnight next yr at campgound next to the museum and have... read more

5 of 5 bubblesReviewed 4 weeks ago
Ken V
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Whitecourt, Canada
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Whitecourt, Canada
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28 reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Thee Best private collection i have ever seen , it was raining the day we stopped..so only stayed a hour. hope to stay overnight next yr at campgound next to the museum and have better look.

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Cape Town
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219 reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 7, 2016

this collection of memorabilia is curated by Marl to whome most of the vintage vehicles belong. We were lucky enough to find him on site and had a personal tour of all the beautiful vehicles most in which were in perfect running order. thereafter we wandered around the rest of the site where many of the original town buildings had... More 

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Seeleys Bay
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 6, 2016

This place is crowded with all kinds of interesting things to see. A guided tour comes with your admission. The old guy that started it is still there and he is a very interesting chap, talk to him if you get the chance. Most of the cars there he owned and drove himself. Including his first car a model T... More 

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Thank Howard L
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 4, 2016 via mobile

We had a chance to explore the Fort Nelson Heritage Museum. We were told that this was one of the best museums in Alberta - we totally agree!! It is a historical museum run by a gentle old soul who has put his life and love into building it up over the years!! It is a definite must for anyone... More 

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Niagara Falls, Canada
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 4, 2016 via mobile

Some say clutter, I say you simply need to spend the time to find the treasures. I loved visiting this little museum and getting to learn about the Alaska Highway and chat with locals about the area's history. Trying out the bannock was also a yummy highlight!

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Alberta, Canada
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 4, 2016

I am not sure if I have ever seen such a vast collection of museum items. You could literally spend an entire day here. Lots of fun for those who love museums

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Thank Carla G
Fort Nelson
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 29, 2016

Thew Fort Nelson Museum is a fantastic place to learn about the lifestyle in the community and the building of the Alaska Highway. Tons of displays indoors and out that tell the story of the lives of the many who lived, worked and loved the town. Very easy to ell that the curator, Marl Brown, loves what he does. If... More 

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Thank Tracy P
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 20, 2016

We happened to stay at the RV park next to this place and the owners recommended we pay the museum a visit. Are we glad we did! The grounds are covered with the most fascinating collection of... well, stuff! Amazing collection of cars in the large building, some more out back in the car/truck graveyard, homes and church that were... More 

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Bellevue, Washington
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 19, 2016

You could spend a week here and not see everything. They offer tour guides upon request. You can ask to see a 40 minute video on the building of the Al-Can. I would suggest seeing it. I would call this a must see.

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Everett, Washington
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 18, 2016

Locally run museum, with a lot of things from the history of the Alaska Highway. The antique cars were of great interest to me, and they ALL run! Talk to the gentleman who owns them and takes care of them, he is a well of information about the area and the history. Some of the buildings were not open, and... More 

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