Our Story

Our Story

The past lives and breathes at Fort Steele Heritage Town. Perched on the western slopes of the Rocky Mountains since its gold rush beginnings in 1864, the village has gone from boomtown to regional centre to ghost town to one of the most important heritage attractions of its kind in British Columbia.

Enjoy old-time farming demonstrations, ice-cream making, train rides and horse-drawn wagon tours. Try gold panning, watch live theatre performances and observe the museum displays. Or simply enjoy the view in a Kootenay Rockies setting.

There’s no time like the present and no fun like the past. We look forward to having you step back in time with us!