The Peace River Museum features local explorer, fur trade and First Nations history, as well as the development of the Town of Peace River and Shaftesbury Trail. The Archives focuses on the North Peace Region and new exhibits are held three or four times a year.
Fort Whoop-Up tells the story of the buffalo robe trade, the years leading up to and the years that followed. We will be telling the story of this region, and the people here, from the mid-1860s to the early 1890s. It is a complex story that includes the Niitsitapi (Blackfoot), other First Nations, Métis, Canadians, Americans, and British. It is a story of trade and politics, good people and notorious characters, and the flow of time. We look forward to seeing you at the Fort! The Fort Whoop-Up Interpretive Centre in Lethbridge will open for the summer season in May 2017.
The Whyte Museum inspires discovery and wonder when people and the Rocky Mountains meet. We share stories and explore the culture shaped by this mountain landscape. Our founders, Peter and Catharine Whyte, were local artists and philanthropists who wished to offer a place where people could gather and appreciate the culture and beauty of the area. We welcome visitors to our mountain home, sharing with them our sense of awe and belonging, through our exhibitions, events, heritage homes, archives, library and museum shop.
From Calgary, travel to Waterton Lakes National Park, enter Montana through Glacier National Park. Re-enter Canada and visit British Columbia before heading on to Alberta for 2-night stays in both Banff and Jasper National Parks.