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Fort Steele Heritage Town

9851 Highway 93/95, Fort Steele, British Columbia V0B 1N0, Canada
+1 250-417-6000
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Great tour of Windsor Hotel with Barb

We were the only ones there and had great personal tour of the Windsor Hotel with Barb. Bought... read more

Reviewed 13 December 2017
Craig B
,
Calgary
My Heritage

Fascinating insight into life in the late 1800's. A bit less interactive than some heritage sights... read more

Reviewed 2 November 2017
bdh520
,
Edmonton, Alberta
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This restored 19th-century "Wild West" town features live performances as well as horse-drawn carriage rides.
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9851 Highway 93/95, Fort Steele, British Columbia V0B 1N0, Canada
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+1 250-417-6000
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"steam train"
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"train ride"
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"blacksmith shop"
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"gold panning"
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"step back in time"
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"pan for gold"
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"general store"
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"stayed longer"
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"dressed in period costume"
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"entrance fee"
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"couple of hours"
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"all ages"
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"farm animals"
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"special events"
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"turn of the century"
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Reviewed 13 December 2017

We were the only ones there and had great personal tour of the Windsor Hotel with Barb. Bought some delicious fresh baked bread in the bakery from a very friendly and helpful bakers assistant. The guy at the museum was a bit surly and we...More

Thank Craig B
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Reviewed 2 November 2017

Fascinating insight into life in the late 1800's. A bit less interactive than some heritage sights (like Barkerville BC), but this is my heritage. The Kershaw General Store in Fort Steele was started by my Great Grandfather in the late 1800's. This place will always...More

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Reviewed 16 October 2017

This historical site was well down. It was amazing how well kept the buildings were. I spent 2 hours there- not sure where the time went. Unfortunately I had another commitment because I could have stayed longer. The staff were very approachable and friendly.

Thank Margaret B
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Reviewed 5 October 2017

This heritage town has a ton to offer in they way of sites and activities, especially in the summer months. From their ice-cream parlor, farm animals, steam engine train ride to homesteaders making flour, and pounding metal it's a great historical experience that anyone can...More

Thank ythebert
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Reviewed 27 September 2017

Only 15 minutes outside of Cranbrook on route through the Crowes nest pass to Alberta. Do not miss it. Lots of walking require on gravel and or grass. There is entertainment in the streets and dance hall, there are many furnished historic buildings to see....More

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Reviewed 20 September 2017

Fort Steele was on of my "must see" places during our recent visit to BC, and it did not disappoint! It is a large site with many historic buildings preserving pioneer life in the Kootenays, and a fantastic place to visit. I can see families...More

Thank janidd
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Reviewed 13 September 2017

Fort Steel township is a great place, you realy step back in time, well preserved building and many demonstrations of craftsmen and women, we even watched a wedding take place.. the restaurants serv great food, and it's nice see everyone dressed in period costume

Thank Steve N
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Reviewed 1 September 2017

It wasn’t too busy (for) early July although most venues were open. It seems a tad slow in this town but perhaps that’s by choice. The drinks were cold and food was decent. The actors were entertaining and the many old devices and tools were...More

Thank Bill J
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Reviewed 29 August 2017

Fort Steele, an historic township preserved with some pride by the community as a tourist attraction is 50 miles south of Fairmont in lush farmlands. We had planned our visit here for months but misjudged the time it took to get there from Banff. The...More

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Fort Steele M, Marketing at Fort Steele Heritage Town, responded to this reviewResponded 30 August 2017

Thank you for including Fort Steele Heritage Town in your travels! It is unfortunate to hear that you didn't have enough time to explore everything you had planned for this visit! It is a regular courtesy that we offer to inform our visitors when their...More

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Reviewed 27 August 2017 via mobile

This is a great day out for young and old. Paying $35 for a seniors ticket it gave us free rein in the place. A train ride pulled be a ninety year old locomotive complete with memorable western train hooter plus bell and of course...More

Thank Michael W
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Barb S
22 August 2016|
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Response from Roxie321 |
I am the baker and we make everything on site except Sausage rolls and veggie rolls. I make everything from scratch. There are 2 of us that make sure there are baked goods 7 days àweek. Not sure why you don't think we make... More
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1robert
15 June 2016|
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Response from Laura S |
There are wooden boardwalks that are ramped for access to the buildings as well as a ramp up to the train. In places where there are no boardwalks the roads are very well maintained. Shouldn't be a problem.
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Laura S
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Response from CarolynMcI | Reviewed this property |
We were there in June . . it was great.
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