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The Peace River Museum, Archives and Mackenzie Centre

The Peace River Museum has three galleries: The Peace River Gallery, the Alexander Mackenzie & Fur Trade Room and the Main Gallery.

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The Main Gallery hosts our Current Exhibits as well as our Natural History section and our Aboriginal History section.
The Peace River Gallery features historical artifacts from the turn of the century until the recent past. Many Peace Riverites enjoy coming in and seeing their photo in one of the displays or household items that “mom used to use.”
The second main Gallery focuses on Alexander Mackenzie and his travels “from sea to sea” and the story of the Fur Trade. The room features two canoes used to replicate Alexander Mackenzie's route, including a traditional handmade canoe called "The Dragonfly" used by Robert Twigger in his book "Voyageur." The room also hosts the original fireplace and lantern used by Alexander Mackenzie during his overwintereing at Fort Fork in 1792-1793, relocated from the original site after an archaeological excavation. The room contains many artifacts that tell the fur trade story including HBC blankets, a fur press, traps, furs and, of course, a beaver felt hat.
 

 
How to Contact
The Peace River Museum, Archives and Mackenzie Centre
10302 - 99 St
Peace River, T8S 1K1
Ph: (780) 624-4261
Fax: (780) 624-4270
Web: website
Email: send email