The Vanderhoof Museum & Visitor Centre is located conveniently on Highway 16, with large trailer parking available behind the site. The Visitor Centre is located in the 1914 Board of Trade Building, which was historically used as a community centre and schoolhouse.
Step Back in TimeHistoric Site
The Vanderhoof Community Museum rests on a historic site showcasing beautifully restored buildings from the early 1900s. On site you can find a restaurant, gift shop, expansive heritage park and look out. Step back in time through thought-provoking displays and guided tours (tours available early May to late September) as you immerse yourself in the storied past of Vanderhoof learning how the community was shaped to what it is today. The District of Vanderhoof operates the historic site in partnership with the Nechako Valley Historical Society.
Take a StrollHeritage Trail
On site you will find the wooded Heritage Nature Trail, included in the Vanderhoof Community Trails & Tours Guide booklet available at the Visitor Centre. Interpretive signs point out interesting historical and ecological facts along the over 1 km walking trail that circles the museum grounds. The trail passes through the forest and along Stoney Creek, an important traditional area for the local Saik’uz First Nation.
If you only have a short time to visit, take in the historic setting at the O.K. Café where you can enjoy a fresh, home-made meal and amazing pies! Visit the Visitor Centre located in the restored 1914 Board of Trade building and find books, gourmet candy, local art and more.
There is plenty of space for kids to run and play. If you are here for July 1 – Canada Day, come join the festivities. There are games for children, entertainment and great food at the museum every year on Canada Day. A large on-site parking lot easily accommodates chartered buses and RVs. The traditional Strawberry Tea is hosted on site the 2nd Saturday in August each year.