Rocky Mountain Forts
Open May through September, the Rocky Mountain Fort Museum is located in Peace Island Park. It is dedicated to the original North West Company Fort that was founded in 1796, making it the first non-native settlement in mainland British Columbia. This post had a short but colorful life and was closed after the massacre of Guy Hughes and four voyageurs in 1823.
Some of the artefacts on display came from the original Fort site, while others have been acquired from various sources in the Peace River area dating back to the early fur trade era. Examples of the local fur bearing animals that fueled the fur trade and lead to the early exploration of this region can be found here, along with a representation of the articles of trade used to procure them from the native trappers.
This collection is a must-see for anyone interested in the early fur trade history of this area!