Doukhobor Discovery Center

Castlegar, British Columbia
Cultural Heritage Centre
112 Heritage Way, Castlegar, BC V1N 4M5, Canada
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(250) 365-5327

Castlegar is one of only a few cities in the world where the unique Doukhobor culture has been meticulously documented and where it still thrives today. A religious group of Russian origin, the Doukhobors fled the Czarist government in the late 1800s and, with the help of the Canadian government, settled in Western Canada. Many found themselves in the West Kootenay region in the early 20th Century and since then they have farmed and flourished. The Doukhobor Discovery Museum, located a five-minute drive from Castlegar and across the highway from the airport, is a wonderful place to learn more about the culture that has so profoundly shaped what the city is today. Home to ten historical buildings on ten acres of land, the Doukhobor Discovery Museum has successfully recreated the sights and sounds of Doukhobor life in south-central British Columbia from 1908 to 1938. There are over 1,600 donated artifacts on hand as well as interactive audio and visual displays that help demonstrate and celebrate the culture. Enjoy a guided tour with friendly, knowledgeable staff and experience the sights and sounds of Doukhobor life as it existed a century ago.


  • Family-Friendly
  • Guided Tour
  • Parking
  • Parkland
  • Washrooms
  • Wheelchair Access


112 Heritage Way, Castlegar, BC V1N 4M5, Canada
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