Come experience the sights and sounds of Doukhobor life in the southern interior of British Columbia. Located just off Highway 3 in Castlegar, BC, the Doukhobor Discovery Centre is home to ten historical buildings across ten acres of land where visitors can enjoy indoor and outdoor displays and educational exhibits.
Officially opened in 1971 as a Castlegar-Kinnaird BC Centennial project, the Kootenay Doukhobor Historical Society has continued to maintain and expand the Doukhobor Discovery Centre for more than 45 years with numerous fundraising efforts,countless volunteer hours, membership support and restoration projects moving it forward from the modest initial establishment to the world class heritage museum it is today.
The museum is open to the public on an annual seasonal basis with daily hours of operation from May 1st through September 30th. Each season we are pleased to welcome a number of visitors and tour groups, from students to seniors, from our local area and all around the globe, to explore the grounds and discover Doukhobor history.
In addition to our exhibits, gift shop, restaurant (currently closed for renovations) and market, our location also serves as a local venue for public events and private functions throughout the season. Read the DDC News to find out what’s happening next, or contact us to begin planning your own.
We hope to see you soon at the Doukhobor Discovery Centre!