Vanderhoof Community Museum

Open Hours:

Closed for the winter.


Located at: 478 1st Street
(corner of Highway 16 and Pine Street)
RV parking

The Vanderhoof Community Museum is located on historically significant land in Vanderhoof. This land is within the Saik'uz First Nation Traditional Territory and is adjacent Stoney Creek. On this wonder piece of property that is backed by a steep valley wall, are forests and trails, as well as the museum site with grass yard, historic buildings and lots to see.

The museum comprises of a series of historic buildings, and within them are various displays on Vanderhoof history - including First Nations information, early pioneers, natural history of the area, as well as famous individuals who made Vanderhoof home.

The Buildings

The Smithers House was one of the first homes built in Vanderhoof, and in 2010, the building restoration was completed. The original wood floors and character rooms of this home serve as a wonderful space to wander and relive a time past.

The Jail House is a great old log building that houses the first jail of Vanderhoof. Walk through this building and see the old furniture, tools, maps and photos from the early 1900's.

Stop in and have a look for yourself!