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Sandon Museum

Hwy 31A, Sandon, British Columbia, Canada
+1 250-358-7920
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An interesting side visit, but not a destination!

The drive up the steep valley to reach this spot is almost as rewarding as the old village. Once... read more

Reviewed 4 October 2017
Canmore, Canada
via mobile
Time Flew

There is very little surviving in Sandon after a fire and two major floods, but it is still... read more

Reviewed 21 August 2017
Destiny F
Lethbridge, Canada
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Hwy 31A, Sandon, British Columbia, Canada
+1 250-358-7920
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Reviewed 4 October 2017 via mobile

The drive up the steep valley to reach this spot is almost as rewarding as the old village. Once there, the dog was happy to charge around off leash without bothering any body, and they do serve a very acceptable ice cream at the store/museum....More

Thank CanmoreFunkyDude
Reviewed 21 August 2017

There is very little surviving in Sandon after a fire and two major floods, but it is still defiantly worth visiting. The collection of electrical buses, old equipment and the museums were interesting, but my favorite part was visiting the surviving electrical power house. It...More

Thank Destiny F
Reviewed 12 November 2016

Sandon is a fascinating place for gold-rush era enthusiasts. There are 3 (if memory serves) museums to explore; one of the earliest power generation stations in the west (museum inside!) and a variety of outdoor, living history as well as curiosities to take in. Plan...More

Thank Mark A
Reviewed 9 September 2016

We visited the ghost town of Sandon and found it very interesting! We loved the old buildings and buses. There is even an old steam train you can look at. We went into the powerhouse to see the historic hydro-electric plant. It still generates power...More

Thank Loreena M
Reviewed 6 September 2016 via mobile

The museum, for where and what it is, is quite fantastic. A lot of the same sort of artifacts you'll find at most small town museums in BC, but what really did it for me were the photographs, newspapers, and books saved from Sandon when...More

Thank LalaithEnenthNin
Reviewed 25 August 2016

When we went the manager of the museum decided to close early and essentially told everyone to leave. I have heard good reports about the museum and was disappointed to say the least about his attitude. The young man running the shop in Sandon and...More

Thank Worldscapetravel
Reviewed 19 June 2016

We had a wonderful time at the museum. As if the setting, building, artifacts and atmosphere wasn't enough, Andrew Rhodes was there to bring it alive! Andrew is the resident interpreter/guide for the summer season (2016) and welcomes you in a very down to earth...More

Thank Mark B
Reviewed 17 June 2016

We were sooo pleased to find the Meusuem open on this visit to Sandon. The local staff were very well informed about the Rich History of Sandon...we really appreciated their insight. The entire town itself is really a wonderful experience to explore. Make sure you...More

Thank Heather7A7
Reviewed 15 October 2015

It was interesting, the road out there was fairly good, and it was a nice place to stop for a picnic and a walk :) The museum was quite nice, but the whole place could be so so sooo much better. It's worth the trip,...More

Thank JenwaC
Reviewed 9 October 2015

You can drive here fairly easily, we pulled a 27' trailer there. You need to bring your own accommodations if you are staying overnight. There's a coffee shop, if you do need something to eat. It is a dirt road but was graded when we...More

Thank Deckgun
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