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Kootenai Brown Pioneer Village

1037 Bev McLachlin Drive | Box 1226, Pincher Creek, Alberta T0K 1W0, Canada
+1 403-627-3684
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A real Gem in alberta

Easily one of the best museums that I have ever been to. loads to see and beautifully laid out. You... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
TrishCornwall
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Cornwall, UK
A hidden gem in the center of town.

I have lived in the area for almost 5 years, and although I had heard of the museum, never realized... read more

Reviewed 2 weeks ago
ChillyRider
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Lundbreck, Canada
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As a hub for tourism, Kootenai Brown Pioneer Village is home to the visitor information centre, Gift Shop, and a Western Canadian frontier village with 24 heritage cabins and two museum buildings filled with intriguing artifacts. The Kootenai Brown Pioneer Village was established in 1966, and was intended to preserve the area's vibrant pioneer heritage. Over the years, the efforts of countless volunteers and employees has seen the museum grow to include 26 buildings and 24,000+ artifacts. Kootenai Brown Pioneer Village is an outdoor heritage facility. Visitors are able to walk directly into any of the historic buildings, and view the artifacts, which are displayed openly.The open concept and self guided museum means you also free to wander through six acres of beautiful gardens, including a pond and waterfall (summer) and large community garden area. Each of the buildings in the Village is authentic, restored, and furnished with period furniture. Artifacts and everyday tools used by the owners and inhabitants of that time, are displayed in each building. The history is not roped off or preserved behind glass.
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  • Average12%
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  • Terrible3%
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“great museum” (2 reviews)
“gift shop” (2 reviews)
“canada” (4 reviews)
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Hours Today: 10:00 - 18:00
Suggested Duration: 1-2 hours
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1037 Bev McLachlin Drive | Box 1226, Pincher Creek, Alberta T0K 1W0, Canada
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+1 403-627-3684
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Reviewed 1 week ago

Easily one of the best museums that I have ever been to. loads to see and beautifully laid out. You can go into all the houses and shops and and most of the exhibits are not behind glass. It has a really wonderful atmosphere and...More

Thank TrishCornwall
Management response:Responded 6 days ago

Thank you so much! One of the things we are most proud of here is the pride and passion within our staff and volunteers! The people working among our grounds are hard working. They really put their heart and soul into everything they do around...More

Reviewed 2 weeks ago

I have lived in the area for almost 5 years, and although I had heard of the museum, never realized that there was a whole village of historical buildings filled with the local past. Well worth the time and energy, We were there for several...More

Thank ChillyRider
Management response:Responded yesterday

Glad you finally made it in! Thank you for taking the time to write us a review and hopefully you can make another trip in before your admission expires! It is a common misconception that we only have what is in our front building. As...More

Reviewed 1 April 2017 via mobile

The pioneer village has some good displays but is still a work in progress. There are good snippets on the local history but I was still wanting to learn more about the past of southern Alberta. The staff is quite passionate and knowledgeable.

Thank Marko M
Reviewed 24 March 2017

I've been to a couple of pioneer villages throughout Canada that looked like no one had dusted the exhibits since the Victorian Era when they were created. That's what makes this place such a pleasant surprise. The entire village is well ordered, kept superbly clean,...More

Thank metaungulate
Management response:Responded yesterday

Hello! We are very sorry for the delayed response as we have lacked proper maintenance for our trip advisor until now! Thank you for such a pleasant review! Seeing these kinds of comments remind us just how special our staff and volunteers are who work...More

Reviewed 24 November 2016

I have been here a couple of years on Canada Day! Its great heritage to see, and go through this little village. They had concessions for food and beverages, along with a gift shop for souvenirs! It is worth the stop - Canada Day or...More

1  Thank paddockinncoleman
Marie E, Communications at Kootenai Brown Pioneer Village, responded to this reviewResponded 25 November 2016

Thank you for taking the time to comment & review! We are so pleased you enjoyed your visit! Sorry, we don't allow dogs for the safety of the artifacts in the buildings. We facilitate unsupervised tours with our visitors, one powerful wag of a tail...More

Reviewed 29 September 2016

The buildings are set up in the six acre spread in such a fashion that they appear to have been in their current location since originally built even though that is not the case. Many of the buildings are framed by lovely flowering beds and...More

Thank Tony1784
Reviewed 22 August 2016

26 historic buildings have been brought to this site including the Chief Justice of Canada..Beverley Mclachlan...family home. Each one has so many wonderful pieces from their time period it's amazing! They have done a fantastic job of creating this little village ...a walk through history...More

1  Thank tiffanyAlberta
Reviewed 14 August 2016 via mobile

We visited based on the recommended things to do- possibly better with children as there would be lots to talk to them about- but still enjoyed it wandering around and viewing the homes and buildings appreciate how hard it is to keep these little historical...More

1  Thank Valerie013
Reviewed 13 July 2016

We were very impressed with the staff and the lay out. I took my three grandchildren ages 8-13 on a small vacation and our first stop was here. We were late getting to Pincher Creek so one of the staff who was going to be...More

2  Thank 346Theresa
Reviewed 11 July 2016

This is one of the best museum's I have ever been at. We walked into each building and went back in time. Into an school with lots to see in there of how school use to be, RCMP station, a church, old houses, stores, etc....More

1  Thank Angel999_6
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Response from Tony1784 | Reviewed this property |
Their brochure states: '....is open year round. During the summer season (May long weekend to the end of August) we are open daily 10 am to 6 pm. The winter season sees us open weekdays 10 am to 4 pm.'
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