Valemount Museum and Archive

Located in historical Valemount Railway Station

Museum Hours

Open Mid-May – September 30
Every day: 10 am – 4:30 pm

Admission Rates

By Donation
We Accept Master/Visa and Cash

Where to Find us

1090-B Main Street
Valemount, BC V0E 2Z0

The Valemount Museum is a designated Heritage Railway Station and building

Constructed in 1914, the Valemount Museum spans three designed levels: the main floor, an upper level, and a basement. On the primary level, visitors can engage with exhibits highlighting railroad towns, the history of Japanese Internment camps, Valemount pioneers, and revered local War Heroes, among other significant displays. The artwork of Margaret McKirdy and James Vanslyk adds an artistic dimension to our collections.

In the basement, we take pride in our detailed re-creation of an outfitting and trapper’s cabin. Adjacently, the Ishbel Cochrane exhibit stands as a tribute to the memory of Ishbel Cochrane. This particular exhibit delves into the history of the Hargreaves Brothers Outfitting Company and the renowned Mount Robson Ranch, where Ishbel Cochrane spent her formative years.

Ascending to the upper level, one is greeted by an authentic representation of a historical bedroom alongside a schoolhouse display. Additionally, the premises boasts a meticulously restored Standard Cupola CN Caboose and an annex.

This annex is instrumental in showcasing artifacts from local logging and farming operations, offering a window into Valemount’s industrial past.

For a comprehensive list of our exhibits and displays, please refer to this link.

During your visit, we cordially invite you to explore our gift shop. It is an emporium of locally published books, pamphlets, items from the Canadian National Railway, and other curated selections. For those unable to visit in person, we provide a curated collection of historical booklets in our online store.

For individuals with a penchant for archival research, our archives are strategically situated in the basement of the library across the lawn. To avail of our archival services, we recommend visiting our ‘research and services’ section.