Are you still looking to find those fascinating heritage and historical experiences after Heritage Week? BC Route 7 has a fantastic assortment of spots for you to check out throughout the region! Continue reading below for museums, installations, and more to plan your upcoming spring adventures where you’ll dive into the history and heritage of the Scenic Route!
116 Brunette Avenue, Coquitlam
The Mackin House is a heritage home right in Coquitlam with excellent yearly exhibits! The passionate staff strives to preserve, honour, and promote Coquitlam’s heritage and have recently opened a new exhibit called “The Shape of Our Memories”! Learn more here!
Explore the Public Art Displays of Coquitlam
Coquitlam is home to many beautiful public art displays that pull inspiration from the variety of heritages that make up their community. Click here to plan your art adventure!
11612 224th Street
Open on Sundays, this iconic heritage house was once the home of the Haney family from 1883 to 1979! In 1979, descendants of the original occupants of the house donated the home and property to the District of Maple Ridge as a museum of family life. Click here to learn more and plan your visit!
The Mountain of the Golden Eagle Mural
11969 224th Street
This gorgeous mural, created by Kwantlen First Nation artist, Brandon Gabriel, can be found in Downtown Maple Ridge. With the two golden eagles over the Golden Ears Mountains, it represents Maple Ridge’s Halkomelem name “Z’wa?acstan”, which translates to “place where the golden eagles are”.
Kwantlen Sculptures at Ruskin Dam
Learn about the Kwantlen heritage at the Ruskin dam as you find the six pier panels there that depict the Kwantlen Nation’s Connection to the water and land of the region. Learn more here!
33201 2nd Avenue
Visit the Mission Museum to experience and learn 9,000 years of history dating back to the first human occupation of Sto:lo traditional territory up until present day. This museum is packed with thousands of artifacts and other media to give you a memorable, immersive experience! Start planning your visit here!
Harrison Hot Springs
Sasquatch Museum & Harrison Visitor Information Centre
102-160 Lillooet Avenue, Harrison Hot Springs
Visit the Sasquatch Museum and dare to believe! Immerse yourself in the fascinating culture and stories surrounding this mysterious creature at this well-curated museum and visitor centre! More info here!
Ranger Station Art Gallery
98 Rockwell Dr, Harrison Hot Springs
Open year-round, this wonderful art gallery is situated in the historic Ranger Station building. It houses beautiful locally inspired and created art pieces and has exhibits that rotate on a monthly basis!
Agassiz & Kent
Agassiz-Harrison Museum & Visitor Information Centre
7011 Pioneer Avenue
Celebrating local, regional, and national history all in one, is the Agassiz-Harrison Museum & Visitor Information Centre. Even the building itself is historical having been built in 1893 and being one of Canada’s oldest wooden CPR stations! Here, you can also pick up self-guided walking tours to discover the history of downtown Agassiz, the Old Agassiz Cemetery, Harrison Hot Springs, and Harrison Mills! Find out more here!
Kilby Historic Site
215 Kilby Road, Harrison Mills
Step into the story. Travel back to an early 1900s rural community and visit a 1906 General Store museum complete with original merchandise. Opening on Easter, the Kilby Historic Site has several different historical buildings and costumed interpreters that are committed to giving you an unforgettable heritage experience! Learn more here!
Yale Historic Site
31187 Douglas Street, Yale
Opening on May 1st, this incredible museum immerses you in Indigenous culture and history in the Fraser Canyon as well as Yale’s history as the Boomtown on the Fraser during the Gold Rush of 1858! Learn more here!
Take the Chainsaw Carving Self-Guided Tour
Known as the Chainsaw Carving Capital, Hope has over 80 chainsaw carvings that are a key part of the town’s culture! Stop in at the Hope Arts Gallery to learn more about touring these incredible works of art set up all through town! Find more info here!
Now you’re ready to experience BC Route 7’s fascinating history and heritage! There are still lots of other experiences that we couldn’t fit into this blog but that we recommend checking out! Head to the links below to learn even more about our communities and their heritage and history!