Fort Steele Heritage Town, British Columbia

Lodging & Services
Cities & Towns
Travel Info
Points of Interest
Provincial Parks

Fort Steele Part of the BC Adventure Network. Over a million web site visitors annually !

Originally called "Galbraith's Ferry" after John and Robert Galbraith that started a cable ferry across the Kootenay River. The community was later renamed Fort Steele in honour of Sam Steele of the North-West Mounted Police.

Fort Steele grew into a commercial centre, shipping lead, zinc and silver from Kimberley's North Star Mine to smelters in the United States. However, when the railway bypassed the centre in 1898 the town was gradually deserted.

The town is back to life as Fort Steels Heritage Town is vibrant with the sights and sounds of frontier life. Visitors can enjoy first-class musical comedies, scripted street dramas, food at the International, and much more. The grounds are open year-round, dawn to dusk with an admission fee in peak season of mid-June to early Sept.

Enjoy a Slide Show of Fort Steele

Accommodation/Adventure Providers

See The Rockies: Travel Guide to the Canadian Rockies. Map driving routes, explore Canada's Rocky Mountain National Parks, including Banff and jasper. Book lodging at hotels, resorts, guest ranches, and lodges. Plan sightseeing tours, outdoor adventures and more! more

If you would like to have your business listed, please Click Here.

City Information

Access: Follow Highway 93/95 16 km north of Cranbrook

Local Attractions: Wild Horse Theatre Shows, Living History Street Dramas, Steam Train Rides, Horse-Drawn Wagon Rides, International Hotel Restaurant, Prospector Print Shop, City Bakery, Kershaw's General Store, Mrs. Sprague's Confectionery, over 60 heritage buildings, Pepsi Hose Reel Race

August: Harvest Festival

Accommodations: There are campground/RV parks and a lodge located at the Heritage Town as well as a variety of motel/hotel and campground accommodation in the surrounding area.

For Information:
Fort Steele Heritage Town
Fort Steele, BC V0B 1N0
Telephone: (250) 417-6000 • Fax: (250) 489-2624
Recorded Information: (250) 426-7352



BC Kootenay Rockies Tourism
1905 Warren Avenue, Kimberley, B.C. V1A 2Y5
Telephone: (250) 427-4838, Fax: (250) 427-3344
Plan a Vacation
Lodging & Services: more info
Accommodations Adventures Attractions
Events Dining & Entertainment Shopping
Transportation Conference Centers Publications & Media
Recreation: more info
Attractions ATV Boating
Camping Canoeing & Kayaking Dog Sledding
Fishing Golf Guest Ranches
Health/Spas Cat & Heli-Skiing Hiking
Houseboating Mountain Biking Mountain Climbing
Multisport Natural Hot Springs River Rafting
Skiing Snowmobiling
Regional Information
Cities & Towns Lodging, Hotels, Services & Events . . more info
Lakes Resorts, Cabins, Fishing Info, Maps . . more info

Travel Info Travel Journals, Tourist Info Centers, Weather, Road Conditions, BC Ferries Info, Travel Planner . . more info

Points of Interest . . more info
Provincial Parks . . more info
Trails Hiking & canoeing trails . . more info

Area Maps of the BC Rockies
Junction of Hwys 3, 95 & 93:
Cranbrook & Area
Hwy 95 & 93 North from Cranbrook:
Kootenay River Invermere Columbia River
Golden Revelstoke - Rogers Pass
Central Kootenay Monashees (to Lumby)

Advertise With Us
Promote your business on the BC Adventure Network.
BC's largest and most visited tourism Web site . . . more info.

Advertising Inquiries:

© 1995 - 2018 Interactive Broadcasting Corporation

Follow Us On Facebook

List of BC Adventure

Site Info
Advertise With Us
About Us
Contact Us

Free Vacation Guides
BC Vacation Guides
Coastal Vacations
Thompson Okanagan
Fishing Vacations
Guest Ranch Guide
Romantic Getaways
Wilderness Vacations
Winter Vacations
The Rockies Guide


Fort Steele Heritage Town, British Columbia