Explore the unique Hudson’s Hope Museum and learn more about our regions history, geology, and people.
Hudson’s Hope is situated on the banks of the Peace River in Northeastern British Columbia.
It is a small rural town of 1100 people, some 80kms from the nearest major Peace River city of Fort St. John and 375kms from the regional city of Prince George. After the exploratory adventures of Alexander Mackenzie and Simon Fraser in the later 1700’s, the Northwest Trading Company established a fur trading post here in 1805.
Hudson’s Hope is home to one of the world’s largest earthen dams, the W.A.C. Bennett Dam and G.M.Shrum Generating Station. This dam stretches 2 kms across the Peace River creating B.C.’s largest reservoir, Williston Lake, covering 410,000 acres.
A Rich History
Learn more about the history of Hudson’s Hope, stretching all the way back to Alexander Mackenzie’s storied journey in search of the Pacific Ocean
A Date with Dinosaurs
Get a glimpse of the ancient Peace Region, and discover the dinosaurs who roamed here in ages past.
Learn more about the extensive biodiversity of the Peace Region and explore the collected knowledge of generations.
Explore the Fur Trade
Learn more about the frontier tradesmen of our distant past and explore the history, tools and artifacts of of these pioneers.
Explore With Us
Our Museum Exhibits features a large and diverse range of unique exhibits, programs and information to explore! We invite our visitors to learn more about what they can find here by exploring the topics available below. Be sure to visit us to get the whole experience, you won’t regret it!