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Explore the unique Hudson’s Hope Museum and learn more about our regions history, geology, and people. 

Hudson’s Hope

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 glimps of the ancient Peace Region, and discover the dinosaurs who roamed here in ages past.

Wild Nature

Learn more about the extensive biodiversity of the Peace Region and explore the collected knowledge of genrerations.

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.

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Our Exhibits

Our Museum Exihbits 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!

The Little Devil in the Rocks

The Little Devil in the Rocks

Our area is rich in marine reptile fossils and dinosaur footprints. There is a great deal of useful and relative ...
Guided Tours, Scavenger Hunts, and Pre- and Post-Visit Activities at the Hudson’s Hope Museum

Guided Tours, Scavenger Hunts, and Pre- and Post-Visit Activities at the Hudson’s Hope Museum

GUIDED TOURS The Hudson’s Hope Museum provides guided tours for all age groups. Staff and volunteers, who share ...
Minding the Fort: Hudson’s Hope & the Fur Trade Educational Program

Minding the Fort: Hudson’s Hope & the Fur Trade Educational Program

Experience Hudson’s Hope rich fur trade history from 1794 to 1938 through the artefacts at the Hudson’s Hope ...
Wild Animals of the North Peace Educational Program

Wild Animals of the North Peace Educational Program

The biodiversity of the North Peace Region is extensive. Following the science curriculum for grades one, two, ...
Date with Dinosaurs

Date with Dinosaurs

Dinosaurs have invaded the Hudson’s Hope Museum! Come find out about the dinosaurs of the Peace Region from ...
Timeline of Hudson’s Hope

Timeline of Hudson’s Hope

1793 - On his second attempt to find the Pacific Ocean Alexander Mackenzie canoed up the Peace River, becaoming one
Dinosaurs

Dinosaurs

This area was warm and lush like a delta with large rivers, extensive swamps and broad bodies of fresh ...