offers a range of activities and attractions that will keep everyone
entertained and excited - it's a children's paradise! Don't waste
a perfectly sunny day inside, as there are many parks and sights to
explore! Yes, it does rain here, which is why the trees are tall and
the gardens so lush - rain or no rain, there's no shortage of things
Just a short walk south of downtown Victoria
is Beacon Hill Park, with its manicured
gardens and many attractions. Park facilities include walking trails,
a wading pool, water fountains, picnic areas, monuments, sports fields
and playgrounds, a band pavilion, and what was once the world’s tallest
totem pole. Top of the list for kids and adults alike is the Beacon
Hill Children's Farm; lots of baby animals, pot belly pigs, zebu,
miniature horses and other critters to meet and pet - and don't miss
the goat stampede at closing time!
Victoria Bug Zoo: Discover the amazing world of insects at
this unusual and fascinating zoo on Courtney Street - there's even
an ant farm! While the Maritime Museum
of BC will have the pirates in search of treasure, a visit to
Lasercity Fun Centre on View Street for laser tag will get
the kid's hearts pumping.
Undersea Gardens: Take a walk beneath the waves of Victoria's
Inner Harbour - right down to the ocean floor! The sea gives up
its secrets in our unique underwater theatre. The shows are continuous
and filled with action, special effects and surprises! Expertly
narrated by knowledgeable tour guides and scuba divers equipped
with underwater communications, you will get to know the stars of
this submarine drama!
The whole family
can enjoy an IMAX film at the National Geographic Theatre,
next to the Royal British Columbia
Museum in downtown Victoria (corner Government and Belleville
Streets). Plan a morning or afternoon to experience this museum,
where you can see what it was like in the gold rush days - much
of BC's history is captured here.
World at the Empress Hotel is well worth a visit, for adults
to put things back into a kid's perspective. There are over 80 attractions
for the whole family, including the world's smallest operational
sawmill - a miniaturized extravaganza that continues to thrill and
delight the young and young at heart. Visit Miniature World's Wonderful
World of the Circus and return to those nostalgic days when the
circus came to town. Feel the magic, the wonderment of the Grand
City Parade, the Big Top, the Wild Beasts and the death defying
High Wire Acts.
Horse drawn carriages take you on various tours around many
of Victoria's exciting sites and sounds. From the beautiful Inner
Harbour and the Ivy Covered Empress hotel and our magnificent Parliament
Buildings to many notable Heritage Homes, through Beacon Hill park
and much much more.
Llamas are friendly and delightful animals that bring joy
to all who are graced by their presence. With their long, silky
eyelashes framing big, intelligent eyes, llamas find their way into
the lives of many people. There are a number of Llama farms and
Llama bed & breakfasts in the area that offer Llama
Walks and Llama Hiking.
Stroll amid lush vegetation at the fascinating Victoria Butterfly
Gardens at 1461 Benvenuto Avenue in Central Saanich, an indoor
tropical garden filled with hundreds of dazzling free-flying exotic
butterflies and colourful birds.
Whether you enjoy hiking, cycling, roller blading, horseback riding,
or just going for a stroll, Victoria and the Saanich Peninsula boasts
some superb trails, including the Galloping
Goose Trail, the Lochside Trail, and other great peninsula trails.
The combination of the Galloping GooseTrail and the Lochside Trail
creates a safe trail all the way from Downtown Victoria to the Swartz
Bay ferry terminal north of Sidney.
If you're looking for a great beach, try Willows Beach in
Oak Bay. Farther along Beach Drive, past Uplands, there is also
Cadboro Bay Beach. The sea air, playgrounds, and sandy beaches are
sure to melt away any worries and delight both young and old. Visit
the Oak Bay Marina to see the antics of harbour seals in their natural
habitat. All Fun Recreation Park in Langford offers a Go
Kart Raceway, a Moto Cross track, Batting Cages, an Ice Cream Parlour,
and 18 holes of adventure Mini Gol. Also on site is Western Speedway.
Stroll through peaceful meadows at Fort
Rodd Hill National Historic Park, overlooking Esquimalt Harbour
in Colwood, a coastal artillery site built to defend Victoria and
the Esquimalt Naval Base - operational from 1878 to 1956. Located
on the large grounds of Fort Rodd Hill is Fisgard
Lighthouse, the first lighthouse on Canada's rocky west coast,
built in 1860 by the British when Vancouver Island was still a crown
The town of
Sidney is home to family
attractions as well. The Shaw Ocean Discovery Centre is an
aquarium and marine education centre showcasing the extraordinary
marine life and amazing ecosystem in the waters surrounding the
Gulf Islands and the Salish Sea. From microscopic plankton to Puget
Sound King crabs, wolf eels to giant Pacific octopus, the vast aquatic
exhibits fascinate visitors of all ages. With 87 tonnes of sea water
and 17 habitats, the Centre’s ever-changing seascapes and touch
pools offer an unforgettable and unique hands-on, hands-wet experience
that reveals the mysteries of the ocean to all ages. Located on
the waterfront in Sidney. Open daily from 10:00 am to 4:30 pm.
incredible world of gems and minerals at Mineral World and Scratch
Patch in Sidney. A very popular attraction for children, the
Scratch Patch is an outdoor adventureland designed to turn anyone
into an enthusiastic rockhound. Pick and choose from millions of
beautiful semi-precious stones and tropical shells, or try panning
The ocean around Vancouver Island abounds with spectacular marine
life, you can see these magnificent creatures up-close; whale
watching tours with marine naturalists are a "must do" for any
visitor to Victoria. Sidney
is also a good spot for this popular activity.
South Vancouver Island
The British Columbia Forest Museum located in Duncan
portrays the history of BC's forestry industry through indoor and
outdoor exhibits. Board the steam locomotive that travels through
a turn-of-the-century farmyard and a logging camp.
Explore the sculpted sandstone tidepools at the world-famous Botanical
Beach in Juan de Fuca Provincial Park, a wonderful place for
appreciating marine biology and viewing intertidal life - it's a
thrill to experience.
Central Vancouver Island
Budding young golfers can receive personalized instruction and attend
spring and summer Junior Golf Camps at the Brent
Morrison Golf Academy located at the luxurious Crown Isle Golf
Resort in the Comox Valley.
and Qualicum Beach is Morningstar
Farm, home to Little Qualicum Cheeseworks and MooBerry Winery.
There are many things to do on this heritage dairy farm: see how
they make that yummy cheese, visit the farm animals, have a picnic
and take a self-guided tour. Parents can shop in the FarmGate store
and taste some wine and cheese samples!
If you want to take the kids underground, there are several hundred
significant caves on Vancouver Island, including those at Horne
Lake Caves Provincial Park. From education family oriented tours
to deep dark adventure, these caves offer something for everyone.
Park Lodge and Outdoor Education Centre is committed to helping
children of all ages appreciate the wilderness. Within a supportive
environment, climb a rock bluff, rappel on a rope, swing on a zip-line
and co-operatively solve problems on a ropes course. Learn survival
techniques, canoeing, kayaking, orienteering and wilderness etiquette;
then participate in a canoe journey for an optional overnight camp-out.
Natural history discussions are stimulated while exploring a sphagnum
bog, home of insectivorous sundew.
Pacific Rim / West Coast of Vancouver Island
Along the island's West Coast, the Wickaninnish Centre is
a definite highlight for all ages. The centre's purpose is to provide
an understanding of the North Pacific Ocean and its influence on
nature and man. The history of the North Pacific coast is illustrated
by a collection of artifacts used by Nuu-chah-nulth Indians, and
Centre Maritime Museum offers a display of artifacts collected
and donated by Tofino locals over the past twenty five years. On
exhibit is an assortment of traditional native jewelry, cedar baskets,
paddles, sea life, local artifacts - from traditional whaling equipment
to original navigation charts of the area - and a complete 40’ gray
Coast & Mountains
and the North Shore
has something for all children, and every budget: exciting attractions,
great parks, playgrounds and hangouts, and some of Canada's best
parks. Take an afternoon or even an entire day to explore some of
the following venues:
Amusement Park located on the historic PNE grounds, features
over 35 exhilarating rides and attractions, fun midway games and
a mini-golf course. Popular attractions include the historic Wooden
Roller Coaster that has been operating since 1958, the Hellevator,
and the 90-foot-tall giant Westcoast Wheel. It is also home to Kids
Playce, a special zone filled with soft-play areas and rides for
children aged 2-8 featuring two NEW rides this season! Open from
late April to late September.
Vanier Park is a family park housing the Vancouver Museum,
where the history of Vancouver can be explored, the H.R.
MacMillan Space Centre, which offers simulated rides, hands-on
exhibits and a world of family fun. The Maritime Museum is
a special place by the sea, about the sea, with lots to see and
do, for landlubbers and old salts alike. Thrill to the disasters
and discoveries of the Shipwreck exhibition, including real pieces
of the Titanic. Set young sailors loose in Pirates Cove and
the Children's Maritime Discovery Centre.
Science World provides family
adventure and fun for the whole family. Lose your shadow on the
wall, blow gigantic bubbles, and crawl inside a beaver lodge. Blow
your mind in the amazing 3D Laser Theatre, experience a breathtaking
film in the OMNIMAX Theatre, and participate in dazzling
The magnificent white sails of Canada Place are one of Vancouver's
most prominent landmarks, housing the IMAX Theatre - always
a hit! Marvel at new marine adventures and wonders at the Vancouver
Aquarium in Stanley Park, where you can discover the wonders
of the West Coast, explore the secrets of the steamy tropical Amazon,
and delight in the unexpected richness of the Canadian Arctic. Experience
Beluga whale and dolphin shows, shark dives and sea otter feeds.
Set in beside the False Creek Community Centre on Cartwright Street
is the Granville Island Waterpark, one of the most imaginatively
built, warm-weather playgrounds in the city. From the end of May
to early September, water spews from hydrants and overhead archways,
and from geysers mounted in the concrete surface that can be activated
with the push of a button. A bright-yellow water slide thrills youngsters.
Games and creative activities are offered free-of-charge to visitors
throughout the summer.
You can ride the Skytrain, Vancouver's light rapid transit
system, and travel from place to place with ease, enjoying a great
view of the city while you go. Hop aboard the Grouse Mountain
Skyride for an exhilarating ride to the year-round Grouse
Mountain mountaintop playground only fifteen minutes from downtown.
Canada's most modern 100-person aerial tram glides you up the steep
mountainside, skirting trees, and providing you with a spectacular
view of Vancouver once you reach the summit.
There are some lovely beaches along a 10-mile (16-km) stretch
of Vancouver's outer harbour, principally along English Bay. Some,
like Spanish Banks Beach, Locarno Beach, and Jericho Beach on Vancouver's
west side, receive regular deposits of sand courtesy of the Fraser
River's silt-laden plume, which arches around Point Grey into English
Bay. Sand has been trucked in to create the beaches in the West
End on English Bay, including those in Stanley Park. A few soft
pockets of beach do exist in places such as Caulfeild and Ambleside
Parks in West Vancouver. Both are extremely popular with families
on weekends, yet they can be almost deserted on weekdays.
The Stanley Park Seawall and the Seaside
Bikeway are thronged with an ever-larger number of walkers,
joggers, in-line skaters, and cyclists. Bikes and blades can be
rented from a number of shops that border the park.
On the North Shore, you
can conquer your fear of heights on the Capilano
Suspension Bridge. Constructed of wood and cable, the footbridge
sways 230 feet above the forested canyon of the Capilano River.
Stroll through pleasant parkland and nature trails, admire the wonderful
display of totem poles, and stop to watch west coast totem carvers
demonstrating their art form.
The last remaining
farm on Vancouver's North Shore, Maplewood Farm was once
a thriving dairy, delivering fresh milk and cream to customers from
Deep Cove to Lonsdale. Opened to the public in 1975, and now home
to over 200 domestic animals and birds, Maplewood Farm strives to
provide a recollection of the rural heritage of this pastoral 5-acre
setting on Seymour River Place - a unique experience for adults
and children alike.
Fun4Kidz Playcentres at Aberdeen Centre in Richmond and Park
Royal Shopping Centre in West Vancouver offer an environment for
the whole family to relax and have fun, including children's birthday
Kids can take a trip down memory lane at the Burnaby Village Museum,
a 10-acre open-air museum made up of more than 30 shops and homes
depicting the 1890s through to the mid-1920s. Ride on the vintage
C.W. Parker Carousel, wander amidst costumed townspeople, view demonstrations
and displays, and take part in the hands-on activities.
boardwalk in New Westminster
leads to a floating maritime museum, the Samson V Paddle Wheeler.
From here an authentic sternwheeler departs up the famous Fraser River
to historic Fort Langley, a journey that follows that paths of hundreds
of steam driven paddlewheelers that transported people, goods and
supplies, ranging from boots to whisky, fortune hunters to fur traders,
bankers to stagecoach robbers.
Zoos are always fun!
New Westminster, Queen's Park features a number of attractions, including
the province's first spray park, Rainbow Playland, sports and
picnicking facilities, and a one-of-a-kind Children's Petting farm,
open all summer for exciting adventures with animals. A friendly farmer
is on hand to introduce children to dozens of barnyard animals - rabbits,
chickens, goats, calves and pigs.
Children can also observe and appreciate the delicate balance of nature
at Noon's Creek Fish Hatchery near the Civic Recreation Centre
in Port Moody.
The Fraser Valley and Estuary
Time stands still as you venture through the doorway of the historic
London Heritage Farm in Richmond.
Built during the 1890s, this fascinating heritage site on nearly 5
acres overlooking the south arm of the Fraser River offers the visitor
a hands-on experience of rural life in the early development of Richmond.
Surrounding the house are vagrant herb and flower gardens, and other
attractions that include the restored Spragg family barn, and a hand
Come check out the best family go-kart track around! Richmond Go-Kart
track racing style go-karts and two seaters are fun for all ages.
Full concession, arcade and large picnic area. Open March through
October, 7 days a week, noon 'til dusk weather permitting.
Wave pool! Waterslides! Interactive Water Play Features, Sprays &
Toys! WaterManic, located in Richmond, has it all - other facility
includes: 50 metre pool with diving boards and five metre platform,
exercise room, whirlpools, sauna and steam rooms, plus a concession.
Kids can try their hand at fishing from the municipal pier
that juts out into the Fraser River at Gilbert's Beach beside the
South Arm Dyke Trail at the foot of No. 2 Road, just east of the Steveston
Located on the banks of the Nicomekl River, the 1890s Historic Stewart
Farmhouse transports visitors back in time to the elegance of
the Victorian era and the hardworking days of pioneer farming. The
homestead displays vintage agricultural tools and is furnished to
represent the turn-of-the-century lifestyle of the Stewart family,
who settled on the property in the 1880s. Elgin Heritage Park is the
setting for the Stewart Farm, and offers a network of walking trails
and tranquil picnic areas.
Enter the rainforest and experience the wonder of nature at the Rainforest
Reptile Refuge, a permanent shelter in Surrey
for unwanted, abused and abandoned reptiles and amphibians. The Rainforest
Reptile Refuge Society educates the public on poaching, habitat destruction
and the unfortunate plight of wild animals captured for the pet trade.
Blast into Kahuna's Lagoona at The Newton Recreation Centre
(formerly the Newton Wave Pool) at 13730 - 72 Avenue in Surrey, for
all the fun and excitement of an outdoor waterpark in the warm friendly
atmosphere of an indoor pool. See the interactive water toy, equipped
with water blasters, slides, tubes and spray nozzles. Challenge the
wildest of waves...the Big Kahuna, and the darkest waterslide in the
west...the Black Mamba.
Meet Eddy The Engine and Chough, a diesel locomotive
from England and a steam locomotive built in Holland, at the Bear
Creek Park Train, located in the heart of Bear Creek Park in Surrey.
The miniature trains operate on a 15-inch narrow gauge track, providing
family fun and awareness of railway transportation as the rides take
travellers through a magical forest and display tunnel. Ideal for
memorable field trips for Pre-School, Day Care, Kindergarten and Elementary
classes. Bear Creek Park also offers an 18-hole mini golf course.
Tee off at at the train station at 13750 - 88th Avenue at King George
Rain or shine, its awesome at Splashdown Park at 4775 Nulelum
Way in Tsawwassen, 3 minutes from the Tsawwassen
Ferry Terminal. Ten acres of family fun hosts fantastic water
slides, a giant hot tub, picnic areas, volleyball, basketball, and
a video arcade.
Kids can meet the Royal Canadian Mounted Police in their official
red serge uniforms. The officers meet and greet visitors on the Promenade
in white Rock during the summer, providing great photos for the folks
When was the last time you had fun...real fun? Castle Fun Park
is Abbotsford's year-round family play centre. Fun at Castle Fun Park
spells one 18-hole outdoor and two indoor mini-golf courses, indoor
softball and baseball batting cages, over 130 video and skill games,
and a Go Kart track. Facility admission is free.
Surprise the family with a visit to a local dairy farm - a
highly technical and computerized business nowadays. Take home some
fresh dairy products...and stop at an apple farm.
During the month of August, the clear blue skies in Abbotsford
play host to the roar and excitement of one of North America's top
air shows, the Abbotsford International Airshow. Civilian and
military aircraft, from the smallest gliders to the sleekest jets,
come from all over the world to wow the crowds. Not to be missed!
Dinotown's an entire day of family fun! We have a train, wet
fun firehall, paddle boats, pedal cars, bumper cars, prehistoric golf,
basketball and cave drawing! Everyone will love our cool live stage
shows that run all day...including Dexter's tales from the The Treehouse,
presented in our gigantic clubhouse. There are plenty of shady areas
beside our babbling brook and don't forget your camera and bathing
suits. See you soon! Only 30 minutes east of Abbotsford on Highway
#1. Take exit #135 into Bridal Falls.
Go Wild…go to the Zoo! Enjoy an affordable and enjoyable family outing
to the Greater Vancouver Zoo, in
264th Street in Aldergrove.
Enter the fascinating world of over 200 species of wild animals, including
lions, tigers, bears, rhino, giraffe and more. Set on 120 scenic acres
of lush farmland and forests, attractions include a children's play
area, the Safari Express Train, the North American Wilds Safari Bus
Tour and beautiful picnic grounds.
Follow a 20 to 30-minute loop trail through the natural settings of
the Chilliwack River Hatchery, where steelhead trout, chinook,
coho, pink and chum salmon are incubated and reared for release into
the area's rivers.
Fun and excitement
awaits the entire family at Bridal Falls Water Park, at at
53790 Popkum Road South, Rosedale at the east end of Chilliwack.
Family oriented facilities make for the perfect day of fun in the
sun and water for the whole family. Enjoy hours of entertainment
The ride of
your life is waiting for you at the Cultus Lake Water Park
at at 4150 Columbia Valley Highway, where radical rapids, blasting
flash flood slides, relaxing whirlpools, water fountains and wading
pools will thrill the young at heart.
There is fun for the whole family at Atlantis Water Slides
at 7921 Greenhow Road, which offers slides for all ages, a hot tub,
mini golf, and volleyball. Located 5 km from Vernon on Highway 97.
Be sure to visit the farm market at Davison Orchards, for bins
of fresh homegrown fruit and vegetables, apple pies, freshly pressed
apple juice, and more. This unique family orchard on 50 acres overlooking
Vernon features heritage displays, farm animals, a picnic area, a
children's play area and self-guided orchard tours. Located minutes
west of downtown Vernon on Davison road, off Bella Vista Road.
Step into the past inside the high walls of Fort
Langley National Historic Site, and experience the sounds, smells
and activities of the trading post that played such a major part
in the development of British Columbia. Established by the Hudson's
Bay Company in 1827, this historic village with a difference has
seen the likes of Native fur and salmon traders, adventurous explorers,
European fur traders and eager gold prospectors.
For recreation of a more urban variety, visitors can visit the City
Centre Aquatic Complex with an Olympic sized swimming pool,
wave pool, waterslides and therapeutic whirlpools.
Kids can grab their buckets and spades and be on the beach in early
September to catch the World Champion Sand Sculpture Classic.
Artists from all over the world come to create magnificent sand
sculptures - the wide beach is turned into a natural outdoor art
Hope offers one of the
most spectacular sights in British Columbia: Hell's Gate,
a narrowing of the Fraser River where the water churns through the
famous gorge in a tremendous maelstrom. It's an awesome sight to
behold, and certainly a "hellish" experience for the more than 2
million spawning salmon that must pass through this part of the
Fraser River every year. For a closer look at the fury of Hell's
Gate, ride the Hell's Gate Airtram across to the other side
of the river. Restaurants, gift shops and an interpretive centre
await those daring enough to make the trip.
Llamas and their smaller Alpaca cousins are a growing
part of the agricultural industry in Langley,
with around 35 farms raising a total of over 400 of these South
American pack animals. Llamas are used mainly by hikers on foot,
who carry lead lines and let the animals carry the supplies. A number
of the llama farms offer farm visits - check at the Visitor Info
Centre for more information.
Pan for Gold in the Fraser and Thompson Rivers near Lytton,
following in the footsteps of the Cariboo Gold Rush prospectors.
Spend a day 100 years ago...Rain or shine there's always something
to do at O'Keefe Ranch where kids and adults alike can experience
the history and adventure of pioneer days. Open daily 9a.m. - 5 p.m.,
May through Thanksgiving (extended summer hours).
the Thompson River in Kamloops on the Wanda-Sue, a sternwheel
riverboat of the type that plied these waters over one hundred years
ago. Scheduled cruises depart from the old Kamloops yacht Club on
River Street. Meet local and endangered species of wildlife at the
Kamloops Wildlife Park. Seventy species of animals can be viewed
in their natural settings, amongst the beautiful scenery of the park.
Endangered species that make their home in the park include the Grevy's
zebra, Przewalski's horse, Green-winged macaw, Siberian tiger, and
the Addax antelope - of which only 400 remain in the world. Located
on the Trans Canada Highway 15 minutes east of Kamloops City Centre.
Penticton: The Okanagan
International Children's Festival, held in late May at Okanagan
Lake Park, features the world’s finest musicians, actors, acrobats,
comedians and storytellers! This international celebration of the
arts stimulates global awareness and an appreciation of cultural diversity.
It is an opportunity to delight in the world of imagination and open
the door to creative possibilities for your children.
has always been a family vacation destination, where long and sunny
days are perfect for children's activities, like swimming, playing
on the beach, and building sandcastles on the shore of Okanagan
Golf & Games is a family fun centre at 2898 N Hwy 97 offering
an arcade, outdoor mini golf, indoor jungle golf, bumper cars, pool
tables, and batting cages for softball and baseball. They also cater
for birthday and group parties.
Grand Prix Fun Centre at 911 Stremel Road offers Grand Prix
racing on a half-mile track built around speed competition, go kart
racing in Malibu Carts, paintball, laser tag, and speedball, and
cater to birthday parties with birthday party packages.
on Springfield Road offers Laser Tag that combines hide and seek
with hi-tech heart-pounding fun. Up to 48 players move and hide
in a 3-level, 14-000-square-foot arena - the largest in North America.
Fun for the whole family.
Adventure Paint Ball on Highway 97 is ready to make your Okanagan
visit unforgettable with adventure paintball and outdoor laser tag
designed to accommodate all skill levels and ages. Suitable for
drop-in players, private games, birthday parties, and any size groups.
Astro mini golf course at 19 Greens at 2050 Campbell Road
is sure to excite the younger putters, as will the 18-hole natural
grass putting course. They also cater to groups and birthday parties.
Bring the family
to the fabulous H2O indoor Water Adventure Park and fitness
centre at 4075 Gordon Drive to frolic in the wave pool, ride one
of the 3 waterslides, or surf on their Flow Rider ocean wave simulator.
Give the kids
a safe wilderness experience at the Environmental Education Centre
for the Okanagan in Mission Creek Regional Park. The EECO Centre
offers a range of outdoor activities, programs and exhibits.
Tour the SS Moyie, a Canadian Pacific Railways sternwheeler
that plied the waters of Kootenay Lake from 1898 until 1957. Beautifully
restored, the Moyie is designated as a national historic site, and
is the oldest remaining vessel of her type in Canada. Located on the
waterfront - open summers only.
Armstrong: Be sure to
visit the Armstrong Cheese Factory or the Village Cheese
Factory for a tour and cheese tasting. Come and enjoy the art
of cheese making at its best, and watch the master cheesemakers
at their craft. Whether you fancy a wedge of savoury cheddar, a
slice of spicy Monterey Jack, or a handful of fresh squeaky curds,
Armstrong's cheese is like no other.
largest free standing operating cuckoo clock lives here, and is home
to Kimberley's mascot, Happy Hans. Every hour on the hour,
Happy Hans greets visitors and locals in The Platzl with his Bavarian
New Denver: Travel
back into the history of this region, to the Ghost Town of Sandon,
once the Capital of the Silvery Slocan. Located 8 km east of New Denver,
Sandon was an incorporated city of 5,000 people at the height of the
mining boom in 1892. Two railroads once served this Monte Carlo of
Canada, with its twenty nine hotels, twenty eight saloons, an opera
house, two newspapers, five men's clothing stores, a bank, and several
other gambling halls and businesses. Now a renowned and restored historic
site, Sandon lures thousands of visitors each summer.
Fort Steele: Fort
Steele is a Heritage Town, where visitors can travel back in time
to the 1890s and enjoy daily re-enactments of the town's past history
and heritage. Hop aboard for a ride on an old steam train to a scenic
viewpoint or catch a horse-drawn wagon tour down Main Street and around
the town. Kids will be drawn to the City Bakery and Ice Cream Corner
- the baking is always fresh at Fort Steele!