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Doukhobor Discovery Centre

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Come experience the sights and sounds of Doukhobor life in the Southern Interior of British Columbia (1908-1938). Enjoy indoor and outdoor displays, interactive educational exhibits and historical artifacts. Take a guided tour with friendly...more
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112 Heritage Way, Castlegar, British Columbia V1N 4M5, Canada
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Reviewed September 15, 2018

We stopped in at the Doukhobor Discovery Centre while in Castlegar. Interesting but not a great deal to see for the $10 entrance fee.

Date of experience: September 2018
Thank Edwin F
Reviewed August 16, 2018 via mobile

Very interesting history about the original inhabitants. A little offbeat religious beliefs and somewhat persecuted carved out this place for themselves. Very well maintained but just not that much to see here. Nice folks run the place. Not sure what the admission price goes to.

Date of experience: August 2018
Thank TAMAN1951
Reviewed July 21, 2018

Doukhobor Discovery Centre is the place, where you can learn a lot about these Russian immigrants, which were persecuted in the XIX-XXth Century. It is a very interesting place and here it is possible to walk in the surroundings and see the farm equipment they...More

Date of experience: August 2017
Thank AlbertSalichs
Reviewed July 17, 2018 via mobile

Learned alot about the Doukhobors from this exhibit but seemed to repeat itself and smaller than I thought the $30 entry rate for my family justified.

Date of experience: July 2018
Thank tylerb864
Reviewed June 26, 2018

I was unaware that 5000 members of this religious community settled in BC. in the early 1900's/ Amazing how the people were so self-sufficient growing their food, making their clothing, furniture, every thing they needed. Ten buildings from various settlements have been relocated to this...More

Date of experience: June 2018
Thank kdw38
Reviewed June 25, 2018

The heart of the complex is a re-created Doukhobar communal dwelling --- essential a two story red brick cube, furnished with historic items. Downstairs includes a kitchen, and rooms with displays. Upstairs individual rooms are furnished as typical for various different time periods. The clothing...More

Date of experience: June 2018
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Reviewed August 2, 2017 via mobile

Very Interesting but a very standard and traditional re enactment museum. Front office employee was nice and informative but "by rote". Nice presentation and answered a couple questions and then sent us on our way to view the exhibits. Had never heard of the Doukhobor's...More

Date of experience: July 2017
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Reviewed July 14, 2017

The staff is amazing and the information the entire place and people provide about the Doukhobor history is amzing! I strongly recommend anyone and everyone to check the place out if you are at all interested in any of the Canadian Doukhobor's history as well...More

Date of experience: June 2017
Thank Marlene H
Reviewed July 4, 2017

This was a most interesting and infomative tour. Our hostess was friendly and showed us the highlights before we toured the rest of the centre ourselves. She was very good at answering all of our questions. This visit made us want to know more about...More

Date of experience: July 2017
Thank dougd540
Reviewed June 26, 2017

I was very impressed with the Doukhobor Discovery Centre. It was well curated & the exhibits were shown on the grounds & in several buildings. There were photos, paintings, written & audio information about the exhibits. Textile arts made by the Doukhobors were well represented....More

Date of experience: June 2017
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