Historic Dunvegan Provincial Park
Journey through time and discover a piece of the fur trade, missionary and First Nations history at this National Historic Site of Canada. Visit four original buildings from the fur trade era which have been authentically restored, furnished and are sitting in the same place they were more than 100 years ago.
- Feel the furs that were used to make fashionable clothing and see the goods that were traded in the Revillon Frères trading store. You might recognize a few brand names still popular today and barter yourself a piece of peppermint or licorice candy!
- At the St. Charles Catholic mission rectory, discover the hardships and devotion of the Oblate. In the church, witness the splendour of the paintings by Father Emile Grouard.
- Stand in the living room of the Hudson’s Bay Company Factor’s House and imagine the stamping of feet and melody of fiddle music as the man in charge of Fort Dunvegan and his wife entertained guests during an evening dance. Were the children sleeping snugly in their bed or secretly making their own entertainment with the toys in their rooms? Gaze out at teepees in the distant field, set up by the local Dunne-za people coming to trade and celebrate.
- Bake bannock over the fire (on designated days: please call for details).
Tours may be customized to your personal interests and time available.
Dunvegan Provincial Park also features a 65-stall campground with water, power and firewood.
Right next to the park, you’ll find a couple more gems:
: get some fresh U-Pick produce and a sweet snack from this locally owned and operated market garden and ice cream shop.
Maples Day Use Area
: an Anglican mission in the 1880s, this beautiful spot is now a picnic area operated by the Municipal District of Fairview.