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Princeton Museum and Archives
The recently expanded and renovated Princeton Museum is an interactive resource for people of all ages. Enjoy its rich display of Princeton BC history to a hands-on corner with fossils.
For the young or young at heart this special corner has been created to allow visitors to handle and examine the fossils and hopefully feel some of the history of this area. The fossil and mineral displayed in the Pollard wing is considered world class. Fossils and minerals housed there were discovered in and around Princeton BC as well as from across Canada and the United States.
In addition to the fossils and minerals there is a fascinating display of fluorescent minerals. To truly appreciate them you must visit the museum in Princeton BC to see how they react when light is shone on them.
There are telephones from the 1920's for you to use and get a feel for the way life was in the "Olden Days" and many other genuine artefacts that are no longer in use today. See the Welby Stage coach & 1932 fire truck. Take some time to study the historic photo collection. You will soon realize that Princeton BC has a rich and interesting history.
With some looking around you will come to the conclusion that Princeton wasn't always Princeton BC. In early days it was called Vermillion Forks. The town owed its name to the ochre deposits situated in the area.
Years before the white man, such as John Fall Allison, settled in the area, the native people use the ochre for painting and for trading to their neighbours.
The Princeton BC museum also houses a display of butterflies and moths collected along the Similkameen River one summer.
The Princeton Municipal RV Park is within walking distance of the Princeton Golf Club.
Visit our spectacular 18 hole, par 72 public golf course right on the cusp of the Okanagan — just 3 minutes east of Princeton and less than 1 km off Highway 3.
Small-town friendliness and big-city amenities make this a must-play destination for golfers of all levels. Enjoy our well-stocked pro shop, driving range, power & pull carts, and licensed restaurant & patio.
Green fees start at just $30 for 18 memorable holes. Call ahead to guarantee your tee time.
Trans Canada Trail
The Trans Canada Trail travels through Princeton BC which is the gateway to the rest of Canada. A highlight of the trail is the upgraded 2 kilometre urban section running right through the centre of Princeton that is paved and lit. Make sue you check out the Roundhouse and "Bridge of Dreams" along this section.
The Princeton precinct or "leg" of the trail snakes east from Osprey Lake to Brookmere to the west. Locally known as the Kettle Valley Railway or KVR it serves to connect all of Canada to our peaceful town of Princeton BC. Along the trail you will see various and exciting types of scenery from grasslands and high country panoramas to the Ochre Bluffs. From Phifer's Fountain (a Sculpture) in the town of Princeton BC the Trans Canada Trail or Kettle Valley Railway takes you through a 324 metre tunnel to a bridge crossing over the Tulameen River. Riding beside the Tulameen River is a gentle awe-inspiring experience. Coalmont will be your next community and is home to the Historic Coalmont Hotel built in 1912 and is still in operation. Stop and say Hi as you pass through this quaint village.
Rest up for the trip to Tulameen nestled on the shores of Otter Lake. In town have a bite to eat at the Trading Post and pick up any supplies you might need to take you though to Brookmere.
Floating down the river on a sunny afternoon
The best thing to do on a hot summer day! Gather up the kids, moms, dads and grandparents and take a short ride up to the Visitor Information Centre, hop on your floating device and enjoy a fabulous float back down to your campsite. Repeat as needed!