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Kootenai Brown Pioneer Village

Closed Now: 10:00 am - 6:00 pm
Open today: 10:00 am - 6:00 pm
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The Kootenai Brown Pioneer Village is a really interesting place to visit in Alberta. There is a... read more

Reviewed 2 weeks ago
Warren, RI

We came across this while driving around downtown the downtown area is cute and old.Like others... read more

Reviewed 3 weeks ago
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As a hub for tourism, Kootenai Brown Pioneer Village is home to the visitor information centre, Gift Shop, and a Western Canadian frontier village with 24 heritage cabins and two museum buildings filled with intriguing artifacts. The Kootenai Brown...more
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1037 Bev McLachlin Drive | Box 1226, Pincher Creek, Alberta T0K 1W0, Canada
+1 403-627-3684
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

The Kootenai Brown Pioneer Village is a really interesting place to visit in Alberta. There is a complete village reconstructed from the times of the pioneers in the area. There must be 20 or so buildings in the village, all with artifacts from the1800's. The...More

Thank Nancfritz
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We came across this while driving around downtown the downtown area is cute and old.Like others have said this does not look like much from the road ,but it is a cute hidden gem and worth stopping in. We only had an hour to spend...More

Thank simpleyme
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

This delightful place gives an insight into life in the times of the pioneers. There are examples of houses at the time, set up to depict life in that era as well as a school, office buildings, stores, a garage and much more. A not-to-be-missed...More

Thank Kathleen H
Reviewed 9 August 2018

This museum is a must see if you are in the area. From the road, it doesn't look like much, but there is actually a few acres right within town full of neat buildings to check out. Farley, the local curator, is a wealth of...More

Thank LauraExploring
Reviewed 6 August 2018

We visited the Kootenai Brown Pioneer Village Museum in Pincher Creek Alberta on July 29. We have travelled over 50 countries in the world and have been to a lot of museums, big small and were skeptical of bothering with this one. WOW - what...More

Thank danfl160
Reviewed 23 July 2018

What a great hidden gem. Spent 3 hours just leisurely exploring. This is well worth the trip or stop. Friendly staff, great historical items, and a beautiful setting.

Thank msparker2017
Reviewed 4 October 2017

This place is a amazing!! So much to see, the towns history all in one place. Staff is super informative. Check it out....you won't be disappointed!!

Thank 777DENISE777
Reviewed 7 September 2017 via mobile

I have a never seen a heritage place with so many stuff in it well preserved! It is truly a place where it feels like the middle 18th century. You see tools, furnitures, original houses and buildings of the old village. Things that you only...More

Thank ilonggoako
Reviewed 30 August 2017

This was a great place to visit if you want to find out about the frontier history of southwestern Alberta around the turn of the century. You can easily spend a couple of hours visiting more than 20 buildings open to view. There are literally...More

Thank Glenn K
Reviewed 17 June 2017

Easily one of the best museums that I have ever been to. loads to see and beautifully laid out. You can go into all the houses and shops and and most of the exhibits are not behind glass. It has a really wonderful atmosphere and...More

Thank TrishCornwall
Management response:Responded 21 June 2017

Thank you so much! One of the things we are most proud of here is the pride and passion within our staff and volunteers! The people working among our grounds are hard working. They really put their heart and soul into everything they do around...More

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2 October 2016|
Response from Tony1784 | Reviewed this property |
Their brochure states: '....is open year round. During the summer season (May long weekend to the end of August) we are open daily 10 am to 6 pm. The winter season sees us open weekdays 10 am to 4 pm.'