Peace Island Park home to two new attractions

first_imgStarting this season, the Peace Island Park will be home to a couple of new attractions.The park, which includes roughly 120 sites that can hold around 1,200 people, will now also be housing a new museum dedicated to the history of Taylor, as well as a new general store. Both the museum and the store will be located in the old Rocky Mountain Forts.- Advertisement -The museum will showcase a variety of artifacts that were significant in the development of the area. Some of these artifacts include tools used in the gold mining industry, as well as by early trappers and a replica of the canoe used by Sir Alexander Mackenzie in 1793. The replica was built in 1964 and Mackenzie was the first caucasian to cross the Rockies north of Mexico.The Rocky Mountain Forts had been closed for the previous three years, but are being re-opened with the store and the museum due to public demand.Barb Bell, caretaker of Peace Island Park, says they will start small with regards to the attractions and build them up based on the reception from patrons of the campsite and the general public.According to Bell, the park has already being flooded with reservations for the upcoming season. For more information on the new attractions or to book a campsite, contact 250-789-9295 or visit their website.Advertisementlast_img read more

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