Heritage Park Museum is situated on .7 hectares (1.73 acres) of land owned by the City of Terrace.
The site features a number of interesting, early buildings including eight authentic log structures, an artifact-storage shed (open to the public), a wagon garage, a miniature replica school house, a blacksmith shop and an organic Heritage Garden. Together they offer a rare glimpse into the social, industrial and economic life of Terrace in the early years of the last century.
Guided tours are offered June 1 until August 31, 7 days a week from 10:00 a.m. – 6:00 p.m. Self-guided tours (using our informative site brochure as your guide) are another option for visitors to the park.
During a tour of the museum, visitors can wander through our Heritage Garden, which includes plants collected from original homesteads. Typically, early settlers brought their own cultivars (domestic plants) – both to enjoy as colourful reminders of home and to cultivate as essential food items. Foxgloves, day lilies, and red hot pokers (kniphofia uvaria) were all commonly seen in pioneer flower gardens. Edible plants such as strawberries, rhubarb, cabbages, and potatoes were also widely grown – both in home gardens and on large acreages. Over time, agriculture grew into a significant industry for Terrace with local farms supplying much of the area including Prince Rupert.