Celebrating over 45 years, the Doukhobor Discovery Centre in Castlegar is a rare heritage attraction nestled at the confluence of the Kootenay and Columbia rivers. This museum, on traditional Doukhobor orchard land, will introduce you to the unique skills, beliefs, culture and lifestyle of the Doukhobors as lived circa 1908-1939. This complete communal village offers videos, thousands of artifacts, communal house with petch (oven), the banya (sauna), linen textiles and other crafts.
The Village Gift Shop features art displays, Doukhobor arts & crafts, and sells CDs, books, videos and cards. The Village Market (blue building) is host to The Apple Guy who sells fresh produce and locally made borscht.
Open May through September Monday to Saturday, 10 am – 5 pm, Sundays noon to 5 pm.
Admission Adults $10, Students $5, Seniors $8.
Group visits and guided tours offered.