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Kootenay Star Mining Museum

Artifacts and photographs illustrate Kaslo’s history.

Located right downtown on Front Street, celebrates an era when hard work and unimaginable risk, was the norm for most people. At its founding, Kaslo was the gateway to the ‘mining metropolis of the world’, a time when fortunes were made and lost in a day.

Hundreds of old tools from the boomtown years are on display – also mining machines, assaying paraphernalia and mineral samples, and miners gear.

Near the back, there is one room devoted to the early days of forestry. Axes of different shapes and sizes, and crosscut saws cover the walls.  A stump in the middle of the room bristles with some of the first power saws ever used for falling trees and bucking timber. Imagine hefting any one of these monstrous old chainsaws in the saw room.

Photos and ephemera and even personal items from Kaslo’s early years are displayed on the walls and in cabinets – medicine bottles, spectacles, a restaurant menu, a photo of horses wearing snowshoes.

At the entrance of the museum is Teresa’s Coffee Shop. Since 1997, locals & tourists have enjoyed her specialty coffees, delicious sandwiches all named after historical local mines or a piece of her famous pie!

More heritage and culture to explore in Kaslo:

Langham Cultural Centre
447 A Avenue

Kaslo Village Hall
312 4th Street

St. Andrew’s Church
500 4th Avenue

SS Moyie
324 Front Street

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402 Front Street



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