The Cutter Theatre, named for the renowned architect Kirtland Cutter, was built in 1912 and is on the State and National Historic Registers. Tours are available. Don’t miss the Rural Schools Museum, also located in the building. Plus, enjoy quality entertainment in the intimate 158-seat theatre.
Built at its present location in 1912, the renovated Tiger Store became the Tiger Historical Center and serves as the gateway for the North Pend Oreille Scenic Byway with the purpose of collecting, preserving and displaying the history of the once-thriving town of Tiger, Washington.
The center documents 9,000 years of human habitation in the area including dioramas which depict Native American life prior to European contact, as well as the trading post and pioneer periods. Don’t miss St. Paul's Mission, a log church restored to its 1847 appearance.
The spacious, bungalow-style house, built in 1910, cost $5,000 to build and was the first home in Colville to have electricity. Visitors to the Keller Estate will enjoy the interior of the house, which contains some of the original furniture on display; for the most part, the interior decoration is original and unaltered. The house and carriage house are a City, State and National Historic Site.
All aboard! Enjoy a nostalgic ride along the Pend Oreille River in Washington between Newport and Delkena. Three refurbished or restored coachman cars, three open cars, and one caboose are pulled by a diesel engine along this historic scenic route, offering spectacular views that cannot be seen from the highway. Purchase tickets at https://sporttrainrides.com/.
The museum is housed in the historic I. & W. N. Depot building, built in 1908. Outside, there are three log structures including the Claire Howe Schoolhouse, the Settler’s Cabin and the Hunter’s Cabin, all of which were taken apart at their original locations and reconstructed on the museum grounds.
Located on the southern tip of Lake Pend Oreille and 30 miles north of Coeur d’Alene, Farragut State Park was once Idaho’s largest city and the world’s second largest naval training station. Today it is Idaho’s second largest park at 4,000 acres, offering unique scenery and an abundance of recreational opportunities including camping, fishing, hiking, biking and even World War II history. Don't miss the “Museum at the Brig” during your visit!
The Bird Aviation Museum and Invention Center strives to educate visitors about the historic contributions of aviators and innovators who have forever changed the way we live. The Bird Aviation Museum and Invention Center was founded by Dr. Forrest Bird, inventor of the medical respirator, and wife Pam. Come see this impressive collection paying homage to the couple’s love of aviation and innovation.
The Priest Lake Museum, on the shores of picturesque Priest Lake, is housed in a little log cabin built by the Civilian Conservation Corps for the U.S. Forest Service in 1935 and served as the U.S.F.S. guardhouse for many years. These days, the cabin stands guard over the rich history of this pristine corner of Bonner County.
Timber Days is a community wide celebration to honor the town's heritage, and is held on the last weekend in August. The event offers something for everyone in the family – from logging competitions, a car show, parade and lawn mower races to food and craft booths and a small-town street dance.
The Panida Theater opened as a vaudeville and movie house in 1927 and is on the National Register of Historic Places, winning many awards for its preservation. Its acoustic perfection makes the Panida a delight for performers and audience-goers alike. Check out the schedule of events and catch a show while you are here!
Learn how Sandpoint grew from a few shacks along the railroad to the resort town we know today, and the early beginnings of the small logging, mining, agriculture and railroad communities that dot the roadways in Bonner County. The museum is located in view of Lake Pend Oreille, in beautiful Lakeview Park.
Since 1983, the festival at Sandpoint has hosted its internationally renowned summer concert series under the stars, in a relaxing atmosphere at Memorial Field on the shore of Lake Pend Oreille. Held during the first two weeks in August, the festival is a customized concert experience without equal!
Ross Creek Cedar is a grove of western red cedars, some of which are more than 8 feet in diameter. The interpretive walking tour, slightly less than a mile in length, explains the area ecology and history.
Step back in time and see the history of Boundary County: Kootenai People, David Thompson, Edwin Bonner and the area's early settlers. Exhibits at the Boundary County Museum change regularly, so stop by often!
The Creston Museum is located in a historic stone house, filled with remnants of the past to provide a treasure trove of historical information. Exhibits change regularly, and the museum hosts a series of special events throughout the year.
The Columbia Basin Culture Tour is self-directed and free of charge, providing a great opportunity to meet people behind the scenes at galleries and museums. Visit studios not normally open, shop for original art and fine crafts, plus experience special events planned only for this weekend! Before you hit the road, check out the profiles to see the special events that are happening at each location.
The unusual Glass House roadside attraction was built from over a half-million discarded embalming fluid bottles. Tours of the estate are available seven days a week, May ‘til Canadian Thanksgiving in October.
The Artisans of Crawford Bay are a well-known, diverse group of artisans, most of whom are a few minutes walk from each other. Visitors are welcome to watch them work at their crafts, ask questions, and understand a little of the work our local artisans do.
The SS Moyie was built in Nelson, BC, in 1898 and is the oldest surviving vessel of her type. This passenger sternwheeler plied the waters of Kootenay Lake for 59 years and is now permanently berthed in Kaslo, BC, and open for tours May through September. The SS Moyie is a designated National Historic Site and a BC Landmark.
The Kaslo Jazz Etc. Summer Music Festival is held every August long weekend in Kaslo, BC, combining stunning vistas, great acoustics, superb musicians and a unique floating stage which rests just offshore on Kootenay Lake.
Stop by for a visit into the past. The city of Sandon was known in the 1890s as the Monte Carlo of North America; following the 1891 discovery of silver, thousands of men filled the small valley almost to bursting. Sandon lies in the Selkirk Mountain Range, high in the heart of the Silvery Slocan.
The Langham Cultural Society provides gallery shows, theatre and musical performances, poetry and prose readings, workshops, and the Japanese Canadian Museum to the community of Kaslo and North Kootenay Lake.
Nelson’s historic Capitol Theatre features the best in live theatre, classical ballet and contemporary dance theatre, classical and contemporary music, comedy and a variety of other performances including the highly successful Capitol Kids Series.
Streetcar #23 is a fully functional streetcar that was once in Nelson during the first half of the 20th century. This restored historic streetcar provides a scenic ride along Nelson’s waterfront; come along for a ride and share in the wonderful history of the Queen’s City!
Nelson's newest and largest cultural attraction, Touchstones Nelson is a state-of-the-art facility that’s home to Nelson's museum and art gallery. Enjoy temporary exhibitions of local and regional art, plus a new permanent exhibit on Nelson's history from First Nations to present day.
The Doukhobor Discovery Centre is a reconstruction of a typical Doukhobor village, showing all the major buildings, tools, handicrafts and implements used in day-to-day life. The Centre will introduce you to Doukhobor culture and their unique lifestyle as it evolved in the Kootenay Region in 1908-1939.
Explore the many outdoor exhibits throughout the property during the summer season, including a short video of an underground tour of the LeRoi Mine, an amazing collection of geological specimens of the area, a walk-on train caboose, and try your hand at gold panning!
All aboard! The CPR Museum is housed in a 99-year-old station, one of the best preserved in the province. Once inside, envision the hustle and bustle of the passengers boarding the trains. A feature attraction of the museum is a perfectly preserved caboose.
SculptureWalk is an outdoor exhibit of original sculptures by local and international artists, located on a pleasant walking tour in downtown Castlegar. Viewers are encouraged to vote for their favorite sculpture via ballot, and the winner of the People’s Choice Award is purchased for permanent display in the City.