Local History

Hazelton and District has a rich history of First Nations (Gitxsan and Wet’suwet’en), pioneers, bridges, telegraph lines, riverboats and railways.The natural history of the area is also outstanding as portrayed by the stunning landscape of rugged mountains, rich diversity of plants and animals,  and rushing rivers complete with thrilling canyons.

Our Pioneer Museum and exclusive Local History Reference Section is a gold mine of information for those interested in traditional ways of life and the development of this region.

For a quick overview of local history, check out these links:

Culture & History, New Hazelton BC from Destination BC – official site

Skeena Forks–the History of Hazelton (Northwood Magazine 2013)

Hazelton Tourism site with videos of local attractions