The Future, of Our Past

Nechako Valley Historical Society
Box 1515,

Vanderhoof, British Columbia, Canada V0J3A0

OK Cafe

Visitor Centre


Mission Statement:

The purpose of the Nechako Valley Historical Society (NVHS) is to discover, memorialize and disseminate the prehistory and history of all cultures in and around the Nechako Valley on behalf of all levels of government and the public at large.  The NVHS recognizes the District of Vanderhoof as a partner in this mission.


By adhering to the following set of Values the Society will demonstrate its ability to remain sustainable and responsive to the members of the Society and to the residents of the Nechako Valley. 

Interaction with the Community

By interacting with local and regional communities the Society will develop a bona fide reputation for excellence in fostering cultural awareness and heritage conservation. 

Visitor Experience

Visitors to the Museum Site will enjoy a safe educational experience and develop a deep understanding of the contributions by all cultural groups to the settlement of the Nechako Valley.


The Society will manage all it’s assets and opportunities ot optimize return to the Society and communities it serves.

Enjoy a Virtual Museum Tour

Created by the District of Vanderhoof


Get Involved

The Nechako Valley Historical Society is passionate about our local history – from First Nation artifacts and stories, to the first pioneers of the area, to famous folks that called Vanderhoof home.

The society puts on a wide range of events and activities over the year, as well as maintains the Vanderhoof Community Museum that showcases beautifully restored 1900s period buildings, train cars, an expanding heritage park, and interpretive walking trails. The society also manages the OK Café – a wonderful place to enjoy a fresh-made meal in one of the historical buildings of Vanderhoof.

The society is run out of the musuem site that is backed by natural forests and Stoney Creek.

Nechako Valley Historical Society
Box 1515

Vanderhoof, British Columbia, Canada V0J3A0

Museum Hours

Closed for the Season



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