Online Exhibits

Online Exhibits: Explore your history

Wally West Collection Wally West Collection

Wally West set up his Prince George studio in 1946. He's been taking pictures of its places an people ever since. This site showcases his artistry and contribution to photography.

Opening New Caledonia Opening New Caledonia

Over 4400 images, maps and documents describing the growth of our Forest Industry and other economic development.

Settlers Effects Settlers' Effects

Settlers' Effects is a collection of 10,000 photographs that depict life during the earliest days in Prince George, Mackenzie, McBride and Valemount. It is a record of the impact that people had on the landscape, and how the landscape shaped the communities socially, culturally, and environmentally.

Milltown to Downtown Milltown to Downtown

The population of Prince George, BC grew from 4,000 in 1947 to 35,000 when the boom peaked in 1972. This exhibition presents 2,000 photographs of how people lived, what they did, and the changes they made that are still part of people's daily lives today.

Children when Prince George was young Children when Prince George was young

In the early 1900s in the middle of British Columbia, being young was different than it is today.

The Electronic ForestThe Electronic Forest

Discover how people are using new tools and approaches to manage the sub-boreal forest of central British Columbia. This site looks at the ways that the values of all stakeholders and information from years of scientific research are compiled in computer models that project different scenarios to aid in forest management.

Fossils of Northern British Columbia Fossils of Northern BC

Fossils can tell us a great deal about the history of British Columbia. By examining fossils we can tell how plants and animals lived in the prehistoric period.

The J. Simonson Collection The J. Simonson Collection

The Simonson Collection represents the work of Mr. Jacob Simonson, who resided in the Fort George of Central British Columbia. His works span the early part of the century, and provide a visual record of local history.