Yale Historic Site


Celebrating the Gold Rush era and preserving local historic treasures, a visit to the Yale Historic Site is a must on your journey. Step back in time to stroll the boardwalk, check out the general store, and swagger into the saloon for an ice cold root beer or a game of poker. Learn what life was like for the thousands of Chinese railway workers in the Chinese boarding house, take in a special event like June’s Strawberry Social or try your hand at gold panning!

Creighton House, a heritage building built in the 1870s, is home to the museum, gift shop, archives and Beth Clare garden. Exhibits include artifacts and photographs showcasing the diverse history of Yale, including an 1853 ‘Peace’ piano donated by Rose Charlie and her family. Also on site is one of the oldest churches in B.C., built in 1863, St. John the Divine church is home to a collection of antique hand stitched linens – the ‘Enduring Threads’ donated by former students of All Hallows girls’ school.’