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The Doukhobor's had arrived from Russia in the 1800's as a part of an exodus of religious dissenters who were financed in their journey by Leo Tolstoy. Eventually many of them ended up in the Kootenay region of British Columbia and between 1908 and 1938 developed a unique culture. The Doukhobor Discovery Centre offers the visitor an opportunity to experience the way in which the Doukhobors lived during that period.

There are more then 1000 artifacts on display which represent the daily life of the people. These are set in the rebuilt communal village which the Doukhobors lived in. The village is overseen by a statue of Leo Tolstoy. Throughout the village are various interpretive displays and features with a film documentary of the history of he Doukhobors.




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