THE FRASER RIVER DISCOVERY CENTRE

Our Vision

Connecting communities in the discovery and celebration of the living, working Fraser River.

Our Mission

To be the Voice of the Fraser in presenting the stories of the Fraser River and their contributions to the life, history, and future of British Columbia.

The Discovery Centre is...

A way to explore the Fraser River

Discover the stories and diversity of the entire Fraser River. Through rotating exhibits and hands-on programmes, the Fraser River Discovery Centre presents the river's contribution to the life, history, and future of British Columbia and its people.
 

A resource centre

Students and researchers will find diverse research material in the Resource Centre.
 

A meeting place

Meet and exchange ideas about the Fraser River. The Discovery Centre seeks to connect communities up- and down-river and to provide a place to discuss, debate, and showcase the living, working Fraser River.


Fraser River Discovery Centre Timeline

1986 Development of the idea of the Fraser River Discovery Centre
1989 Fraser River Discovery Centre Society incorporated
2001 5,000 square foot Preview Centre opens along Westminster Quay
2001 Establishment of Fraser River Discovery Centre Foundation
2004 $3 million secured for construction through Founding Patrons and BC/Canada
          Infrastructure Grant
2007 Construction begins to expand Preview Centre
2009 17,000 square foot Discovery Centre re-opened with exhibits on the first floor
2013 Second floor opened with three new exhibits