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Hardy Mountain Doukhobor Village is the remains of the historic Makortoff Doukhobor Village. Covering 16.9 acres (6.84 ha) on a knoll overlooking the junction of the Kettle and Granby River valleys, it is located one kilometre west of Grand Forks, British Columbia.


The site was constructed in 1912. The homes built by the Doukhobor people are based on the same design brought with them to Canada in 1899. The structure is a two-story structure. The kitchen and dining room are on the main floor, with small bedrooms on the second floor. The Doukhobors grew most of their own food for a vegetarian diet. The village was self-sufficient, and everything was made by hand. Economic times forced the closure and sale of the villages and their associated lands.


Peter Gritchen, purchased the property in 1971 and opened it as the Mountain View Doukhobor Museum on June 16, 1972. Early Doukhobor artifacts are found there. Gritchen died in 2000. The Land Conservancy owns the site in trust for the people of British Columbia. This historic site has been re-opened to the public.


The village is located at 3655 Hardy Mountain Road. To get there use Crowsnest Highway #3 you until you arrive at Grand Forks. Turn left onto North Fork Road and drive until you come to intersection of Hardy Mountain Road. Then turn left onto Hardy Mountain Road and proceed up the mountain until you reach the village.

Hours of Operation: Monday, Wednesday and Friday at 10:00 am or 2:00 pm from April 1 – October 30.

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