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Home Attraction Colville Lake Museum

Colville Lake Museum

Surely the comfiest, quaintest museum in the entire Northwest Territories, this hand-built log structure in the tiny community of Colville Lake was once the home of famed local priest, pilot and town-founder Bern Will Brown. An Oblate priest in the Catholic church, Brown first came to the Arctic in 1948. He spent the next six decades as a Northerner, building this log cabin in the town that became his home, along with the Our Lady of the Snows church. Inside visitors will find many of Brown’s paintings, fur pelts and other local artefacts, along with the North’s first-ever snowmobile.