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The Forbes Homestead is the only pioneer log building standing in Grande Prairie today.
The structure is intimately related to the early development of the city. The original part was built in 1911 as the first hospital in the area. A two storey residence for Reverend and Mrs. Forbes was added a year later.
The house and hospital have been fully restored to commemorate the 100th anniversary of the arrival of the Forbes’ and was opened to the public on May 28, 2010.
The Forbes Homestead is operated by the Grande Prairie Museum and is open during the summer months when guided tours and special events and programs are featured.
1976: The Forbes Homestead is registered as a Provincial Historic Resource Site.
Reverend and Mrs. Forbes contributed greatly to the development in religion, education, health and culture of the City of Grande Prairie. Their home and hospital was a recognized community institution. Friends and family of patients were always welcomed to stay the night. Even strangers traveling through the area were treated to the Forbes’ hospitality through a home cooked meal. Mrs. Forbes loved to entertain. She used real china when serving afternoon tea. Not a common practice in those early times. The Forbes Homestead is an elegant reminder of those intrepid pioneers who came before us.
Monday to Sunday
1 p.m. to 5 p.m., June through August only.
Located behind the
Queen Elizabeth II Hospital
10424 96 St.
Grande Prairie AB
Grande Prairie Museum
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