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Forbes Homestead

Grande Prairie
Take a step back in time with the oldest building still standing in Grande Prairie. The Forbes Homestead was built in 1910 by one of the earliest pioneers and missionaries in the area.
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The Forbes Homestead is the oldest standing structure in Grande Prairie. The log cabin was built by Presbyterian missionaries, the Rev. Alexander and Agnes Forbes, in 1910. Tours of the home can be booked through the Grande Prairie Museum.

Alexander Forbes was one of the founding members of Grande Prairie. He and his wife built the first Presbyterian church in the area, and the original Forbes homestead covered 160 acres on much what is downtown Grande Prairie today. The log cabin, named Montrose after Agnes Forbes’ home in Scotland, stands at 96 Street and 104 Avenue in Grande Prairie. Alexander and Agnes were also instrumental in founding the first hospital in Grande Prairie, and they donated land from their homestead for the Brick and Montrose schools.

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10424 96 Street Grande Prairie Alberta T8V 1Z9
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