Reverend Forbes Homestead

Designated as a Provincial Historic Resource Site, the Reverend Forbes Homestead and Pioneer Hospital is Grande Prairie's oldest log home and the first hospital. Built for Reverend and Mrs. Forbes in 1911-12, its construction marked the beginnings of our city.

The house and hospital were fully restored to commemorate the 100th anniversary of the arrival of the Forbes’ and was opened to the public on May 28, 2010.

The Reverend Forbes Homestead is operated by the Grande Prairie Museum and is located behind the QEII Hospital (10424 96 Street). Visitors can view household antiques and primitive medical equipment on display.


The Reverend Forbes Homestead is open for the season until September 3, 2022 at the following hours:

  • Wednesday to Saturday from 1 p.m. to 4:30 p.m.

Afternoon Teas at Forbes

Annual afternoon teas are back this summer at the Forbes Homestead! Join us for tea and treats at the historical homestead located in central Grande Prairie on the following days:

  • July: 13, 14, 20 and 21
  • August: 10, 11, 17 and 18

Registration is available by visiting our online booking portal page here


Guided tours and admission are always FREE.


For any questions about the services offered during the summer months, contact the Grande Prairie Museum (780-830-7090) or Charles Taws (780-830-7084).