a place close to the Heart
The community’s history began in 1916, when the Edmonton, Dunvegan and British Columbia Railway (ED&BC) surveyed and began building a railline from McLennan to Peace River. Nampa was determined to be an ideal spot for a water tank since it was so close to the Heart River. The little community soon sported a store, hotel, and post office. In 1921, Canada Post officials pressured the community to take an official name (it had been going by the name The Tank). Nampa was chosen as a name, and was approved by the postal authorities. It obtained village status in 1958.
The Museum shares the Nampa Civic Centre with the Village of Nampa and Nampa Sunrise Cafe. Museums are an important part of enhancing community life. If you’d like to volunteer with us let us know.