Doukhobor Dugout House in Redberry Lake Biosphere Region

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Doukhobor Dugout House

​Costumed guides tell a fascinating tale at the Doukhobor Dugout House National Historic Site​ located southeast of Blaine Lake. Exiled from their homeland, Russian Doukhobors settled in the area in 1899, digging into the river ravine for shelter. These tenacious settlers lived in the Dugout Houses until 1904 when log houses were built. Visitors are asked to respect this delicate archaeological site that is located on private property. Strenuous walking is involved to get to site.

Before or after your tour, relax on the outdoor patio, Peter Verigin The Lordly, overlooking the river valley. Food and beverages will be served. Tour participants are welcome to purchase loaves of Doukhobor bread by advance order and pre-payment online. Loaves will be available the day of your self-guided tour.​

Open Saturdays in July 10:00 am – 5:00 pm

Reenactment: 11:00 am

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Notable Species at Risk you may see here:

  • Bank Swallow

This area of Redberry Lake Biosphere is inhabited by a few creatures and critters that you should be mindful of:

  • Deer & Dog Ticks – High Risk, May through July
  • Bear – Low Risk, April through October


18 km SE of the town of Blaine Lake via Hwy 12. Watch for sign.

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GPS: 52.754747, -106.726632





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