The Qualicum Beach Museum is holding the Indigenous community in our hearts as we reflect on the lost lives of all the children whose remains are being unearthed on the grounds of the former residential schools across the country.
Visit the museum!
The museum is following provincial health guidelines and require visitors to wear masks and will be operating with a visitor capacity limit.
To ensure your spot, please use our new online booking system.
COVID Poetry Project
Over the past months, we’ve asked the community to share their poetry with us.
Inspired by the COVID-19 pandemic, these authors of all ages reflect on our new normal and life in Qualicum Beach.
Join us for QB Reads, a festival celebrating local writers and creativity. Stay tuned for more events in 2022!
This year will feature local authors Sydney Preston, Des Davidge, Amanda Hale, and Nick Raeside.
Note: The September 30th event with Nick Raeside has been rescheduled to 3pm.
Qualicum Beach’s electricity was first generated in 1929 in the Power House building, which is currently located on the museum grounds. While the original diesel generators have long since been removed, a Vivian diesel generator similar to the one previously used is on display, and serves as a reminder of the equipment used in Qualicum Beach until 1935.
Oral History Theatres
The Qualicum Beach Museum has two short documentaries based on recordings of local oral histories of Qualicum Beach. The making of these involved interviewing several descendants of local pioneers, videotaping the interviews, and compiling countless hours of amazing stories and collective memories.
The QB museum is located right across from the E&N Railway station on Beach Road and has a magnificent view of the ocean. The grounds consist of a small garden where the statue of Guiseppe Roat (made by local carver François Mongeau in 2012), better known as the Hermit, presides. The Hermit was born in the Tyrolean Alps in 1882, and as a young man traveled widely before coming to Qualicum sometime in the early 1920s.
“The mission of the Qualicum Beach Historical and Museum Society is to acquire, preserve and present the social and natural history of the Qualicum Beach area in a manner in which the whole community will be interested, supportive, and proud.”
Netanja Waddell // Museum Manager
We gratefully acknowledge the operational support of the BC Arts Council.
October through May
Tuesday and Thursday 1-4
June through September
Tuesday to Saturday from 10-4
Suggested: $5 for Adults
$2 for Children