Electric Power

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.

Renovations to the powerhouse building started in 2021. A grand reopening of the building with a new exhibit is planned for the summer of 2023.

Permanent Exhibits (in development)

The Powerhouse is currently closed to the public. Stay tuned for exciting new permanent exhibits in 2023!