NEW! Vintage Toy Display

Social History Exhibit, Second Floor

Step back in time into an old childhood bedroom, scattered with toys and books! Currently on display in the Social History Exhibit is a selection of vintage children’s model cars, dolls, tea sets, and more. The items range in age, from the early 1900’s to the 1960’s. Visit us today and see how many of the old toys you can remember!

On display until Spring 2023.

2023 Brant Wildlife Festival

The 32nd Annual Brant Wildlife Festival celebrates nature, particularly Brant geese as they rest and feed on the shores of Parksville and Qualicum Beach. The festival connects local businesses and community groups, including the Qualicum Beach Museum, who work together to promote education and highlight biodiversity. 

The festival runs March 31st – April 9th, 2023. The museum will be open to the public April 4th – 8th from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. as part of the festival.

For more information on the Brant Wildlife Festival, visit   

Special Events

Museum openings, volunteer appreciation, exhibit launches, travelling exhibits, lectures, and more! Subscribe to our newsletter to stay informed and consider becoming a member!

QB Reads

Join us for QB Reads, a festival celebrating local writers and creativity.  We feature one writer per month from June through October at 7pm, including a display in the museum and a presentation.  Reserve your seat for the next QB Reads – space is limited!

Please contact us if you would like to share your creative journey with our community. All genres of writing are welcome.

June 30: Jerry Michael Smith  – The Prison of Power “A man-made tale”

July 28: John MacFarlane – Shipwreck! A chronicle of marine accidents & disasters in B.C.

August 25: Kirsty Elliot – True (poetry)

September 29: John Beaton – Leaving Camustianavaig (poetry)

October 25 (2 pm): Shanon Sinn – History of Halloween in BC

View the 2022 QB Reads Poster


QB Reads 2023 – TBD
If you are a local writer and would like to present your work, please contact us!