The Beginning of Truth & Reconciliation

Temporary Exhibition, Social History Exhibit, Second Floor

After hundreds of years of colonialist history, only recently has Canada begun the journey of Truth & Reconciliation.

Visit us today to view our new exhibition on the history of Residential Schools, the beginning of Truth & Reconciliation, and a showcase of Qualicum First Nation regalia, all leading up to National Day for Truth & Reconciliation on September 30th.

Thank you to members of the Qualicum First Nation for their contributions.

On display until November 1, 2023.


 Seniors Day at the Museum


Active Aging Week was initiated by the International Council of Active Aging to celebrate aging and promote the benefits of a healthy lifestyle. Since 2013, the RDN Recreation and Parks, along with community partners, offer FREE Drop-in activities. This year’s theme is ‘Inspiring Community Connections’ and the week runs October 3rd – 7th, 2023.

In connection with Active Aging Week, the museum will host “Seniors Day at the Museum” on Tuesday October 3, 2023. Drop in anytime from 10 am – 4 pm to visit our exhibits and enjoy history-based activities!




Kids’ Spooky Day

Looking for something fun to do before trick-or-treating begins?

Join us on October 31st for some scary fun and games. The museum will be open from 1 pm – 4 pm for crafts, scavenger hunts, prizes, dress-up, and more! 

Admission is free and all ages are welcome.

Don’t forget your costume!


Spooky Night at the Museum


The museum will be open after dark on Halloween night… but don’t let that frighten you!

On October 31st, the museum will be open from 6 pm – 8 pm for some after-hours Halloween fun.

To start off the night is a special screening of the 1977 film ‘Ants!’ (a.k.a. ‘It Happened At Lakewood Manor’), which was entirely filmed at the Qualicum College Inn, and includes some great shots of the beach.

Following at 7 pm is the October installment of QB Reads, featuring spooky-themed readings from local authors, including John Beaton!

This event is completely free and includes entry to a door prize. You won’t want to miss it!


Special Events

Museum openings, volunteer appreciation, exhibit launches, travelling exhibits, lectures, and more!

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QB Reads

Join us for QB Reads, a festival celebrating local writers and creativity.  We feature one writer per month from June through October, and on the last Thursday of every month at 7pm, the public is invited to a special presentation given by that month’s author.

Remember to reserve your seat for the next QB Reads – space is limited!

June 29: John Gordon Smith  – “Here’s The Thing”

July 27: Sydney Preston – “Deadly Direction: A Britannia Bay Mystery”

August 25: Salimah Valiani

September 28: Marva Blackmore

October 31: Halloween Event

View the 2023 QB Reads poster


If you are a local writer and would like to share your creative journey with the community, please contact us! All genres and types of writing are welcome!