New Temporary Exhibit: Terror In The Square


June 1, 2024 – August 31, 2024

Curated by QB Skaters and PD’s Hot Shop in Qualicum Beach, we are thrilled to announce the opening of this brand new exhibit, celebrating over 20 years of skateboarding history in our community!

This exhibit title is a nod to an old legend about skateboarders ‘terrorizing’ the town square. Despite initial resistance, there is incredible support from all demographics as the QB Skaters work towards raising the funds for a new skate park.

Grand Opening: Tuesday June 4th, 2024, 3-5 pm at the museum.

QB Reads: Judy LeBlanc


Join us at the museum for an exclusive reading from the memoir of Judy Leblanc, followed by a presentation and discussion on Tribal Canoe Journeys with members of the Singing Coho Canoe Family and the Qualicum First Nation.

Marked by grief after the loss of her mother in 2015, Judy began to research and write about the impacts of erasure in her family. Her explorations led her to participate in Tribal Canoe Journeys for three consecutive summers, an annual cultural event held across the Pacific Northwest.

All proceeds from book sales at this event will be donated to the Singing Coho Canoe Family.

Join Judy and members of the Qualicum First Nation on Saturday June 15th at 4 pm for an intriguing event of memory and culture.

Everyone is welcome to this free event!

RSVP’s are appreciated. Please contact the museum for more information.


QB Reads: John Beaton

Join us at the museum for an exclusive reading from poet John Beaton, the author of ‘Leaving Camustianavaig’.

John Beaton’s poetry has won several awards and has been widely published in media as diverse as Able Muse and Gray’s Sporting Journal. He wrote a monthly poetry page for several years for the magazine Eyes on BC, and served for four years as a moderator of one of the internet’s most reputable poetry workshops. He recites from memory as a spoken word performer and and poet member of the band Celtic Chaos. His book of metrical poetry, “Leaving Camustianavaig” was published in 2021 by Word Galaxy Press. John is retired actuary who was raised in the Scottish Highlands and now lives in Qualicum Beach. 

John will be sharing his work in an session of QB Reads at the Qualicum Beach Museum on Friday June 21st at 1 p.m. Everyone is welcome to this free event!

RSVP’s are appreciated. Please contact the museum for more information.

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QB Reads Series

Calling all writers!

Are you a local author, poet, researcher, or literary enthusiast who would like to share your work with the community?

Let us introduce you to our QB Reads Series – an open writers festival dedicated to celebrating local talent and creativity. 

This series is open to all writers and researchers, of any kind, who are looking for a welcoming space to do a reading or a presentation. The Qualicum Beach Museum is happy to provide a comfortable public space where local writers can have a platform to share their work with the community – all free of charge and available year-round!

What we offer:

– Your choice of space within the museum buildings or grounds, capable of hosting up to 30 people, chairs and tables included.

– A podium, sound system, and your choice of assorted stage dressings which can possibly include artefacts. 

– Promotional support which includes social media assistance, event advertising, and graphic design for posters and other media. 

– Photographs of the event.  

Contact us today to start planning your event! Writing is an important expression of creativity, and we would love to help you bring your creativity to life!