Museums

Discover a world class fossil collection and explore heritage buildings in the museums of Parksville Qualicum Beach.

Explore the Past

The Qualicum Beach Museum (currently closed due to COVID-19) you will discover the town's fascinating history. Highlights include the Qualicum First Nations exhibit, artefacts from early hotels and boathouses, and a film made with testimonials from longtime residents. The museum also features a world renowned paleontology exhibit. You will see how our remarkable local fossils contribute to the science of evolution and Earth's history.

From Pentlatch Moons to local characters; from 'pioneer' kitchen to luxury hotel; and from fishing boats to logging boots; the Qualicum Beach Museum is delighted to share the many stories of Qualicum Beach. Come and visit, you'll find more than a little history.

The Parksville Museum has a collection of early artifacts and the property houses a number of heritage buildings used by the first settlers in the area. There's the French Creek Post Office open from 1888 to 1912, the McMillan Log House built in 1885 in Errington and the Montrose School depicting school life in the early 1900s including some original desks.

Qualicum Beach Museum
“ SEE THE SALISH BEAR POLE CARVED BY RENOWNED FIRST NATIONS ARTIST HWUNUMETSE' (SIMON CHARLIE); MEET ROSIE THE ICE AGE WALRUS; LEARN ABOUT LIFE IN QUALICUM BEACH IN BYGONE TIMES. ”

Family Fun

Young At Heart

Run and play your way through Parksville Qualicum Beach. Find out about all the family-friendly things to do here year-round!

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AdventureSmart

Safety First

No matter what outdoor activity you are planning, be prepared. Follow the three Ts—trip planning, training, and taking the essentials. AdventureSmart is a great resource to help you get informed before heading outdoors.

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