Parksville museum


Bringing History To Life

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Discover the fascinating history of our community at the Parksville Museum! Journey back in time as you visit our many heritage buildings, and imagine what life was like for Parksville’s first settlers. Explore our engaging, hands-on exhibits, and delight in the stories that shaped our community. Learn about traditional crafts, like blacksmithing and canoe building. There is something for everyone to enjoy at the Parksville Museum!

Visit our museum and discover Parksville’s fascinating history!


Lighthouse Country Band & Without a Net


Vancouver Island locals Lighthouse Country Band and Without a Net perform together in Parksville Museum's 1912 Knox Heritage Church. Get lost in the moody atmosphere of a wood-paneled church while listening to classic gospel songs and island original music. 

Make this your Sunday afternoon plan!!

Parking on-site and in Serious Coffee gravel lot. 

Date: June 23, 2024
Time: 2:00-4:00 PM

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Music @ the Museum

Summer Music Series

We are back with another amazing line up! Bring your lawn chair and enjoy the show in our beautiful and intimate village courtyard. Experience the blues in your backyard, grab a craft beer, and order some food at the food truck(s) on site. 

Tickets available in advance at the Museum office, at the Parksville Visitor Centre, or online on Eventbrite. Limited tickets available at gate.

Date: July 04, July 18, August 01, 2024
Time: 6:00-8:00 PM

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Discover the history of Parksville, Errington, Coombs and Nanoose Bay as the descendants of the early pioneers share their stories and memories.


Rentals Are Available Year-Round

Host an event at the Parksville Museum! We have facilities to accommodate a variety of community and family events, including weddings, meetings, markets, workshops and more. From the functional setting of the Heritage Room to the rustic charm of the Knox Heritage Church, we have a space for you!



The Treasure Trove

The Archives is a treasure trove of historical information about Parksville, Nanoose Bay, Coombs, Errington, French Creek, Hilliers and Lasqueti Island. Whether you are looking for historical photographs (we have over 6,000!), maps, charts, newspapers or general information about pioneer families, our professional volunteer archivists can help you!

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It takes a community to build a museum!

Your generous financial support helps make the Parksville Museum a vibrant part of our community, and allows us to continue offering family-friendly events, programming and exhibits.