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!



Music @ the Museum

Summer Music Series

Announcing the return of our highly acclaimed summer music series! We are thrilled to showcase three extraordinary Blues artists who are set to captivate audiences with their exceptional talent. We invite all music enthusiasts to secure their tickets for this unforgettable event, promising an evening filled with soulful melodies and electrifying performances.

Join us in celebrating the magic of live music and immerse yourself in an experience that promises to be nothing short of extraordinary!

Craft beer and food truck(s) on site for event. BYO lawn chair. Advance tickets available at the museum office, Parksville Visitor Centre, or online at Eventbrite. 

Jul 04 from 6-8pm - Harry Manx
Jul 18 from 6-8pm - David Gogo
Aug 01 from 6-8pm - Brandon Isaak Trio


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Railway Day

6th Annual Railway Day 

Summer Series

Welcome back, rail fans! Get ready to hop on board for the highly anticipated return of Railway Day - a thrilling event packed with locomotive excitement for enthusiasts of all ages. Prepare to be dazzled by intricate model railways, explore the swap & shop booths for unique finds, or walk through Craig's Cabin to learn more about the E&N Railway.

Mark your calendars and join us for a day filled with trains, fun, and endless memories! Admission is by donation, so pay-as-you-may to enjoy this family-friendly and hobbyist-dream of a day.

Sunday Aug 11 from 10am-4pm

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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.