What’s the story behind all those buildings and signs we pass regularly? Time to find out! Learn more about our community’s history through a fun scavenger hunt.

When? On Family Day, February 15th, 2021.

Scavenger Hunt Questions

  1. In 1898, you get a bed, breakfast and dinner for $1.95. What is the name of this building?
  2. This was the first church built in 1894. What saint was it named after?
  3. In 1969, Pauline Touzeau was named Parksville’s Citizen of the Year. Where is the building named after her
  4. Parksville’s first school was built in 1891. When enrollment increased, Mrs. Ann Hirst gave the land for a larger school to be built. It was open until 1977. What is it used for now
  5. The Snaw naw as First Nation gave the name Es-hw Sme~nts to this community park in Nanoose Bay. What does the name mean?
  6. After World War I, the Women’s Institute selected Memorial Avenue as a memorial to those men from Parksville who died overseas during the war. What did they plant on both sides of the street in memory of the men?
  7. What golf course was built in 1913 and designed by golf architect Vernon Macan?
  8. Who was Coombs named after
  9. Alexander Duncan McRae purchased 260 acres to build his family retreat ‘Eaglecrest.’ What is the barn now used as?
  10. A sect of Russian Doukhobors formed a commune in what local area?

Bonus question:  What is the significance of Nelson Parks, the area’s first postmaster?

The Parksville Museum is located on the unceded, traditional, & ancestral lands of the Coast Salish, Hul’q’umi’num’ speaking people including the Snaw-naw-as and Snuneymuxw people.

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Parksville, BC V9P 2E5

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