The Parksville Museum Archives provides free, public access to thousands of documents related to the history of the area.

Interested in donating an item to the Archives? ↓

Using the Archives

  • Appointments are required.
  • During your on-site visit, archives staff will be available to provide orientation and assistance.

For inquiries regarding the archives or to plan your visit:

Contact the Archives

The Archives Include:

  • Historical Photographs
  • Oral History Interviews (video and audio)
  • Transcribed Interviews
  • Newspapers
  • Family Fonds
  • Obituaries
  • Maps
  • Letters
  • Ledgers

and many other types of records

Oral History Interviews (video and audio)
A vintage hand-held movie camera

  • Settler Oral History of Nanoose, Parksville, Coombs & Errington
    Watch the videos

Unable to visit the Archives?

Submit a Research Request

In the event that sufficient information regarding my request is located, I hereby agree to pay the Parksville and District Historical Society $22 per hour to conduct research on my behalf.

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On behalf of the Parksville & District Historical Society, we wish to thank you for your interest in donating your items to the Parksville Museum!

While we very much appreciate all offers to donate, we must ensure that the items we accept are consistent with the mandate of the museum, are of exhibit quality, and are suitable for inclusion in our collections.

Please provide us with information on the items you wish to donate. Our Collections Management Committee will review the information, and will let you know as quickly as possible whether we are in a position to accept your items.

Contact the Archives

For inquiries regarding the archives or to plan your visit:


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1245 East Island Highway
Parksville, BC V9P 2E5

Phone: 250-248-6966
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By Donation

Recommended Amount:

$5 per person

$10 per family or group

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