The Black Iron Collective

The Black Iron Collective

The Black Iron Collective–consisting of Red Cod Forge, Soggy Dog Forge, Crossed Heart Forge, and two other local smiths–have reorganized the blacksmith workshop and provided several Saturday demonstrations for visitors to the museum property throughout the year. Hand...

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Blacksmithing in the Snow

Blacksmithing in the Snow

Cold weather forging is not for the faint of heart or the impatient. The cold anvil, tools, and air make every operation slower and more challenging. The view is lovely though. [ photos courtesy: @redcodforge and @ hughcupples ]Parksville Museum & Archives1245...

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Scenes from the Blacksmith Shop

Scenes from the Blacksmith Shop

Scenes from Saturday demonstrations and evening events hosted by Dave Kasprick and the team. Hand forging tools, implements, and decorative items as well as traditional blades made in the Japanese style swordsmith forge with hand tools. [ photos courtesy: @redcodforge...

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Blacksmiths At Work

Blacksmiths At Work

The Blacksmith Shop will be open regularly throughout the summer on most Saturdays and even into the Fall as weather permits. Come and see Traditional Crafter in Residence Dave Kasprick from Red Cod Forge along with other 'smiths in Residence using blacksmithing...

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Views of the Forge

Views of the Forge

A few interesting views of the Japanese swordsmith forge taken by local Oceanside photographer Craig Thompson in the Fall of 2017. Over the winter of 2016 an area of the Blacksmith Shop was renovated to include a traditional Japanese style swordsmith forge. Built from...

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Japanese Swordsmith Forge

Japanese Swordsmith Forge

Over the winter of 2016 an area of the Blacksmith Shop was renovated to include a traditional Japanese style swordsmith forge. Built from natural materials and using historical techniques, this is the only forge of its kind in Western Canada. Traditional Crafter in...

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1245 East Island Highway
Parksville, BC V9P 2E5

Phone: 250-248-6966
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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.

Admissions

By Donation

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$5 per person

$10 per family or group

All Events are admission by donation

Hours

Heritage Buildings are now closed until Spring 2022. The grounds are always open to enjoy.

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