Visit our museum and uncover historic Parksville through our many hands-on, engaging exhibits. Experience the rich heritage of our community in a way that’s both fun and educational for all ages.
A Glimpse into Parksville’s PastTravel through time as you explore our collection of heritage buildings, some dating as far back as 1885. Experience the early days of Parksville and envision the lives of its first settlers.
MARION CRAIG COURTYARD
The stunning Marion Craig Courtyard offers a great spot to sit or relax. Have a picnic, go for a walk, enjoy the natural fountain feature, or take a rest at one of our 6 picnic tables.
Connect with the Island Forest and discover the essential role it plays in sustaining life. Explore the history of logging on Vancouver Island and learn about modern forest management practices.
Experience the magic of a working forge and learn about traditional forging techniques. Discover the only traditional Japanese forge in Western Canada!
E & N RAILWAY
The historic Craig’s Cabin is home to a fun and interactive exhibit all about the E & N Railway. Learn how this vital Vancouver Island line shaped Canada and the lives of its people.
OTHER EXHIBITS TO ENJOY!
There are even more reasons to visit the Parksville Museum! Check out our Tractor Barn and Canoe Shelter, take an easy hike through our lovely Nature Trail and visit our Exhibit Hall for more fun and informative exhibits. And don’t forget that our beautiful Marion Craig Courtyard is open year-round for your enjoyment — have a picnic, relax outdoors, and enjoy the many family–friendly events that we have to offer.