Parksville Museum, Parksville

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The Parksville Museum is located next to the Parksville Info Center at 1245 East Island Highway. Aside from the wonderful array of historical artifacts located in the main building, the site also encompasses 8 heritage buildings that serve as a window into the life of early Parksville settlers.

The museum has picnic tables and activities for children. Friday Night Farmers’ Market starting May 26 – Sept 15, 2017 from 4:00pm to 7:00pm that offers, “Food, musicians, artisans served with a side of local history!” Come down and check us out!
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  • July 12, 2017
    Our 13 year old daughter wanted to visit the museum while we were vacationing in Parksville. Very quaint little set up with vintage buildings, furnishings and equipment from the early 1920's. Lots of ...  more »
  • July 8, 2017
    We called in to the museum as we were passing on foot. Spent a couple of hours looking through the various exhibits, interesting information regarding the history of the surrounding area. School and t...  more »
  • July 4, 2017
    We visited on the Canada Day long week-end and the mueum was very quiet. The exhibits were interesting and the videos of the surrounding areas very informative. They could improve the write ups of the...  more »
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  • June 23, 2017
    Go! Do a scavenger hunt with the kids, take a class on gardening, come for the Friday night market - tour the museum for free on Friday nights during market. Wonderful history here - working blacksmith shop and wonderful artifacts. So worth your time to wander.
  • May 18, 2017
    Closed for the winter months, opening sometime in May. A collection of old original buildings that have been moved to site creating a tiny village. Friday evenings during summer months, between 4 - 8 pm, you can enjoy a local farmer's market with food trucks, live music, blacksmith demonstration & you can tour the village building's at the same time. Advise you come early, parking lot fills up quickly - parking can be a issue.
  • February 22, 2017
    Really great location for a photo-shoot. The team there was helpful and knowledgeable. There are some very interesting things throughout the museum. Definitely worth visiting!
  • July 5, 2016
    This is a gem of a museum. Historic buildings full of treasures. Lots of great events. Don't miss their Farmers Market on Friday evening from five to eight throughout the summer. Take a class at their Urban Farm School. This place is full of surprises!
  • June 17, 2017
    It very fun🗿

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Where to stay in Parksville

Most accommodations in the town center look over the Strait of Georgia. Here, along Island Highway, you'll find primarily chain hotels, resorts, and motels offering clean and comfortable lodgings within walking distance of the town's amenities. If you want to enjoy the region's pristine nature, you can find more interesting accommodations just east down the highway, around the border of Rathtrevor Beach Provincial Park. Beach resorts with swimming pools, quaint holiday cottages, and secluded forest retreats provide easy access to both the beach and the national park.
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