The Old School House Arts Centre, Qualicum Beach

This Heritage building was built in 1912 and served the educational needs of Qualicum Beach for both elementary and secondary school until 1952, when a new secondary school was built. The building reverted to an elementary school only until 1976, when a new school was built. The Board of Education used the building until 1985.

As the wrecking ball swung closer and closer to the building, dedicated citizens of the community banded together and formed a non-profit cultural association. With the help of many volunteers, countless hours of hard work and fundraising events, the building was renovated and opened to the public in February 1988
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  • The Old School House is one of my favourite places. I regularly attend art classes there, gallery openings, and browse the gift shop and studios. I take all my visiting friends there and everyone is i...  more »
  • This old school house now converted to a beautiful art gallery changes displays often so you never know what to expect. What you get is art from some of the best west coast artists around. Friendly ac...  more »
  • What an amazing collection of art, with actual artists there showing how they achieve their success. We spent a long time browsing round all the diverse galleries in several rooms, all beautifully dis...  more »
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  • Gift buying paradise! Pottery, silver, jewellery, paintings ... support and spread the word about local artists! The rest of Canada will appreciate it :)
  • Great spot for art classes, art exhibits and gift shops! Artists always on location.
  • A surprisingly robust gallery considering its size.
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  • Support local artist

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