The Old School House Arts Centre, Qualicum Beach

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Landmark Tourist Spot
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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  • if you live here or are just passing through you should not miss the experience of our "old school".The artists are incredible!!!  more »
  • Absolutely a wonderful gallery in this restored old school house.Lots of parking, with working galleries where you can watch artists work and chat with them. The volunteers that run the gallery are ve...  more »
  • My main motivation for going here are the excellent musical performances of Ron Hadley. My wife loves the artist exhibitions. Perfect for the both of us.  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.
  • Awesome
  • Support local artist