The Old School House Arts Centre, Qualicum Beach

(4.8/5 based on 60+ reviews on the web)
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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TripAdvisor
  • 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 »
  • Great little gift shop with art work from local artisans. Art shows change monthly and are juried. If you are around for any length of time (snowbirds & visitors), they have well-priced art classes by...  more »
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  • Awesome!