A community museum featuring a renowned paleontology exhibit, hands-on communications and energy displays, and the fascinating social history of Qualicum Beach and area.


Tuesday through Saturday 10am to 4pm

(Summer Schedule  June 1 – Sept. 31)


Admission is by donation

(Suggested donation: $5 – Adults, $2 – Children 12 and under)

What’s New at the Qualicum Beach Museum?


On June 6th, we officially launched our new and updated exhibits.

Come and see everything that we’ve changed!


Social History

We completely revamped our social history exhibits over the winter and we’re excited to share the results with you. Old favourites such as the early 20th century kitchen remain, featuring new artifacts and information. The First Nations exhibit has been given new life, and is looking fantastic. New features include a display on the old Qualicum train station, cases dedicated to interesting characters of early Qualicum Beach, and a relocated oral history corner.


A new theatre dedicated to curator and amateur paleontologist Graham Beard is now in our downstairs paleontology exhibit. Come in, take a seat, and learn about the fossil hunting experience and life of this community figure.
If you’re interested in learning even more about fossils and the natural history of Vancouver Island, please visit our newly-launched contribution to the Virtual Museum of Canada: The “Paleontology on Vancouver Island” online exhibit. The English version can be found here, and the French version can be found here.

Many thanks to all of the staff and volunteers that made these great changes happen.

The Qualicum Beach Museum would like to acknowledge that the land on which we gather is the unceded traditional lands of the Coast Salish peoples, specifically the Qualicum First Nations whose historical relationship with the land continues to this day.