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

*Please note: Opening hours are back to 

Tuesdays and Thursdays, 1-4pm

(or by appointment for school and community groups)

Admission is by donation

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


Come visit our wonderful community museum featuring the fascinating social history of Qualicum Beach and area, renowned paleontology exhibits, and displays about communications and energy. 



What’s New?

      Social History

We are revitalizing our social history exhibits! 

Learn more about the Qualicum train station and some interesting characters of early Qualicum Beach.  Watch a film made with local pioneers in our new oral history theatre.

Experience the vibrant history and contemporary culture of the local First Nations, with art and information panels created by an artist and scholar from the Qualicum First Nation. 

Just for kids: Scavenger Hunt!  Send a postcard! Guess the tree rings to win a prize! Power a light bulb with your own energy! 

      Paleontology – unfolding the mysteries of the past

You will be amazed by the life’s work of our esteemed curator and amateur paleontologist, retired local teacher Graham Beard.  See examples of fantastic local fossils in the exhibits, and on film in our new theatre. 

Vancouver Island is an amazing source of fossils that are new to science.

Did you know palaeontologists have only discovered 1% of past life on Earth? That means each new fossil discovery in our little corner of Vancouver Island adds one more piece to the mysterious puzzle of life.  

Learn more in our Virtual Museum of Canada on-line exhibit: Paleontology on Vancouver Island

English version here, / French version here.


We gratefully acknowledge the operational support of the BC Arts Council.