January 07, 2008 | Tips from Us >
Queen Charlotte City, Museums
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While my son was fishing on the Masset wharf, I wandered over to the Dixon Entrance Museum to indulge in a little history. The tiny museum is filled with intriguing gems of life on the northern end of Haida Gwaii/ Queen Charlotte Islands, including glass Japanese floats, sea shells, a collection of canned salmon (the Dixon Entrance is well known for its salmon, halibut and crab) and an old recipe book that includes instructions for cooking moose.
Turns out my museum host was an elderly gentleman who retired from Saskatchewan to live up on the coast in northern B.C. He had always wanted to live by the ocean and now he volunteers at a maritime museum. I love that! He was a great character and made the museum come alive, despite (possibly because of) his prairie-town background.