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Qualicum Beach

Museums

Antiques in a window (David Gluns photo)

Antiques in a window (David Gluns photo)

The Qualicum Beach Museum chronicles the 150-year history of the town's growth from pioneer outpost to full-fledged community.

It also taps much deeper into the area's ancient past with a remarkable set of fossils collected by biologist Graham Beard in association with the Vancouver Island Paleontology Museum Society.

Qualicum History

The second floor of the museum is dedicated to relatively recent history. A large mural depicts early pioneer life, the small-scale logging industry and the town's first golden age in the 1920s when the Qualicum Beach Hotel was hosting film stars like Bob Hope and Spencer Tracey. 

Recreations of a school room (complete with period graduation photos) and dressmaker's shop are here along with memorabilia one of the town's early doctors and its leading citizen, Brigadier General Noel Money.

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