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Place Category: Museums and Heritage Sites
The Parksville Museum is operated under the auspices of the Parksville & District Historical Society, and is located in Craig Heritage Park.
The museum was opened in 1983 when the first building arrived on site; the Knox Heritage Church. Since then the museum has grown in leaps and bounds and now boasts 8 heritage buildings as well the main museum admin offices and exhibit hall.
The museum’s primary mandate is to collect, preserve, and display artifacts and archival materials that pertain to the varied aspects of this area. The geographic focus of our collection is that of School District 69 which includes Parksville, Errington, Coombs, Hilliers, French Creek and Nanoose Bay. The museum has an expansive collection of objects that help us illustrate the lives and activities of early settlers, organizations and businesses of the local communities.