Kaatza station museum and archives

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Kaatza station museum and archives

Kaatza station museum and archives
4.5
10:00 AM - 4:00 PM
Monday
10:00 AM - 4:00 PM
Tuesday
10:00 AM - 4:00 PM
Wednesday
10:00 AM - 4:00 PM
Thursday
10:00 AM - 4:00 PM
Friday
10:00 AM - 4:00 PM
About
The Kaatza Station Museum, located in a 1912 Canadian Pacific train station, is home to the history of the Cowichan Lake region. Featuring the history of the region, from pre-European settlement to the present, and everything in between. Exhibits range from the IWA and Mill rooms, detailing the history of the various lumber mills and unions in the region, to model displays of houses, the original rail line, and an assortment of logging equipment and other items related to the history of the station and the neighboring towns.
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Burnabytravellers
Burnaby, BC138 contributions
Jul. 2019
This museum has some interesting exhibits and artifacts but it is very Eurocentric and colonial in its history. It omits any reference to the First Nations who lived on this land for millennia. It features the “first permanent settlers”, two white men who came in the late 19th century. We tried to discuss our concerns with the woman at the desk, but she was hostile and dismissive. The name “Kaatza”” is First Nations, Cowichan, in origin. Ironically, the museum ignores that fact.
Written July 21, 2019
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Fluxielili
Wiener Neustadt75 contributions
May 2019 • Family
nice easy place with local history, helps to understand the city. museum entry is by donation. the outdoor exhibits are also very nice
Written May 15, 2019
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Wang
11 contributions
Nov. 2018 • Solo
There is a train you can walk all over and see how it works. This is outside so you can go when you want and it is free. The museum features local lumber industry history.
Written January 16, 2019
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Chien K
Mexico City, Mexico12 contributions
Feb. 2018 • Family
there are trains the kids could play on. and right beside the water with a long walkng deck abnd all for free
Written February 12, 2018
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j0se12345678
Malaga, Spain32 contributions
Nov. 2017 • Family
Located downtown it is free and nice thing to do in the park. Open and safe feeling right beside the lake
Written December 9, 2017
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FudTrippers
Manila, Philippines23 contributions
Jul. 2017 • Friends
A nice place to drop by to learn more about the town. Definitely the inside is way more interesting than it seems from the outside. This attraction is free (they accept donations so please do) so there's nothing to lose really.
Written July 19, 2017
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davGrimshaw
Alberta, Canada513 contributions
Apr. 2017 • Couples
We arrived after hours, but enjoyed the outside displays, especially those related to how trains figured in early logging work. I'm a sucker for trains.

The displays are neat, well kept, and interesting.
Written July 14, 2017
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snear
B.C.10 contributions
Feb. 2017 • Family
The Kaatza Museum is for anyone interested in the History of Logging in the early years (even before chainsaws) From the logger - logging camp living - sawmills - rail transport & to the communities around Lake Cowichan. The museum displays are well exhibited to show even a "newbee" how life in the logging industry was. Thanks to the Volunteers who look after this museum. Well Done!
Written February 21, 2017
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G-Daawg
B.C., Canada19 contributions
Jul. 2016 • Couples
Great little museum. Entry is by donation. There are some nice trains and artifacts of the early days of logging. Big parking lot, A&W across the street, take a break here if you're heading to Port Renfrew.
Written January 29, 2017
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Marg M
7 contributions
Feb. 2016 • Couples
Amazing! I love history and moving to Lake Cow I wanted to know the history of this town and surrounding area . I was amazed at how much information was available and how helpful the staff is. We always take our visitors there . Indeed a place to see.
Written January 16, 2017
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