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Sointula Museum

130 1 Street, Sointula, British Columbia, Canada
+1 250-230-0093
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Hidden Gem in Sointula (Harmony)

Just steps to your left as you exit the ferry in a non-descript grey building lies a repository of... read more

Reviewed 2 weeks ago
ScottinVictoria
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Victoria, Canada
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Plenty of interesting items

The museum contained lots of photos and items relating to island life and the history of Sointula... read more

Reviewed 3 weeks ago
Tim M
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Sydney, Australia
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130 1 Street, Sointula, British Columbia, Canada
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+1 250-230-0093
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"fascinating history"
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"interesting items"
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"island life"
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"malcolm island"
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"donation"
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"artifacts"
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"logging"
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Just steps to your left as you exit the ferry in a non-descript grey building lies a repository of early Finnish settlers looking for a new life in a Utopian society. While it didn’t work our for these farmer-immigrants to Malcolm Island, the Sointula Museum...More

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Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

The museum contained lots of photos and items relating to island life and the history of Sointula, especially in relation to the migrations of people from Finland to and from Malcolm island. The museum is operated by friendly and enthusiastic volunteers from the local community....More

Thank Tim M
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Reviewed April 29, 2018 via mobile

A volunteer greeted us and gave us a brief overview of the Utopian Swede settlers. It's a hands on museum. We really enjoyed our time there!

Thank Rita V
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Reviewed April 13, 2018

The Volunteer was very informative and super friendly. So many wonderful items to look at. So much history and so many photos to enjoy.

Thank Benandang
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Reviewed January 30, 2018 via mobile

This little museum packs a punch! So much fascinating history on this island utopia. The volunteer that was there was very helpful and knowledgeable. Glad we 2nd. Admission by donation.

Thank tripletoes
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Reviewed July 17, 2017 via mobile

A good way to see the past peoples of Malcolm island. The curator was a very knowledgeable local who cares about their community. It's our second time here and would go back again. Keep up the good work!

Thank islaner
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Reviewed June 15, 2017 via mobile

This is a terrific little place that tells the story of island life with artifacs and even more, so many wonderful photos

Thank Eric O
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Reviewed May 28, 2017 via mobile

Visited this lovely museum this afternoon. A quaint peice of history. This museum is put together perfectly. There is a downstairs area not to miss that has logging and fishing history. We had a lovely chat with the 2 people who were working there in...More

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Reviewed May 19, 2017

Located just a few blocks from the Ferry terminal in a building shared with the library and the Seniors Association - the museum is staffed by volunteers and Pat, the lady who greeted us is a descendant of the original group of Finnish people who...More

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Reviewed May 16, 2017

Good selection and lots of different products. The oldest coop in Western Canada and has fabulolus character.

Thank SHANNON H
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