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A museum about A Utopian Society in the wilderness of B.C. - imagine!

Informative staff, enthusiastic about their museum and town. Sointula is an authentic Westcoast... read more

Reviewed 3 weeks ago
Lorrie S
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 June 3, 2018
Victoria, Canada
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130 1 Street, Sointula, British Columbia, Canada
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Reviewed yesterday

This museum was of interest to me because I was born in Finland and have many happy memories from that country. The museum featured many items that I was familiar with from my grandparents farm in central Finland. Sointula looked and felt like Finland to...More

Thank TeresaNanaimo
Reviewed 4 days ago via mobile

Thought we'd be there for just a minute. Chatted with the locals and the weaver of the hill net rugs very interesting. Could have spent more time in there.

Thank claire B
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Informative staff, enthusiastic about their museum and town. Sointula is an authentic Westcoast experience, the town itself is a museum in a way. The museum has a lot of picture albums of the first Finn's on the Island, along with their city clothing, their band...More

Thank Lorrie S
Reviewed June 3, 2018 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

Thank ScottinVictoria
Kathy G, Manager at Sointula Museum, responded to this reviewResponded July 1, 2018

Scott. Thanks for your great review. We hope to see you again.

Reviewed May 30, 2018 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
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
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
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
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
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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