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Always a great visit

Love coming here to visit. Important to contact them ahead of time though if you go in the off... read more

Reviewed 8 October 2018
dwormac
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Comox, Canada
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Wow!

For a tiny island, their museum is excellent! The photos, the artifacts, the stories .... Well... read more

Reviewed 5 September 2018
sunsandwaterthebeach
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Parksville, Canada
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130 1 Street, Sointula, British Columbia, Canada
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Reviewed 8 October 2018 via mobile

Love coming here to visit. Important to contact them ahead of time though if you go in the off season as they open only by appointment. That said, all it took was an email to the museum's website. A prompt reply gave us the name...More

Date of experience: October 2018
Thank dwormac
KathyG2506, Manager at Sointula Museum, responded to this reviewResponded 8 October 2018

Thank you for your kind words. We’re so glad you enjoyed your visit and hope to see you again next time you’re in Sointula.

Reviewed 5 September 2018

For a tiny island, their museum is excellent! The photos, the artifacts, the stories .... Well worth the visit! And the volunteer there knows EVERYTHING! A must see!

Date of experience: September 2018
Thank sunsandwaterthebeach
Kathy G, Manager at Sointula Museum, responded to this reviewResponded 6 September 2018

Thanks for your very kind words. We’re so glad that you had a good visit; we enjoy sharing our community.

Reviewed 19 August 2018

The museum is small, but full of artefacts that can be touched!!! The entrance is free, but donations are encouraged to support its maintenance. The staff is warm and welcoming. As you approach the entrance door, someone invites you to come in and enjoy learning...More

Date of experience: August 2018
Thank Leticia S
Kathy G, Manager at Sointula Museum, responded to this reviewResponded 20 August 2018

Leticia, Thank you for the review. We love bringing to life the lives and times of the first pioneers who came to create a social utopia on this beautiful island and all those who followed. We hope you can visit again.

Reviewed 13 August 2018

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

Date of experience: August 2018
Thank TeresaNanaimo
Kathy G, Manager at Sointula Museum, responded to this reviewResponded 14 August 2018

We’re so glad that you enjoyed your stay in Sointula and your visit to the Sointula Museum. The settlers were such a strong group of people. We’re proud to have them as our founders.

Reviewed 10 August 2018 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.

Date of experience: August 2018
Thank claire B
Reviewed 21 July 2018

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

Date of experience: July 2018
Thank Lorrie S
Reviewed 3 June 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

Date of experience: May 2018
Thank ScottinVictoria
Kathy G, Manager at Sointula Museum, responded to this reviewResponded 1 July 2018

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

Reviewed 30 May 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

Date of experience: May 2018
Thank Tim M
Reviewed 29 April 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!

Date of experience: April 2018
Thank 55ritav
Reviewed 13 April 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.

Date of experience: April 2018
Thank Benandang
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