MUSEUMS are nearly always worth a look and this one in the village of Cowichan Bay certainly opened a window on the type of boats the area has seen.
Much more importantly, it is preserving a piece of British Columbia's history and when you step off the road and start exploring this seashore site there is always something new to see.
For a start there is quite a wide variety of craft on offer although not all of them are visible, some being covered with tarpaulins. Information boards warned visitors what to expect because the site was being renovated and upgraded when we visited.
What craft are on show, particularly those at the far end near several displays, gleam with varnish and look a picture while details of their history make fascinating reading.
The Society doesn't hide its aims and makes no bones that donations are vital to help future work so we had no hesitation in dropping a few dollars into a collection point.
But the museum is more than just history on tap. This is an incredibly picturesque part of the coast and it is possible to see it in a new light courtesy of the museum's position and its observations. A good way to pass an hour or so.
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