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Upcoming Events

Museum Opening

Sunday, May 19, 2019

2:00 pm - 4:00 pm
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National Indigenous Peoples Day

Friday, June 21, 2019

All Day

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Canada Day

Monday, July 1, 2019

2:00 pm - 4:00 pm
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Museum Hours

CLOSED January to May

May 19th-Sept 1st

10-3 | Tues-Sat
12-5 | Sundays
12-5 | Holiday Mondays

Sept 1st-Oct 7th

10-3 | Wed-Sat
12-5 | Sundays

Closed Mon-Tue

Remembrance Day:

11-2 | Open

December weekends:

10-3 | Gift Shop open

Outdoor Exhibits and Native Plant Garden are OPEN all year.

Silva Bay Shipyard Plaque Unveiling Ceremony –

June 26, 12 noon at the Shipyard entrance.

Gloria Filax, GHMA Vice President

I would first like to acknowledge that we are standing on the traditional, unceded territory of the Coast Salish, the Snuneymuxw Nation.
My name is Gloria Filax and I am Vice President of the Gabriola Historical and Museum Society.  We gather today to celebrate the 73 year history of what is now the last remaining shipyard in the Gulf Islands – Silva Bay Shipyard.  The current owners of the shipyard, Don and Vicky Mayrend, and past owners are to be lauded for carrying on a tradition of ship-building when so many other ship building enterprises on the Gulf Islands have drifted into the past.
This historic marker is the first in a new series of six plaques that highlight some of the major historic sites on Gabriola.  The rest of the series will be unveiled this summer and fall.
I would like to take this opportunity to thank our generous funders:  the Canadian Federal government program ‘Canada150’ and the Province of British Columbia.
On behalf of the Gabriola Historical and Museum Society I would also like to thank Ivan Bulic for his ongoing volunteer work to make these plaques happen, and the museum’s History and Presentation Committee, especially Janet Stobbs, for its commitment to preserving the history of this place we call Gabriola Island.  And thank you to all who have attended this unveiling.”