Gabriola Historical and Museum Society

Telling Island Stories

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Gabriola Museum

Upcoming Events

National Indigenous Peoples Day

Sunday, June 18, 2023

11:00 am - 2:00 pm

Join us for National Indigenous Peoples Day at the Museum.

Snuneymuxw First Nation will share a wide variety of information/skills:

  • Geraldine Manson will do a Welcome prayer and talk about the importance of the land, culture and knowledge of SFN and the ancestors
  • As well, Geraldine will be sharing about Petroglyphs in the ancestral village
  • Stephanie Thomas and Chenoa Point will be showing some weaving with wool
  • Violet and Joe Elliott will work with cedar
  • Louella White will do face painting;
  • Lorna Johnny and Roberta Martin will make delicious fried bread


Funded by the Government of Canada


Join the Museum Board, help take the Museum into the future!

You can make a difference at the Museum.
If you are interested in:

  • Exhibit planning
  • Events and programs
  • Strategic planning
  • The McRae lands
  • The Archives & Historical sites
  • Social Media
  • Membership

Join Us!

The Museum is also looking for a Treasurer to work with its Accountant.

For more information:

Help Your Museum Protect and Expand!

Many thanks to our donors who have contributed toward paying down the McRae Land mortgage—your support has been inspiring! To date we have raised $105,000 to help pay down the $300,000 total. Now we are asking all of you to contribute again.

We hope to raise $45,000 by December 2021 to make the maximum allowable anniversary payment at year end.

Three ways you can help us today . . .

  1. Mail a cheque to “Gabriola Historical & Museum Society” or drop it off at the Museum (add footnote: “re: McRae property”).  Include your name, address, phone and email.
  2. Give through our Canada Helps secure online portal or send an e-transfer to
  3. Consider becoming a monthly donor (minimum donation $5/month) and receive free membership with full benefits. (A donation of $120/month spread over a year adds up to one monthly mortgage payment a year for us, so it’s an enormous help!)

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