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The Sointula Museum explores the 117-year history of the settlement of Sointula. Its Utopian beginnings involves the development of socialist thought in Canada and the building of the commercial fishing industry, unions and cooperative economic structures.  Through the years a strong spirit of community has prevailed, still evident in the lives of the current residents who call Sointula home.

Prepare yourself for a hands-on experience. Pump up the original Pulteney Point Lighthouse foghorn; play the piano that kept Sointula’s famous Saturday night dances swinging, browse the Cooperative Store counters or use the first bi-lingual switchboard in B.C.

Sointula is located on Malcolm Island, reached by ferry service from Port McNeill on northern Vancouver Island. Check out this Northern Gulf Island ferry route map. Every journey from Sointula begins and ends with a boat trip – it’s part of the adventure.

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