Every attempt to create a different kind of society requires the imagination to visualize a life that does not yet exist, and the courage to try and turn it into reality.
... from The Story of Malcolm Island’s Socialist Collective, 1901–1905, A Translation of Matti Halminen’s Sointula.

Sointula Museum

The Sointula Museum explores the 121-year history of the Finnish settlement of Sointula. Its Utopian beginnings involve 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.
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280 1st Street, Sointula
250-230-9650
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Translation of Matti Halminen's diaries

New book available

The Story of Malcolm Island’s Socialist Collective, 1901–1905, A Translation of Matti Halminen’s Sointula. Hardcover book, Published 2021. 280 pages.
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Prepare yourself for a hands-on experience. Pump up the original Pulteney Point Lighthouse foghorn; browse the Cooperative Store counters, enjoy videos in the media centre 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.

We acknowledge that the Sointula Museum sits on the traditional, ancestral and unceded Kwakwaka'wakw Territories of the 'Namgis, Mamalilikala and Kwaku'Ł nations

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