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Welcome to the Sointula Museum!

We are now open daily from 12:00 NOON to 4:00 PM.

Safety protocols are in place to keep everyone safe and healthy.

Museum re-opening June 27, 2020

The Sointula Museum explores the 118 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.

Find out more about Sointula’s history. Go to our Visit page for more information about current events and how to get to us.

Read our TripAdvisor Reviews

      This museum was of interest to me because I was born in Finland and have many happy memories from that country. The museum featured many items that I was familiar... read more


      What a high quality museum educational informative and beautifully presented in this outpost off the northeast coast of Vancouver Island.Such an authentic lst nation locality
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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.

Sointula Harbour
Sointula Harbour