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Welcome to the Sointula Museum. 

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.

Sointula Museum Winter 2018 hours

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.)

Upcoming Events
Save the Date! Thursday, February 20, 2020. Was there a “Sointula connection,” you ask? You bet there was! Take a look:
Event - The real story of West coast rum running

Past Events

Thank you to all who came out!

October 4, 2019!

Fundraiser for the Sointula Museum

Book Release Event - Boom Bust: The Resilient Women of Historic Telegraph Cove by Jennifer Butler

Boom Bust: The Resilient Women of Historic Telegraph Cove by Jennifer Butler – New Book Release. Thursday, August 8, 2019, 18:30 – 20:00

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