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Photo: Harold Malm Jr., rowing with sisters Doris and Harriet Malm, 1930. Doris Potts Collection, photo #146.

Guided-Tour Options

The Sointula Museum warmly welcomes larger groups looking for guided tours of our exhibitions, year-round. Whether you are a teacher with a class of elementary or highschool students, a homeschool, or just a group of people interested in learning more about Malcolm Island, we’ll work with you to create an interactive and memorable visit. All tours must be pre-booked in advance, just send us a message.

Group Tours

Led by our knowledgeable volunteers, these 45-minute-ish guided tours delve into the early Finnish settlers’ experiences. Ideal for groups of 5 or more. Tour cost is $6.00 per youth and $8.00 per adult. Guests are welcome to stay and enjoy the museum before or after the tour.

School Groups

Our exhibitions can cover various educational conversations with your students including technology, early Finnish settler history, fishing, development of a small community, and more. Tour length can vary, based on your needs, though we recommend an hour. Tour cost is $6.00 per youth and includes two free adults ($8.00 per additional adult).

Just for Kids

Calling all kids and the young at heart! Our Museum Detective Challenge is available in two versions, depending on reading level. After cracking the clues, enjoy coloring your very own Sointula Museum Detective Certificate (we’ve got lots of crayons and pencil crayons!). Plus, don’t miss out on a hands-on lesson where you’ll learn to operate a real lighthouse foghorn, discovering its crucial role in saving lives. Pick up your free detective challenge at the visitor services desk.

upcoming events

There’s always something in the works at the Sointula Museum. Check out our Events calendar to stay in the loop!

Photo: Salmon Days, mid 1980s. In their regional Finnish costumes are, left to right, Annie (Anna) Tynjälä, Irma Järvinen, Helmi Pakkalen and Eeva Syrjälä. All arrived in Canada in the 1950s.