• Visit the Museum

    The Sointula Museum presents a hands-on educational experience. Its collections include artifacts, publications and photographs specific to the development of this unique community from a Finnish socialist Utopian commune to the quiet (on the surface at least) village of today.

  • Open Year Round

    Mid-May – September 30. Open daily, 12 noon to 4:00pm

    All other times of the year: by appointment. Please call or text 250-230-9650 to arrange your visit.

  • Admission

    Admission to the museum is by donation (suggested minimum is $5.00/person). Our museum relies on your generous donations, book sales and our wonderful volunteers to continue the museum’s work to preserve and celebrate Sointula’s unique history.

  • Group Visits & Tours

    For groups of 5 or more people who want to visit the museum outside of regular summer open hours, please call or text 250-230-9650 to arrange a special time and tour guide.

    • Guided Group Tours are $6.00 per person

    • School groups are $5.00/child with 2 accompanying adults free.

  • Map and address

    The Museum is located in the old Superior School Building at 280 1st Street in Sointula.

    Location of Museum
  • Directions and parking

    To reach the museum, either on foot or by car, turn left off the ferry and proceed three blocks to a bend in the road. The Superior School is located on the left (waterside). The museum and the local library share the building.

    Parking is free in both the parking lots in front of and behind the museum.

  • Accessibility

    The museum is wheelchair and walker accessible using a ramp leading into the building. The washroom and galleries on the main floor are accessible. The “Rust Room’ on the lower level of the museum can be reached through a downstairs door. Please make arrangements with the museum volunteer on duty to open the downstairs door.

  • Visitor tips

    There is no food or drink allowed in the museum.

    Strollers are permitted in the museum, but please note that some aisles are narrow. We will be happy to store your stroller during your visit. Please let the volunteer on duty know that you would like to park a stroller.

    Wheelchairs are permitted in the museum. We do not have a wheelchair on site to lend visitors.

    Lost & Found. Items left behind in the museum will be safely stored. If you think you may have left something behind, please ask at the museum or send an email to info@sointulamuseum.ca to inquire.

    Photography. Still photography is permitted for private, non-commercial use only. Photographs cannot be published, sold, reproduced, transferred, distributed or otherwise commercially exploited in any manner.


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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