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THURSDAY, MARCH 11 
7 - 8 PM
To register, email [email protected]


When?

Temporarily closed


How?

By donation

Why?

Friendly guides
Interactive displays
Historical slide shows
EJ Hughes gallery
Kinsol Trestle models 

Where?

1775 Shawnigan-Mill Bay Rd.,
Shawnigan Lake, BC

The Museum is currently closed,
but we continue
to work behind the scenes. 
We are responding to phone calls
and email messages.
The reopening date is yet to be determined,
depending on public health restrictions.

 
 
EJ HUGHES GALLERY

E.J. Hughes lived at Shawnigan Lake for over twenty years until he found it too busy and noisy (circa 1970) and moved to Cobble Hill. Hughes' last studio, in a modest house in Duncan, was a spare bedroom, with a table and easel set close to a single north window. He painted there, in the afternoon, six days a week. Sunday was his day off.  

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KINSOL TRESTLE

Your GO TO SOURCE for information about the Kinsol Trestle at Shawnigan Lake.  Stop by the Museum on your way to/from the Kinsol Trestle to learn it's history. We have two scale models: one 3 foot and one 10 foot!  There are also historical and a time lapse restoration video of the Trestle for your enjoyment.

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THE LAST SPIKE 

The Last Spike was  ceremoniously placed by Sir John A. Macdonald in 1886, at Cliffside. He used a silver hammer and pounded a gold spike. In 1883, the British Columbia Government appealed to Robert Dunsmuir to build a railway. The 72 miles of track, which was laid starting from Esquimalt and Nanaimo met at Mile 25 (Cliffside, Shawnigan Lake).

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Contact

Provided by The Shawnigan Lake Historical Society
Contact The Shawnigan Lake Museum


Box 331 - 1775 Shawnigan-Mill Bay Road , Shawnigan Lake, BC Canada V0R 2W0

Phone: 250-743-8675

Email: [email protected]