To celebrate our upcoming exhibit on the fixed link, we are hosting an event on Thursday, July 6th from 7-9pm in collaboration with adventure storytelling group Boldly Went. The night will kick off with a talk by Geoff Breckner, the trail builder responsible for the Squamish to Sunshine Coast Trail. Geoff has been working for many years to create a biking/hiking fixed link to the coast by connecting historic logging roads and building trail in the wilderness north of Salmon inlet. Geoff will speak about the success and challenges of pioneering a 75km+ trail that will allow users to travel from Squamish to the Sunshine Coast; a fixed link of a different sort. Following Geoff’s talk will be Boldly Went – a storytelling event where people in the audience will have the opportunity to share their own coastal adventure stories. Do you have a story of outdoor adventure that you would like to share? Put your name in the hat, and if you are picked, share your adventure story! (10 minute max). Tickets for the evening are $10 and available here – Call 604-886-8232 for more info
AMI This Week Film Episode at the Museum!
This past May, we were paid a visit by hosts Grant and Anthony from Accessible Media Inc. television. They were on the Sunshine Coast to film for their nationally broadcast television show called AMI This Week, a program for viewers with visual impairment. SCMA Curator Matthew Lovegrove gave a short tour of the logging and Hubert Evan's handliner boat, and had a great time with the hosts and an awesome film crew. Take a look!
FEATURE EXHIBIT: Coast Salish Weaving
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Our Stories Woven Through Time October 2016 - May 2017
Explore the cultural significance of Coast Salish weaving in our latest feature exhibit, co-curated with the Squamish Lilwat Cultural Centre. Learn about the importance of weaving to the Squamish Nation, from the gathering of mountain goat wool to make ceremonial blankets to the revival of the cultural tradition today. The exhibit features a Coast Salish floor loom, an intricately carved spindle whorl and 2 blankets woven in the Salish tradition.
SCMA Photograph Collection Online
Explore our online photograph collection of over 7000 digitized archival images.
Search the photograph collection by keyword, date, description, or peruse the random images search option. You never know what treasures you might find! The database is free to use and being updated weekly. Enjoy the search!
Museum Gift Shop
For unique gift ideas visit the Museum Gift Shop!
We have wood crafts and beautiful cards by local artists like Lyndon Bradford, Vene Parnell, Sonoko, Alan Sirulnikov, Sheila Weaver, & Makiko Kitama, as well as a unique collection of books on local and natural history, First Nations legends, boating, and more.
Oh and don't forget...our limited edition Beachcombers T-shirts! Very limited sizes and colours left. Feel free to call 604.886.8232 for size availability.
LOCATION, HOURS & CONTACT
716 Winn Rd., Gibsons, BC.
P.O. Box 766
Gibsons, B.C., V0N 1V0
Tuesday to Saturday 10:30 to 4:30
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The Sunshine Coast Museum and Archives is a regional museum located on the beautiful Sunshine Coast of British Columbia.
The Sunshine Coast Museum and Archives presents the history of the Sunshine Coast and its inhabitants. We have two floors of exhibits to explore as well as a resource room, reference library, and extensive archives with over 9,000 photographs & documents.
We host and collaborate workshops, film screenings, and events related to our exhibits and to community issues. Read more...
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