Haida Gwaii Museums
Kaay Llnagaay ("Sea Lion Town") Second Beach Road, Skidegate
Ph: (250) 559-4643
The museum's permanent 'Exhibit Houses' include Greenhouse Atrium, Eating House, Saving Things House, Contact and Conflict, Keeping our Way of Life, Forest, Connections and Cycles/Natural History.
In addition, the Haida Gwaii Museum organizes an annual visual arts program of workshops and temporary artist exhibits; educational programs in conjunction with School District #50; and a series of public programs aimed at Haida Gwaii visitors during the visitor season (May to September).
Four to six temporary exhibitions representing the work of contemporary artists from Haida Gwaii as well as artists from BC, Canada and international destinations are organized each year.
Open daily in the summer with reduced hours during the winter. Admission is $16 for adults, $15 for seniors, $10 for students, $5 for children 6-12, and
free for children under 6.
Port Clements Museum
45 Bayview Ave, Port Clements
Ph: (250) 557-4576
The museum, run by the Port Clements Historical Society, opened in 1989. It focuses on the domestic, commercial and industrial machinery of the post-contact period on
Haida Gwaii (essentially that of the 20th century), with a particular emphasis on Port Clements and its surrounding area. In line with its founding precepts, everything is out on display and everything is labeled.
Outside on the museum's verandah, in the open-sided pavilion and scattered over the museum grounds are several gigantic pieces of logging equipment, farming equipment, boat motors, stump pullers and the 'mysterious device', believed to be a Russian sonar array.
The museum is open daily June through mid-September from 11am-4pm and on weekends the rest of the year from 2pm-4pm. Admission is $3 for teens and adults, children and PCHS members free.
Dixon Entrance Maritime Museum
2182 Collinson Ave
Masset, V0T 1M0
Ph: (250) 626-6066
The Dixon Entrance Maritime Museum is appropriately located in an historical building: the original Masset hospital, built in 1914. The building has also served as a school house, a teacherage and an alternative school.
The Dixon Entrance Maritime Museum was organized with leadership from David Phillips and a group of dedicated volunteers. The museum opened to the public in 2001 and continues to operate as a non-profit organization.
The focus of the museum is upon Greater Masset’s maritime and settlement history. The museum features exhibits of Masset and Old Masset’s fishing fleets and shipbuilders as well as the numerous clam and crab canneries (Tow Hill, Naden Harbour, Old Masset, Lock Port and Queen Charlotte).
The museum captures the history of the thriving north end communities in a time of abundance and hardship.
The museum displays include photographs and documentation from the turn of the century featuring medical pioneers on Haida Gwaii, Union Steamships as the mode of transportation to Haida Gwaii, pioneer life and military history.
The museum also features local art exhibits throughout the year.
The museum is open daily during the summers and during the winter on weekends and for special events. For current hours please contact the Dixon Entrance Maritime Museum Society at 250-626-6066 Admission is $2.
The Dixon Entrance Museum is the subject of another blog entry