Port Clements Museum
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 labeled. The museum is home to more than 2,000 artifacts that have played a significant role in shaping Port Clements’ past.
Visitors are invited to take an interpretive tour or browse through photograph albums documenting logging equipment retrieval and life in short-lived islands communities such as Buckley Bay, Graham Centre and Dobbieville, as well as an extensive collection of newspaper clippings on the Golden Spruce, illegally felled in February 1997. The preserved White Raven, a rare albino, can be seen along with film footage from its all-too-brief life.
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.
Accessibility: The museum and visitor centre are accessible via a new ramp. The museum exhibits are accessible with limited spacing. The washroom is small for wheelchairs but adequate for walkers. There is a grab bar at the toilet.
The museum is also the visitor information centre services for the Village of Port Clements.
- Open daily 10:00 am - 4:00 pm : June to September
- Open weekends 2:00 pm - 4:00 pm throughout the rest of the year:
- $4 for teens & adults. Admission is free for 12 & under & historical society members