Parksville’s Craig Heritage Park is a museum lover’s delight. Besides a museum building with an extensive collection of local artifacts donated by area residents, there are several pioneer buildings in the park and it is a focal point for the Parksville and District Historical Society.
A turn-of-the-century schoolhouse, log house, fire station and two antique post offices are among many buildings open to the public. A church on-site, built in 1912, is still used for weddings and other special occasions. At least half an hour is needed to see it all. Guided tours are available. Admission is $4 for adults, $3 for seniors, $2 for children six to 12 years of age, and children under six are free. A family rate (for families of four) is $10.
The Craig Heritage Park is located south of Parksville at the junction of Highway 19A and Franklin Gull Road. It is next to the Visitor Information Centre. Parking is at the rear, off of Northwest Bay Road. For information, call 248-6966.