Roesland in winters' past
Museum Building

The museum is located in the Roe House at Roesland on North Pender Island, one of the properties that form the Gulf Islands National Park Reserve - a beautiful waterfront setting featuring open lawns for picnicing. A short trail leads to a spectacular viewpoint, especially at sunset.

The purpose of the Pender Islands Museum is to acquire, catalogue, display and preserve historical artifacts and archival records related to the Pender Islands and to make them available for public viewing, education, and research. Occasionally special programs are offered for locals and visitors alike. These may include garden art shows and picnics, museum tours, demonstrations, sponsored lectures and display tables at local events.

The Pender Islands Museum's page on Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/PenderIslandsMuseum

The Museum Newsletters "Past Times": https://www.dropbox.com/sh/qbtm22n650xi05l/AACEybmX9su0GKTuL8AP5YhLa?dl=0

Gulf Islands National Park: http://www.pc.gc.ca/pn-np/bc/gulf/visit.aspx

Royal BC Museum archives for Pender Island: http://search-bcarchives.royalbcmuseum.bc.ca/pender-island-b-c

Information you may have about our local history is most welcome. Please feel free to email us at pendermuseum@shaw.ca to share any photos, stories, letters, inquiries, comments or suggestions.

We hope you enjoy your visits to the museum and our website. Thank you for your interest in the Pender Islands Museum.

NEW!!  Employment opportunity at Museum.  Click on "News and Events" tab above for details.


2408 South Otter Bay Road
North Pender Island, BC  V0N 2M1
(250) 629-6935

Admission by donation.

The Pender Museum is operated by volunteers and funded by annual museum memberships, donations, fund raising, and gift shop sales.  Annual individual membership is $10, family membership is $15.  Please include your name, address, phone number and email address (optional) with your cheque for membership or donation Note: memberships can be renewed at the Annual General Meeting held in mid-February of each year

One might consider a memorial bequeathment to the Museum for younger generations to enjoy.  Thank you for your support!  Please click here to make a donation.


HOURS:  Weekends Easter through June and September to Thanksgiving from 1:00 pm to 4:00 pm,

July and August: open weekends from 10:00 am to 4:00 pm.  DECEMBER 26 TO 30, 2018, 1 pm to 4 pm.

Open outside these hours for groups of usually 6 or more by special request.

Inquiries, suggestions and comments about this website can be emailed to  pendermuseum@shaw.ca

Website - John R. Mackenzie.  Original content copyright, Pender Islands Museum Society, 2018.

Click here for hosting schedule, events and board meeting dates