Welcome to the Pender Islands Museum

UNDER CONSTRUCTION... the Museum is working on a significant upgrade to this website to become active sometime this month (February 2019).  Stay tuned for the unveiling of our amazing new website!


The museum is located in the Roe House at Roesland on North Pender Island, one of the properties that for 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.  Occasionally special programs are offered by the Museum for Pender residents, weekenders, and visitors.  These may include museum tours, demonstrations, sponsored lectures, display tables at local events and collaboration with other island organizations.

For reference, the original purpose of the Pender Islands Museum Society (est. 1986), was 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.

In April of 2018 the Museum board and a few interested stakeholders participated in a professionally facilitated strategic planning retreat to map out the best direction for the Museum to take in the next 5 years.  One key task was to clarify the present day purpose of the Museum by putting together an updated mission statement.  Through brainstorming, a working version of a mission statement was crafted as follows:

We love our Islands' stories, so we:

Preserve Pender's history

Tell the community's story

Collect Pender heritage

Show things worth seeing

With a flexible strategic plan now in place, we look forward to making exciting improvements to operations at and by the Museum.  We hope you will join us!  To view our Strategic Plan click here:  Strategic Plan, 2018-2023


Click here to search our online database of artifacts and archives.  Additions will be made as resources permit.


OPEN weekends 1 PM to 4 PM beginning Easter weekend

Special Presentation and Annual General Meeting on February 17, 2019 2pm, Community Hall

Easter through June, and September to Thanksgiving weekends from 1 PM to 4 PM.
Open outside of these hours for groups of usually 6 or more by special request.
Click here for hosting schedule:  Hosting calendar


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

The best way to contact the Museum is by email:  pendermuseum@shaw.ca

Facebook Link

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


Admission by donation. (5 dollars suggested)
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.  Please 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.  To make a donation now click here.  Thank you for your support!
Original content copyright, Pender Islands Museum Society 2018