Community Articles
Go to Site Index See "Community Articles" main page
We are reopening on July 1
General News · 2nd July 2020
With a COVID-19 Safety Plan in place, we will be pleased to welcome visitors during our usual summer hours: Tuesday through Sunday, 10 a.m. to 4 p.m., starting on Wednesday, July 1.
The use of the Archives is by appointment.
Come see how weve refreshed our exhibit That Was Then/This Is Now and the new additions to the Heritage Garden, while satisfying your curiosity in Curiouser & Curiouser!

We are planning to re-open Wild Cortes, our natural history exhibit at the Linnaea Education Centre stay tuned for details and hours.


Joining us this summer as Host Interpreter is Mave Leduc, who grew up in Victoria spending summers on Cortes Island visiting family. Mave is a graduate of the University of Victoria where she earned a BA in Anthropology and Gender Studies. Most recently, shes been working remotely as a research transcriptionist for Kwusen Research & Media deepening her understanding of the rich pre-colonial histories across Turtle Island.

Mave is excited to have the opportunity to work over the summer for the Cortes Island Museum & Archives, which is situated on the traditional territories of the Klahoose, Tlaamin, and Homalco Nations.


Now or Never is a collecting initiative to gather materials relating to the pandemic, documenting this time of change and disruption. We invite the Cortes community to submit what has supported, challenged or inspired you. We want your stories, drawings, poems, journal entries, blog and social media posts, letters, music, photos, or videos.

More details on our website

Our COVID-19 Safety Plan can be seen here:
Joining us this summer as Host Interpreter is Mave Leduc
Joining us this summer as Host Interpreter is Mave Leduc