• 250-743-0144
  • Box 263, Mill Bay, BC, V0R 2P0 - Charitable Registration No. BN 1221 2827

Annual General Meeting


Mill Bay / Malahat Historical Society


Saturday May 13, 2017

296 Mill Bay Road
Mill Bay, BC


Come out to hear about our activities this past year and our plans going forward for moving into the new museum location at the Mill Bay Historic Church.


Mystery History Tour Announcement

EVERYONE IS WELCOME, however to validate the mandatory liability insurance coverage, all participants must hold a current $5.00 annual MBMHS membership. Memberships can be purchased at the tour venue before the tour begins.

Date: Sunday April 30
Time: 1:30 p.m.
Place: Providence Farm (1843 Tzouhalem Rd. Duncan BC.)


Providence is among the oldest heritage structures in the Cowichan Valley, dating back to 1864 when the Sisters of St. Ann acquired 162 hectares (400 acres) of land and opened a boarding school.

Since then this historic property has been home to an Alternate School, the Cowichan Therapeutic Riding Association, St. Ann's Allotment Gardens, a Ministry of Children and Families Program, and other community groups.

Parking: Yes, Walking required, Tour start: Providence Farm General Store

Register for this free tour by April 15
Contact the MBMHS 250 743 0144  millbaymalahathistory.com

Booking at info@millbaymalahathistory.com
Carpools are also available, ask for details

Other upcoming tours will include the South Cowichan Lawn Tennis Club, Cowichan Cricket & Sports Club, O.U.R. Ecovillage and more.



Great Gift Idea!

DVD - One Man’s Dream, the History of the Malahat Highway

A fascinating story of Major James McFarlane who singlehandedly surveyed the route and whose persistence got the road built.  What makes the story so interesting is Major McFarlane was a real character.  He was basically a drunken Irishman whose friends and family thought was crazy for attempting something everyone said was impossible.  The film is a blend of actual archive material along with re-enactments by dozens of actors.  It features many island locations and takes the viewer from the early 1900s to the present.

Produced by DVMedia and the Mill Bay/Malahat Historical Society

Cost $15 plus shipping.   Contact dalexander2@shaw.ca or call (250) 743 - 0144 to order.