French Creek Post Office
The French Creek Post Office was established in 1888 on the property of the Bott brothers just north west of French Creek.
William (Bill) Lee was the first postmaster and in 1895 was replaced by his brother Harry Lee. Mail and supplies were off-loaded from a passing steamer, and Bill and Harry would row out to retrieve everything. Harry retained the postmaster position til 1903 when Mr. Pillar assumed the position.
The French Creek Post Office served a wide number of communities during its time and included Lasqueti Island, but closed in 1912. After this the residents would have to travel into town to use the Parksville Post Office.
The pictures below show the construction method used for interconnecting the logs. Moss would be packed between the logs to reduce drafts and the logs were charred to increase longevity.
Coast Salish Artisians Market
Friday November 30th
Saturday, December 1st
10Am - 4 PM
Parksville Museum, Main Exhibit Hall
Wreath Making Course
Kick off the holiday season with festive flair by joining Shiralee and Lisa for a couple hours wreath making workshop at the Parksville Museum. Here you will learn the skills to create a beautiful personalized holiday wreath.
Workshop runs 1-3
Saturday Nov 24 or Sunday Nov 25
Price $40, limited places
To register contact
(250) 240-7890 or email@example.com