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.
The burr and windy season operational hours are now in effect.
Buildings open by appointment only and during special events and workshops. This may change in the near future to open one day a week and special events and workshops. Grounds are always open even if gate closed.
Please expect delays in responding to emails and phone messages.
Have a good day,