Gift Shop News: January 2016


Huge thanks to everyone who visited the Museum Gift Shop in 2015. Your support made it the best year yet!

Watch for some fabulous new lines of gift items for 2016. Just in from “Little Blue House” by Hatley are the fun children’s dinosaur backpacks ($34) and metal lunch kits ($15) pictured above. Both are good quality, durable and perfect for kids who love dinosaurs.

Reminder: 50% off sale on now for select items – aprons, Kanata blankets, jute wine bags and slate message boards.

Christmas Gift Suggestions

Since it’s getting close to the Christmas countdown, here are a few gift suggestions for those “hard to buy for” people on your list:

1. Silver Plated Servers


2. Marine-themed Lanterns and Plant Holders


3. Elasmosaur Coffee (ground or beans) from the Royston Roasting Company and Elasmo Chocolate Bars from Hot Chocolates


4. Velvet Burnt Out Scarves


5. Vancouver Island Maps


6. Janet Baskets


7. Silver Plated Bracelets


8. Dinosaur, Bear or Wolf Hats


9. Rustic Beach Hut Bird Houses made in Royston


10. Rain Goose Linen Tea Towels and Pot Holders designed and made in North Vancouver


11. Jewelry by local artist Stephanie Gould


12. Watershed Moments, A Pictorial History of Courtenay and District, recently released book by local authors.


All items are available in the Museum Gift Shop. If you are a Museum Member you will receive a 25% discount off the ticket price during our special Christmas sale period. Please note: the discount is not valid for items that are on consignment or already reduced. The Museum Gift Shop is open Tuesday through Saturday 10 am-5 pm.

12 Days of Christmas Sale Extended

For Museum Members Only

Due to its popularity, the Museum Members Only 25% Off Christmas Sale has been extended for another 12 days. The 25% discount will be valid until December 24th! Please note that it does not apply to consignment or already reduced items.

Gift Shop News: Christmas 2015

With Christmas being just around the corner, now is the ideal time for gift hunting. Children are fun to shop for but sometimes it is difficult to find the perfect stocking stuffers. In our gift shop we have a ton of fun and reasonably priced gifts. Museum members receive a 15% discount on all non-consignment items year round.

Here are the top ten best sellers for $10 or under:


1. Beaded Bracelets

Available in twelve different colours – $0.50


2. Dinosaur Snap Band

In red, blue or black – $1.50


3. Dinosaur fossil or skeleton excavation kit



4. Dinosaur Water Game



5. Xtreme Dinosaur Transport Truck



6. Work of Art

Painting your own dinosaur model – $5.75


7. Colour-Dough

Pack of eight colours – $5.95


8. Rock, Mineral, Crystal Mystic Excavation Digging Kit



9. “52 fun things to do” Cards

A variety of card sets available – $9.95


10. Stuffed Ammonites

In a wide variety of colours – $10.00

12 Days of Christmas Special

For Museum Members Only

The museum offers a 25% discount in our gift shop for all members starting Tuesday, December 1 through to Saturday, December 12. The sale does not apply to merchandise that is already marked down or on consignment.

The museum shop has many fabulous gifts to choose from so come in and take advantage of this membership bonus.

Gift Shop News: August 2015


It has been an amazing season for gift shop sales thanks to our constantly changing and unique inventory. The latest arrivals are Yo Sox for men and women. These socks come in fabulous colours and subjects and are lightweight for easy packing or mailing. We have everything from dinosaurs (including T-Rex) to planets, cupcakes and flower prints. At only $8.99 a pair, they are affordable and fun.

Also new in the shop are limited edition prints by Kirsty V Pedersen. Kirsty is a local artist whose business name is fogANDswell. She produces stunning bright and cheerful prints with mainly nautical themes such as whales, sea stars or jelly fish, but she also has distinctive prints of a whale ship and the view from a kayak.

Please be sure to bring your visitors by for an unusual shopping experience…

Gift Shop News: July 2015


Summer traffic is busy in the gift shop and gifts are going all over the world. People visiting from other parts of Canada, Europe and the Pacific stop in and pick up gifts to take home. Local residents visit to find items for family and friends.

We have new shipments of beautiful hoodies for late summer with great hummingbird and salmon designs. We’re also carrying a new line of cards and note pads from Yellow Bird, designed and distributed from North Vancouver. To add to our stuffed animal zoo, we’ve gone local with a huge ammonite and giant hippo made by Ding Ding Dillio Crafts from Courtenay. Another local company, Giggling Gertie and Co from Royston, has created bunting perfect for celebrations and decoration and has produced rustic beach-hut bird houses and one of a kind gifts.

Gift Shop News: Summer 2015


The gift shop has a new line of locally made products from “Giggling Gertie”. There is a range of old fashion bunting (cloth banners), with either dinosaurs, bright pink and yellow flowers or pastel coloured polka dots. There is also a variety of cushion covers with brightly coloured buttons. Other new items arriving shortly will be beach hut birdhouses which will be a fun addition to the gift shop.

Gift Shop News


With the weather already feeling like summer, our new children’s t-shirts are a real hit. The best sellers glow in the dark! We have two designs that glow: dino skeletons and a velociraptor. Kids also love our fun t-rex and octopus shirts.

Adults haven’t been forgotten. If you have visitors who are looking for fabulous t-shirts we stock salmon, octopus, hummingbird or sun mask designs.

All our t-shirts are made from high quality pre-shrunk cotton. They are a fun gift to give or a treat for yourself.