shíshálh Nation tems swiya Museum
Open: Mon-Fri 9am-4pm Closed: Sun. & holidays.

The tems swiya Museum is located at 5555 Sunshine Coast Highway, beside the Raven’s Cry Theatre.

The museum delights visitors throughout the year with a large collection of artifacts including many cedar baskets, stone tools and a 3500 year old mortuary stone.

Contact Information
  • Toll Free: 1.866.885.2275 / Phone: 885-6012
  • 5555 Sunshine Coast Highway
Contact the shíshálh Nation

The news of unmarked graves at Residential Schools across Canada have been deeply painful and incredibly challenging for shíshálh people and for all Indigenous peoples across Canada. The truth is being heard by many settler Canadians in new ways, information Indigenous peoples have been telling Canadians for generations. There are many more truths that will be heard in the coming months. It is a horrifying and devasting history that must be grappled with.

The tems swiya museum will have a Residential School display up during Indiginous Peoples Day, Canada Day and all through syiyaya Days and July, this is a limited time display.

Last year the museum unveiled a digital face reconstruction of a high status shíshálh family, estimated to be 4,000 years old. The exhibition is called, ‘kw’enusitsht tems stutula which means, Face to Face with our ancestors. This exhibition took three years of work to construct and was a collaboration between the shíshálh Nation, Canadian Museum of History, and the University of Toronto.