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Explore The History-Rich Finnish Homestead of Rauhala Heritage Farm

Nestled on the outskirts of Sointula on Malcolm Island, BC, Rauhala Heritage Farm stretches across one kilometer of our private bay. Known as the "Place of Peace," this original Finnish homestead has remained untouched for half a century, hidden behind walls of forest, ocean, and a rocky bluff.

Rauhala, meaning "Place of Peace," is a privately owned heritage farm that offers a glimpse into the past. This original Finnish homestead has remained frozen in time for over 50 years, providing a unique living museum experience. The farm is surrounded by lush forests, tranquil ocean views, and a rocky bluff, making it a hidden gem worth discovering.

Your Itinerary: 

Begin your adventure with an immersive guided tour, delving into the rich history, captivating stories, and fascinating artifacts from the settlers' past.

Next, gain insight into the Finnish history of the land. Learn about the unique place names and cultural significance of the area, enhancing your appreciation of this heritage site.

Embark on an exploration of over 104 acres of pristine forests. Encounter majestic old-growth giant red cedars and culturally modified trees that tell tales of the past.

Visit key historical sites, including the original 1904 farmhouse, remnants of an old coal mining shaft, grassy farm fields, serene creeks, and picturesque beaches. Each site offers a glimpse into the lives of the early settlers.

Pause at our tranquil beach camp. Enjoy a picnic lunch as you take in the breathtaking views of the ocean, surrounding islands, and the majestic mountains of North Vancouver Island.

Conclude your tour with an easy to moderate hike, allowing you to fully absorb the natural beauty and serenity of the area. The hike will take approximately 3-4 hours, providing ample time to explore and connect with the landscape.

What to Bring
• Comfortable hiking shoes
• Picnic lunch and snacks
• Water bottle
• Camera for capturing stunning views
• Weather-appropriate clothing

What's Included
Expert guided tour
Access to all historical sites and areas
Informative session on Finnish heritage and history

How to Book Your Adventure
This extraordinary tour promises an unforgettable journey through history, nature, and stunning landscapes.

Don't miss out—reserve your spot today and embark on an adventure you'll cherish forever!