Save the Lodge

Help Restore our Historic

St. Andrews Lodge

On November 6th, Town Council voted to stop the demolition of St. Andrews Lodge, an important piece of Qualicum Beach's History

But now begins the work to restore this treasure for our community! There are many ways to get involved...

No one has maintained a place as authentically quaint and historically accurate as Elizabeth Little, proprietor of St. Andrews Lodge and ‘Glen Cottages’...Michael Kluckner, “Vanishing British Columbia”

We Saved St. Andrews...Now its time to restore it for our community!

We are so grateful for the outpouring of support that secured the fate of one of the most cherished heritage buildings in Qualicum Beach; citizens of all ages stood in solidarity to ensure this historic lodge will serve us as a long-term community asset at our new beachfront park. Thank you Qualicum Beach for making this possible!

Now we are entering our first phase of fundraising to be able to apply for a matching grant. With luck, every dollar you contribute to restore this historic lodge will be matched on our quest to restore the lodge to its former picture book perfection

While the possibilities for this lodge are endless, we intend to use these funds to ensure this lodge is beautiful, safe, accessible and useful for our growing community. Not only do we want to honour the legendary hospitality of our Town's first Freeman Elizabeth Little & her remarkable family, but we want St. Andrews continue to act as a gathering center for our community & visitors, touching lives and shaping memories for generations forth.

The lodge will be operated and administered by a new charitable society that will soon be established; donations are not yet tax-deductible. Please help us honour the memory of the beloved Little family & their endless contributions to our community by restoring St. Andrews Lodge.

A depiction by the reknown artist Edward Goodall, used with permission of Richard GoodallElizabeth Little's preservation has created a time capsule to 1938. Learn More
Public Consultation

St. Andrews Lodge and its inhabitants have played a significant role in our history and making Qualicum Beach what it is today. The importance of this is reflected in citizen responses to the Town’s initial consultation process for the site, when more than three-quarters of citizens “supported” or “strongly supported” preserving the Lodge. While we create a plan for this heritage building, we can refer to the RFP proposal from the Qualicum Community Education & Wellness Society (QCEWS) for inspiration.

Cultural Awareness and History
Preserving St. Andrews Lodge
Viewscapes and Small-town Character
Working Together

Looking back at some of the past community initiatives, we recognize it was volunteers and community that were, and still are, behind the Qualicum & District Curling Rink, The Old School House, the Qualicum Beach Lawn Bowling Club, the Heritage Forest, the Community Gardens and the Qualicum Beach Museum. We can do this!