The Kaatza Station Museum and Archives, governed by the Kaatza Historical Society, is housed in a 1913 Esquimalt & Nanaimo Railway Station. We collect, conserve, catalogue, research, display and interpret the history of the Cowichan Lake area. This includes many communities, Youbou, Lake Cowichan, Mesachie Lake, Caycuse, and Honeymoon Bay. The museum and archives place special emphasis on logging, lumbering, railroading, mining and pioneer life. We have many static displays of logging and train equipment including an steam engine, box car and caboose.
The museum complex includes Rolling Stock
Display including Train Engine, Flat Deck, Box Car,
Caboose, Speeder, Lumber carrier, grapple yarders and
The train station which serves as the main Museum, Mesachie
Lake school which houses the maintenance volunteer
workshop and logging artifacts. The Historical Bell Tower
School which includes a permanent classroom display and a display of TimberWest room.