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Address: 621 Island Highway, Campbell River, British Columbia, Canada
Phone Number: 12502863161
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10:00 am - 4:00 pm
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Sun - Sat 10:00 am - 4:00 pm
Recommended length of visit: 1-2 hours
Description: The Campbell River Maritime Heritage Centre is home to the historic BCP45...
The Campbell River Maritime Heritage Centre is home to the historic BCP45 seine fishing boat. The boat was pictured on the Canadian five dollar bill from 1972 to 1986. She was brought to the centre in 2002 and was restored on site by a crew of volunteers. Today visitors can go aboard the BCP45 and explore the galley, bunks, engine room, the head(bathroom) and wheelhouse. In addition to the BCP45 the centre boasts a large collection of marine related artifacts ranging from vintage outboard motors, weapons, navy paraphernalia and navigational instruments to the Margaret M a sailboat built by Arthur Barnes a blind one armed man and so much more. There are also activities for kids, in addition to exploring the boat children can learn to tie nautical knots at the rope board and how to spell their name in flag language. Guided tours are offered from 12-4 and are included with the price of admission. The Maritime Heritage centre is self-funded and support themselves through rentals of various rooms. The centre is also home to the Campbell River Genealogy society. After visiting the Maritime Heritage Centre, many guests also like to take advantage of the free parking and visit the nearby aquarium, the pier and downtown Campbell River.
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Where else can you see a complete boat that fished the coast - you have to see this museum and if you are there on Sundays - you can visit Campbell River's Farmers market

5 of 5 starsReviewed June 5, 2015
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Campbell River, British Columbia, Canada
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 5, 2015

Where else can you see a complete boat that fished the coast - you have to see this museum and if you are there on Sundays - you can visit Campbell River's Farmers market

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 24, 2015

I liked the tour of the BP45 fishing seiner which appeared on the old Canadian five dollar bill! What a beautiful job bringing the old girl back to life! Congratulations to all who worked on her!!

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Sunshine Coast, Canada
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 20, 2015

We had an excellent tour at the Maritime Heritage Centre. I was entertaining a business traveler from California, and we were both suitably impressed. Lots of interesting artifacts, spotlessly clean, and well educated employees. Worth the small price of admission, and a wonderful way to spend a couple of hours.

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Planet Insectia
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 21, 2015

Came here to see the eagle and other predatory bird festival which was in the Maritime centre so one got to go in and see most of the other exhibits too. Lots of interesting maritime and nautical artifacts though there is no central theme. The main attraction is the BCP 45 fishing vessel that featured on one of the older... More 

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Victoria, Canada
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 3, 2014

The guides were very friendly and knowledgable. There was a surprising amount of items on display. We spent over two hours.

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Edmonton, Canada
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 19, 2014

We stopped in after taking in the pier. A lot of information in a small place. Had a very friendly and informed tour guide who took his time to explain all the articles to see. The physical fishing boat from the Canadian 5 dollar bill is able to be seen, photographed and boarded with guide. A nice history to the... More 

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Surrey, Canada
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 18, 2014

We attended a wedding reception at this gorgeous location and it was wonderful! The service was attentive, the food was delicious, the views were amazing!

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BEAVERTON
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 24, 2014

This museum is small but the exhibits are interesting. The center piece is a fishing boat which was pictured on the Canadian $5 bill for several years. It was restored by volunteers over a period of several years, most of it hand work. The result is beautiful. There are also many other eclectic exhibits donated by a local collector with... More 

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Grande Prairie, Canada
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 16, 2014

Lots of interesting items and you actually get a personal tour of the seiner that was on Canada's five dollar bill. Another highlight is the handmade boat built by a blind, one armed man. Well worth the $5 admission.

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London, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 29, 2013

As we were late in the season we had a personal guided tour and spent ages talking about the trawler, local fishing and the locale in general, good afternoon out

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Additional Information about Maritime Heritage Centre

Address: 621 Island Highway, Campbell River, British Columbia, Canada
Phone Number: 12502863161
Location: Canada  >  British Columbia  >  Vancouver Island  >  Campbell River
Open Hours:
Sunday 10:00 am - 4:00 pm
Monday 10:00 am - 4:00 pm
Tuesday 10:00 am - 4:00 pm
Wednesday 10:00 am - 4:00 pm
Thursday 10:00 am - 4:00 pm
Friday 10:00 am - 4:00 pm
Saturday 10:00 am - 4:00 pm
Average Prices: USD 7 - 7

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