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Maritime Heritage Centre

621 Island Highway, Campbell River, British Columbia, Canada
250-286-3161
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Type: Specialty Museums, Cultural
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Type: Specialty Museums, Cultural
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Mon - Fri 9:00 am - 5:00 pm

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Victoria, Canada
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7 reviews 7 reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
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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13 reviews 13 reviews
7 attraction reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
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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55 reviews 55 reviews
16 attraction reviews
57 helpful votes 57 helpful votes
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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115 reviews 115 reviews
23 attraction reviews
47 helpful votes 47 helpful votes
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 reviews 5 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
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 reviews 4 reviews
3 attraction reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
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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Chicago, Illinois
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11 reviews 11 reviews
6 attraction reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 27, 2013

Seeing our disappointment, this gentleman waved us in and took us on his own 30 min personal tour. The highlight of the place is a magnificently restored fishing boat that is the one captured on the $5 bill in Canada. The story behind it and the dedication the volunteer restoration crew put into it is moving.

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Campbell River, British Columbia, Canada
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3 reviews 3 reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 10, 2013

For locals, this is the place where Weight Watchers meets and the CR Genealogy Society's Library resides. For newcomers or tourists, there is a lot of history in the museum and it's a great tour with great guides.

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Boise, Idaho
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26 reviews 26 reviews
8 attraction reviews
18 helpful votes 18 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 18, 2013

We were very impressed with the museum staff and the famous Salmon Boat! The museum was clean and huge; the ship was old but well kept. A tour guide took us into the vessel and showed us all about a fishing boat, what and where all personnel lived and worked. It made you respect these fishermen who are working such... More 

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Chetek, Wisconsin
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62 reviews 62 reviews
12 attraction reviews
18 helpful votes 18 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 16, 2013

Don’t miss the video showing the volunteer efforts during the boat restoration. Quite amazing! A nice story of local history.

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