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The Museum at Campbell River

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Address: 470 Island Hwy, Campbell River, British Columbia, Canada
Phone Number: 250/287-3103
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Description: Through numerous exhibits and an extensive research library visitors can...
Through numerous exhibits and an extensive research library visitors can learn the history of northern Vancouver Island.
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Very interesting. Fantastic displays.

I really enjoyed the wide range of well put together displays and artifacts from this area. This museum is one of the best of its kind that I have ever visited. I would highly... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed February 20, 2015
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 20, 2015

I really enjoyed the wide range of well put together displays and artifacts from this area. This museum is one of the best of its kind that I have ever visited. I would highly recommend it to any one who is interested in the local history.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 18, 2015

When first walking into the museum, you think that there is just a gift store, meeting areas and a fabulous view of the water. Continuing on through to the exhibits was great (which are hidden in the back). The native display of ornamental items and masks was one of the best that I have ever seen along with the theatre... More 

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Campbell River, British Columbia, Canada
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 18, 2014

This is a beautiful little community museum. We always take visitors here and also visit it for our own enjoyment. It is well laid out, unbiased and really informative. Well worth a visit.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 2, 2014

Just driving into the parking lot of the CR Museum is fun and the collection of this area's art and history lives up to expectations.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 3, 2014

This museum displays Campbell River's history very well. It is interactive and tells a lot about Campbell River native culture, traditional fishing, logging. There are three historic films. It is a wonderful place to visit. I take my friends there when they come to visit and enjoy it every time.

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Campbell River, Canada
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 3, 2014

A great surprise for sure,one of those must do things when out of town company arrives and your looking to show off Campbell River

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 22, 2014

We have been in the Campbell River Museum a number of times. There are wonderful cultural displays and videos of Ripple Rock blast, and First Nations cultural stories. The art is wonderful and exhibits are definately worth going in to see. The museum also hosts boat wildlife tours, bear and whale watching tours through out the summer months, we have... More 

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Vancouver, Canada
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 14, 2014

A wonderful museum. Extremely high quality artifacts, especially the First Nations materials. Gives excellent insight into the origins of Campbell River as a logging and fishing town. Good movies in the film room.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 14, 2014

Though the displays in the Museum are mostly static, there are some with sound & video interactivity. If you want a broad overview of Campbell River history, with a significant emphasis on First Nations contributions then this is the place to go for an introduction. Good gift shop for Native design items. Friendly staff. Set aside at least an hour... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 11, 2014

An excellent museum with lovingly installed themed displays, showing everything from First Nations culture and narratives to fish fabrication. Also includes a historic cinema showing a film on the engineering feat of removal of the Seymore narrows. Definately go there!

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