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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 good museum.

A very well laid out, interesting museum. We learnt a lot about the history of the Island and Campbell River.

5 of 5 starsReviewed August 25, 2015
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Chelmsford, United Kingdom

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Chelmsford, United Kingdom
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5 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 25, 2015 NEW

A very well laid out, interesting museum. We learnt a lot about the history of the Island and Campbell River.

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essex
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 24, 2015 NEW

We visited this museum whilst staying in Campbell river for a family wedding, the town is a little bit run down but this museum was great, some great exhibits and really interesting stuff, watch the film about Ripple Rock being blown up.

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Vancouver Island, Canada
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 23, 2015 NEW

History of a beautiful area. Displays of a by-gone era. Maps of the area. Highlighted historical artifacts that rotate with different displays. Lovely gift shop that displays local native artisrtry. A magnificent view of the water where Humpback, Orca, Seals, might be seen as they pass through.

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Lindos
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 22, 2015

I was really surprised with the quality of this small museum. The section related to the first nation people was not interested, at least for me, however all the remining part related to the life of th epeople in this area was really a marvelous presentation. I was not expecting to see something so well presented. Congratulations to all the... More 

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Duncan, British Columbia, Canada
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 20, 2015

Went here last in 2013. Nothing has really changed over the years of going 2007-2013. However given enough time, the experience is fresh and the views are great. Overall i'd say give it a go, you can't really go wrong.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 15, 2015

The CR Museum has a lot of great exhibits, don't miss the Westman theatre for the Ripple Rock movie. The Masks presentation is great: the work of local FN artists is impressive. Their community outreach is amazing: puppet shows, Lego Days, Haig Brown Festival... just to name a few. Try their Sunday boat tours with Discovery Marine Safaris for great... More 

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Ames, Iowa
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 14, 2015

Stopping here on our drive to Port Hardy turned out to be one of the best decisions we made on our trip. It provided an excellent introduction to what we were to see as we drove across BC from Prince Rupert to Prince George. In particular, this museum helped me understand First Nation culture when we reached the Hazeltons. The... More 

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Los Ayala, Mexico
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 12, 2015

What a surprise! I had out of town company and it was raining. Didn't know quite know what to do with them so we went to the museum. What a pleasant surprise! First class displays, films and atmosphere. A must for visitors and residents!

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Vancouver Island, Canada
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 30, 2015

If you have some time visit the local museum in Campbell River. Well worth your time for some local history and very knowledgable staff.

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Campbell River, Canada
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 29, 2015

This museum is first class. We've taken all of our visitors there and they rave about the place. For a community this size it is incredible. Everything you want to know about the area from the aboriginal peoples, to logging, to fishing and of course ripple rock you will find on display here. Well worth your time.

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