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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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Aboriginal display and the short movies and also a gift shop. All types of displays and a steam locomotive outside

5 of 5 starsReviewed June 20, 2015
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Campbell River, Canada
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Campbell River, Canada
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 20, 2015

Aboriginal display and the short movies and also a gift shop. All types of displays and a steam locomotive outside

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Powell River, Canada
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 18, 2015

Very high standard of displays - Victoria's museum write small! The film of the enormous explosion to widen a navigation passage was particularly interesting.

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Black Creek, Canada
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 13, 2015

Each mask emerged out of the darkened room some had mask inside masks. Very effective. Created the mood of a long house effectively.

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Campbell River
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 11, 2015

Campbell River's museum is every bit as good as the Royal BC Museum in Victoria on a smaller scale. It has lots of interactive stuff that will capture the interest of kids and lots of local history for the adults.

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Campbell River, Canada
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 9, 2015

A must see about the west coast heritage. Very informed about Ripple Rock Blast and you can watch the video. Early history of Campbell River, great learning for kids.

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Comox Valley, Canada
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 7, 2015

For such a small city, this museum is very classy and well put together. Nice flow through the whole thing, and really gives a good history of the area!

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Campbell River, Canada
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 6, 2015

Just moved to Campbell River and decided to take our inlaws for a visit to the museum. we all agree it was terrific. Terrific First Nations portions. Really well done. We also liked the logging and fishing areas. Nice to know there is a deal, on Wednesdays I believe, for locals. Thanks for the information to our area!!

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Courtenay, Canada
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 24, 2015

Folks - if your itinerary has any spare time, this is the place to go to fill the space! Fantastic native mask display w/a wonderful recorded interpretation by a local native elder. Then there's the early logging display, the recreated hotel & the fishing village & replica cannery. All representing the Island's history very well. Plus - they have a... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 23, 2015

This museum just keeps going and going! It covers first nations history when you enter, and covers logging, fishing etc. It is well laid out with voice overs and sound effects. Some Old Town installations rival that of the Royal BC Museum in Victoria. There is a little movie theatre inside that shows a video of the Ripple Rock explosion.... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 29, 2015

One of the best First Nations mask displays we have seen. Only small but well worth an hour or two (especially if its raining!). Kids get to touch a lot of the exhibits here so this would be great for younger children.

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Address: 470 Island Hwy, Campbell River, British Columbia, Canada
Phone Number: 250/287-3103
Location: Canada  >  British Columbia  >  Vancouver Island  >  Campbell River

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