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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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An Excellent Museum!

An extensive collection of First Nations Art Work and carvings! History of the forest industry on the coast with many great exhibits! Also the local commercial and sport fishing... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed April 24, 2015
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 24, 2015 NEW

An extensive collection of First Nations Art Work and carvings! History of the forest industry on the coast with many great exhibits! Also the local commercial and sport fishing which made Campbell River famous.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 1, 2015

We spent almost 2 hours in this museum on Sunday afternoon. The physical plant and location are wonderful, with great views across the water. We thoroughly enjoyed the videos documenting the removal of Ripple Rock-a formidable engineering feat, and the work of Roderick Haig-Brown, legendary fly fisherman and author. His underwater photography from the 1970's was truly amazing. The historical... More 

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Campbell River, Canada
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 17, 2015

I was recently at the Museum for their 'History to Mystery' used book sale fundraiser, and what a fun event that was. Great bargains, great books, all run by volunteers as a fundraiser for the Museum programs. I took the opportunity to see their temporary exhibit "Rust in Peace" and their permanent exhibits and gift shop is always worth a... More 

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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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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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