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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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Great museum - small town or not!

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... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed May 24, 2015
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49 reviews 49 reviews
15 attraction reviews
24 helpful votes 24 helpful votes
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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14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
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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Melbourne, Australia
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61 helpful votes 61 helpful votes
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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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 24, 2015

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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Calgary, Canada
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20 attraction reviews
58 helpful votes 58 helpful votes
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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48 reviews 48 reviews
11 attraction reviews
18 helpful votes 18 helpful votes
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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4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
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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Campbell River, British Columbia, Canada
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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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