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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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A wonderful place to visit.

For a small city this is one of the best museums you can find in BC. It depicts the local history of the area as well as the First Nations Community. Are you interested in the... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed November 15, 2012
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Campbell River, Canada
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 15, 2012

For a small city this is one of the best museums you can find in BC. It depicts the local history of the area as well as the First Nations Community. Are you interested in the 1958 Ripple Rock explosion? They have a great film showing how they drilled under and up into the twin peaks of Ripple Rock and... More 

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El Cajon
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 14, 2012

A jewel of a small museum. Loved to read the history behind all the displays. The gift shop is incredible & the service encellent including shipping any items purchased.

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Nottingham, England, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 28, 2012

We only had time for a short visit, but what an interesting, well put together museum. Well worth another visit when we return to Canada.

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LONDON
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 17, 2012

Worth a visit but make sure you check opening times Monday to Friday 10 am to 3 pm? Very enjoyable and friendly staff

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Vancouver Island, Canada
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 14, 2012

I liked everything about this Museum. The lighting and the temperature were perfect to induce you to visit for some time. The Coast Salish displays were amazing and the masks and verbal storys were riviting. I particularly loved the logging and the Salmon canning displays as these were the major local industries. The informational plaques were beautifully shown and wonderfully... More 

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Vancouver
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 11, 2012

Lots to first nations history and art, early days of Campbell River, and a fabulous display of why Campbell river was known as the "Salmon Capital of the World." We were able to catch one of the days when the big steam donkey engine was running, and their antique logging trucks were on display. This is a real gem of... More 

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Saanich, British Columbia, Canada
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 5, 2012

This museum is a smaller version of the Royal Victoria Museum and very worth a visit to explore the history of the Campbell River area. The exhibits are first class and must be a wonderful resource for the schools in the area. We really enjoyed our visit!!

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Seattle
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 24, 2012

This museum has ended up with some of the older carvings I have mostly only seen in pictures. The modern carvings are also exquisite. The pre-contact historical parts are quite good too. It's a great introduction tot the area.

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Campbell River, Canada
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 15, 2012

It tells the story of what Campbell River and surounding area was like. By showing eg. an old log cabin, old logging truks ,steam doney what a bunk house was like. Good representaion of the first nations with maskes and a story a fishing vilage and a theater that shows the blowing up of Ripal Rock

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Sesto Calende, Italy
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 17, 2012

the Museum has a great part of First Nation manufacts, with legends and history; then the birth of the city by the pionieers, the grow of the economy and the society, very interesting. Very good reconstruction of ancient life and sites, nice bookshop and kind employees. Recommended the visit!

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