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Maritime Heritage Centre

Open Now: 10:00 AM - 4:00 PM
Open today: 10:00 AM - 4:00 PM
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Fantastic from Quick Peak I Had

The Maritime Heritage Centre was the venue for advance polls to the upcoming federal election, so... read more

Reviewed 2 days ago
EagerB
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Campbell River, Canada
Highlights a refurbished tub boat. And ships of the area.

An excellent guide talked us through the reconstruction of the huge tug boat that sits in the... read more

Reviewed 2 weeks ago
Grammy321
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Midlothian, Virginia
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The Campbell River Maritime Heritage Centre is home to the historic BCP45 seine fishing boat. The boat was pictured on the Canadian five dollar bill from 1972 to 1986. She was brought to the centre in 2002 and was restored on site by a crew of...more
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Suggested duration: 1-2 hours
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621 Island Highway, Campbell River, British Columbia, Canada
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Reviewed 2 days ago

The Maritime Heritage Centre was the venue for advance polls to the upcoming federal election, so this was our first time to glimpse a a part of the museum. From the brief time we had there it looked amazing. We shall endeavour to attend at...More

Date of experience: October 2019
Thank EagerB
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

An excellent guide talked us through the reconstruction of the huge tug boat that sits in the middle of the museum. The displays are minimal, but they focus on the specific maritime heritage of the area.

Date of experience: September 2019
Thank Grammy321
Reviewed June 5, 2019

Here I was expecting another small town museum. Well, what a pleasant surprise this turned out to be! The centrepiece HAS to be the rebuilt fishing boat that once graced the Canadian five dollar bill. Our guide had personal knowledge this boat, which lent an...More

Date of experience: May 2019
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Katrina C, Manager at Maritime Heritage Centre, responded to this reviewResponded June 6, 2019

Thank you so much for visiting. Our tour guides always enjoy hearing their tours have been enjoyed. Hope you can visit again soon.

Reviewed May 23, 2019

We had a really well delivered guided tour by Bill (tour guide). The rebuilt fishing boat - what a great job of rebuilding (repairing) that tired old lady. The museum had lots of local maritime history + some really great ship models.

Date of experience: May 2019
Thank Matelot1969
Katrina C, Owner at Maritime Heritage Centre, responded to this reviewResponded May 25, 2019

We are so happy you decided to visit our Museum. Thank you for your kind feedback. Our tour guides are amazing and we are so lucky to have these knowledgeable men providing tours for our guests. Thank you!

Reviewed May 17, 2019

Maritime Heritage is a big and roomy centre with a fantastic little museum as well as many function rooms ready to rent. There is a certified kitchen, and rental rooms of varying size. It is clean and comfy and quite unique right downtown Campbell River....More

Date of experience: May 2019
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Katrina C, Manager at Maritime Heritage Centre, responded to this reviewResponded May 25, 2019

Thank you for your review! We are pleased to offer very clean, affordable rental space for any type of event in addition to our exhibits. Please visit again!

Reviewed September 30, 2018

Finally made it to this Maritime Museum of the Pacific Coast. For me it was a walk down my history timeline as I am a West Coast native. Born & Bred. Scenes from my youth confronted me at every turn. After all, I was raised...More

Date of experience: September 2018
Thank Susan012014
Katrina C, Manager at Maritime Heritage Centre, responded to this reviewResponded October 1, 2018

We are pleased were able to visit and hope you enjoyed the exhibits. We are happy to have been on your list of things to see!

Reviewed August 27, 2018 via mobile

Myself and my family spent a couple hours here. Exhibits were great and there was a guide if you wanted to go on the boat. The guide was very knowledgeable. Lots of interesting stuff to see about the local history.

Date of experience: August 2018
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Katrina C, Manager at Maritime Heritage Centre, responded to this reviewResponded August 28, 2018

Thank you for visiting and bringing in your family. We are always pleased to hear that guests have learned something here and that it was time well spent.

Reviewed August 23, 2018

Excellent quide. Wonder old restored boats and motors. A must see in Cambell River. Many pictures, artifacts, and bits s and peices about life around Cambell River

Date of experience: August 2018
Thank Richard A
Katrina C, Manager at Maritime Heritage Centre, responded to this reviewResponded August 25, 2018

Thank you so much! We do have some wonderful artifacts here that you definitely won't find anywhere else! We appreciate your kind comments and are so pleased you decided to visit!

Reviewed August 6, 2018

The share amount if volunteer hours that have gone into this project have no equal. An interesting few hours can be spent here. Also this location offers.large rental space for many activities.

Date of experience: June 2018
Thank Hilford B
Katrina C, Manager at Maritime Heritage Centre, responded to this reviewResponded August 8, 2018

Thank you for taking the time to visit us and for your kind comments. You are correct, the project was entirely volunteer driven and in all aspects of construction and restoration, a massive amount of volunteer time was logged.

Reviewed July 30, 2018 via mobile

It wasn’t until I was on the BCP45 and saw the old $5.00 bill on display in the galley that I learned the boat I was on was the boat on the old $5.00 bill from my childhood. My young nephew had a great time...More

Date of experience: July 2018
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Katrina C, Manager at Maritime Heritage Centre, responded to this reviewResponded August 1, 2018

We are pleased you enjoyed your tour with Ted. He is a long time volunteer here at the Centre and is very knowledgeable. We are sorry your nephew had some difficulty viewing our displays. This is something we will have to look into for future...More

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The Thulin Room is on the upper level of the building, south east side.
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