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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
Hours Today: 10:00 AM - 4:00 PM
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Suggested duration: 1-2 hours
621 Island Highway, Campbell River, British Columbia, Canada
All reviews on display canadian history the galley model ships underwater exploration farmers market fishing pier couple hours nice museum excellent tour volunteers restored marine artifacts trawler coast workshop
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
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!
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
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.
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
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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.
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
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