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The Museum at Campbell River

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Address: 470 Island Hwy, Campbell River, British Columbia V9W 2B7, Canada
Phone Number: +1 250-287-3103
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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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Very nice museum in a beautiful setting. The First Nations part of the exhibit is particularly impressive.

5 of 5 starsReviewed 6 days ago
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Los Angeles, California
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

Very nice museum in a beautiful setting. The First Nations part of the exhibit is particularly impressive.

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Campbell River, Canada
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago NEW

The Campbell River Museum is quite small (says a girl who grew up visiting the Museum of Natural History in Ottawa), but it packs in so much, and is so well organized. The Museum provides a wonderful introduction to West Coast native culture (including the infamous boarding schools), the area's rich logging and fishing history - you will never believe... More 

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Campbell River
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

We visited the museum in Campbell River a year after we have moved to Campbell River. I was surprised at the information for a small museum. I enjoyed the Frist Nation information and carvings at the museum as well as the theater that has several informational movies.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

This is a really nice museum for the size of town. Great displays. Very informative. Definite must see for visitors!! Will be back

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Campbell River, Canada
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

A very very amazing treat for sure and for the whole family! I took all our grandchildren there back a few years and last year even the small kids enjoyed it. From interesting artifax to big equipment .///Native and from early settlement of CR A treat for everyone ! Very friendly staff too !!! :) As well ...one can rent... More 

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Regina, Canada
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Very surprised to find this small museum. We really enjoyed every exhibit and our interest was kept up as we moved through. Not a huge museum but for the size it had some amazing items to see.

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Vancouver, Canada
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

This small museum is well worth an hour or two of your time. It gives an excellent picture of the history of the area, from the lives and art of the First Nations in the region and on to the first European explorers and settlers. The information about the logging and fishing industries from early to modern times was particularly... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We took an hour drive north of Parksville to see Campbell River and stopped here on the edge of town on the way back. Nice setting - great exhibits and accessible for all visitors in terms of information presented and exhibits were very interesting. Volunteer staff trying their best. We would recommend the visit and time spent - it's on... More 

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London,ON
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

This museum is thoughtfully laid out. The area is rich in history and the museum has everything from logging to fishing covered through excellent displays and photographs of the surrounding areas. The First Nations section was respectfully done and the story told in the "Darkened Mask" room was thoughtful and enlightening, this was my favourite exhibit of the museum. If... More 

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West Richland, WA, United States
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 18, 2016

This was a nicely organized museum that included Native First Nation art and history, history of the logging industry in the area, a display on invasive species of plants and animals and much more. There was a First Nation presentation with many masks, and a video are where you could choose the video that you wanted to see.

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