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Great way to spend 1.5 hours on a rainy afternoon

I enjoyed learning about the logging and fishing industries through the engaging displays. The... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
CDNTravelLover
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Toronto, Canada
Very interesting

A great way to spend a rainy morning. The films were also very good. The staff and the gift shop... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
RonVancouver
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Vancouver
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Through numerous exhibits and an extensive research library visitors can learn the history of northern Vancouver Island.
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470 Island Hwy, Campbell River, British Columbia V9W 2B7, Canada
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Reviewed 1 week ago

I enjoyed learning about the logging and fishing industries through the engaging displays. The indigenous exhibit was also really interesting. Next I would've liked to learn more about the growth of Campbell River the town.

Date of experience: July 2019
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

A great way to spend a rainy morning. The films were also very good. The staff and the gift shop were great .

Date of experience: July 2019
Thank RonVancouver
Reviewed 1 week ago

Most of the time my kids are thoroughly bored at Museum's but Campbell River has done a fantastic job in documenting the history of the coast...my kids loved it. Actually, we all enjoyed the museum. A little theatre provides short movies. We watched the one...More

Date of experience: March 2019
Thank Dar D
Museum at C, Public Relations Manager at The Museum at Campbell River, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

Thanks for the review Dar! We are so glad that your family enjoyed your visit!

Reviewed 3 weeks ago

This was a bit of a surprise. Wonderful exhibits of how the area was founded and developed.....lumber, mining, fishing. Also the aboriginal artifacts. The movie of the Ripple Rock elimination is most entertaining. I particularly liked the replica of the cabin of the time. There...More

Date of experience: June 2019
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Museum at C, Public Relations Manager at The Museum at Campbell River, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

Thank you for the review. We are so glad you enjoyed your visit!

Reviewed June 9, 2019

Excellent tour done in collaboration with Discovery Safari boat tours. Volunteer historian from museum provided entertaining and relevant history that accompanied awesome scenery

Date of experience: June 2019
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Museum at C, Public Relations Manager at The Museum at Campbell River, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

Thanks so much for your review. We are glad you enjoyed the trip!

Reviewed June 5, 2019

Quite a walk from downtown. You may choose to drive, as there is a fair bit of parking adjacent. Emphasis on relations with the original first nations in the area. Some of the exhibits, while well designed and presented, will (IMHO) stimulate some controversy within...More

Date of experience: May 2019
Thank Chris D
Museum at C, Public Relations Manager at The Museum at Campbell River, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

Thanks for your review Chris. We hope you enjoyed your visit to Campbell River!

Reviewed May 28, 2019 via mobile

This is a small museum just outside the city. Ample parking including handicap stalls. The museum gives a good overview of our First Nations, their culture, beliefs and history, including how the "civilized" Europeans dealt with them over time. Not the proudest moment in Canadian...More

Date of experience: May 2019
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Museum at C, Public Relations Manager at The Museum at Campbell River, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

Thank you for your review and for coming to see us!

Reviewed May 27, 2019

Still in a daze over yesterday's boat trip through parts of Desolation Sound... I can sincerely say yesterday's tour will remain one of the top ten most cherished experiences in my life. The museum hires enthusiastic staff to run the tours, but through such enchanting...More

Date of experience: May 2019
Thank Joy D
Museum at C, Public Relations Manager at The Museum at Campbell River, responded to this reviewResponded May 28, 2019

Thank you for this amazing review! We are so pleased that you had such a great experience.

Reviewed May 24, 2019

Museum was very interesting, especially the First Nations exhibits.several films and early homesteaders. Fishing and logging well done.

Date of experience: May 2019
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Museum at C, Guest Relations Manager at The Museum at Campbell River, responded to this reviewResponded May 27, 2019

Thank you for your review. We are so glad you enjoyed your visit!

Reviewed April 30, 2019

Having enjoyed the scenery, people and general atmosphere of Campbell River for a month, we were looking forward to a visit to the museum. Unfortunately, the volunteer at the ticket desk chose to expand on her views of London when she recognized our English accent....More

Date of experience: April 2019
Thank S P
Museum at C, Guest Relations Manager at The Museum at Campbell River, responded to this reviewResponded May 27, 2019

We are sorry that you did not enjoy your visit and that you had an unpleasant experience with one of our volunteers. We appreciate your feedback and have noted your concerns.

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Les B
November 2, 2017|
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Response from Kim_757Xray | Reviewed this property |
I think 1-2 hours would probably work for most people.
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queens888
November 30, 2016|
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It's best to allow 1 to 2 hours.
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fred g
August 10, 2015|
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Hello. If you are coming from the south of Vancouver Island, a nice scenic route is to drive up 19A the coast highway. Once you are in Campbell River you will drive to 5th Avenue and turn left. The building is actually... More
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