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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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Excellent museum for a small town

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... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed 1 week ago
Ellen M
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West Richland, WA, United States

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West Richland, WA, United States
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

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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Stettler, Canada
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

The museum is well laid out, flowing from one exhibit to another. It tells local and BC history. The most powerful exhibit was the First Nations one telling the history of how disease killed 90 per cent of the People there. It was powerful and impactful. I'll never forget it. Also had a great gift shop with reasonably priced touristy... More 

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Powell River, Canada
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

From the first nations exhibit to the film about the ripple rock explosion I was consistently impresses with the exhibits at this museum

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Ladysmith, Canada
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We went back in June 2015, and my daughter was 5 at the time. We both had a blast. lots to see and learn.

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Cobourg, Canada
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Definitely worth the time to visit, well organized, lots of excellent displays, and a fascinating look at BC First Nations and the development of this area. Highly recommended.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

We quite often go to this museum for different themes throughout the seasons. It's a beautiful building with an ocean view and probably one of the nicest ones on the island.

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Vancouver
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 21, 2016

I really enjoyed the museum. I don't usually think of going to a museum when I am away on a fishing trip but I saw the exhibit in the airport introducing the museum and I knew I had to check it out. I will go again when I am back in Campbell River. The staff were extremely helpful in letting... More 

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Campbell River, Canada
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 15, 2016

This museum highlights the early logging and fishing days with exhibits; also a lot of native culture, with hand made carvings and jewellry. There is also a small theatre, and a gift shop.

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campbell river
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 15, 2016

tremendous archives, and displays truly enjoyed it and very affordable .. kids went to logo building one day that was fun!

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 13, 2016

The Museum in Campbell River is a must see for locals and tourists alike. It is well suited for families.

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