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The Museum at Campbell River

470 Island Hwy, Campbell River, British Columbia V9W 2B7, Canada
+1 250-287-3103
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Great insight into the arts and culture of this area

Another unexpected well executed jewel in the Campbell River area. Superbly captures the... read more

Reviewed September 12, 2016
roadkilt
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Victoria
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The Museum at Campbell River

I love this museum. Great exhibits and great staff. So enjoyed the forestry camp exhibit. They... read more

Reviewed September 12, 2016
slypner
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Campbell River, Canada
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Through numerous exhibits and an extensive research library visitors can learn the history of northern Vancouver Island.
  • Excellent73%
  • Very good25%
  • Average2%
  • Poor0%
  • Terrible0%
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“ripple rock” (49 reviews)
“gift shop” (25 reviews)
“local history” (26 reviews)
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470 Island Hwy, Campbell River, British Columbia V9W 2B7, Canada
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Reviewed September 12, 2016 via mobile

Another unexpected well executed jewel in the Campbell River area. Superbly captures the interaction, tension and benefits of the white man/Indian in this historical area. Excellent gift store with top notch coastal native art.

Thank roadkilt
Reviewed September 12, 2016

I love this museum. Great exhibits and great staff. So enjoyed the forestry camp exhibit. They just celebrated the firing up of the steam donkey that is onsite. It's also a great location to have a dinner catered or a meeting--great view and fun evening.

Thank slypner
Reviewed September 10, 2016 via mobile

I live here but still like to visit every few years. It's a nicely kept museum with lots of local history. Logging, fishing and First Nations history is the most prevalent. Also the story of the ripple rock explosion to open up the sea passage....More

Thank GlenMClark
Reviewed September 5, 2016

It was a rainy day in Campbell river, so we decided to visit the museum. While it is small, the displays are interesting and I definitely recommend viewing the videos in their theater. We watched the one about blowing up ripple rock, it was fascinating.

Thank Mark S
Reviewed September 3, 2016

I love the Museum in Campbell River. They have great displays and many hands on items for everyone, kids included. I love how they decorate for special events and holidays and they often host special displays, events or speakers of some sort. The little theatre...More

Thank brainhead75
Reviewed August 30, 2016 via mobile

Little museum which tells a lot about the local history. Definitely worth a visit. The staff is very helpful.

Thank Katrine A
Reviewed August 30, 2016 via mobile

Very well laid out. Excellent history of the North Island with many visual displays as well as audio and written information. Wonderful rainy day alternative. Also a lovely gift shop with a variety of items including many local artists work Highly recommend a visit

Thank Karen G
Reviewed August 24, 2016

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

Thank squirrelmama
Reviewed August 22, 2016

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...More

Thank donnakerryw
Reviewed August 17, 2016

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

Thank andrea c
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Les B
November 2, 2017|
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Response from David H | Reviewed this property |
45 minutes to an hour should be sufficient.
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queens888
November 30, 2016|
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Response from Connie R | Property representative |
It's best to allow 1 to 2 hours.
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fred g
August 10, 2015|
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Response from Connie R | Property representative |
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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