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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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A great place to visit with very good exhibits and helpful staff. The First Nations show was... read more

Reviewed 2 weeks ago
rmel2017
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Boise, Idaho
Very interesting musum

Museum staff are exceptionally friendly and helpful. The short films that are on offer in the... read more

Reviewed 2 weeks ago
stuart M
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Kilmacolm
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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%
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“ripple rock” (49 reviews)
“gift shop” (25 reviews)
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470 Island Hwy, Campbell River, British Columbia V9W 2B7, Canada
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+1 250-287-3103
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

A great place to visit with very good exhibits and helpful staff. The First Nations show was something to see with good insight into history of native people. Fishing section was great as well as the early housing.

Thank rmel2017
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Museum staff are exceptionally friendly and helpful. The short films that are on offer in the museum are worth watching.

Thank stuart M
Reviewed 17 October 2017

This is a great little museum. Gives an overview of the history of Campbell River - settlement by Europeans; the First Nations culture and crafts; the movie theatre on site has a good show about the Ripple Rock removal back in the 50's. Fishing, canneries...More

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Reviewed 8 October 2017

We were looking for something to do for a few hrs while it was raining and this was the perfect choice. Lady that greeted us was friendly, very informative and had a number of suggestions. She was also quite willing to answer some unrelated travel...More

Thank tornillo2015
Reviewed 2 October 2017 via mobile

This is an excellent stop to learn about the history and economy of the area. Exhibits are as professionally displayed as in large city museums. Nice gift shop. Good value for entrance fee.

Thank David H
Reviewed 30 September 2017

A very interesting museum with well thought out presentations. The vudeos are excellent and the staff are extremely helpful.

Thank postureman
Reviewed 14 September 2017 via mobile

We very much enjoyed this museum. The First Nations displays are beautiful and powerful. The history of the fishing and logging industries interesting. Enjoyed the short film on Ripple Rock.

Thank Sharon R
Reviewed 14 September 2017

Fabulous museum, full of fascinating information and a great place to set the scene for a holiday. There is really good extensive information both on the First Nations but also the pioneers of the area and particularly logging and fishing operations. To do the place...More

Thank funtyone
Reviewed 12 September 2017

Had a bit of time to kill so went in for a gander. Particularly found the Gum boot Navy and treatment of Japanese fisherman in WWII of interest as that was an area unknown to me.

Thank Steve G
Reviewed 11 September 2017

For the first time in many years of travelling to Campbell River for both work & Pleasure we toured the Museum. We were delighted to find an actual Cod Boat, First Nations dsiplay, Logging artifcats and fishing artifacts as well as World War Ii Service...More

Thank Susan012014
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Les B
2 November 2017|
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Response from Kerrista | Reviewed this property |
An all day visit with a lunch break will allow you to soak in the atmosphere and time periods it represents. We visit everything, because they have everything!
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queens888
1 December 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
11 August 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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