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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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Worth the time.

We stopped today. This is a beautifully designed building with a tremendous view. There is a nice... read more

Reviewed 3 weeks ago
watravelinggal
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Port Orchard, Washington
Wonderful Museum

This museum is wonderful. It is interactive, fun and informative, and the quality compares to many... read more

Reviewed 4 weeks ago
Galatseas
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Vancouver, 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” (50 reviews)
“gift shop” (26 reviews)
“local history” (27 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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"well worth the visit"
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We stopped today. This is a beautifully designed building with a tremendous view. There is a nice gift shop at the entrance. Entrance is under $10 . Parking is free and plentiful. The displays are excellent.It reminds me of the excellent natural history museum in...More

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Reviewed 4 weeks ago

This museum is wonderful. It is interactive, fun and informative, and the quality compares to many of the museums we have in Vancouver. It portrays First Nation history in a sensitive way along with explaining the history of the settlers. The 20 minute video of...More

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Reviewed 10 March 2018

Good all weather trail to suspension bridge over Elk falls, there is a stairway to a lower level that may not be suitable for all. Viewing platform above the bridge that should be good for wheel chairs as they cant get right down to the...More

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Reviewed 2 March 2018

Very interesting and informative . Intrigued 4 year old who was permitted to load and empty rail cars.

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Reviewed 22 January 2018

What a great place to appreciate the whole of Campbell River. Very well organized and the staff are well versed with the history.

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Reviewed 16 January 2018

The amazing museum is located of the road along the straight and easy to access. A great view of the mainland mountains. It a small museum which can easily interest and teach a school child and keep their focus for the 1 to 2 hours...More

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Reviewed 30 December 2017

This is a really neat museum with lots of interesting artifacts, many displayed in settings that help you experience the times. Have a look at life in a float house, or put yourself in a logging camp. Ever wanted to know what it was like...More

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Reviewed 29 December 2017 via mobile

The exhibits were outstanding and this was really done with sensitivity. Liked how many First Nations perspectives and quotes were woven through exhibits that weren’t primarily about First Nations peoples but were part of the fabric of life more generally in Campbell River. Given how...More

1  Thank drkn0w
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Reviewed 28 December 2017 via mobile

Since we are new to the area we thought we would check out the museum and wow....what a beautiful place !!! There is so much local history and the exibits were very interesting, informative and beautifully put together!! We learned so much history about our...More

Thank Amanda B
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Reviewed 2 December 2017

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
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Les B
2 November 2017|
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Response from Susan012014 | Reviewed this property |
One to two hours. Most of the history was a review of what I already had knowledge. If you are new to Canada West Coast tho you may want to take longer.
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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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