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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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Well done displays

We very much enjoyed this museum. The First Nations displays are beautiful and powerful. The... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
Sharon R
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Edmonton, Canada
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Fantastic museum - MUST SEE if visiting the area, and worth a detour if not!

Fabulous museum, full of fascinating information and a great place to set the scene for a holiday... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
funtyone
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London, United Kingdom
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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” (47 reviews)
“local history” (26 reviews)
“first nations” (64 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 1 week ago 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 1 week ago

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 1 week ago

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 2 weeks ago

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

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Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Awesome staff...super exhibits with local historical perspective. Highly recommended. This is a must see in Campbell River.

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Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Apart from discovering a small town with BIG energy, I was very happily surprised to discover this fantastic museum. Do yourself a favor and spend a couple of hours exploring and be inspired. It is complete, precise, visually powerful, and educational. The First Nations art...More

Thank wayan s
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We arrived about 3:30PM and stayed until 5PM. We watched 3 movies and saw almost all the exhibits. Price was C$8 for adults with discount of seniors.

Thank fsdukejr
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We were really surprised to find such a good and interactive museum in a relatively small town like Campbell River. We visited on a Friday in August and thus had the chance to take part in a guided tour of the small garden with native...More

Thank justvisitingthistown
Reviewed 5 weeks ago via mobile

Very worthwhile stop. Good view from front deck. Lots of parking in rear. Has permanent exhibits and one gallery for special exhibits. Through October there in one on WWII and upper Vancouver Island that was enlightening. Fairly extensive display of First Nation cultural and domestic...More

Thank RestlessFeet
Reviewed 17 August 2017

Dragged reluctant family to museum and we spent over 2 hours in this wonderful place.The part that is about the Japanese in the second world war kept us engrossed for over an hour.

Thank jimswan2016
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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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2cornishrex
14 June 2015|
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Response from Connie R | Property representative |
Hello. Yes the Museum is open from 10 a.m. - 5 p.m. Seven days a week during the summer months. During the winter, October 1 - May 18 we will be open noon - 5 p.m. from Tuesday - Sundays. Hope to see you at the Museum at... More
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