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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 Overview of the History of Campbell River

This is a great little museum. Gives an overview of the history of Campbell River - settlement by... read more

Reviewed 16 October 2017
Campbell River, Canada
Excellent museum covering lots of areas---great content and display

We were looking for something to do for a few hrs while it was raining and this was the perfect... read more

Reviewed 8 October 2017
Cortez, Colorado
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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)
470 Island Hwy, Campbell River, British Columbia V9W 2B7, Canada
+1 250-287-3103
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Reviewed 16 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 1 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 13 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 10 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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Reviewed 6 September 2017 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 27 August 2017

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