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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 gem of a museum in a remote part of Canada

The amazing museum is located of the road along the straight and easy to access. A great view of... read more

Reviewed 6 days ago
Saint Paul, Minnesota
Interesting Experience

This is a really neat museum with lots of interesting artifacts, many displayed in settings that... read more

Reviewed 3 weeks ago
Qualicum Beach, 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)
“local history” (27 reviews)
“gift shop” (25 reviews)
470 Island Hwy, Campbell River, British Columbia V9W 2B7, Canada
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Reviewed 6 days ago

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

Thank zylig
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

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

1  Thank FarFlungStarling
Reviewed 3 weeks ago 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
Reviewed 3 weeks ago 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
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
Reviewed 1 December 2017

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

Thank stuart M
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

1  Thank januaryjan16
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
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Questions & Answers
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.
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