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The Museum at Campbell River

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Address: 470 Island Hwy, Campbell River, British Columbia V9W 2B7, Canada
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Through numerous exhibits and an extensive research library visitors can...

Through numerous exhibits and an extensive research library visitors can learn the history of northern Vancouver Island.

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Good for a couple of hours

Enjoyed the First Nations exhibits and looking at the history of Campbell river, the salmon industry and logging there is a small theatre also which gives you a couple of film... read more

4 of 5 bubblesReviewed 25 September 2016
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 25 September 2016 via mobile

Enjoyed the First Nations exhibits and looking at the history of Campbell river, the salmon industry and logging there is a small theatre also which gives you a couple of film shows to watch visited on a rainy morning

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Campbell River, Canada
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 21 September 2016

Small but beautifully done. Exhibits are creatively done to represent the many aspects of our Coastal History. First Nations Mask Exhibit is interesting and fun for kids, actually all exhibits are great for kids. They can climb the logging truck, pretend they are in an pioneer cabin, go on a float camp. The little movie theater with Film on Ripple... More 

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Taunton, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 20 September 2016

Well structured and informative museum without being overwhelming. Loved the excellent first nations section. Well worth a visit - and the views are amazing!

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 14 September 2016 via mobile

If you have the chance this is a great stop! $8 admission but the leaning and experience was fantastic! The First Nations masks and audio show was very well done, we enjoyed it so much! We also liked the room of invasive plants. As someone that studies plants it was wonderful. Keep up the good work!

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Quadra Island
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 14 September 2016

The building and its views from the lobby are really extraordinary for a town of this size! The displays were conceived locally and assembled by the Amazing George Murdoch of Quadra Island! The first time I toured the museum I noticed a phone book from the 1940's where I was able to look up my late Grandmother's phone number! The... More 

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Red Deer, Canada
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 13 September 2016

Excellent First Nations exhibits. Facinating historical Campbell River artifacts. Well worth the stop.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 13 September 2016 via mobile

Another unexpected well executed jewel in the Campbell River area. Superbly captures the interaction, tension and benefits of the white man/Indian in this historical area. Excellent gift store with top notch coastal native art.

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Campbell River, Canada
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 12 September 2016

I love this museum. Great exhibits and great staff. So enjoyed the forestry camp exhibit. They just celebrated the firing up of the steam donkey that is onsite. It's also a great location to have a dinner catered or a meeting--great view and fun evening.

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Campbell River, British Columbia, Canada
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 10 September 2016 via mobile

I live here but still like to visit every few years. It's a nicely kept museum with lots of local history. Logging, fishing and First Nations history is the most prevalent. Also the story of the ripple rock explosion to open up the sea passage. Well worth visiting and supporting.

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 September 2016

It was a rainy day in Campbell river, so we decided to visit the museum. While it is small, the displays are interesting and I definitely recommend viewing the videos in their theater. We watched the one about blowing up ripple rock, it was fascinating.

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