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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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Not just for a rainy day.

A very interesting museum with well thought out presentations. The vudeos are excellent and the... read more

Reviewed 30 September 2017
Well done displays

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

Reviewed 14 September 2017
Sharon R
Edmonton, 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)
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470 Island Hwy, Campbell River, British Columbia V9W 2B7, Canada
+1 250-287-3103
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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 14 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 11 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 7 September 2017 via mobile

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

Thank A TripAdvisor Member
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
Reviewed 26 August 2017

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 23 August 2017

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 21 August 2017 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
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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.
1 December 2016|
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Response from Connie R | Property representative |
It's best to allow 1 to 2 hours.
fred g
11 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