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Powell River Historical Museum & Archives

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Worth spending time here.

The Museum has been lovingly arranged with so much to see and all ther memories of times gone by is... read more

Reviewed 10 September 2018
Susan W
Vancouver, Canada
small, packed with information

We spent several hours in this small museum. It is jam packed with a vast array of artifacts and... read more

Reviewed 15 July 2018
Calgary, Canada
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4798 Marine Avenue, Powell River, British Columbia V8A 4Z5, Canada
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Reviewed 10 September 2018

The Museum has been lovingly arranged with so much to see and all ther memories of times gone by is worth the visit. An hour is the minimum time you need to see everything and watch the movie of the origins of Powell River. Very...More

Date of experience: August 2018
Thank Susan W
Reviewed 15 July 2018

We spent several hours in this small museum. It is jam packed with a vast array of artifacts and information about a large variety of topics related to Powell River. I personally found the reading about the three world famous dancers who were trained in...More

Date of experience: June 2018
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Reviewed 27 June 2018

This is such a great museum to visit. We learned so much about the First Nation people and the Pioneers through the outstanding displays. The staff are helpful and the building is so well designed. There is something for everyone and we thoroughly enjoyed our...More

Date of experience: June 2018
Thank Jean S
Reviewed 15 April 2018 via mobile

What a great way to spend some time. So much crammed in here to make us remember times past. Very helpful person working there. We'll be back again some time!

Date of experience: April 2018
Thank dwormac
Reviewed 16 August 2017

We really had no idea about the forming of British Columbia and the interactions of the pioneers and the First Nation. The entire town was more charming and interesting when we learned its history. Free parking.

Date of experience: August 2017
Thank tiredandtravelled
Reviewed 30 July 2017

Definitely set aside an hour when you first get to Powell River to see this museum. It gives a great idea of what life is like in the town and has very interesting displays which our whole family enjoyed. As a bonus, the museum employees...More

Date of experience: July 2017
Thank Stan K
Reviewed 19 July 2017

It does not take that long to go through and you can give a donation. It covers a lot of different themes, logging, unique peopel in the area, native baskets, something for everyone.

Date of experience: July 2017
Thank hlmh201
Reviewed 10 May 2017

you pay for this through donations, which is very nice. It is small, but covers some native life downstairs, and some antiques upstairs, and overall was a pleasant visit. The guides at the office are very friendly and helpful, and add to the visit.

Date of experience: May 2017
Thank Rosemary3333
Reviewed 19 March 2017

My first trip to Powell River and I thought "I wonder if I can find out anything about my grandfather who passed away before I was born?" With the help of both the museum and archives staff I started by searching a 1938 phone book...More

Date of experience: March 2017
1  Thank RobertS2837
Reviewed 6 March 2017

This museum is a real treasure, chock-full of artifacts, artwork, household items, clothing, photographs, etc., covering history of both native peoples and settlers; much focus on the history of the paper mill. We visited the Archives, accidentally (entered the wrong door), and chatted with the...More

Date of experience: December 2016
Thank seattlejenwest
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