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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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The is now the info centre as well as the museum.

Really nice museum with plenty of local and First Nations exhibits. Entry is by donation. Great... read more

Reviewed 16 March 2017
Harv R
Campbell River, Canada
An authentic float house inside a museum!

This museum is lovingly dedicated to our local history, from the loggers steam donkey that is... read more

Reviewed 13 March 2017
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Through numerous exhibits and an extensive research library visitors can learn the history of northern Vancouver Island.
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  • Average2%
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470 Island Hwy, Campbell River, British Columbia V9W 2B7, Canada
+1 250-287-3103
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Reviewed 16 March 2017

Really nice museum with plenty of local and First Nations exhibits. Entry is by donation. Great location with an east view of the channel and Quadra Island. But don't turn into the lot if you have a long motor home or are towing anything. There...More

Thank Harv R
Reviewed 13 March 2017

This museum is lovingly dedicated to our local history, from the loggers steam donkey that is occasionally 'fired up' to the beautiful fish boat "moored" outside and about which many lovely stories as to its former Japanese owner, its confiscation, restoration to the former owner,...More

Thank D9988TGjoanb
Reviewed 1 March 2017

If you want a great place to explore North Island history, Native art, and hospitality, the CR museum is it! The staff are very knowledgeable and patient (especially with students of various grades), and the tours provided were fun and packed with great information. Although...More

1  Thank jkeigler
Reviewed 25 February 2017

This little museum has a lot of history packed into a small space. Wonderful interactive displays of aboriginal art and story-telling and the early logging, fishing and canning industries here in BC. I love the lobby of the old hotel, too. The museum store is...More

1  Thank JoanieShark
Reviewed 15 February 2017

Wow, this has changed in the last several years. Last time I was there it was a bit lame. NOW, it's awesome! It reminds me of the Victoria Provincial Museum. If you haven't been for a while go see our history and a replica of...More

Thank BC K
Reviewed 14 February 2017

Campbell River, B.C. is home to a little museum that hold a powerful punch when its delivering education. It houses a collection of West Coast Native Art that even rivals the British Columbia Provincial museum. It also houses an impressive collection of Campbell Rivers history....More

Thank Dale M
Reviewed 14 February 2017

Relevant and welcoming! I am always happy to revisit- the exhibits are fantastic. And I have to admit I visit even more frequently for the gift shop!

Thank Puccinidiva
Reviewed 1 February 2017 via mobile

This is one of the best local museums I have ever seen. Lots of great displays with many artifacts depicting the fishing and logging industry along with the general history of the area. Very professionally put together. Also sells authentic local native art in the...More

Thank Wayne K
Reviewed 25 January 2017

Looking for something to do on another rainy Campbell River day? Look no further then! I really enjoyed the displays and short movie. The gift shop surprised me and I was able to grab a few nice items from there as Christmas gifts

Thank X1722OWamandas
Reviewed 19 January 2017

This is a great museum- for the size of Campbell River this museum is first class. We were thrilled with the displays- We have been several times now.

Thank Kimberly R
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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
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