We noticed that you're using an unsupported browser. The TripAdvisor website may not display properly.We support the following browsers:
Windows: Internet Explorer, Mozilla Firefox, Google Chrome. Mac: Safari.

“Maritime Centre”

Maritime Heritage Centre
Certificate of Excellence
More attraction details
Attraction details
Recommended length of visit: 1-2 hours
Owner description: The Campbell River Maritime Heritage Centre is home to the historic BCP45 seine fishing boat. The boat was pictured on the Canadian five dollar bill from 1972 to 1986. She was brought to the centre in 2002 and was restored on site by a crew of volunteers. Today visitors can go aboard the BCP45 and explore the galley, bunks, engine room, the head(bathroom) and wheelhouse. In addition to the BCP45 the centre boasts a large collection of marine related artifacts ranging from vintage outboard motors, weapons, navy paraphernalia and navigational instruments to the Margaret M a sailboat built by Arthur Barnes a blind one armed man and so much more. There are also activities for kids, in addition to exploring the boat children can learn to tie nautical knots at the rope board and how to spell their name in flag language. Guided tours are offered from 12-4 and are included with the price of admission. The Maritime Heritage centre is self-funded and support themselves through rentals of various rooms. The centre is also home to the Campbell River Genealogy society. After visiting the Maritime Heritage Centre, many guests also like to take advantage of the free parking and visit the nearby aquarium, the pier and downtown Campbell River.
Useful Information: Bathroom facilities, Stairs / lift, Wheelchair access
London, United Kingdom
Level 1 Contributor
4 reviews
3 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
“Maritime Centre”
Reviewed 29 October 2013

As we were late in the season we had a personal guided tour and spent ages talking about the trawler, local fishing and the locale in general, good afternoon out

Visited October 2013
Helpful?
Thank Sally M
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC
Write a Review

65 reviews from our community

Visitor rating
    42
    16
    7
    0
    0
Date | Rating
  • Dutch first
  • English first
  • German first
  • Portuguese first
  • Any
English first
Chicago, Illinois
Level 4 Contributor
30 reviews
12 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
“Officially closed, but given a wonderful personal tour by a board member”
Reviewed 27 October 2013

Seeing our disappointment, this gentleman waved us in and took us on his own 30 min personal tour. The highlight of the place is a magnificently restored fishing boat that is the one captured on the $5 bill in Canada. The story behind it and the dedication the volunteer restoration crew put into it is moving.

Visited October 2013
Helpful?
Thank emrgncymd
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC
Campbell River, British Columbia, Canada
Level 3 Contributor
10 reviews
4 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
“Great tour!”
Reviewed 10 October 2013

For locals, this is the place where Weight Watchers meets and the CR Genealogy Society's Library resides. For newcomers or tourists, there is a lot of history in the museum and it's a great tour with great guides.

Visited October 2013
Helpful?
Thank Barbara D
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC
Boise, Idaho
Level 4 Contributor
29 reviews
9 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
“Very Good Tour Guide”
Reviewed 18 August 2013

We were very impressed with the museum staff and the famous Salmon Boat! The museum was clean and huge; the ship was old but well kept. A tour guide took us into the vessel and showed us all about a fishing boat, what and where all personnel lived and worked. It made you respect these fishermen who are working such long hard hours out there on the ocean - fishing. And to know that this vessel is forever imprinted on the Queen's currency at one time is priceless!

Visited August 2013
Helpful?
Thank DeblostnHawaii
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC
Chetek, Wisconsin
Level 5 Contributor
88 reviews
16 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 26 helpful votes
“Don't miss the video”
Reviewed 16 August 2013

Don’t miss the video showing the volunteer efforts during the boat restoration. Quite amazing! A nice story of local history.

Visited August 2013
Helpful?
Thank jvand00
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC

Travellers who viewed Maritime Heritage Centre also viewed

Campbell River, Vancouver Island
Campbell River, Vancouver Island
 
Campbell River, Vancouver Island
Campbell River, Vancouver Island
 

Been to Maritime Heritage Centre? Share your experiences!

Write a Review Add Photos & Videos

Owners: What's your side of the story?

Own or manage this property? Claim your listing for free to respond to reviews, update your profile and much more.

Claim Your Listing