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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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Interesting museum

Spend a rainy afternoon looking round this museum. A very interesting First nations exhibition, and... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
supersal4
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Aylesbury, United Kingdom
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An amazing place

Our group of 12 visited the museum while spending the week in the City volunteering for Habitat for... read more

Reviewed 2 weeks ago
Allen L
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Regina, 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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“local history” (29 reviews)
“ripple rock” (51 reviews)
“gift shop” (26 reviews)
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470 Island Hwy, Campbell River, British Columbia V9W 2B7, Canada
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+1 250-287-3103
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"willows hotel"
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"well worth the visit"
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"couple of hours"
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"on display"
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Spend a rainy afternoon looking round this museum. A very interesting First nations exhibition, and the museum was well laid out and full of local artefacts. Well worth a visit

Thank supersal4
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Our group of 12 visited the museum while spending the week in the City volunteering for Habitat for Humanity. This museum is an amazing capsule of the history of the island, and the staff and volunteers we met were both passionate and knowledgeable (we had...More

1  Thank Allen L
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

This is a good museum that shows the stories of the First Nations, logging and fishing. We had a volunteer guide and he passionately explained the displays. We also stayed for a video on the Ripple Rock project to clear Seymour Strait and it was...More

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Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

I have been to this museum twice and it never gets old. My favourite display is the Ripple Rock movie. I also LOVE the display on the salmon fisheries. This is a great museum and the admission is quite inexpensive. Worth a visit.

1  Thank roxies21
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Lecture was part of their 60th Anniversary series. This one on Haig-Brown ‘riverkeeper’ Not very well presented, speaker hard to follow at times. Museum is worth a visit

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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Living in Campbell River gives you lots of opportunities to explore our amazing surroundings. When friends and family are visiting we can take them to the most popular sites to give them a good experience, but we always send them to the museum. The local...More

1  Thank brownsbayresort
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

We spent a couple off hours visiting the exhibits and watching an historical film. A wall curated museum. One small criticism offs that the lighting is dim. Although I get the necessity fort conservation reasons it does maker it hard to see exhibits if your...More

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Reviewed 4 April 2018

We stopped today. This is a beautifully designed building with a tremendous view. There is a nice gift shop at the entrance. Entrance is under $10 . Parking is free and plentiful. The displays are excellent.It reminds me of the excellent natural history museum in...More

2  Thank watravelinggal
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Reviewed 27 March 2018

This museum is wonderful. It is interactive, fun and informative, and the quality compares to many of the museums we have in Vancouver. It portrays First Nation history in a sensitive way along with explaining the history of the settlers. The 20 minute video of...More

Thank Galatseas
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Reviewed 9 March 2018

Good all weather trail to suspension bridge over Elk falls, there is a stairway to a lower level that may not be suitable for all. Viewing platform above the bridge that should be good for wheel chairs as they cant get right down to the...More

Thank Mike L
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Les B
2 November 2017|
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Response from Kim_757Xray | Reviewed this property |
I think 1-2 hours would probably work for most people.
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queens888
1 December 2016|
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Response from Connie R | Property representative |
It's best to allow 1 to 2 hours.
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fred g
11 August 2015|
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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
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