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Powell River Historical Museum & Archives

4798 Marine Avenue, Powell River, British Columbia V8A 4Z5, Canada
+1 604-485-2222
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Opened the area

We really had no idea about the forming of British Columbia and the interactions of the pioneers... read more

Reviewed 15 August 2017
tiredandtravelled
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Portland, Oregon
What a small town museum should be

Definitely set aside an hour when you first get to Powell River to see this museum. It gives a... read more

Reviewed 30 July 2017
Stan K
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Hong Kong
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4798 Marine Avenue, Powell River, British Columbia V8A 4Z5, Canada
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+1 604-485-2222

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Reviewed 15 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.

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

Thank Stan K
Reviewed 18 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.

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.

Thank Rosemary3333
Reviewed 18 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

1  Thank Robert S
Reviewed 5 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

Thank seattlejenwest
Reviewed 11 September 2016

We really enjoyed our visit here. The attendant was exceptionally knowledgeable about local history and the small space is used to the fullest. Lots of parking, admission by donation.

Thank 28,130
Reviewed 24 August 2016

Lots of pictures and information on the history of Powell River. Helpful staff. Admission by donation.

Thank Katt52
Reviewed 23 July 2016

quite a mish mash of bits and bobs. if you like roaming thru and discovering things, this is a great place. we loved the newspaper print shop downstairs though we would like to see it cleaned up and have more explanation of process. lots of...More

1  Thank sagejane2015
Reviewed 16 June 2016

This small museum was full of interesting photos, maps and books depicting the history of the area. The hostess was very helpful and knowledgeable.

Thank Betty D
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