The Museum at Campbell River

The Museum at Campbell River

The Museum at Campbell River
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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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  • avrilritchie
    Dundee, United Kingdom304 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Great local museum
    Warmly welcomed by lady at reception - does make a difference as sets the tone. Really enjoyed our time here - well set out with great “flow” throughout. Many interesting exhibits which really reflected the history of the area. Left with greater insight - always a positive. Thoroughly recommend.
    Visited July 2023
    Written July 22, 2023
  • omega101
    Courtenay, Canada187 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Visual and Comprehensive Surprise
    The facility completely took us be surprise. It’s content, displays, audio enhancements and visual appeal was outstanding for a city of this size. Substantial coverage of First Nations, Logging, Fishing and historical families. So professional. They are good community citizens as well with auxiliary historical tours as a side attraction.
    Visited August 2023
    Travelled as a couple
    Written August 26, 2023
  • David B
    Toronto, Canada402 contributions
    4.0 of 5 bubbles
    Variety of local interest items
    Well done museum, covering the range of themes from first nations through early settlement, logging, fishing and tourism. Nice to get a feel for all of these, although space limitations did not allow any topics in depth, sometimes left you wanting a little more. Some well preserved artifacts and a good way to spend an hour or two. IF you do the 9km Ripple Rock hike outside town, you MUST watch their 15 minute museum video about the explosions in 1958 to clear the Seymour Narrows, it was fascinating.
    Visited September 2023
    Travelled with friends
    Written September 27, 2023
  • Jamiehe49
    Wellington, New Zealand7 contributions
    4.0 of 5 bubbles
    Great rainy day option in Campbell river
    A neat little museum. We arrived with only an hour before closing and couldn't take as much time as I would've liked. The treasures of siwidi gallery is particularly amazing, the way the masks are impressive. A great rainy day activity. For a small museum my expectations were exceeded!
    Visited October 2023
    Travelled with friends
    Written October 14, 2023
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Jamiehe49
Wellington, New Zealand7 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Oct 2023 • Friends
A neat little museum. We arrived with only an hour before closing and couldn't take as much time as I would've liked. The treasures of siwidi gallery is particularly amazing, the way the masks are impressive. A great rainy day activity. For a small museum my expectations were exceeded!
Written October 15, 2023
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David B
Toronto, Canada402 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Sept 2023 • Friends
Well done museum, covering the range of themes from first nations through early settlement, logging, fishing and tourism. Nice to get a feel for all of these, although space limitations did not allow any topics in depth, sometimes left you wanting a little more. Some well preserved artifacts and a good way to spend an hour or two. IF you do the 9km Ripple Rock hike outside town, you MUST watch their 15 minute museum video about the explosions in 1958 to clear the Seymour Narrows, it was fascinating.
Written September 27, 2023
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T N
Streetsville, Canada180 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Sept 2023 • Friends
Very well done. Frankly surprisingly good for the size of town. What else is there to say? (I don’t get why they need a 100 characters!) Would recommend it.
Written September 15, 2023
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omega101
Courtenay, Canada187 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Aug 2023 • Couples
The facility completely took us be surprise. It’s content, displays, audio enhancements and visual appeal was outstanding for a city of this size. Substantial coverage of First Nations, Logging, Fishing and historical families. So professional. They are good community citizens as well with auxiliary historical tours as a side attraction.
Written August 26, 2023
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L0VE2G0
Victoria, Canada65 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Aug 2023 • Couples
Well done story of the mid-island Campbell River area of Vancouver Island. Entertaining and educational 1.5 hours on a rainy afternoon.
Written August 9, 2023
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avrilritchie
Dundee, UK304 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Jul 2023
Warmly welcomed by lady at reception - does make a difference as sets the tone.
Really enjoyed our time here - well set out with great “flow” throughout. Many interesting exhibits which really reflected the history of the area. Left with greater insight - always a positive. Thoroughly recommend.
Written July 23, 2023
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Alofoz
Brisbane, Australia103 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Jun 2023 • Couples
A proper, beautifully curated museum with a strong First Nations focus. it’s ironic that this museum is so well supported and developed in a town that wiped out its historic buildings and downtown in the 1960s. The multimedia and artefacts are very well done. Worth a visit.
Written June 11, 2023
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dmaccallum63
London, UK698 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Sept 2022 • Couples
What a fabulous museum, congratulations. The displays, av and diarama face into some of Canadian histories darker moments with indigenous Nations.
The cruel genocide of the 19th and 20th C and the attempts to reconcile this now are played out in simple and clear displays.
Alongside this there are stories of colonial settlers lives of life cabins ( there’s a rebuilt model you can visit), logging, salmon fishing and the history of Cambell river itself from the early 1900’s.
Thought provoking and a great gift shop too.
We visited the MOA at UBC on this trip and this little museum is much better. Great job 👏🏻
Written September 29, 2022
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ccduckie
Victoria, Canada208 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Aug 2022
I can't recommend this highly enough. I grew up going to the Royal BC Museum in Victoria and this tops it. The indigenous artifacts were amazing. The animated transforming masks, the coppers, and many other things i have never seen before. There was a complete Japanese fishing boat (outside) and informative displays on early colonization. Really well done, world class little museum.
Written August 12, 2022
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relax7500
Calgary, Canada105 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Jul 2022 • Family
Pleasantly surprised by this very thoughtful and well done museum! We loved the interactive elements, Indigenous gallery and learning about the history of the area. Strongly recommend for anyone visiting Campbell River, there’s something for all ages. There’s a nice little gift shop too.
Written July 29, 2022
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