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Excellent Local Resource

An excellent place for a family to visit, especially if the weather is poor. Professional displays... read more

Reviewed 3 days ago
Tom P
Calgary, Canada
Well worth a visit

This is a small but interesting museum with much to offer. Staff are knowledgeable and the museum... read more

Reviewed 2 weeks ago
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Through numerous exhibits and an extensive research library visitors can learn the history of northern Vancouver Island.
470 Island Hwy, Campbell River, British Columbia V9W 2B7, Canada
+1 250-287-3103
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All reviews ripple rock local history gift shop first nations great exhibits interactive displays willows hotel logging history haig brown rainy afternoon float house small theatre well worth the visit couple of hours on display all ages lots of parking
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Reviewed 3 days ago

An excellent place for a family to visit, especially if the weather is poor. Professional displays and dioramas tell a variety of stories: fishing, logging, first nations and pioneers. Very informative but at a high enough level to not get boring. For those more interested...More

Thank Tom P
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

This is a small but interesting museum with much to offer. Staff are knowledgeable and the museum presents many First Nation exhibits with their place in history as well as other activities in the local area.

Thank gentleBrisbane
Reviewed September 20, 2018

Stopped here after making our way thru the construction... Was a wonderful local museum. Local history and well appointed. Told the story of the area. Would recommend a stop if in the area and looking to spend some time

Thank Fishcat
Reviewed September 19, 2018

We spent all day enjoying the exhibits, the videos and recommend this museum highly. You will learn the history and culture of Campbell River. The videos of Ripple Rock and Roderick Haig-Brown were excellent. I want to go back to find out the progress of...More

Thank Flora L
Reviewed September 18, 2018

Visiting the museum was a great activity for a rainy day but this place is worth a visit no matter what the weather is. They have done a very good job with an informative and comprehensive look at the First Nations People's of the area....More

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Reviewed September 18, 2018 via mobile

A small but informative museum that shows the history of the area from First Nations to logging to the removal of Ripple Rock. There is also a scavenger hunt for kids and adults alike.

Thank FranKyLaur
Reviewed September 9, 2018

After visiting various parts of Vancouver Island, the museum added the finishing touch. Our Adventure Quest Grizzly Guide had told us about the movie at the museum that explained Ripple Rock. It was excellent. You leRn about the tribes before and after the Europeans came...More

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Reviewed September 8, 2018

The history of how the Campbell River settlement began and how the industries developed is told in a dramatic and clever way. Many artifacts to view in this well set out and very informative Museum. You can stay as long as you like so no...More

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Reviewed September 6, 2018

Unfortunatley we turned up late and didn't really have the time to totally appreciate the museum in its entirety. What we did manage to see was well put together and very interesting. The lady at the desk was very helpful and let us back in...More

Thank Di S
Reviewed September 2, 2018 via mobile

We spent a couple of hours here, nice balance of information. Stuff for kids and for adults and lots on history of first nation settlers as well as other settlers. Beautifully presented.

Thank Marrah
Museum at C, Public Relations Manager at The Museum at Campbell River, responded to this reviewResponded September 5, 2018

Thank you Marrah for your review! We are glad to hear you enjoyed your visit!

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Les B
November 2, 2017|
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Response from Kim_757Xray | Reviewed this property |
I think 1-2 hours would probably work for most people.
November 30, 2016|
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Response from Museum at C | Property representative |
It's best to allow 1 to 2 hours.
fred g
August 10, 2015|
Response from Museum at C | 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