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The museum covers a wide variety from first Nations to logging and fishing. There is also a 18... read more

Reviewed 5 days ago
Les B
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New South Wales, Australia
Totally unexpected!

I thought a small town museum would be boring 😒 but this one was very impressive! Lots of local... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
sandy m
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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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470 Island Hwy, Campbell River, British Columbia V9W 2B7, Canada
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+1 250-287-3103
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Reviewed 5 days ago

The museum covers a wide variety from first Nations to logging and fishing. There is also a 18 minute video on the blowing up of Ripple Rock which is a must see.We spent about 2 hours at the museum. There is also a gift shop...More

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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

I thought a small town museum would be boring 😒 but this one was very impressive! Lots of local history well displayed with an appropriate use of technology for a very updated look and interactive component to the displays. Highly recommended for all ages.

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Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

This is a must see if you are in the area. The Anglo as well as First Nations displays are very informative. What is lacking is the recent distruction of St. Michals School at Alert Bay. This needs to be preserved as a reminder of...More

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Museum at C, Promotions Coordinator at The Museum at Campbell River, responded to this reviewResponded 2 weeks ago

Thank you for your feedback. We are so glad to hear you enjoyed your visit. The Transitions Gallery was possibly the most difficult part of our exhibits to develop. "The Transitions Gallery explores some of the difficult parts of our past - a past that...More

Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We visited this museum yesterday in Campbell River. It is really one of the best museum's we have visited. We were greeted as we entered by a few different enthusiastic people and had a very in depth explanation of the 60 year celebration and exhibits...More

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Museum at C, Promotions Coordinator at The Museum at Campbell River, responded to this reviewResponded 2 weeks ago

Thank you for sharing your experience. We are so glad to hear you enjoyed your visit!

Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We were greeted by a volunteer docent, Tom who guided us through the museum starting with a remarkable transformation mask. The First Nations gallery is followed by exhibits on logging, a pioneer cabin, salmon industry, a float house, the Willows Hotel. A small theatre features...More

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Museum at C, Promotions Coordinator at The Museum at Campbell River, responded to this reviewResponded 2 weeks ago

Glad you enjoyed your visit. Did you notice the large Thunderbird above the transformation mask? We talk about it in our new book 60: Collected Stories from the Museum at Campbell River. You can actually see it in a painting that Emily Carr did in...More

Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Beautiful museum with fine examples of indigenous (First Nations) art and material culture. Tom, a wonderful volunteer docent, showed us around. Excellent historical exhibits about the logging and fishing industries. Cute gift shop. Don't miss it!

Thank Stefanie V
Museum at C, Promotions Coordinator at The Museum at Campbell River, responded to this reviewResponded 2 weeks ago

Thank you for sharing your experience! We will let Tom know how much you enjoyed his tour.

Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Everything about this museum was top notch from the items exhibited in small, uncluttered rooms which each had a clear focus, whether with the First Nations culture or the logging process. Each of these topics was also approached historically. The items themselves and the written...More

Thank Elizabeth W
Museum at C, Promotions Coordinator at The Museum at Campbell River, responded to this reviewResponded 2 weeks ago

Thank you for your review and glad you enjoyed your experience!

Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

This was a great museum. I enjoyed watching the video on ripple rock and other interesting stories about the area . We were there a couple of hours and enjoyed learning about the history of the area . Beautiful place and scenery.

Thank cherie w
Museum at C, Promotions Coordinator at The Museum at Campbell River, responded to this reviewResponded 2 weeks ago

We are so glad to hear your enjoyed your visit. We hope you are taking home lots of great memories from your family vacation!

Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

For a smaller town museum this was very good museum and clearly well cared for. The museum had the right balance of exhibits to enjoy and information to take in. The artifacts in the First Nations room displayed artistry and culture dating back hundreds of...More

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Museum at C, Promotions Coordinator at The Museum at Campbell River, responded to this reviewResponded 2 weeks ago

Thanks for coming to see us. We will be firing up the steam donkey on Labour Day. It makes for a fun afternoon, so if you are in the area be sure to stop in again.

Reviewed July 10, 2018

This museum is so well laid out and of the quality so unexpected in a small town. Not a great museum person, thoroughly enjoyed the displays on the history of the area. Also note there is an outside display of local flora and trees well...More

Thank Macle
Museum at C, Promotions Coordinator at The Museum at Campbell River, responded to this reviewResponded 2 weeks ago

Thank you for your review. We are so fortunate that the community had a vision for a world-class museum in Campbell River and pulled together to make their vision a reality.

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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.
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queens888
November 30, 2016|
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It's best to allow 1 to 2 hours.
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fred g
August 10, 2015|
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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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