We noticed that you're using an unsupported browser. The TripAdvisor website may not display properly.We support the following browsers:
Windows: Internet Explorer, Mozilla Firefox, Google Chrome. Mac: Safari.

Powell River Historical Museum & Archives

Is this your business?
4798 Marine Avenue, Powell River, British Columbia V8A 4Z5, Canada
+1 604-485-2222
Website
Share
Save
Review Highlights
small, packed with information

We spent several hours in this small museum. It is jam packed with a vast array of artifacts and... read more

Reviewed 2 days ago
perryfam2016
,
Calgary, Canada
An excellent museum

This is such a great museum to visit. We learned so much about the First Nation people and the... read more

Reviewed 2 weeks ago
Jean S
,
Ashby-de-la-Zouch, United Kingdom
Read all 29 reviews
Map
Satellite
Map updates are paused. Zoom in to see updated info.
Reset zoom
Updating Map...
Overview
  • Excellent60%
  • Very good34%
  • Average6%
  • Poor0%
  • Terrible0%
Travellers talk about
LOCATION
4798 Marine Avenue, Powell River, British Columbia V8A 4Z5, Canada
CONTACT
Website
+1 604-485-2222
Write a ReviewReviews (29)
Traveller rating
Traveller type
Time of year
Language
All reviews
"local history"
in 4 reviews
"interesting displays"
in 2 reviews
"helpful person"
in 2 reviews
"donation"
in 8 reviews
"pioneers"
in 3 reviews
"antiques"
in 3 reviews
"newspaper"
in 2 reviews
"information"
in 4 reviews
Filter

1 - 10 of 28 reviews

Reviewed 2 days ago

We spent several hours in this small museum. It is jam packed with a vast array of artifacts and information about a large variety of topics related to Powell River. I personally found the reading about the three world famous dancers who were trained in...More

Thank perryfam2016
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

This is such a great museum to visit. We learned so much about the First Nation people and the Pioneers through the outstanding displays. The staff are helpful and the building is so well designed. There is something for everyone and we thoroughly enjoyed our...More

Thank Jean S
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC
Reviewed April 14, 2018 via mobile

What a great way to spend some time. So much crammed in here to make us remember times past. Very helpful person working there. We'll be back again some time!

Thank Irene D
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC
See more reviews
Reviewed August 15, 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
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC
Reviewed July 30, 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
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC
Reviewed July 18, 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
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC
Reviewed May 10, 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
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC
Reviewed March 18, 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
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC
Reviewed March 5, 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
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC
Reviewed September 10, 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
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC
Nearby
Nearby HotelsSee all 7 hotels in Powell River
Westview Centre Motel
72 reviews
.64 km away
Town Centre Hotel
116 reviews
.71 km away
Rodmay Heritage Hotel
57 reviews
3.59 km away
The Old Courthouse Inn
403 reviews
3.73 km away
Nearby Restaurants
Little Hut Curry
259 reviews
.38 km away
Costa del Sol Latin Cuisine
304 reviews
.51 km away
Coastal Cookery Ltd.
239 reviews
.61 km away
Jay's Cafe
68 reviews
.47 km away
Nearby Attractions
Pristine Charters
150 reviews
1.07 km away
Willingdon Beach Trail
145 reviews
.03 km away
Tourism Powell River Visitor Info Centre
47 reviews
.65 km away
Questions & Answers
Get quick answers from Powell River Historical Museum & Archives staff and past visitors.
Note: your question will be posted publicly on the Questions & Answers page.
Posting guidelines
Submit
Membership_Slide_Up_Placement_on_Attraction_Review
Get 10% off your next tour or activity booking.
Valid for new TripAdvisor sign-ups only.
Join TripAdvisor