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Cortes Island Museum & Archives

957 Beasley Rd, Mansons Landing, British Columbia V0P 1K0, Canada
+1 250-935-6340
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The Cortes Museum is a combination of local history and natural history.

This is both educational and entertaining. It is often renewed and makes you think. It is a true... read more

Reviewed March 3, 2018
Barry G
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WHALETOWN, Canada
The Misty Island trip to Blind Channel (August 28–29, 2017)

The Cortes Museum helps to organise trips onboard the Misty Isles. We, my wife and me, have lived... read more

Reviewed September 13, 2017
Jerzy T
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Mansons Landing, Canada
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Small museum with local history and natural history of Cortes Island. Exhibits change every year. Beautiful heritage garden with picnic table - allows for family lunch. We are also a Tourist/Visitor Information Booth (T/VIB) as part of a provincial network under Destination BC
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957 Beasley Rd, Mansons Landing, British Columbia V0P 1K0, Canada
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Reviewed March 3, 2018

This is both educational and entertaining. It is often renewed and makes you think. It is a true surprize. Do not underestimate. It is worth the trip. Take the time.More

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CimasCortes, Manager at Cortes Island Museum & Archives, responded to this reviewResponded 3 weeks ago

Thanks for your review of the Cortes Island Museum and Archives. Our current exhibit, 'Refuge Cove: Moving With the Tide', engages viewers with paintings, written stories, photographs and artifacts from the small Refuge Cove bay on West Redonda Island in the Desolation Sound area. The...More

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Reviewed September 13, 2017

The Cortes Museum helps to organise trips onboard the Misty Isles. We, my wife and me, have lived on Cortes Island since 2009. We try to enlist once a year for such a trip, to self-reward ourselves and to respect the community. Our this year...More

Thank Jerzy T
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CimasCortes, museum board member at Cortes Island Museum & Archives, responded to this reviewResponded October 13, 2017

Thank you for your detailed review and your appreciation of the Blind Channel trip. It is a pleasure of the museum to provide such outings and we feel most fortunate to partner with Misty Isles. We look forward to seeing you again in the future.

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Reviewed July 19, 2017

Go Figure! One day on Cortes and the Visitors Info/ Museum is closed Mondays. So we didn't get inside but we did view the garden and some of the displays. The garden itself is glorious - full of flowers and alive with bees and butterflies...More

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CimasCortes, museum board member at Cortes Island Museum & Archives, responded to this reviewResponded October 13, 2017

How unfortunate you were not able to get inside the museum! Thank you for your comments and wonderful photos submitted of our Heritage Garden. We are pleased you were able to enjoy it and look forward to your return visit to visit inside the museum.

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Reviewed June 12, 2017

Very helpful staff. They organized a trip to Mitlenatch Island aboard the Misty Isles boat. The museum is small, but still had room for a great little art show.More

Thank Heather H
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CimasCortes, museum board member at Cortes Island Museum & Archives, responded to this reviewResponded October 13, 2017

Thank you for your comments. Misty Isles trips are very popular and we are pleased & fortunate to partner with them. Our recent art display is part of the history exhibition on Refuge Cove. We love that you were able to enjoy the exhibition as...More

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Reviewed May 26, 2017 via mobile

We stopped in at the visitor centre for a few tips on places to visit while on island and were greeted with loads of information and hospitality. Would have loved to see the exhibit but it is currently being changed. Lots of work ahead for...More

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CimasCortes, museum board member at Cortes Island Museum & Archives, responded to this reviewResponded October 13, 2017

Thank you for using our visitor information services. It is always a pleasure to meet our island visitors and assist them with island information. We look forward to seeing you again and our exhibit is now ready for viewing.

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Reviewed September 19, 2016

The Museum is a must see when on Cortes. The outstanding historical exhibits are enhanced by the dedicated friendly volunteers who tell you even more. The Museum building itself is living history, as a former Mansons Landing store. We never miss the Museum when on...More

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Reviewed July 31, 2016

I wanted to visit this museum based on the reviews of others on Tripadvisor and was not disappointed. The unique books on the history of this area were available which I bought and the volunteer I talked to was very knowledgeable and enthusiastic. The exhibits...More

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CimasCortes, Board member at Cortes Island Museum & Archives, responded to this reviewResponded August 29, 2016

We greatly appreciate you taking the time to post a review. It is always a pleasure to welcome visitors to our museum and we are pleased you found us and enjoyed your visit with the exhibits and the quietness of the heritage garden.

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Reviewed July 25, 2016

The Cortes Island Museum and Archives is a great place to pay a visit to. There is a lot of history from Cortes Island and Desolation sound. History buffs will love it. Information center is also located in the museum.

Thank Anders T
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CimasCortes, Board member at Cortes Island Museum & Archives, responded to this reviewResponded August 29, 2016

Thank you for visiting our Museum and enjoying your time with the history of the island and surrounding area. We are very pleased to be able to give you island information and help with any questions you may have as a visitor.

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Reviewed June 25, 2016

It's a surprise to walk into a small building on a fairly remote island and discover a well ordered, excellently presented museum that can keep visitors happily occupied for hours. I was impressed at how often they change their exhibits as well. Well worth a...More

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CimasCortes, Board member at Cortes Island Museum & Archives, responded to this reviewResponded August 29, 2016

It was a pleasure to welcome you to our museum and we greatly appreciate your review, support and recommendation.

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Reviewed November 28, 2015

As a prospective buyer of property on the island, we wanted to get a sense of the historical record of Cortes, and how this vibrant and diverse community has decided to support their stories from the past. We were not disappointed. The stellar displays were...More

2  Thank Michael G
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CimasCortes, Board Member at Cortes Island Museum & Archives, responded to this reviewResponded February 12, 2016

Thank you for your comments. We are very pleased that you were able to visit our museum and that you found it so supportive in your inquiries through our displays and reading materials.

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