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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 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 13 September 2017
Jerzy T
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Mansons Landing, Canada
Closed on Mondays...

Go Figure! One day on Cortes and the Visitors Info/ Museum is closed Mondays. So we didn't get... read more

Reviewed 19 July 2017
FarFlungStarling
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Qualicum Beach, 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.
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957 Beasley Rd, Mansons Landing, British Columbia V0P 1K0, Canada
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Reviewed 13 September 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
CimasCortes, museum board member at Cortes Island Museum & Archives, responded to this reviewResponded 13 October 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.

Reviewed 19 July 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

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

Reviewed 12 June 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
CimasCortes, museum board member at Cortes Island Museum & Archives, responded to this reviewResponded 13 October 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

Reviewed 26 May 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

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

Reviewed 19 September 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

Thank cholland2016
Reviewed 31 July 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

1  Thank 587Peter
CimasCortes, Board member at Cortes Island Museum & Archives, responded to this reviewResponded 29 August 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.

Reviewed 25 July 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
CimasCortes, Board member at Cortes Island Museum & Archives, responded to this reviewResponded 29 August 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.

Reviewed 25 June 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

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

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

Reviewed 28 November 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
CimasCortes, Board Member at Cortes Island Museum & Archives, responded to this reviewResponded 12 February 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.

Reviewed 12 November 2015

What a wonderful museum! Lots of interesting photos, tales from the past, genuine items from Cortes' history on display. We've visited the museum several times and very much enjoyed each visit and learnt something new every time. Keep up the great work! John & Ali

Thank John H
CimasCortes, Board member at Cortes Island Museum & Archives, responded to this reviewResponded 12 February 2016

Thank you for your comments. We greatly appreciate your stopping by and the enjoyment you have expressed visiting our displays and items recording our island history.

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