Museum At Campbell River, Campbell River

(4.6/5 based on 280+ reviews on the web)
Learn about the area's watershed at Museum At Campbell River and the important role it plays in the community. Thanks to the watershed, locals enjoy drinking water, hydro-electric power, and recreation. Discover its history through a series of interactive panels, touchscreens, and discussions with knowledgeable staff. Additional educational exhibits onsite provide information about working and coastal lifestyles, sport fishing, and films in the Van Isle Theatre. Before you leave, check out the outdoor exhibits, including the steam donkey once used to haul logs, and the garden filled with 80 different plant species native to the region. To visit Museum At Campbell River on your holiday in Campbell River, and find out what else Campbell River has to offer, use our Campbell River travel itinerary maker.
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TripAdvisor
  • Really nice museum with plenty of local and First Nations exhibits. Entry is by donation. Great location with an east view of the channel and Quadra Island. But don't turn into the lot if you have a l...  more »
  • This museum is lovingly dedicated to our local history, from the loggers steam donkey that is occasionally 'fired up' to the beautiful fish boat "moored" outside and about which many lovely stories as...  more »
  • If you want a great place to explore North Island history, Native art, and hospitality, the CR museum is it! The staff are very knowledgeable and patient (especially with students of various grades), ...  more »
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  • I only went in to get a map of Campbell River, but the helpful lady in the gift shop convinced me to take a look in the museum. I was amazed and surprised at how good it was. The First Nations displays, with many historical artifacts, were especially fascinating to me. All the exhibits give an excellent history of how Campbell River came to be. The only minor quibble I have is that the glue on a few of the signs seem to have separated and the pictures have bubbled up. Some of have curled up edges too.
  • It is what it is. The content is fishing and logging related. But the short film on the Ripple Rock explosion us kind of cool
  • Richly developed little museum had me captivated for hours
  • I was absolutely amazed at the quality of the displays of this Museum, not to mention the courteous service and magnificent view!! I have visited a few times now, and have been impressed each and every time. I never tire of the artifacts and displays in the main gallery, but have also very much enjoyed the temporary exhibits, which are varied and unique. The staff is always warm, friendly and eager to make sure my experience is a positive one. I know this museum has a group of volunteers who have also provided me excellent service on more than one occasion. I have even stopped in to the museum gift shop when I have needed a gift for a special occasion, and have been pleased with the selection and quality of their wares. I would not hesitate to recommend this Museum!!!
  • Wonderful displays