Museum At Campbell River, Campbell River

Categories: History Museums, Museums
Inspirock Rating:
4.5/5 based on 240+ 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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  • Our family were very impressed with this museum. It has informative and substantial First Nation artifacts and history information. We were all very intrigued. Well set out. Would definitely recommend...  read more »
  • great exhibits and the staff is friendly and informative. there is a lot of local history and First Nations (Native Persons) history 
  • We stopped here on a rainy afternoon, and were so glad we did! Great history of the area, and Vancouver Island in general. Also, a very nice gift shop. 
  • 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
  • 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!!!
  • I have to visit every year - the staff are great and the displays are so well done considering the size of the place and the budget they must have to work with! I always bring visitors.
  • Absolutely horrendous service. My beautiful FiancĂ©e and I stopped in to purchase several hundreds of dollars’ worth of NW Vancouver island authentic native art. We really wanted to support the local tribes and bring home several wonderful pieces of art. However upon arrival the staff did not ask to assist us and instead left it up to us to retrieve the pieces ourselves. I removed a piece from the wall for a closer inspection and this hideous old battle axe of a woman immediately stood behind me informing me that if i broke the piece I would have to pay for it. Obviously this was a gift shop and not the museum displays; of course I was well prepared to pay for the piece. For the next several minutes she hovered around me breathing across my shoulder still not asking if she could help me. Needless to say her horrible attitude and self-righteous behaviour left a very bitter taste in my mouth. We decided not to support the establishment and decided not to view the museum. Upon exiting we ran across another couple who shared a very similar experience. This couple did see the displays in the museum and said they were not worth the high admission price as most of the displays were quite derelict and un-informative. They also found the old woman at the gift shop to have an unpleasent attitude as she was rude and abrubt with them. I would highly recommend anyone considering visiting this museum or gift shop to reconsider. The chance of running into the bitter old hag that works at the gift shop is not worth it. It will ruin your vacation and change your view of Vancouver Island and its people.