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Firestorm: How Wildfire will Shape our Future with Ed Struzik

  Ed Struzik will discuss and present photographs of 12 incredible wildfires that have burned in North America, and had the biggest impact on society and fire management, over the turn of the last century.   The talk is part of the Museum's Diamond Anniversary Lecture...

Paddling Together in Reconciliation

“Paddling together in reconciliation.”- Kathi Camilleri A Community Circle hosted by the Museum at Campbell River and the CR Arts Council While the past cannot be changed, together we can create a new understanding of our shared history - this knowledge can lead to respectful...

Ripple Rock 60th Anniversary Celebration

The Museum’s 60th Anniversary coincides with the 60th Anniversary of the Ripple Rock explosion.  To celebrate both, the Museum is hosting an evening at the Tidemark Theatre on April 5 from 7 pm-9 pm to remember the blast that ‘shook the world’. Ripple Rock, an underwater...

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See our latest Living History documentary film!  Beaver Lodge Lands: Gift and Compromise


The Museum presents an opportunity to learn about the significance of our watershed, which begins in Strathcona Provincial Park at Buttle Lake, and the role it plays in providing our community with potable drinking water, recreation and hydro electric power.  

The story of the watershed is a complicated one; people living and working in this area have tried to balance the needs of industry and resource gathering with the needs of environmental longevity and protection, especially since the time when the potential for hydro electric power was observed. 

Through a series of interpretive panels and an interactive touch-screen, visitors can learn the history of the watershed prior to industrial development and find out what stewardship initiatives have been undertaken in the Campbell River and its estuary in more recent years.

Museum staff are on hand at the John Hart Interpretive Centre off Brewster Lake Road 3 days a week. Call the museum to confirm hours (250) 287-3103.