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Museum AGM

We hope you can join us on Wednesday April 25, 2018 at 4pm at the Museum for our Annual General Meeting. This year we will be viewing the premier of Vision Becomes Reality, the new documentary on the history of the Museum at Campbell River, after the AGM, and a reception...

Sixty Remarkable Places to Discover with Jeanette Taylor

Local historian and author Jeanette Taylor will give a slide show featuring sixty fascinating and beautiful spots that lie within the Museum's collection area, which included all of north Vancouver Island and the adjacent islands and mainland inlets. Each is truly remarkable--...

Cedar Pull and Weaving workshop with Wayne Bell

  Museum at Campbell River offering opportunity to learn cedar bark harvesting and use from renowned artist Wayne Bell Cedar bark harvesting is an ancient and respected tradition amongst the peoples of this area. Archaeologists working on the coast have recovered artifacts...

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


WATERSHED HISTORY EXHIBIT

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.