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Celebrate 100 Years of the Empire Steam Donkey!

It’s not every day a dear friend turns 100. The Museum at Campbell River will be marking the 100th anniversary of the manufacturing date of their Empire Steam Donkey this Labour Day.  Introduced in the late 1800s, Steam Donkeys were versatile machines used for yarding,...

Grandparents Day

Join us for Grandparents Day! Grandparents get in free with paid grandchild's admission. Explore your history with your grandchildren. Displays and activities with the Genealogy Society. A fun and educational outing you can enjoy together! The event will take place from 11am to...

Inland Island Highway

Come join us at 1pm on Saturday September 24 for a talk and slide show with Morgan Ostler. This talk will be about the 36 year lobby that culminated in the building of the Inland Island Highway to Campbell River. On the 15th Anniversary of the completion of the highway we invite...

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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.