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Intertidal Walks at Willow Point Reef

Pull on your gum boots and come out with the Museum to explore the fascinating world of the intertidal zone at the Willow Point reef.  Join the Museum at Campbell River and biologist Sandra Milligan for this family-friendly afternoon of exploration.  The walk will look...

The Nootka Sound Crisis

In 1904, the American scholar William Manning, author of The Nootka Sound Controversy, described Friendly Cove (Yuquot) on Nootka Island: “both the Spanish and the English deserted the place.  Neither nation ever reoccupied it.  Nootka is still inhabited by Indians.”...

Cedar Pull and Weaving workshop with 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 made from cedar bark that are more than 3000 years old.  Clothing, mats, sails, canoe bailers, baskets, and rope were...

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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.