Museum Boat Tour Guides

Our Hours:

Summer (May 18 - Sept 30)
Daily : 10am - 5pm

Winter (Oct. 1 - May 17)
Tuesday - Sunday : 12pm - 5pm


The Museum’s guides are friendly people who love to get out on the water to show you the astounding sights in and around the Discovery Islands.  Well versed in local history, each guide takes a personal interest in making each trip a learning experience.

Danny Brown is a Museum docent (a trained volunteer), originally from Nova Scotia, who delights audiences with his humour and insight into places of local historical interest.  Formerly employed by the forestry industry, Danny’s interests include logging history, logging railroad history, sport fishing history and Yorke Island history.  He gave tours of Yorke Island on behalf of the Museum in 2004, and his research on the fort there formed the basis of the book Yorke Island and the Uncertain War.  Danny often participates in the Museum’s education programs and outreach to seniors;  a gifted storyteller, he brings history to life with his entertaining tales of the past.  Danny is featured on an episode of Canada Over the Edge where he relates the story of the Ripple Rock Explosion.

Sandra Milligan teaches university level Biology at North Island College covering diverse topics from biochemistry to ecology.  She has a seamless life as a life-long learner.  As such, she may be found learning about: invertebrates by tidepooling, bird populations by listening to bird song on a walk, plant anatomy and physiology while maintaining her large food and flower garden, and local history by reading, talking with Campbell River residents, and spending time on the water exploring past home sites.  She loves Campbell River’s natural beauty and is happy to share her appreciation for this area with willing eyes and ears.

Luisa Richardson, M.Sc, M.Eco.Ed., has lead Campbell River Museum history cruises since 2007. She is an engaging story teller, experienced naturalist and environmental educator. Luisa is fascinated by the many cultural currents that swept through this area: The First Peoples, the British, the Spanish, and the European settlers that followed the first explorers. Superimposing these cultures onto the area’s geologic past and dramatic natural history makes for an unforgettable cruise through history.    

“I most enjoyed Luisa’s stories: She brought history to life”, Thurlow Islands tour guest, 2008

Alison Liebel
has returned to Campbell River after too many years living in Vancouver as an event planner. Local history has always been a keen interest of hers and she is thrilled to be back and rediscovering the richness and beauty in the Campbell River Area. She acknowledges the importance of understanding community history, how people from all cultures work together, struggle together to create a dynamic and vibrate community. She will bring to life colourful stories of key historic events, people, and places and help you imagine what it was like in the early days of building this area. 

Beth Boyce is the Curator at the Museum at Campbell River.


Erika Anderson works at the Museum at Campbell River and has been guiding historic boat tours since 2016.  She loves meeting new people and sharing her knowledge of coastal history.