NEWS RELEASE November 20, 2014
Millions of reviews, best of attractions – the Museum at Campbell River is rated as one of top 10 Museums in Canada by Trip Advisor’s Traveller’s Choice Award 2014!
Campbell River’s regional, human history museum ranks with the biggest and the best across Canada. Listed in the category of attractions, the Museum at Campbell River shares the top 10 award with the Royal BC Museum, the Royal Ontario Museum, the Canadian War Museum, the Royal Tyrrell Museum, (Drumheller) the Musée des Beaux -Arts (Montreal) , the Museum of Anthropology (Vancouver), the Art Gallery of Ontario, the Canadian Museum of History and the Canadian Children’s Museum.
“All these museums are much larger in scope, so we are justly proud of this award,” says Sandra Parrish, Executive Director. At times, we feel like the little engine that could, as we are out there in an award category that includes Provincial Royal status museums with multimillion dollar facilities and budgets.
We offer an engaging experience that is highly commented on by visitors from over 32 countries. Visitors and locals are encouraged to enjoy, learn, experience and share the history of our area, told in fresh, interactive ways.”
A spokesperson for TripAdvisor is quoted as saying “It’s not a survey. It’s not a matter of voting. Instead, we look at the quality, quantity and recency of reviews to determine the best attractions, hotel and restaurants. We have over 315 million visitors each month and more than 190 million reviews and opinions on the site, so it’s the wisdom of the crowds [that determines the rankings]”
The Museum at Campbell River is open year round. From October 1 to May 17, the Museum is open from Tuesday to Sunday, 12-5pm, in December daily from 10am to 5pm and from May 18 to September 30 from 10am to 5pm.
Museum Cenotaph Exhibit and Talk on the Maritime War effort
An excerpt from the series 'Canada Over The Edge' detailing the efforts and planning required to destroy the infamous 'Ripple Rock' near Campbell River, BC
Taken from the series 'Canada Over The Edge'. A look at the WW2 gun emplacements on Yorke Island.