Fishing Week

August 17-23, 2020 is Fishing Week as part of our summer programming!  We’ve entered Tyee season here in Campbell River, so everyone is talking about fishing!  


Bill Henderson

Master carver Bill Henderson sits down with us at the carving shed to take us through how he makes his tools, which are his favourites, and how he uses different shapes of knives and adzes in his carving.


Museum Puppet Theatre Presents Fred Nunns’ Pumpkins

Fred Nunns loads up his canoe with pumpkins and heads to Grant’s Logging Camp at the North end of Quadra Island. When he falls asleep the tide comes and steals some of his pumpkins.

 Wilderness Wednesday

The final installation of our Reading with Roddy series is now available! In this chapter, The Osprey, the Roderick Haig-Brown puppet tells us of the enormous amount of strength it takes to fend for one’s self in the natural world.

We’re also offering two great colouring sheets. Fill out the K̓utəla Colouring Sheet to learn the Liq’wala names of the fish who share our waters, and the Tyee Club colouring sheet which proves how Mrs. Butler earned her place in the famous Campbell River club.

Fishing Language Colouring Sheet

Tyee Club Coloring sheet


Museum Puppet Theatre Presents Race for the Falls

Mike King and his trusty lawyer, Claude Harrison, race against George Ainsworth Barett to stake Elk Falls. Who will win?

 Feature Friday

This Feature Friday is loaded with great films about fishing and fishermen.

Museum Puppet Theatre Presents: Riverside Reflections with Roderick Haig-Brown is a short video detailing the long history of fly-fishing and some musings from one of fly-fishing’s most familiar faces.

We’re also featuring three films representing different anglers of fishing. The Soyokaze Story is a living history produced by the Museum at Campbell River, telling the story of the famous fishing ship and its journey to Campbell River. 

You can also learn more about commercial fishing in Campbell River in this short video produced by our education department.

And, learn about the origins of the fishing rod in this short animation from the National Film board.

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