Category: Exhibits

Cover Stories: Photography by the Baldwins

This photographic exhibit looks at what was happening in Campbell River from the period 1949-1963 through the lens of the local newspaper and the photography …

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Commercial Salmon Fishing

Fishing has provided sustenance to the peoples of coastal British Columbia throughout the ages. With the arrival of Europeans in the 19th century the harvesting …

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Sportsfishing

Adjacent to the Willows Hotel, a dockside area reflects the sportsfishing activity which made Campbell River famous, including specially made rowboats for Tyee fishing, boatbuilding …

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Coastal Lifestyle: The Floathouse

The floathouse represents a lifestyle that evolved on the British Columbia coast a hundred years ago. It was an answer to economic necessity and the …

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The Willows Hotel

A Campbell River landmark during the town’s early years, the Willows Hotel served both an international sportsfishing clientele and the rough and ready loggers from …

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Log Cabin

Built of Douglas Fir logs, the Museum’s log cabin is modelled after one built in the late 19th century near Bates Beach (south of Campbell …

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Logging in the Jungles

Since the 1880s, logging has played an important role in the development of this region. The area north of Powell River, stretching up to Drury …

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Transitions Gallery

The Transitions Gallery explores some of the difficult parts of our past – a past that includes devastating population loss, Indian Residential Schools and the …

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First Nations

The Museum sits on the traditional territories of the Laichwiltach First Nation. Within the collection area represented by the Museum are over 30 First Nations, …

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Steam Donkey

In the late 1800s, steam technology replaced horse and oxen hauling and increased logging production enormously. “Get rid of that dribbling pot and bring back …

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