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Puppet Theatre

Come join us for the 30th Anniversary of the Museum at Campbell River's Puppet Theatre!  Our Heritage Interpreters will delight audiences young and old with tales of Campbell River's past brought to life through the magic of puppet theatre.   Shows cost $2 and after...

We are firing up the Steam Donkey!

“Woooo woo – one long and one short – and that meant lunch time.  So everyone would drop their gloves and head for the donkey engine.” Arthur “Bill” Mayse told his story shortly before his death and recalled fondly waiting for the engineer to blow his whistle at 11:30...

History Tour of Quadra Island

The Museum at Campbell River is offering a unique opportunity to explore Quadra Island’s rich history.  Jeanette Taylor, the author of The Quadra Story and Exploring Quadra Island, will take you off the beaten path to see some of the sights that visitors to Quadra Island...

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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.