Get on board historic boat tours

The Museum at Campbell River’s Summer Historic Boat Tours are about to set sail

Get ready Campbell River – the Museum at Campbell River’s Summer Historic Boat Tours are about to set sail for another exciting season.

The weather is predicted to be ideal this summer for getting on the water and exploring the fascinating history of the Discovery Islands.  The first two trips in the series begin on Sunday and then again on Sunday, June 24.  On June 17 from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m., the series kicks off with a tour through Desolation Sound.

This waterway has to be on everyone’s ‘bucket list’, though it didn’t impress Captain George Vancouver who described the area as “truly forlorn.”

Today, Desolation Sound is considered one of the premier cruising destinations on the Northwest Coast. The cost for this tour is $130 and includes on-board historic interpretation and a light picnic lunch.

The trip on June 24, from 2-6 p.m., travels to the waters surrounding beautiful Cortes Island with a stop at the amazing Cassel Falls in Teakerne Arm.  This waterfall was described by Archibald Menzies, Capt. Vancouver’s botanist, as having “a wild romantic appearance aided by its rugged situation and gloomy forest.”

The cost is $130, including light lunch and onboard historic interpretation.

These historic trips are offered through a partnership between the Museum and Discovery Marine Safaris.  Please call the Museum at 287-3103 to register.  Different trips are being offered every Sunday throughout the summer.  Check the website at for more information.  Join the Museum for a ‘History On The Water’ summer experience!