Maxwell Cossenas shows Leonardo Bellosta and Kai Hutchinson how to “fish for facts,” one of the activities planned for the Fun Friday tours of the Soyokaze.

All Aboard! Explore the Campbell River Museum’s historic Soyokaze

  • Jul. 5, 2018 3:30 p.m.

The Museum at Campbell River is offering tours of the Soyokaze as a part of the Fun Friday programs once again this summer.

The Soyokaze is one of the many artifacts featured in the 60th anniversary exhibition this summer. In addition to the tour of the boat, viewings of the new film The Soyokaze Story, will be made available in the Van Isle theatre at the Museum. This documentary, released earlier this year, discusses how the Soyokaze was purchased in 1939, how it was confiscated during the Second World War, and how it defied the odds in 1957. The documentary also tells the story of how the Soyokaze entered the collection at the Museum in 1999 with Sam Matsunaga saying that his father “always wanted to donate the boat.”

Guests also have the rare opportunity to step aboard the Soyokaze and get a sense of how the Matsunaga family worked on the boat. It is also a chance to learn about its construction and award-winning restoration. There will also be activities that will add extra fun for all ages. Don’t miss out on a chance to visit the boat that Alan Haig-Brown called a “must-stop for fishermen travelling up and down Vancouver Island.”

Tours of the Soyokaze will takelace on Fridays, July 6 and 27 at 11 a.m. and 2 p.m. with viewings of The Soyokaze Story at 12 and 3 p.m. The program is included with admission. For more information please contact the Museum by phone at 250-287-3103, email, or at

Summer Programs at the Museum at Campbell River are funded in part by the Government of Canada.