Go back in time to the city’s pioneer days

This summer leave the modern world behind and step into the past to experience the life of a local pioneer with the museum

This summer, leave the modern world behind and step into the past to experience the life of a local pioneer with the Museum at Campbell River.

On two Fridays this summer the museum is hosting interactive tours through the pioneer cabin and float house galleries, led by university summer students.

You can fully immerse yourself as you begin the tour by putting on vintage costumes and turning off all your electronics. Soon you will find yourself in a rugged, West Coast log cabin learning about the hardy lifestyle and riveting adventures of the first European settlers to this region. See and touch pioneer artifacts, then write an old-fashioned postcard to a Campbell River pioneer and send it away in anticipation of a response.

On these dates there will also be the opportunity to gain rare entrance into the museum’s replica float-house, the sort of portable home that dotted the coast in the pioneer days.

Hear about the rustic lives of the residents and try your hand at all types of antique toys, tools, and more.

Finally, there will be some snacks available that were common in the pioneer days.

“Pioneer Life is an exciting opportunity to go back in time and see Campbell River as it was over a hundred years ago,” says student tour guide Russell Demerse. “History comes alive in a whole different way when you’re experiencing it in this way.”

Pioneer Life is part of the museum’s Fun Fridays program and will take place at 11 a.m. and 2 p.m. on July 22 and August 19. The tour is included with the price of admission.

For more information call, 250-287-3103 or email, summer.programs@crumuseum.ca

The full Fun Friday schedule is available at www.crmuseum.ca/fun-fridays

Just Posted

UPDATE: Two ATVers dead after trying to cross creek south of Campbell River

Search involved search and rescue, the coast guard and 442 Squadron from CFB Comox

Rising water levels prompt BC Hydro to increase water discharge down the Campbell River

The Upper Campbell Reservoir/Buttle Lake water level has steadily increased over the… Continue reading

Firefighters on the scene at Masters Road residence

Firefighters were called to a residence fire on Masters Road shortly before… Continue reading

Testing the Google Arts & Culture app

Going face to face with art

‘The tsunami alarm failed my household’: North Coast residents concerned over sirens, alerts

People living in northern communities share how they learned about Tuesday’s tsunami warning

Snowboarder dies at Vancouver Island ski resort

Death at Mount Washington Alpine Resort

Man faces 48 charges in string of random Toronto shootings

The string of unprovoked shootings began Jan.9, say police

‘Shape of Water’ producer, Christopher Plummer among Canadian Oscar nominees

Guillermo del Toro film about merman romance earns 13 nominations

Canada, TPP agrees to revised deal without the United States

Canada and the remaining members of the Trans-Pacific Partnership have agreed to a revised trade agreement

Tsunami warnings 101: Canada

Here are some things to know about tsunami alerts in Canada and how they work

Rogers Media cuts ties with Vice Canada

Rogers Media and Vice Canada are ending their three-year-old partnership, pulling Viceland TV channel off the air

Tsunami warning prompts evacuations in Port Alberni

Alaska earthquake prompted warning for coastal BC

Most Read