The Museum at Campbell River lobby.

Museum rated 10th-best in the country

The Museum at Campbell River is rated as one of the top 10 Museums in Canada

Campbell River’s regional, human history museum ranks among the biggest and the best across Canada.

The Museum at Campbell River is rated as one of the top 10 Museums in Canada according to web-based Trip Advisor’s Traveller’s Choice Award 2014.

Listed in the category of attractions, the Museum at Campbell River comes in at No. 10 behind the Royal BC Museum, the Royal Ontario Museum, the Canadian War Museum, the Royal Tyrrell Museum, (Drumheller)  the Musée des Beaux-Arts (Montreal), the Museum of Anthropology (Vancouver), the Art Gallery of Ontario, the Canadian Museum of History and the Canadian Children’s Museum.

“All these museums are much larger in scope, so we are justly proud of this award,” says Sandra Parrish, executive director. “At times, we feel like the little engine that could, as we are out there in an award category that includes provincial royal status museums with multimillion dollar facilities and budgets.

“We offer an engaging experience that is highly commented on by visitors from over 32 countries.  Visitors and locals are encouraged to enjoy, learn, experience and share the history of our area, told in fresh, interactive ways.”

A spokesperson for TripAdvisor is quoted as saying, “It’s not a survey.  It’s not a matter of voting.

“Instead, we look at the quality, quantity and recency of reviews to determine the best attractions, hotel and restaurants. We have over 315 million visitors each month and more than 190 million reviews and opinions on the site, so it’s the wisdom of the crowds [that determines the rankings].”

The Museum at Campbell River is open year round.  From Oct. 1 to May 17, the Museum is open from Tuesday to Sunday, 12-5 p.m., in December daily from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. and from May 18 to Sept. 30 from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m.