Local History

The Van Isle Theatre in wintertime, 1954. Mcr020436-063, Godfrey Baldwin fonds. Courtesy Museum at Campbell River.

Going to the show

Museum at Campbell River: A Look back at the History of the Campbell River Area

  • Dec 29, 2021

 

The Northwestern sits on the rocks east of Cape Mudge on Dec. 15, 1927. Photo courtesy the Museum at Campbell River

‘A rather terrifying but picturesque incident of their journey back to the north’

A newspaper account of the wreck of the Northwestern near Campbell River

  • Nov 22, 2021

 

Cape Mudge Lighthouse, probably 1930s. Museum at Campbell River photo

Keeping Watch: The Cape Mudge Lighthouse

A Look Back in the History of the Campbell River area

  • Jun 30, 2021

 

Image from the cover of Catherine Gilbert's book A Journey Back to Nature, the history of Strathcona Provincial Park published by Heritage House.

New book chronicles century-long effort to define, access, preserve, develop, and exploit Strathcona Park

The Museum at Campbell River is welcoming back a well-known local author…

  • May 24, 2021
Image from the cover of Catherine Gilbert's book A Journey Back to Nature, the history of Strathcona Provincial Park published by Heritage House.
Will Reid fly fishing at Buttle Lake. Photo courtesy the Museum at Campbell River

Buttle Lake’s loggers, trespassers and millionaires

A Look Back into the History of the Campbell River area

  • May 23, 2021
Will Reid fly fishing at Buttle Lake. Photo courtesy the Museum at Campbell River
For such a short street (only one block remains today), Masters Road has a lot of stories to tell! Museum at Campbell River photo

Masters Road: A short road with a long history

A Look Back into the History of the Campbell River Area by the Museum at Campbell River

  • Apr 24, 2021
For such a short street (only one block remains today), Masters Road has a lot of stories to tell! Museum at Campbell River photo
The earliest known drawing of Woodside Farm in the 1850s. (Contributed - Sooke Region Museum)

Woodside sold: Sooke couple buys Western Canada’s oldest working farm

South Island’s Woodside Farm is the oldest continuously operated farm west of the Great Lakes

The earliest known drawing of Woodside Farm in the 1850s. (Contributed - Sooke Region Museum)
Caretaker Paul Knepperges (far left) welcomes Queen Elizabeth to Twin Islands, along with owners, Prince Leopold and His Royal Highness Max Margrave of Baden. Photo courtesy the Ginnie Ellingsen estate.

Fit for a Queen: A Thumbnail History of Twin Islands

By Jeanette Taylor for the Museum at Campbell River Mention Twin Islands…

  • Dec 29, 2020
Caretaker Paul Knepperges (far left) welcomes Queen Elizabeth to Twin Islands, along with owners, Prince Leopold and His Royal Highness Max Margrave of Baden. Photo courtesy the Ginnie Ellingsen estate.

Bob Evans’ Carvings of Alison’s Fishing Birds

By Beth Boyce, Museum at Campbell River Bob Evans (April 9, 1930…

  • Aug 26, 2020

Community in a Crisis

A Look Back into the History of the Campbell River Area

  • Jun 23, 2020