470 Island Highway
Campbell River, BC
Campbell River Museum and Archives
The Campbell River Museum and Archives was established in 1958 and is operated by the Campbell River Museum and Archives Society. It acquires archival material of historical significance to northern Vancouver Island, from the Oyster River to the northern tip of Vancouver Island, including the mainland coast to the east of the Oyster River and the islands between (including Quadra Island and Cortes Island).
The holdings include letters, diaries, manuscripts, photographs, oral interviews, reference library, local newspapers, maps and ephemera files relating to the ethnography, settlement and industrial history of the northern Vancouver Island area. The operating definition of "northern Vancouver Island" includes the area from the Oyster River to the northern tip of Vancouver Island, including the mainland coast to the east of the Oyster River and the islands between.
Total Volume: 80 linear meters
Inclusive Dates: 1890s to present
Predominant Dates: 1920 to present
Our website provides information on the holdings and services of the Archives at the Museum at Campbell River. Web resources include "A Moment in Time" featuring archival photographs taken by professional photographer Henry Twidle at the beginning of the 20th century. Sportsfishing website, searchable on-line gallery of photographs relating to the sportsfishing in this region including the Tyee Club. These and other web resources are available in the "resource" link at our website:
Tuesday - Friday from 1pm to 4pm (appointments suggested)
Revised November 2009.
Revised by BCANS Coordinator, Nov 28, 2010, and Oct 15, 2015.