Campbell River Arts Council
The Campbell River Community Arts Council (CRCAC) is a registered society and a registered charity that works behind the scenes to enhance the cultural life of the community They partner with many community organizations, liaise with service groups and various levels of government, and are the umbrella group for many local arts and culture organizations, such as the Campbell River Art Gallery, Campbell River and District Museum, Tidemark Theatre and more.
Members of the Arts Council participate in every aspect of the arts, from visual fine arts such as painting and sculpture, to performing arts such as theatre, dance and music, to the written arts of poetry and literature; wherever the imagination has been applied to create something of value.
Campbell River Art Gallery
The Campbell River Art Gallery is located in the Centennial Building downtown right beside the Visitor Center in Tyee Plaza. There are two exhibition halls, a studio and a gift shop. Admission is by donation. The exhibits change every four to six weeks year round. They offer over 60 workshops, classes and artist talks for both adults and children.
haig [dot] brown [at] crmuseum [dot] ca (Haig-Brown Heritage House)
The Haig-Brown House and Property commemorates the late Roderick and Ann Haig-Brown and their philosophies of environmental stewardship and social responsibility. Located on the banks of the Campbell River, the property consists of 2.5 acres of formal gardens, orchards and trails surrounded by 18 acres of woods, streams and wetlands. Visitors are welcome to explore well-kept walking trails furnished with benches, bridges and picnic tables. Group tours of the house and property can be booked through the Campbell River Museum. The site manager welcomes drop-in visitors and will also show the house but to ensure a tour please call the house ahead of time. The Bed & Breakfast, wedding ceremonies & photo sessions can be booked by calling 250.286.6646
Maritime Heritage Centre
Located by the Discovery Fishing Pier, downtown Campbell River the Maritime Heritage Centre is home to the BCP45. This boat was once depicted on the Canadian $5 bill. Open year-round for guided tours; admission is $5 and free for children under 6.
Museum at Campbell River
A spectacular view and spectacular exhibits await visitors at the award winning Museum at Campbell River. The past of Northern Vancouver Island is brought to life through vibrant exhibits featuring the heritage of First Nations peoples and the development of early coastal lifestyles. Outdoor exhibits include a logging steam donkey, totem pole and a West Coast indigenous plant garden. The Museum Shop specializes in regional books and in First Nations carvings and artwork. Summer Hours (May 18 - September 30) Open Daily 10 am - 5 pm. Winter Hours (October 1 - May 17) Open Tuesday to Sunday 12 pm - 5 pm. Admission: Adults $8, Students $5, Family $20.00, children under 6 years are free. Groups of 6 or more: $5 per person. Guided Tours Available, and the facility is wheelchair accessible.
The Nuyumbalees Cultural Centre located on Quadra Island holds the collection of original Kwakwaka'wakw artifacts and forms one of the finest exhibits on the North West Coast. The Gift Gallery offers a fine selection of Artwork, prints and carvings of many talented local artists, as well as books, cards, jewellery and clothing. The Centre is open Tuesday to Saturday 9-5 pm May 1 to Sept 30. Please call for winter hours. Admission is $15 for Adults, $5 for children under 12 and $10 for seniors. Children under the age of 5 are free. Family admission: $30.