Whenever we walk by the museum (which is often) the kids want to go in. While the displays don't change very frequently they remain fascinated. Dinosaurs and local history, what's not to love? I've also attended special events here and it's a great space for that as well.
An interesting pace to visit when the rain pours! We spent over an hour here. There is an interesting fossil section, a good first Nations section, and wonderful photos and albums on early history and settlement of the area.
We could not believe how extensive this museum was considering the size of the town it was in. It was so packed with facts, artifacts and unique items. Cost was by donation.
We met in the museum and went with our Guide Pat to a river where we searched for fossils. The young kids and the big kids alike all loved it and Pat was so patient with us all, explaining everything and was determind we would all have a find of our own! He was so knowledgable about everything from dinosaurs,... 更多
to sum up the history of this part of Vancouver island would be a daunting task for anyone...but the Courtenay and district museum does it very well. Entry fee is by donation and once inside...you get a feel for what this area must have been like 100 years agon, 500 years ago and thousands of years ago with the great... 更多
Dropped in on Canada day with free admission. I was pleased with the amount of artifacts, fossils and rocks to look at. The gift shop was nicely stocked with local handmade items. Flyers at the front desk indicated that they had fossil tours you could book as a family or group. They also booked birthday parties with activities.
Quite a large museum with 2 floors. You will learn about fossils found the Courtenay area as well as about early years of logging in the area. They have a life-size models of dinosaurs as well as a couple old carriages from pioneer days. Entry by donation.Very informative and well worth checking out and all housed in a brick heritage... 更多
The displays are amazing and the staff are knowledgable about the local history. The elasmosaurus skeleton hanging from the ceiling puts a great perspective of the size of creatures that swam our waters.