Courtenay & District Museum & Paleontology Centre, Courtenay

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Natural History Museum · Hidden Gem · Museum
Please join us to explore exhibits of Cretaceous marine reptiles and to learn more about Vancouver Island's natural and cultural history. history. If you're interested in a more hands-on experience, fossil tours are available to explore local rivers where you can hunt for fossilized marine animals and plants. We also have programs on social history and public access to the archives. Admission is by donation. Welcome!
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  • A lot of the exhibits regarding the Courtenay area were very dated and made references to names and stores long gone. It was difficult to visualize where these places were. No Aboriginal history...  more »
  • We spent a nice half hour here in a cloudy cool day in July. It was a nice place to spend a little time and th exhibits were varied. My husband liked the fossils, and I liked the quilts. Not sure.....  more »
  • For a small-ish town, this museum was great! Really up on the paleontology, although the rest of the museum was a bit bland. Also, the African lungfish was an interesting addition, but didn't add all that much. Hard not to feel sad for the big guy in his little tank.
  • Pat, the curator was fantastic. We went with a group with our kids and he made it fun for the kids. Very personable. I love our history and he made it better. He was also patient as well.
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