A Henderson Potlatch

Left to right: Bobby Joseph, John Henderson, and _____ Wadhams.

Mayor Ken Forde in Parade, 1971

Mayor Ken Forde and MP Tom Barnett in Salmon Festival Parade.

Interior view of the Campbell River Lodge

The Rotary Anns from Campbell River Rotary Club

At the back, fifth from left, is Phyllis Rossiter. In the front row, fourth from the left, is Agnus Thulin.

A group of students from Shurley Durham's dance school, Campbell River

Bill Henderson dancing at Foreshore Pavilion

Bill Henderson is second from left dancing with members of his family at the Foreshore Pavilion. This may have been part of the annual Salmon Festival celebrations.

John Smith with his catch of four fish


Agnes and Oscar Thulin of CR Volunteer Fire Department

Oscar Thulin served as the Fire Chief in Campbell River for 24 years. His wife, Agnes was also a member of the C.R. Volunteer Fire Department and was known as the "whistlepunk". She handled the communication end of operating the Fire Department.

Elk trophies on Tyee Marine vehicle

Campbell River art display

Kelly-Anne Golicz (age 9) admires Thema Stobie's landscape paintings on display at Ray's Paint Store. The store had a display of three Campbell River artists.

The first commercial landing at Campbell River Airport

Pacific Western Airlines (PWA) lands a DC-3 on Campbell River's new runway, flown by Captain Jack Crosby on August 22, 1959. This was the first commercial landing at the Campbell River Airport, and it also served as a test run for PWA, which began flying twice daily commercial flights from...

Fire at Elm Street School

This school was originally built in 1924 to replace the original one-room schoolhouse. It burned down in 1972, and was rebuilt. It was also later used by North Island College as the Campbell River Campus.

The Pioneer Bakery after a snowstorm

July 1st parade, Campbell River

Campbell River Rotary Club's entry in the July 1st parade.

Walter Edward Spencer, Telegraph Agent at Campbell River Office

Walter Spencer inside the telegraph office which was located on the Island Hwy adjacent to the Campbell River Wharf. At this time, BC Tel service hadn't reached further than Courtenay and the people in Campbell River had no access to phones. Campbell River was the transfer point for many...

Guide J. Todd with guests and catch

Unknown angler with fish

Downtown Campbell River, 1955

Street scene of downtown Campbell River with the Bee Hive Café and Laver's store on the left.

Opening of the new government wharf, Campbell River

Opening ceremonies for the new wharf in Campbell River, January 16, 1950. Opening event was conducted by the Campbell River Chamber of Commerce and attended by J.L. Gibson, Independent member for the Comox-Alberni riding. Shown here are the fishermen's floats and a large shed at back which...

Sara (Henderson) Lysne at Bones Bay

Carl 'Tubby' Thulin of Pioneer Hardware

Charlie Hodak with guest and salmon

Charlie Hodak (on right) with guest and catch of salmon. Charlie Hodak was an Austrian whom, among other things, worked as a sportfishing guide in the Campbell River area.

May Day celebrations at St. Michael's

May Day celebrations at St. Michael’s Indian Residential school in Alert Bay. Elizabeth (Glendale) Quocksister captured this image of the school’s May Day celebrations while a student at St. Michael’s, sometime between 1936 and 1939. A keen observer, she later introduced Maypole dancing to...

The dining room in the third Willows Hotel