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Campbell River Discovery Centre celebrates ten year anniversary

The Campbell River Hydroelectric Facilities Discovery Centre is celebrating its ten year anniversary after reopening this week.

It’s an exhibit in collaboration with the Museum at Campbell River and BC Hydro that has educational programming in place to welcome visits from School District 72 teachers and students.

BC Hydro spokesperson Stephen Watson says that it’s hard to believe it’s been ten years since the centre first started.

“The centre was seasonally closed for two months and we’re now looking forward to a year full of visitors and engagement, whether that’s locals looking for project updates or tourists from around the world that really love this area and all the features,” says Watson. “Hard to believe it’s been ten years, and a good ten years that’s exceeded our expectations. It’s been a nice community amenity.”

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The centre was originally made by BC Hydro to engage the community on the John Hart Generating Station Replacement Project. Their content began to change over time as they built partnerships with the museum and School District.

The centre, located beside the Elk Falls Suspension Bridge parking lot off Brewster Lake Road, reopened on February 2nd. It will be open every Tuesday, Thursday, and Saturday until May 17th. They’ll be open from 9:30 am to 4:30 pm each day and it’s free for the public to attend.

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