February is here and with it comes Saint Valentine’s Day. You could get flowers or go out for dinner, but didn’t you do that last year? Or the year before that? Or was it a heart-shaped box of chocolates last year? They really all start to blend together in one big blur of roses, menus and cocoa. Saint Valentine’s Day has so many clichés associated with it, so it’s about time to break out of that mould. And we think exploring Campbell River’s history is the answer for you this Valentine’s Day.
This year the big day of romance falls on a Wednesday. The Museum at Campbell River offers free admission on Wednesdays for locals. It must be a sign! Exploring the exhibits with someone makes for a great first date. There is perfect mood lighting in the exhibits, it’s warm and cozy and out of the rain, there are lots of things to discuss, and you can easily pass an hour or two without any awkward silences. For those in more established relationships, taking the time to be a tourist in your own town can be very rewarding and offer up all sorts of date opportunities.
The Museum Shop is well stocked for St. Valentine’s Day. You can find some great hand-made gifts that will be treasured for years to come. Art makes a great gift, as seeing it every day on the wall can be a reminder of your love and devotion. And of course, who doesn’t love getting jewellery. The Shop has many jewellery items for sale, including a huge selection of hand carved one-of-a-kind pieces.