British Columbia

Campbell River

Campbell River is beautifully set between Strathcona Provincial Park to the west and the Discovery Islands Group to the east. From Campbell River's world-famous Discovery Pier, view massive cruise ships as they venture up the Inside Passage toward Alaska. Historically renowned as the "Salmon Capital of the World," Campbell River is the perfect destination for a holiday filed with activities such a s fishing, boating, hiking, skiing, golfing, and more:

  • Kayak or boat in the warm and sheltered waters of the nearby Discovery Islands Group.
  • Dive into Discovery Passage where an artificial reef, The Columbia, has been sunk and see why Jaques Cousteau described the Strait of Georgia as second only to the Red Sea. Diving equipment and tours are easily arranged.
  • Choose from a large and experienced fleet of fishing guides and fish the saltwater regions of Campbell River. Rental boats, tackle, and free advise are always available.
  • Fish year-round in one of many freshwater lakes and rivers for trout, char, and winter and summer steelhead.
  • Take a whale watching tour during the summer from Kelsey Bay or Sayward or hire a float plane or helicopter and escape to a private outdoor adventure paradise.
  • Experience the rugged wilderness surrounding Campbell River via an extensive network of roads built by logging companies. Larger timber companies provide maps free of charge which are available at Visitor Info Centres.
  • Explore old-growth forests and sparkling lakes or hike up one of the many wilderness trails in spectacular Strathcona Provincial Park.
  • Visit the lodge in Strathcone Park which has been transformed into a year-round destination where special interest and outdoor programmes run continually.
  • In the winter , skiers and snowboarders head to Mt. Washigton from Campbell River.
  • Learn about Campbell River's industries with visits to the pulp and paper mill, a mine site, the local salmon hatchery, or with a forestry tour.
  • Visit the local museum which features vignette of early European settlement and an extensive collection of First Nations artefacts.
  • Watch professional theatre productions during the annual summer theatre series. Feastivals run through the summer.
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