renowned as the "Salmon Fishing Capital of the
World", this Vancouver Island community is
surrounded by Strathcona
Provincial Park to the west and the
Coastal mountain range to the east. Set in
this spectacular surrounding, the Campbell
River area has much to offer the visitor.
salmon fishing is incredible, visitors don't
have to limit their fishing to the ocean, the
area is home of a multitude of fresh-water
lakes and river systems. Year-round fishing
opportunities abound for the knowledgeable
angler. Campbell River is ideally situated to
take advantage of other recreational
Tourism Campbell River & Region
Park offers spectacular scenery and
challenging hiking trails. Desolation Sound is
a favourite of boaters, and the warm,
sheltered waters offer excellent kayaking. Mt.
Washington, nearby, has been transformed into
a year round destination for skiers, biker,
horseback rider or hiker. Snorkel tours of the
area are a popular and unique idea as are the
whale watching tours that are available.
come to browse through the many historic sites
of the town, enjoy the local and native craft
displays or take advantage of the many
recreational activities available in the area,
Campbell River has something to suit all
Spirit of the West Adventures: We offer sea kayaking tours to the Johnstone Strait & the largest pods of killer whales on the BC coast – Desolation Sound, Quadra Island, & Campbell River - & guided excursions to explore ancient native villages. Set a course for a one of a kind wilderness a... more
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Teresa Davis, Tourism Campbell River
Campbell River is located on Vancouver Island,
50 km (31 mi.) north of Courtenay on Highway
19, 270 km (167 mi.) north of Victoria and 235
km (146 mi.) south of Port Hardy. It is served
by BC Ferries from Campbell River to Quadra
Island (3 km/2mi.), regional and national air
lines plus local and BC bus transportation.
Campbell River offers a variety of
tourist services including lodging and
accommodations at hotels and motels plus
nearby resorts, salmon fishing lodges, RV
parks and private or provincial campsites.
Facilities & Activies: golf
courses, Elk's Falls Provincial Park, Canyon
View Trail, Ripple Rock Trail, boating,
beachcombing, snorkeling, camping, hiking,
biking, skiing, kayaking, and horseback
Tourism Vancouver Island
Attractions: Museum at Campbell River,
Maritime Museum, Discovery Pier, Timber/pulp
mill/mine tours, Mitlenatch Island Bird
Sanctuary, Native Cultural Museum, Quinsam
River Salmon Hatchery, Seymour Narrows
Lookout, Strathcona Park, Roderick Haig-Brown
House & B&B, Ripple Rock, Torii Gate,
local craft shops and native crafts.
March - Cross Country Championships (Mt.
June - World Salmon Guide Championship
July - Children's Festival , golf
tournament, Sea & Cedar Festival
August - summer festival