British Columbia Travel Guide
The unofficial BC Travel & Tourism Guide

 
Campbell River is the gateway to salmon fishing, a play ground for water sport enthusiasts and those who simply can not resist taking time out to relax and enjoy the ocean views. Campbell River is surrounded by spectacular specimens of old growth forests, canyons, and glaciers in some of British Columbia’s largest parks, which offer trails, hiking, picnicking and the highest view points on Vancouver Island. From the town, travelers enjoy a short charter or ferry ride to popular site seeing islands, Quadra, Discovery and Cortes. These islands offer more shore side exploring walking, bicycling, kayaking, or whale watching.

Population: 31,000+

Highlights:
Year round – Eco-tours and Recreation
Winter / Spring – skiing / heli-skiing, snowmobiling, cross-country skiing
Summer / Fall - salmon fishing, whale watching
Historic Tale of The Devil Beneath the Sea - Ripple Rock, how it claimed hundreds of ships and fell to a watery grave after the largest recorded man made non-nuclear (and underwater) explosion!
Elk Falls Provincial Park just outside Campbell River.
Strathcona Provincial Park offers picnicing, fishing, camping and more experienced hikes to the Comox Glacier; Della Falls, the highest waterfall in Canada; and the Golden Hinde, at 2200 metres is the tallest peak on Vancouver Island.

History:
Kwkiutl and Laich-kwil-tach First Nations lay claim to their home lands here along the shores of Vancouver Island in the area named today Campbell River first settled by the Wewaykum tribe. The sufficient supply of gaming and fishing did not have the tribes wanting for much. Smoked salmons and vegetation traditionally preserved kept them fed throughout the year.

Climate:
Summer average 18 degrees Celsius
Winter average 5 degrees Celsius

 

Campbell River Accommodations

Eagleye Cottage Resort, Campbell River

Eagleye Cottage Resort, Campbell River

Romantic Oceanfront Cottage with hot-tub

» Eagleye Cottage from: $ 155.00 per night
Campbell River, V9H 1I2, 3989 South Island Highway
Ph. 250-923-4589

(Accommodations, Cabin - Log Cabin - Cottage, Vacation Rentals)
Salmon Point Resort RV Park & Marina, Campbell River

Salmon Point Resort RV Park & Marina, Campbell River

Spectacular Views of Georgia Strait, Coastal Mountains & Desolation Sound!

» RV Sites from: $ 27.00 per night
» Cottages from: $ 75.00 per night
» more ...
Campbell River, V9H1E5, 2176 Salmon Point Rd
Ph. 1-866-246-6605 or 250-923-6605

(Accommodations, Cabin - Log Cabin - Cottage, Campground, Resort, RV Park, RV Rentals on Site | Adventures/Outdoors/Sports, Boating, Fishing | Dining, Family restaurant, Pub | Tours, Fishing Tour)
Museum at Campbell River, Campbell River

Museum at Campbell River, Campbell River

The Museum at Campbell River is the largest regional museum on Vancouver Island.

Campbell River, V9W 4Z9, 470 Island Highway
Ph. (250) 287-3103

(Accommodations, Bed and Breakfast | Artists & Fine Art Artisans | Galleries/ Exhibits/Shows | Museum)

Campbell River Things to Do

Discovery Marine Safaris LTD., Campbell River

Discovery Marine Safaris LTD., Campbell River

Come join us on one of our whale watching or grizzly bear viewing tours along the Discovery- and Inside Passages of the East coast of Vancouver Island

Campbell River, V9W 2C3, 760 Island Highway
Ph. 1-866-501-ORCA (6722 or 250-287-7008

(Adventures/Outdoors/Sports, Bear Viewing, Bird watching, Boating, Whale watching, Wildlife | Ecotourism | Tours, Adventure Tour, ECO Tours, Sightseeing)
Salmon Point Resort RV Park & Marina, Campbell River

Salmon Point Resort RV Park & Marina, Campbell River

Spectacular Views of Georgia Strait, Coastal Mountains & Desolation Sound!

» RV Sites from: $ 27.00 per night
» Cottages from: $ 75.00 per night
» more ...
Campbell River, V9H1E5, 2176 Salmon Point Rd
Ph. 1-866-246-6605 or 250-923-6605

(Accommodations, Cabin - Log Cabin - Cottage, Campground, Resort, RV Park, RV Rentals on Site | Adventures/Outdoors/Sports, Boating, Fishing | Dining, Family restaurant, Pub | Tours, Fishing Tour)
Museum at Campbell River, Campbell River

Museum at Campbell River, Campbell River

The Museum at Campbell River is the largest regional museum on Vancouver Island.

Campbell River, V9W 4Z9, 470 Island Highway
Ph. (250) 287-3103

(Accommodations, Bed and Breakfast | Artists & Fine Art Artisans | Galleries/ Exhibits/Shows | Museum)