Campbell River

Nestled on the east coast of central Vancouver Island, and long known as the Salmon Capital of the World, Campbell River is a natural destination, in more ways than one. Capture the spirit of Campbell River ... stroll in sea breezes on Discovery Pier and you might see a salmon, eagle, or whale. Take in views of Discovery Passage, Quadra Island and, in the distance, the rugged Coast Mountain range of mainland British Columbia. Explore trails along Campbell River's namesake, a designated British Columbia Heritage River. Restore your soul amidst streams and lakes in forests kept green by the mild Pacific Coast climate. We are also your gateway to Strathcona Park, the Discovery Islands, and remote north and west Vancouver Island. In these renowned wilderness destinations, you'll find a world of mountains, coastlines, and islands just waiting to be explored. Our communities offer a wide range of visitor services, so make this the year to discover the nature-and spirit-of Campbell River. Visit for tours, day trips, workshops, cultural events and family activities focusing on specific species of wildlife: bears and other land animals; eagles and other birds of flight; and marine animals, including the salmon and whales that slip through Discovery Passage. Campbell River's salmon keep time with the ebb and flow of the tides ... and the seasons too. Every autumn, when salmon head upstream to spawn, eagles, bears, and other wildlife join in their quest for survival. Only at times like these are these wonders of the wild in such close contact with each other. At a distance, you too can be there, whether walking amidst the falling maple leaves at Quinsam River Hatchery, or-for an unforgettable thrill-snorkeling with the salmon as they enter the Campbell River. True to its heritage, Campbell River hosts a busy arts and culture scene. Drop by the community theatre, public art gallery, or the many local shops that feature works by local artists, including authentic First Nations' art, jewelry, and carvings. Step back in history at the Campbell River and Kwagiulth museums. Browse First Nations' treasures, take in a cultural performance ... let yourself be swept worlds away.

Campbell River is also your gateway to outdoor recreation and eco-touring. For summertime seclusion, or winter snow activities, venture into Strathcona Provincial Park, where the mountains draw climbers, heli-skiers, and other enthusiasts from around the world. Continue into remote reaches of north or west Vancouver Island. Head offshore to the Discovery Islands' region for whale watching, kayaking, and other unparalleled wilderness opportunities. So come and discover Campbell River, and feel the rhythms of an oceanside community, where salmon are our heritage ... and our cherished legacy.

15 °C


Clouds, broken clouds


Wind4.12 m/s
Cloudiness75 %
Temperature (min/max)15/16 °C
Pressure1016 hpa
Humidity78 %
Last update: 19 Sep 2021 @ 22:27

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