Campbell River Attractions

Campbell River

Campbell River is a coastal city in British Columbia on the east coast of Vancouver Island at the south end of Discovery Passage, which lies along the important coastal Inside Passage shipping route. Campbell River claims a population of approximately 31,000 and has long been touted as "the Salmon Capital of the World". Campbell River and Region is in close proximity to the neighboring communities of Quadra and the Discovery Islands, Sayward, Oyster River, Gold River, Tahsis and Zeballos.

Campbell River enjoys a mild climate, with temperatures usually between -2°C (28°F) and 23°C (73°F) year-round. The most precipitation is measured in November, at 231 millimeters (9 in) on average. While January sees the most average snow, 152 millimeters (6 in), only 10 millimeters (3/8 in) will be seen actually accumulating. In the winter months occasional Arctic bursts from the interior of British Columbia can make their way onto the coast bringing temperatures below normal.

Campbell River has a variety of growing industries that enhance the oceanside community. As of 2012 the focus of business is directed towards aquaculture, agrifoods, clean energy development, construction, creative industries, forestry, health care, international education, mining, technology and tourism. The existing small businesses including those in succession planning stage as well as new business start-ups have significant potential for growth. Business ownership in Campbell River presents an opportunity to market self-employment to youth, immigrants from other parts of Canada and International locations.

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Campbell River

Quick Facts about Campbell River
Population 31,186 (2011 est)
Area 1,737.37 square kilometres
Time Zone PST (UTC-8)
Founded 1855
Main Highways Highway 19
Hidhway 19A
Main Waterways Discovery Passage
Strait of Georgia
Elevation 24 m (79 ft)

Activities & Day Trips

There's lots to do in Campbell River after you settle in. Hike through British Columbia's oldest provincial park - Strathcona Provincial Park, go skiing or boarding at Mount Washington, or enjoy the laid-back island lifestyle of Quadra Island while you shoot a round of golf.

Activity Season
Strathcona Park ← check official website
Mount Washington ← check official website
Quadra Island ← check official website
Elk Falls ← check official website
Desolation Sound ← check official website
Miracle Beach ← check official website
Rebecca Spit ← check official website
Cortes Island ← check official website
Saratoga Beach ← check official website

Area Attractions

Passage View Motel is central to many of the Vancouver island's more popular activities like salmon fishing and halibut fishing, whale watching and bear watching, hiking, rafting, kayaking, scuba diving, rock climbing, spa retreats and so much more.


Salmon Fishingmillions of salmon every year

For over a century, Campbell River has been touted as the Salmon Capital of the World. Every year, millions of migrating salmon travel through Discovery Passage on their way to spawn in their birth river. Whether you are an avid fisherman or a novice, come experience the thrill of pulling in a lively Pacific salmon. Check out the BC Fishing Guide, and then visit one of numerous charters in the area; Coastal Island Fishing Adventures, Absolute Sport Fishing, Tall-Tale Charters (see more Google results)

Salmon Fishing


Whale Watchingan adventure of a lifetime

There's nothing quite like the magnificence of an Orca whale – a once in a lifetime experience that leaves most people in awe. Book with one of countless charters and spend the day out on the water in one of nature's most memorable landscapes. Keep your eyes open for seals, sea lions, and bald eagles while experienced guides get you unimaginably close to killer whales. Get in touch with a guide today; Campbell River Whale Watching and Adventure Tours, Eagle Eye Adventures, Aboriginal Journeys, Discovery Marine Safaris, Vancouver Whate Watch, Wild Whales (see more Google results)

Whale Watching