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Things To Do in Campbell River

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Tourist things - that the locals do...

  • Just north of town, visit the Campbell River Trail for an easy hike and great scenery
  • The Discovery Pier has views, fishing and snacks (including incredible ice cream). Ask about free children's fishing
  • Walk the Campbell River Seawalk for peace in your soul
  • Go to Elk Falls Park for great views, old growth. giants, spectacular hikes, canyon trails, a magnificent waterfall, or peaceful walks
  • The Quinsam Fish Hatchery - great river walking trails and live salmon tanks
  • Beaver Lodge Lands Trails through natural growth forest - enter near the Sportsplex off Alder Street in Willow Point and off Dogwood by Timberline School, both in Campbell River.
  • Visit our freshwater or saltwater sand beaches - build sandcastles, gather shells or have a bonfire on the beach. You can also just sit and enjoy the view. Mclvor Lake (freshwater) and Miracle Beach (ocean) both have facilities. Saratoga and Storries Beaches (ocean) are beautiful, but have no facilities. When the tide is out, any shoreline can be navigated (but be careful of the slippery rocks!)
  • Watch the wildlife - whales, porpoises, eagles, bears, seals, sea lions, otters and birds. Guided tours by raft or boat are available to suit all budgets and destination choices, right out of Campbell River
  • Relaxing scenic cruises are available in a variety of watercraft
  • Visit Strathcona Park, just south of Campbell River, for camping, swimming, hiking, freshwater fishing, small boating, canoeing, kayaking, windsurfing and incredible scenery
  • Visit the Campbell River Museum and our Maritime Heritage Museum
  • Campbell River Art galleries and cottage artists have a huge variety of local art available for viewing and for purchase. You can find anything from traditional native art to impressionist stained glass to custom jewellery to landscape paintings
  • Spend Sunday morning at the Pier Street Market by Discovery Pier. Farm produce, handcrafted artwork and snacks are available
  • Tours of the pulp mill and mine, both north of Campbell River, are available at scheduled days and times


  • Hike the Ripple Rock Trail to the north of Campbell River on the way to Sayward
  • Outdoor volleyball and tennis are available at the Campbell River Sportsplex off Alder Street in Willow Point
  • Outdoor tennis is available at Centennial Park located at the corner of 4th Avenue and Alder Street, Campbell River
  • Indoor swimming and water park are available at Strathcona Gardens at Dogwood and Pinecrest
  • Golfers can test their skills at Storey Creek, Sequoia Springs or Saratoga Golf Courses
  • Angling your thing? Fish from the shore or in a rowboat or powerboat. Guided fishing is available throughout the region, most leave right from Campbell River
  • Cycle the paved Campbell River Seawalk or take to the bush or mountain trails. You decide your skill level
  • Skateboard facilities are available in Nunn's Creek Park
  • Snorkel the Campbell River and swim with the salmon. Tours are available
  • Want to play in the ocean? Sea kayaking and canoeing are great
  • Some of the best scuba diving in the world is available, both shallow and deep water. Dive the wreck of the Columbia or swim along the Campbell River piers to view a great variety of sea life
  • Rock climb or visit Canada's Caving Capital of Gold River. Investigate the llpana Caves
  • Challenging trails abound for short or extended hikes, all close to Campbell River
  • River and ocean rafting is available
  • Drop in to "On The Rocks" for a climbing session on their great rock wall

Surrounding Campbell River Area

  • Drive south to Mt. Washington and take the chairlift to the top. Bring a camera, because this is some of the most spectacular vistas in the area
  • Drive west to Gold River or to Myra Falls 
  • Drive north to Sayward. On the way stop at the Seymour Narrows/Ripple Rock Lookout to view the site of the world's largest peacetime non-nuclear explosion in 1958 to clear the Narrows for safe passage for large ships
  • Take a boat right from Campbell River to the unique ecosystem on Mitlenatch Island. With its abundant bird life, flora and sea lion habitat, it's a great trip
  • Take the ferry from downtown Campbell River to Quadra Island to visit Rebecca Spit and artisan cottages scattered throughout the island
  • Drive south to Black Creek and spend the morning at Miracle Beach, the afternoon driving go-carts or playing mini golf, and spend weekend evenings watching races at Saratoga Speedway
  • There's lots to do in Campbell River!

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For more information or a listing of other attractions, events, and things to do in Campbell River, occurring throughout the year, contact Campbell River Tourism at their website: www.campbellrivertourism.com

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