Campbell River Annual Events

Find out about Campbell River’s wide variety of annual events that keep the population captivated, building arts & culture amongst a diverse population.

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Campbell River’s Annual Events

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Campbell River is rich in culture and history as proven by the multitude of annual events featured on these pages. From kids activities to major fundraisers to one of the best Canada Day celebrations anywhere, take a look you just may find it here.

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November – Toy & Craft Show

Campbell River toy and Craft Sale Annual Event

Unique and personal, the November Toy and Craft Show reflect the talents of many of Campbell River’s resident artisans. Come on down you are bound to find that special gift.

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November – Rotary TV Auction

Rotary TV Auction Annual Event Campbell River Vancouver Island

The Rotary Club of Campbell River’s Annual TV Auction. Tune in, and participate in one of the biggest fundraiser events for the Rotary Club of the year.

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November – Judo Club Christmas Craft Fair

The Campbell River Juco Club annual Christmas Craft Fair

Shoppers will have the opportunity to meet and chat with the crafts person, jeweller, rug maker, artisan and photographer who have made their own products for the annual Judo Club Christmas Craft Fair in Campbell River.

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October – Pumpkin Fest

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Held at Spirit Square the annual Pumpkin Fest in the centre of the downtown core – Campbell River, come carve a pumpkin or just show up for the fun of it.

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October – Fall Home Show

Campbell River Fall Home Show Annual event

Come see the latest in technologies for your home project. The Campbell River Fall Home Show is an event you must see. Learn and compare your next home remodel.

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September – Tour de Rock

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The Tour de Rock is an initiative of Cops for Cancer, whose primary focus is to help cancer survivors thrive, providing a quality of life after treatment. Welcome to Campbell River, one step on this amazing event.

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September – Haig Brown Festival

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The Fall Festival at Haig-Brown House is a celebration of the Haig-Brown House and grounds. And in specific Roderick Haig Brown’s legacy left to Campbell River and to the world.

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Discovery Passage Passage Paddle

Discovery Passage passage paddle to Quadra annual events Campbell River

More than just a small boat regatta, not quite a race except against the Campbell River tide, the annual paddle across the passage can be done with a group of people of like mind, on a paddle board, canoe, kayak, row boat or whatever your choice as long as it is human powered.

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August – Quadrapalooza

Quadrapalooza Arts and Music Fest Annual Events

What is a Quadrapolooza? Diverse Canadian performing artists, a force of creative inspirations and a great weekend of events on Quadra Island.

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August – Ride for Jeneece (Motorcycle)

The annual Rotary Ride for Jeneece, from Campbell River to Gold River. The love of being on a motorcycle on the open road is second only to the love of being on a motorcycle with dozens of other riders make the day. The fact that you are riding for a good cause just makes it that much better.

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July – River City Arts Fest

River City Arts Fest Campbell River Annual Event Vancouver Island

Staging artisans, crafters and a street market with activities for the whole family. Run for the whole day in the Downtown core, the River City Arts Fest has something for everyone including street performers, music, visual arts, photography and some very unusual and interesting ideas.

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July – Campbell River Garden & Art Tour

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The opportunity to visit private gardens and enjoy the diverse design in gardens in the Campbell River, this annual tour offers you the opportunity to ask questions and gain ideas for your own garden.

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July – Canada Day Celebrations

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Races, transformations, salmon BBQ, music, wrestlers, skateboard competition, fishing adventures, rides and so much more we cannot list it all in this Campbell River Canada Day Celebration that is unparalleled anywhere on Vancouver Island.

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June – Transformations on the Shore


Campbell River holds the title of Chain Saw Carving Capital of the World and we stand to that statement. With over 350 carvings situated all over town. Each year the carvers add to that inventory by transforming wood into beautiful pieces of art in Transformations on the Shore.

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June – Mt Kusam Klimb

Kusam Klimb a Sayward Event on Vancouver Island

The most advanced endurance race on Vancouver Island, the Kusam Klimb is a wild and rugged 23 km loop rising to 1482m in the first 4 kms in the Sayward Valley.

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June – Dragon Boat Regatta

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Over 500 competitors from all over Vancouver Island convene in Campbell River for the annual Dragon Boat Regatta, held in the Campbell River estuary at Dick Murphy Park. A sight to behold all those colourful boats.

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June – Oceans Day


Healthy oceans, healthy planet is what we are working toward with the annual event called Ocean’s Day in Campbell River. Learn about the creatures that live here and how to live in harmony with our surrounding oceans.

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June – Super Hero Run – Remax Check Realty

Super Hero Run for the Children's Miracle Network in Campbell River at Frank James park early June

Join us for the annual Super Hero run to raise money for the Children’s Miracle Network. We run 5 km for fun for all ages, beginning at Frank James Park. Round up your little superheros and lets raise money for a great cause.

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May – Spring Home Show

Explore the latest and greatest of home care and renovation products. The Campbell River Spring Home Show offers you the opportunity to talk to the experts about your projects and dreams.

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May – Great Strides Walk

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Taking steps to cure Cystic Fibrosis. Family walk or run, 4K or 8K pledges with all proceeds going to the CCFF funding clinics across Canada.

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May – Angel Rock Dance


Presented by the Campbell River Hospice Society, the annual Angel Rock Dinner & Dance is an event that attracts people from far and wide.

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April – Smurf Classic Golf Tournament


Held at Sequoia Springs Golf Club, the annual Smurf Classic Golf Tournament supports local not-for-profit organizations like the Campbell River Search and Rescue. Come rain or shine and test your metal.

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April – Broom Bash

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Lets eradicate the Scottish Broom in and around the Campbell River Estuary. Join this annual event and help us gain some headway on this invasive species.

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March – Walk Away from Racism

Walk away from Racism Campbell River Annual Event

The annual Walk Away from Racism, an annual event in Campbell River and in many communities all over North America. Interactive cultural booths, entertainment, refreshments and take away art works.

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March – Highland Dancing Competition


The Highland Dancing Competition, held every year, displays a fun Scottish tradition right here in Campbell River. Spirited dancers from all over the province and the country compete to see who is the best.

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March – Words on the Water

Words on the Water Annual Event Campbell River Vancouver Island

Words on the Water, the Campbell River Writers’ Festival held in March, this event usually sells out so get your tickets early. A fantastic line up of authors, a wonderful venue, and an excellent learning experience.

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