Campbell River Attractions

The City of Campbell River cradles a wide variety of cultural and attractions, including a world class museum, dozens of local parks each with their own unique flavour and recreational features which in themselves have become world famous such as the Snowden Demonstration Forests mountain biking trails. There is something here for everyone.

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Beaver Lodge Forest Lands

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Known to locals as the Beaver Lodge Lands, located in Central Campbell River, this 1028 acres of second growth forested land was donated to the province and turned into a hiking and mountain biking recreational paradise.

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Chances Gaming House Campbell River

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Slots, electronic Black Jack and much more gaming activity and fun can be found at Chances Gaming house in Campbell River, a great place to spend the afternoon when the weather is not cooperating for outdoor activities.

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Coastal Black Estate Winery

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Coast Black Estate Winery is a family owned winery that produces fruit wines and mead. With lots of activities and events throughout the year.

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Discovery Fishing Pier

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Canada’s first salt water fishing Pier, Discovery Pier extends 150 feet from the shore and is 600 feet long. Cast a line, for the chance to catch a world class salmon, or just enjoy the view.

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Discovery Passage Aquarium

Discovery Passage Aquarium for kids, Attractions Campbell River Vancouver Island BC

The Discovery Passage Aquarium offers hands-on educational experiences for the whole family. Come see, learn and touch our local marine species.

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Elk Falls Provincial Park Suspension Bridge

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Elk Falls Suspension Bridge is one of the newest attractions in Campbell River, the view from the bridge of the falls and the canyon are second to none. Make sure you keep going along the many trails and make a day of it.

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Elk Falls Provincial Park

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Elk Falls Provincial Park boosts some of the most spectacular old growth forests that remain accessible. Just a short 10 minute drive from Campbell River, this park is a real gem.

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Haig-Brown House & Education Centre

Roderick Haig Brown Heritage House Top Attractions Campbell River Vancouver Island BC

Roderick Haig-Brown, lived in Campbell River for many years. His legacy lives on in the Haig Brown Heritage House with education, his historic writings and lovely gardens, on the bank of the Campbell River

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John Hart Dam

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Currently inaccessible because of a massive upgrade being undertaken, the John Hart Dam is the primary dam structure holding back the waters of the John Hart Lake, supplying Campbell River with high quality drinking water and hydro electric power.

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Maritime Heritage Centre

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The Campbell River Maritime Heritage Centre sits on the shores of the Discovery Passage and holds a Maritime Museum, with the main feature being the BCP 45, which was featured on the Canadian 5 dollar bill for many years.

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Miracle Beach Landing Mini Golf

Miracle Beach Landing Mini Golf, Attractions Campbell River Vancouver Island BC

Campbell River’s only mini golf facility. Bring the entire family to the Miracle Beach Landing Mini Golf and enjoy 18 holes or sit on the deck and enjoy a cup of coffee while you watch the golfers.

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Mitlenatch Island Provincial Marine Park

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Mitlenatch Island Nature Provincial Park is often referred to as the Galapagos of the north. Situated in the Strait of Georgia and visible from Campbell River, the unique outcropping named Mitlenatch Island Provincial Park is home to the largest seabird colony in the Strait and if you time it right you may see one or two Sea lion colonies.

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Miracle Beach Provincial Park

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Located almost exactly between Campbell River and Courtenay, Miracle Beach Provincial Park is a very popular spot, with its white sandy beaches, old growth forest, interpretive centre and camping facilities.

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Morton Lake Provincial Park

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Situated an hour north of Campbell River, Morton Lake Provincial Park is one of many lakes in “Lake Country”. Great fishing, swimming, canoeing and kayaking start here. An awesome place to relax on the beach and watch the kids play.

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Museum at Campbell River

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The Museum at Campbell River represents an outstanding endowment to such a small city. With First Nations displays, art exhibits, and cultural reflections of our Northern Vancouver Island home.

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Mussels & More Pottery Studio

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Inspired by life on the sea shore, Mussels & More Pottery Studio in Campbell River represents the largest production pottery studio in Canada, with unique nautical dinnerware and tours for groups that will truly entice.

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On the Rocks Climbing Gym

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A modern facility with many options for climbing, On the Rocks Climbing Gym in Campbell River is open all year round, offering courses and classes and group parties and celebrations as well as an overhead bouldering wall.

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Pier Street Farmers Market

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The Pier Street Farmers Market has become an institution in Campbell River. Open every Sunday from May to October, vendors represent all kinds of wares including local and organic meat and produce as well as unusual crafts and artisans.

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Pier Street Historic Mile

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A brief history of Campbell River’s original downtown core. The Pier Street Historic Mile encompasses 21 panels with interesting tid-bits on the first settlers and First Nations history of the area.

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Quinsam Salmon Hatchery

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The Quinsam Salmon Hatchery is located just north of Campbell River off of Highway 28. This most productive of Hatcheries are responsible for propagating thousands of salmon smelts for release, in an effort to maintain salmon stocks to local rivers.

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Rotary Seawalk

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The Rotary Seawalk in Campbell River is one of the Campbell River Rotary Clubs claims to fame. This 6 kilometre paved seaside walk offers opportunities to not only exercise but to do it with one of the best views in the world.

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Saratoga Beach Golf Club

Saratoga Beach Golf Course near Campbell River Black Creek

Located beside Pacific Playgrounds Resort, the Saratoga Beach Golf Club offers a 2,316 yard par 33 golf course, close to the sandy beaches of the Saratoga Beach area, this boutique golf course is a fun way to spend the day.

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Saratoga Speedway – Racing

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Saratoga Speedway, located halfway between Campbell River and Courtenay offers a wide range of racing activities all year round. Check out the Season Schedules for times and dates.

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Campbell River Golf & Country Club

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This course is currently undergoing a major reconstruction, adding a driving range a new pro shop and expanding the course to almost double it’s size. Scheduled to open in Spring of 2018.

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Seymour Narrows View Point

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View Seymour Narrows, just north of Campbell River on Highway 19, from this view point, the site of the infamous Ripple Rock Explosion. A bird’s eye view of the raging waters rushing through the narrow channel.

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Shelter Point Distillery

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Campbell River’s own artisanal distillery, Shelter Point Distillery hand crafts premium whisky, vodka and liquors, with the single grain approach, tours are available upon request.

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Shooting Range

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The Campbell River Gun Club shooting range awards an indoor range, 200 Meter Range, 600 Yd Range, Trap Range, 50m Range and IPSC Bays.

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Snowden Demonstration Forest

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Snowden Demonstration Forest, a 15 minute drive north west of Campbell River, consists of a network of over 100 km of single track trail suitable for mountain biking and hiking, from novice to expert.

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Spirit Square

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Positioned in central Campbell River, in the downtown core, Spirit Square has become famous for its multitude of events in a central outdoor venue. Concerts, plays, public awareness events and more.

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Storey Creek Golf Course

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A claim to fame for the city of Campbell River, the Storey Creek Golf Course is considered one of the best courses in the province. Tagged as a course in nature, it is not unusual to see dear, beaver and sometimes even bears on the course at any time of the year.

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Strathcona Dam

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The Strathcona Dam recreation area allows camping, has a small beach and some great fishing for rainbow and cutthroat trout. From Campbell River, head north on Highway 28 to Gold River about 20 minutes and you will see the signs to the dam, the largest earthen dam on the Island

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Strathcona Provincial Park

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Strathcona Provincial Park is rightly known as the Crown Jewel of the Province of British Columbia, encompassing 250,000 hectares of true wilderness, with towering mountains and cascading waterfalls. A definite must see while visiting Campbell River or the Comox Valley.

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Sybil Andrews Cottage

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Sybil Andrews was an Internationally acclaimed artist, who is famous for her lino-cuts. Her Cottage still sits on the shores of the Discovery Passage in Willow Point, Campbell River.

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Tidemark Theatre

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Campbell River’s largest Live Theatre, offering shows, rentals, concerts and a myriad of events for the whole family. This historic Theatre is a centre for modern and old Campbell River culture.

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Torii Gate

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In celebration of 10 years of twinning with our sister city Ishikari, Japan, the Torii Gate was gifted to the City of Campbell River. It stands as a testament to Cultures working together.

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Transformations on the Shore – Chainsaw Carvings

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The annual Campbell River chainsaw carving contest, fun in late June. Transformations on the Shore are now responsible for over 350 chainsaw carvings that are displayed all over the city of Campbell River, these marvels of ingenuity and creativity define our local culture.

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