Campbell River Wild Life Blog

In Campbell RIver on central Vancouver Island we have an abundance of wildlife from bears to marine mammal such as Killer whales and we encounter them all the time.

Kayaking in Desolation Sound

Desolation Sound Marine Park Park Size: 8,449 hectares District Encompasses: Desolation Sound The Copeland Islands Malaspina Provincial Marine Park Anchorages: Prideaux Haven Tenedo’s Bay Grace Harbour Access: Squirrel Cove – Cortes Island Lund – Powell River Okeover Arm – Powell River Campsites within the Desolation Sound Park boundaries: 11 Note: Camping is only permitted in … Continue reading Kayaking in Desolation Sound

Life on MARS: Wildlife Rescue and Rehab Centre adds Tourism Element

After more than 20 years of rehabilitating sick and injured wildlife from across northern Vancouver Island, the Mountainaire Avian Rescue Society (MARS)is about to embark on a major expansion, adding educational tourism to the services it provides. MARS has experienced significant growth in its caseload, and purchased a 4.4 hectare site in 2014 between Courtenay … Continue reading Life on MARS: Wildlife Rescue and Rehab Centre adds Tourism Element

Climbing Mt K’Husam

The time is mid September and this day started with a 6 am wake up call, a quick few minutes to put together all the gear I had gotten ready the night before, then off to pick up my friends maniac 2 year old Husky, hoping the day’s hike will wear this panting ball of … Continue reading Climbing Mt K’Husam

The Last Salmon Dance

Beginning in mid July every year the Campbell River lays host to a gathering of hundreds of thousands of salmon, if not millions. This past few years the number of pink salmon migrating to the Campbell River and Quinsam River systems has been simply staggering, paying tribute to the ongoing efforts of the Quinsam Salmon … Continue reading The Last Salmon Dance