Campbell River Activities

Campbell River is a wonderful gateway to many outdoor activities, including hiking, kayaking, skiing, golf, fishing and so much more!

Hiking Skiing
Wildlife Tours Salmon Fishing
Golf Discovery Pier & Farmer's Market
Kayaking Quadra Island


There is so much protected parkland to explore near Campbell River: sandy Miracle Beach, the Elk Falls trail system and Strathcona Provincial Park, to name but a few. Excellent hiking and biking trails, stunning views and plenty of wildlife can be found in these beautiful areas. Depending on the season, you can observe grizzlies, whales, salmon and myriad bird species in their natural habitats.

Wildlife Tours

Depending on the season, you may observe grizzly bears and black bears, Orca whales, seals, deer, eagles and seabirds of all kinds in their natural habitats.

There are many wildlife tour operators in Campbell River...
we recommend:
Hurricane Jack Wildlife Tours


The central Vancouver Island area has 8 golf courses which are open year round, 4 of which are in our area! The golf course facilities include deluxe championship courses complete with full service clubhouses, restaurants and lounge to Par 3 courses, perfect for a quick afternoon outing.

Campbell River is home to 3 excellent golf courses including Sequoia Springs, Saratoga Beach Golf Course, and closest to us, Storey Creek, while Crowne Isle Golf Course is just a 30 minute drive away.


Rent a kayak and explore the ocean - peer into the clear waters and you'll see urchins, sea stars, amazing seaweeds, fish and more. The peace and quiet in a kayak is remarkable - rejuvenating and relaxing or invigorating and exciting - depending upon where you kayak and what kind of experience you prefer!


Mount Washington Alpine Resort
Mt. Washington is about 40 minutes away... enjoy excellent down-hill skiing from December through March and in the summer, hiking, mountain biking, scenic chairlift rides, alpine wildflowers, photography workshops, mini golf, disc golf, horseback riding and so much more.

Salmon Fishing

Campbell River has long been known as the "Salmon Capital of the World". It was here in 1896 that a Native fishing guide rowed Sir Richard Musgrave to many huge Tyee salmon (Chinook salmon of 30 pounds or more), the largest of which weighed 70 pounds!

Since those days, salmon fishing has changed significantly, but one can count on Campbell River as the perfect place to enjoy diverse fishing experiences from rowing in the traditional fashion, to fishing from cruisers, casting from shore - even swimming with them in the Campbell River, birthplace of Sir Musgrave's Tyee!

There are many fishing guides and charter operators in Campbell River... We recommend:
Coastal Wilderness Adventures
Mid-Island Fishing Charters

Discovery Pier & the Farmers Market

The Discovery Pier is a great spot for fishing, for a stroll or the best ice-cream around! Located right beside the Farmer's Market on Campbell River's historic Pier Street, it's a perfect way to spend a Sunday morning. Purchase local produce or pastries from the market vendors and puruse the selection of locally crafted items.

Quadra Island

Take a day-trip to Quadra Island - just a 12 minute ferry ride from downtown Campbel River. Drive to scenic Rebecca Spit Provincial Park and stop for lunch at the historic Heriot Bay Inn or April Point Lodge during the summer months. The lighthouse at Cape Mudge and the newly re-opened Native Cultural Museum are points of interest on Quadra Island.

Campbell River Web Cams:

Discovery Fishing Pier -
360 virtual tour

Tyee Spit -
Courtesy Vancouver Island Air


Campbell River Garden Tour
(Contact the Art Gallery)

North Island Logger Sports

Campbell River Salmon Festival