Known as the ‘salmon capital of the world’, Campbell River offers much more than just superb angling. Enjoy scenic hiking and cycling trails, explore caves and forests, or even try your hand at ziplining. The landscape here is well suited to kayaking, scuba diving, horseback riding and much more besides. Great skiing can be found at Mount Washington Alpine Resort, and Strathcona Provincial Park offers winter sports, climbing, windsurfing, water-skiing and more.
Taking a floatplane tour is a great way to experience the natural beauty of the area, and there are bear and whale watching tours that operate from the waterfront. Peak season for wildlife viewing is generally spring, summer and autumn, when it’s possible to spot a variety of animals, including bears, eagles, whales and birdlife.
A good selection of eateries, galleries and boutique shops makes Campbell River a great place to relax and explore. Browse local shops for crafts and First Nations art and jewellery, and learn more about the history and culture here at Kwagiulth Museum and the Museum at Campbell River.