Nestled on the east coast of central Vancouver Island, and long known as the Salmon Capital of the World, Campbell River is a natural destination, in more ways than one.
A stroll along Discovery Pier will often afford a sighting of a salmon, eagle or whale. The views across Discovery Passage to Quadra Island and the distant Coast Mountains on the mainland are spectacular. The town's namesake, a designated British Columbia heritage river, offers wonderful hiking trails amidst forests kept green by the mild Pacific coast climate.
Campbell River is the gateway to Strathcona Park, the Discovery Islands, and the remote north and west regions of Vancouver Island. Many activities are available in these wilderness regions.
Wildlife trips offer a wealth of highlights, including tidal ocean rapids, stellar sealion colonies, white-sided dolphins, porpoises, orcas, bald eagles and bears. Meanwhile the massive shoals of huge Chinook salmon attract large numbers of anglers; an activity that every visitor should try whilst here.
Suggested itineraries featuring Campbell River
Our itineraries will give you suggestions for what is possible when you travel in Campbell River, and they showcase routes we know work particularly well. Treat them as inspiration, because your trip will be created uniquely by one of our specialists.
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Places near Campbell River
- The Sunshine Coast & Desolation Sound 22 miles away
- Northern Vancouver Island 28 miles away
- Vancouver Island 32 miles away
- Tofino 68 miles away
- Whistler 102 miles away
- Vancouver 109 miles away
- Port Hardy 111 miles away
- Salt Spring Island 117 miles away
- Victoria 140 miles away
- Bella Coola 177 miles away
- Naramata & Okanagan Valley 254 miles away
- The Cariboo 254 miles away
- Princess Royal Island 255 miles away
- Wells Gray Provincial Park 273 miles away
- Prince George 290 miles away
Accommodation choices for Campbell River
We’ve selected a range of accommodation options for when you visit Campbell River. Our choices usually come recommended for their character, facilities and service or location. Our specialists always aim to suggest properties that match your preferences.