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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.

Grizzly Bear at Knight Inlet LodgeWildlife 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.

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    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.

    • Comfort Inn & Suites, Campbell River

      Comfort Inn & Suites


      Bright, modern and spacious, the business-like rooms at the Comfort Inn & Suites offer a comfortable base for exploring the beaches, forests and wineries of northern Vancouver Island. The indoor pool, gym and hot tub are an added bonus.