About Campbell River
With its many natural wonders, Campbell River is an outdoor-lover’s paradise. As the “Salmon Capital of the World”, the town boasts some of the best salt-water fishing in the country. The waters are also great for boating and sight-seeing.
With Strathcona Park to the north and west of the community, hiking, camping, mountain climbing, and kayaking are easily accessible. And for ski fanatics, Mt. Washington, a world-class ski facility, is less than one-hour away. For those who prefer golf, there are three courses in the area. One thing is for certain - you are never far from nature here!
Campbell River, with a young and growing population of over 36,000, extends for several kilometers along the picturesque shores of Discovery Passage. Situated on the 50th parallel, it is considered to be the gateway to Northern Vancouver Island communities such as Port Hardy, Port McNeil and Sayward. Campbell River enjoys a gentle marine climate; summers are dry and winters are mild.
The town center has grown tremendously over the past decade and offers residents and visitors a wide array of choices for dining and shopping. Shoppers can stroll through the Discovery Plaza or through the many stores on Shoppers Row, the Tyee Plaza, and other shopping areas, and can stop for a coffee, latte, or a bite to eat at one of the cafes or pubs along the way. Fine dining establishments also can be found across the town, many of which are renowned for their seafood and other culinary delights.
It’s no wonder that Campbell River has been growing - it has something to offer everyone!