Vancouver Island Recreation & Attractions

Campbell River’s close proximity to recreational activities is a huge draw for the region

Outdoor enthusiasts will find ample opportunities year round to enjoy everything this area has to offer. With easy access to forested trails for all ability levels, hiking is a popular year round activity. If you enjoy fishing and getting out on the water, the Campbell River area has lots of fresh water lakes nearby and of course the ocean is at our doorstep.

Whether you want a simple stroll along the water or to get off the beaten path, the Campbell River area has an abundance of choices to ensure you have a new place to explore every outing.

Campbell River has a huge variety of recreational opportunities.

No matter the season or weather, there is always something to do in the Campbell River area.

Campbell River Recreation

Campbell River Attractions

Campbell River & District Public Art Gallery
Enjoy the changing displays at our Gallery which features local and visiting artists. The Gallery has a beautiful gift shop where you can find local treasures and a studio offering a variety of art related programs for all ages throughout the year. Admission is by donation.

Campbell River Maritime Heritage Centre
Home of the BC P45 which was used by Canadian mint for the $5 bill. The Centre is open for tours Monday – Friday.

Discovery Fishing Pier
Canada’s first salt water fishing pier is located next to the Government Wharf. It extends 150 feet from the shore and is 600 feet long. Rent your fishing equipment or bring your own. Bring the family down for an ice cream or fresh fish n’ chips! Also, in the summer time here you will find our local Farmers Market every Sunday!

Elk Falls Provincial Park
Located approximately 6 km west on Highway 28. A beautiful park with great views of the canyon, a 25 meter waterfall and a suspension bridge to walk along and take in the incredible views. Campsites are available.

Ripple Rock Explosion
Located in Seymour Narrows, Ripple Rock explosion was noted as one of the largest non-nuclear planned explosions on record. A hiking trail located off HWY 19 with a distance of 8 km round trip gives visitors incredible views of the Narrows and surrounding nature.

Haig-Brown Kingfisher Creek Heritage Property
The Kingfisher Creek trails wander through the forest and near the estate of the late Roderick Haig-Brown. The trails are well kept with benches, bridges and picnic tables.

Mount Washington Alpine Resort

Transformations On The Shore
Annual carving contest located right on the shoreline at Frank James Park  Willow Point. Carvers come from around the world to compete in this public event. Carvings are then auctioned back into the community.