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Tourism Campbell River & Region

Tourism Campbell River & Region is your source of Travel & Tourism Information for North Central Vancouver Island and the West Coast of British Columbia, Canada. You'll find valuable travel information (including lodgings & accommodations) for the vibrant BC coastal communities of Sayward, Campbell River, Quadra Island, Cortes Island and the Discovery Islands archipelago on the east coast of Vancouver Island and Gold River, Tahsis & Zeballos on the west coast of Vancouver Island as well as tourist information about the wild west coast of BC, Canada.

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On this site, you will find helpful information about Tourism, Exploring Campbell River, Getting Here, Promotions and the Region.

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Tourism Campbell River & Region
Enterprise Centre East

900 Alder Street
Campbell River, British Columbia
Canada V9W 2P6

Tel: 1-250-830-0411 x 2
Fax: 1-250-830-0660

Campbell River view from the Discovery Passage

A little bit about Campbell River

The Campbell River Region has been inhabited for at least 8000 years - with good reason. The abundance of salmon and other bounty from the sea such as cod, clams, oysters and crab have always been an integral part of the appeal, whether for sustenance or sport. Long known for its focus on salmon, Campbell River owes much of its recent development to its identification as a sportfishing mecca. For at least the last hundred years, recreational anglers have been drawn to the migration of millions of salmon passing by on their way to the local rivers where they were spawned years before. Chinook salmon can be caught all year long and other species come through in waves. And it's not just salmon: nearby lakes and rivers abound with steelhead and trout.

There is rarely a time when an intrepid angler needs to retire his rod for lack of opportunity. For a truly unique experience with the fish, try snorkelling among the salmon on their way up river. The Campbell river has recently been designated as a BC Heritage River and toward the end of summer it become so crowded with salmon struggling upstream that it seems to come alive. Guides and outfitters are ready to help you experience this incredible pilgrimage by taking you on a float down the river with wet suit and snorkel. Or you can stay on top, float along and just peer down into the crystal clear water. Either way, it's an incredible sight and, together with the eagles, kingfishers, bears and seals that follow the fish, an unforgettable experience.