Campbell River Discovery Guide 2013

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Campbell River Visitor Center
Tyee Plaza

1235 Shoppers Row
Campbell River, British Columbia
Canada V9W 2C7

Phone: 1-250-830-0411 x 1
Fax: 1-250-286-6948


Beaches, Parks & Recreation

Local Parks & Beaches

Storries Beach in Campbell River

Saratoga Beach
A popular family beach, located 20 minutes south of Campbell River off of Saratoga Beach Road with a beautiful white sandy beach and an excellent view of the mainland mountains.

Stories Beach
An excellent day beach, 15 minutes south of Campbell River with great swimming and windsurfing.

Willow Point Park
Located at the corner of Penfield and Parkway, entrance to the park is located off South Alder Street. The park offers four regulation tennis courts with a practice court, four baseball diamonds and a children's playground. Willow Point Park also has squash courts, basketball gym, a universal gym, aerobics and an outdoor volleyball court. For more information call the Sportsplex at (250) 923-7911.

Rotary Beach Park
An ideal rest area 5 minutes South of Campbell River. The park provides picnic tables, washrooms and a superb isolated rock pool. The park looks out over the Discovery Passage.

Centennial Park
Located at the corner of Alder and Fourth Avenue. A seasonal, well supervised outdoor swimming pool and parent supervised toddlers wading pool. Picnic tables, seasonal washrooms and tennis courts. A deluxe playground for kids. For more information regarding the pool please call (250) 287-9984.

Sequoia Park
Located just a few blocks south of the downtown core; an enormous Sequoia tree looks over the Discovery Passage. A stairway leading down to the waters edge allows you to reach natural caves formed in the embankment. A beautiful park to view Cape Mudge First Nations Village and lighthouse on Quadra Island. An excellent vantage point to view cruise ships passing by. Also the location of the Campbell River and Ishikari, Japan, Sister City 10th Anniversary Ceremonial Torii Gate.

Robert V. Ostler (Foreshore) Park
The main park in downtown Campbell River, the Foreshore is a large grassy area with picnic tables and jungle gym provide an excellent family area. Located in the centre of Campbell River along the shoreline of the Discovery Passage, it is a main attraction for community events and festivities such as the annual Canada Day Festival.

Nunns Creek Park
A preserved wooded area with a well packed walkway. Baseball diamonds, playground and skateboard park. Located on 16th Avenue behind the CR Common Mall.

Provincial Parks

Elk Falls Provincial Park
The Elk Falls Provincial Park is located approximately 6 km North West of Campbell River on Highway 28. View the spectacular canyon, falls and John Hart Dam. Contains stand of virgin Douglas Fir with picnicking area and 122 vehicle/tent campsites located 2 1/5 km from Campbell River on the Quinsam River. Some areas of this park are wheelchair accessible.

Strathcona Park
Located 59 km North West of Campbell River on Highway 28. Strathcona Park is the oldest provincial park in British Columbia with 500,000 acres of wilderness providing fresh water swimming, picnicking, extensive system of hiking trails, boating, fishing and camping. There are two developed campgrounds with a total of 161 sites. For further information ask at the Visitor Centre for a brochure on Strathcona Park.

Miracle Beach Provincial Park
Located South of Campbell River off Highway 19A. (Miracle Beach Dr.) As a family holiday destination, few locations can beat popular Miracle Beach Provincial Park in the Comox Valley. A broad safe sandy beach on the ocean is the main attraction at Miracle Beach, which also features spacious private campsites, group camping facilities, a playground for the kids, hot showers, a large picnic area overlooking the water and a series of lovely trails winding through lush forest. At low tide, the beach features rich tide pools, perfect for observing a variety of marine life.