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Things to do in Campbell River

Vancouver Island is teeming with fantastic recreational opportunities. From fishing and wildlife viewing excursions to strolling the Seawalk or doing some local shopping, Campbell River is a top Vancouver Island tourist destination for a reason! Here are a few suggestions on things to do while visiting our lovely West Coast jewel:

Golf Campbell River

Just minutes away from our hotel are two spectacular golf courses: Sequoia Springs Golf Club, featuring a newly re-designed and more challenging Garden Course, and Storey Creek Golf Club, nestled among old- and second-growth forest.

Guided Fishing Tours

Aching to get reel in a whopper? Fastwater Charters offers three generations of experienced professional fishing guides. With fully equipped 24-foot cabin cruisers complete with restrooms on board, this fishing trip is a great to experience Campbell River’s great outdoors in style. Contact by phone, email, or in person at the Coast Discovery Marine, to book your five-hour or full day excursion.

Wildlife Tours

Experience some of the most spectacular Orca Killer Whale watching and wildlife viewing in the world. Take a Grizzly Tour, go Orca Whale Watching, see Bald Eagles, seals and sea lions, and experience five unique sets of Tidal Rapids on the only tour of its kind with Campbell River Whale Watching.

Museum at Campbell River

The Museum at Campbell River brings history to life with a wide selection of artifacts and interactive exhibits. Uncover the rich culture of the First Nations people that originally inhabited northern Vancouver. The museum’s theatre offers historic film footage of the "Ripple Rock" explosion in nearby Seymour Narrows. The museum's outdoor exhibit, accessible at anytime, includes a wooden cod fishing boat, logging steam donkey, a garden and more. The Museum store also carries a selection of native art, regional books and crafts by local artisans.

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Seymour Narrows

Located just 15 minutes north of Campbell River on Hwy. 19, guests are invited to view the site of the blasting of the Ripple Rock, the largest non-nuclear explosion in history, at Seymour Narrows. Before the blast, the rock's two submerged peaks claimed more than 119 vessels and 114 lives, and became known as the most dangerous water passage in North America.

Campbell River Tourism Info Centre

Visit the Campbell River Visitor Info Centre website for a variety of tourist information on Campbell River. Check out more permanent attractions and current local events to round out your Campbell River experience.