The Salmon Capital of the World, Campbell River is renowned for its sport fishing. Visitors can join the "Tyee Club" by catching a Chinook salmon weighing 30 lbs or more. Visit Discovery Pier, a 600-foot wharf popular with locals and visitors alike, to test your angling skills, or simply enjoy the sunset over the water.
Take the family on a "museum tour" through Campbell River. Begin the tour at the local museum with exhibits focused on early settlers as well as local First Nations history. Throughout the summer, programs aimed especially at children are sure to educate and entertain the youngsters. Next stop on the "museum tour" is the Campbell River Optical Maritime Museum where you can examine one of the Island's finest collections of maritime artifacts. A short ferry ride to Quadra Island takes you to the Kwagiulth Museum & Cultural Centre where the family will be awed by displays of Native ceremonial regalia. Partake in the guided tours and cultural programs offered here throughout the summer. East of town, explore Discovery Passage from a new angle — beneath the water! With The Columbia, a sunken ship, as a recently created artificial reef, the area has become an amazing diving location and an internationally celebrated ecosystem.
Campbell River is located on Highway 19, 264 km (165 mi.) north of Victoria. Commercial buses and airlines service the city. Population: 31,295 Elevation: 105 m (345 ft.) Average July Temperature: 17ºC (62ºF) Average January Temperature: 1ºC (34ºF) Annual Rainfall: 128 cm (50 in.) Annual Snowfall: 128 cm (50 in.)