Adventure Tourism & Outdoor Recreation

Express Your True Nature! Ski or snowboard on some of the finest alpine facilities in BC, golf a world class course, and fish a classic salmon and steelhead river, all within a 2 hour drive, and all in the same month of the year! That’s the Great Outdoors Experience. Free exploration and active adventure await.

Kayaking with Orcas in Johnston Straight. Credit: Sandra Zgela
Kayaking with Orcas in Johnston Straight. Credit: Sandra Zgela

When it comes to Campbell River and Region, the question is, what can’t you do here? Every year, vacationers flock to this natural paradise that boasts a plethora of recreational opportunities. With a menu of choices, the biggest decision anyone has to make is what to do first.

This region is a mecca for outdoor and marine enthusiasts, as it boasts twelve wilderness parks, several marine parks, five golf courses, unlimited fishing hotspots, many historic sites, numerous marinas and anchorages, boat launches galore, wildlife viewing opportunities around every corner, and dozens of campgrounds and RV parks.

Kayak and camp in Octopus Islands Provincial Marine Park, snorkel with the salmon in the Campbell River, canoe the Circle Route in the Sayward Forest, land a trophy fish on the west coast, hike the rugged Nootka Trail, discover self-guided spelunking opportunities in our region, whitewater raft the Nimpkish River, do a gut check at the top of Mount Washington Alpine Resort, hunt for historical treasures and forgotten settlements, visit the many art studios on Quadra Island, discover ancient petroglyphs, soak in the views on the top of Chinese Mountain, meditate to the sounds of the ocean waves lapping at the shore, peddle deep into the Snowden Forest, or just pamper yourself in a spa. From thrill seeking to low key relaxation, immerse yourself in an authentic, spontaneous getaway.