Discovery Fishing Pier

665 Island Highway
Phone: 250-914-1868 (concession)

Experience living history and culture first hand at Canada’s first salt water fishing pier. The pier is located beside the Government Wharf in downtown Campbell River and is a main attraction that provides a fun, authentic and relaxing short break for all visitors. The pier is a great venue to connect with others in a stress free and low key environment. The Pier extends 150 feet from the shore, is 600 feet long and provides access to high quality recreational fishing. The Pier is open 24 hours a day, is wheelchair accessible and is fully lit. It has built-in rod holders, bait stands, fish cleaning tables, covered areas, picnic tables and benches. The concession stand is famous with locals for their delicious ice cream cones and wraps and is open 7:00am – dusk May to October and provides rod and tackle rentals, licenses and snacks.

Discovery Fishing Pier
Discovery Fishing Pier

Discovery Pier Concession

655 Island Highway
Campbell River
250.286.6199
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Discovery Passage Aquarium

Discovery Passage Aquarium 665 Island Highway
Campbell River
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Located at the entrance to the Discovery Fishing Pier, the Discovery Passage Aquarium provides an opportunity to explore the wonderful diversity of life within our rocky tide pools, kelp forests, and eel grass beds. There are many hands-on interactive and educational opportunities for all ages, with knowledgeable and friendly staff to engage and entertain, showcasing our incredible local marine species and habitats.

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Maritime Heritage Centre

621 Island Highway, Campbell River
Campbell River
250.286.3161
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Pier Street Farmer’s Market

665 Island Highway (Parking Lot Market)
Campbell River
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The Pier Street Market is a seasonal institution in Campbell River, drawing patrons and vendors from all around Vancouver Island every Sunday from May to September. It is a “must see” for anyone visiting the area. The market is a popular community affair; special event weekends even attract thousands of visitors making it an inclusive and multicultural attraction. Shared experiences await young at heart visitors with fun and authentic free exploration. With a menu of choices of hot food and live music, it’s the perfect environment for free and easy sampling. A special Pier Street market occurs indoors in December for Christmas and relocates to the Foreshore – Robert V. Ostler Park for the annual Canada Day Celebrations. Examples of items available for sale are homemade wares, arts and crafts, and fresh produce.

The market is surrounded by the stunning scenery of Discovery Passage, Fisherman’s Wharf, Discovery Fishing Pier and Maritime Heritage Centre. Visitors can enjoy a cultural immersive walk along the nicely rejuvenated Pier Street, the historic soul of Campbell River. Watch the sport fishermen on the Pier, visit the Maritime Heritage Centre, or relax on the pocket beach located right at the market. A menu of choices for all ages!

The Pier Street Farmers Market and Arts Fair is a “must see” for anyone visiting Campbell River. It is held every Sunday from 10 till 2:30 pm (first Sunday in May till last Sunday in September).

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