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Photo Contest

Following the very successful 2016 Discovery Guide, the Discover Campbell River, Visitor Centre and Tourism team is excited to be working on the creation of the 2017 Visitor Guide for visitors and locals to enjoy. We’ve created a photo contest to inspire you to share your best images of Campbell River, Quadra Island, Cortes Island, Sayward, Strathcona and Nootka Sound.Contest is open to October 1st, 2016. We will choose our 3 favorite images and award them with the corresponding prize of a gift certificate to purchase items through the Campbell River Visitor Centre.We look forward to seeing your images! the full contest terms and click here.  

Meet the Visitor Centre Summer Students!

From L-R: Brianna, Mariah, & Brooke This summer we’re excited to have 3 wonderful ladies joining our Visitor Centre team! They’re each pursuing something different in school, but all share a passion for helping others make the most of their Campbell River stay! They’ll be out and about downtown helping spread the good word as our brand new Street Team starting in July as well. The girls look forward to assisting you this summer! Learn a little bit about our new staff below… Brianna What are you studying in school? Arts and Entertainment Management at Capilano Favorite place in CR? The Canyon View Trail What excites you most about the new job? Meeting new people and finding out about all the things to do in Campbell River that I didn’t know before. What are your hobbies outside of work? Reading, writing, hiking, going to concerts, car rides, and hanging out with my mom Mariah What are you studying in school? Psychology and Economics at UVic Favorite place in CR? McIvor Lake What excites you most about the new job? Engaging with people from different parts of the world and helping them have the best vacation possible! What are your hobbies […]

Visitor Centre FAM dinner at Acropolis Steak House

A tasty plate of calamari When you visit Acropolis Kuizina, you can expect nothing but the best.  There is a lot to like here from the moment you walk in the door. The small, but tastefully decorated space has an overall welcoming feel to it. You’re greeted with a warm hello, which is followed by friendly, top-notch service. You can rest assured your water glass will never be empty. Serving everything from classic Greek dishes to mouth-watering steaks, there is surely something for every member of the family. I say that especially because they even offer a tasty kid’s menu so you can bring the little ones. That said, the restaurant is also ideal for a well-deserved date night, so feel free to leave the kids at home. The absolutely phenomenal crab cakes Acropolis first burst onto the Campbell River dining scene in 2011 and have been making a name for themselves ever since. Last Thursday night, the Visitor Centre staff, Kim, Emily, Mandy, and Marley were treated to an incredible feast to try out their delicious new seafood options. We started off with focaccia bread and mussels, which were followed up by deep fried oysters, crab cakes, calamari, and […]

Discover Campbell River during National Tourism Week

Campbell River is joining dozens of communities and regions around British Columbia to recognize National Tourism Week May 29 to June 4. Be part of the celebration when Mayor Andy Adams, Freeman Mary Ashley and City Councillors honour the achievements of tourism operators, employees, destination marketing organizations and others by personally welcoming guests to the Campbell River Visitor Centre on Monday, May 30 from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. The Visitor Centre is located at 1235 Shoppers Row beside the Spirit Square in Tyee Plaza. “BC’s visitor economy has been one of the province’s top performing business sectors over the past two years, expanding faster than the economy at large and outpacing traditional sectors such as agriculture and fishing,” the Mayor shares. “In 2015, Campbell River attracted an estimated 100,000 visitors to the region, offering outstanding experiences from the heights of the Elk Falls Suspension Bridge to whisky tasting at Shelter Point Distillery – and everything in between.” While the $14.6 billion BC tourism industry experienced both summer and winter seasons of record setting numbers last year, the trend is continuing as businesses and destinations  across BC have already enjoyed a busy first quarter  and are anticipating more record results […]

Vancouver Island North has applied for Whale Heritage Site status

Tourism Campbell River & Region and the City of Campbell River are pleased to be working with the North Island Marine Mammal Stewardship Association (NIMMSA) on the Whale Heritage Status Application. For updates on this, and other projects follow us on our Discover Campbell River Facebook Page. 

Campbell River Shopping

The community of Campbell River is experiencing ongoing growth of the downtown core, and new retail shopping. In the area surrounding the Campbell River Visitor Centre, Qualitown and ModLux Interiors have just opened for 3 very unique shopping experiences.The Campbell River Visitor Centre is specializing in items sourced locally and regionally, to show our visitors and guests, the great items our area has to offer. Here are some of the many handcrafted products we are carrying:Cumberland Crate CompanyDark Side ChocolatesLa Casita & Co.Mar & Jack Cause a Rumble on Mount Washington (book)Native NorthwestNaked Sage Jewelry Pottery for PeaceRocky Mountain Chocolate FactoryShelter Point Distillery (provided us with a beautiful display, we have branded items available and can recommend a tour and tasting for the bottled goodies!)Silverside FarmsStuffed Animal HouseWashed Up Soap Co. West Coast ArtWestcoasteesand more!And we couldn’t have “Visitor Centre” in our name if we didn’t offer a large selection of Campbell River & Region business services that double as great gift ideas. If you are a local, we recommend staycations!When was the last time you stayed in a local hotel such as the Comfort Inn & Suites or Dolphins’ Resort as a fun local get-away? How about taking the family or friends from […]

Visitor Centre Grand Re-Opening

Official Ribbon Cutting. (L-R) VC Manager – Kim Doney, Councilor Michelle Babchuk, Film Commissioner – Joan Miller, Mayor Andy Adams, Councilor Ron Kerr, CREDC Board President – Freeman Mary Ashley, City Manager – Deborah Sargent, Councillor Larry Samson and Visitor Centre Team Member – Amanda Barnes We proudly re-opened the Campbell RiverVisitor Centre after a successful renovation. A little paint, a new floor and a lot of love went into the re-design. We are pleased to have hosted a grand re-opening on Saturday, March 12th.We have been very busy working with curious visitors and kind locals ever since! If you haven’t had a chance to come by, please do. We are located at 1235 Shoppers Row, in the Tyee Plaza, beside the Spirit Square.Current hours of operation are Tuesday to Friday 9am to 5pm, Saturday 9am to 4pm and closed, Sunday, Monday and Statutory Holidays. Can’t pop by for a visit but still have questions? Please call our dedicated team at 1.877.286.5705 or email 

Visitor Centre Re-Opening

Official Visitor Centre re-opening is Saturday, March 12th from 9:00am to 4:00pm.We welcome you to come by and;check out the great new local and regional products we have in storelearn about the adventure tours and attractions you can enjoy on a staycationenter to win day passes to regional ski resortsmeet our friendly and knowledgeable tourism team Can’t make it to the special event, but still want to enter to win? Visit the Discover Campbell River Facebook page and enter the contest to win a pair of day passes to Mount Cain or Mount Washington Alpine Resorts. We look forward to helping you at the Visitor Centre! 

Visitor Centre Update

We are getting closer to opening!The renovation transition has been nicely managed by our terrific team of contractors and employees. Our guests have been visiting our temporary location at the Enterprise Centre and things are flowing smoothly!  We are very eager to share our refreshed location with all new local and regional WEST COAST themed products to share with you! We thought it would be fun to show you a  sneak peak of a few photos of items now in stock! To learn more about the companies, click the photos to be directed to their business pages. Details on the “Grand Opening” coming very soon. Like or follow our Discover Campbell River Facebook Page to keep up to date!  Visitor Services team member Mandy with a furry Sasquatch! Washed Up Soap Co. Pottery for Peace La Casita & Co