Express Your True Nature!
Imagine being able to 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 - come create memories to last a lifetime!
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. 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, spelunk in Canada’s Cave Capital, 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. The choices are as endless as your desires.
Current Recreation Guide
The City of Campbell River Parks, Recreation & Culture Department offers recreation guides to provide you with a variety of ways to get active and enjoy the facilities in Campbell River. You can register for programs at the Community Centre 250.286.1161 and the Sportsplex 250.923.7911