Experience Fall with this Campbell River Collection
Have you missed out on the limited edition Campbell River Collection pieces this September? Don’t fret! The Campbell River Collection continues with experiences that truly embrace autumn. Now’s the perfect time to gather your friends and family to make outdoor memories. Embrace the benefit of a quieter off-season and step into a spell-binding time of changing leaves and crisp ocean air as October nips at our heels. Keep reading for tips on how to make the most of your fall trip to Campbell River.
Challenge yourself to fly fishing
Anglers gravitating to the Quinsam and Campbell Rivers is as sure a sign of fall as anything else! Wading out into the river to snag the notoriously tough fighting Chum salmon requires a special blend of tenacity and patience. If you’re a first-timer or looking to brush up on your skills, local guides will show you the ropes to practice and perfect your technique. Rushing waters, gorgeous fall light, and intermittent sounds of other wildlife create a peaceful setting for this sport. While there are year-round fishing opportunities in Campbell River, each season brings a unique and sought after experience, and fall is a highlight. Fly fishing has been a peaceful pastime for Campbell River locals for generations. Visit the historic Haig-Brown House or read the many writings of conservationist and passionate fly fisher Roderick Haig-Brown to connect more to this history. Don’t miss your chance to try fly fishing in 2019!
Get a local perspective from a top guide, including licensing and operator information by reading Fall Fishing in Campbell River 101: Tips from a Pro
Tick a cold water dive off your bucket list!
Get in the local mindset and embrace outdoor adventure at every opportunity. Get into a dry-suit and explore the breathtaking underwater world in the abundant oceans that surround us. Kelp forests, playful sea lions, dramatic drops, and marine life await for certified recreational divers. Fun fact: the large nutrient-rich tidal exchanges that happen in the ocean off Campbell River result in surprising colourful marine flora and fauna. But don’t take our word for it, take a look for yourself!
Head to the Campbell River Collection to connect to local guides and operators.
Sample local libations at award-winning Shelter Point Distillery
After a day of adventuring, warm up in the cozy interior of Shelter Point Distillery and whet your palette with whisky and vodka tasting. A visit here is both an education and a tasty treat. Listen in as passionate distillers tell you the story of how they became stand out Canadian whisky producers in a remarkably short time. Hint: the secret is local barley and ocean air! They’ll even give you a backstage peek into the meticulous processes if you’re lucky! Purchase a bottle or two for your next special occasion and to remember your fall trip to Campbell River, and keep an eye out for their newly released gin offerings. Enjoying being on Island time? Take a moment to stretch your legs in the inviting Oyster River trails that surround the distillery.