5 Campbell River Experiences to put on your 2020 Travel List

Campbell River is situated between forests, lakes, oceans, rivers and mountains. The opportunities for exploration are truly endless one could spend a lifetime here and still not experience everything the region has to offer! So we’ve decided to help you out by narrowing it down to 5 of our top picks for places to adventure sooner rather than later. 

1. Take a Flightseeing Tour 

One of the best ways to see the coast is from above. Travel by floatplane or helicopter over the many Discovery Islands, coastal waterfalls and remote mountain tops. Experiencing our region from above is sure to create memories that will last a lifetime.

2. Kayak in the Campbell River Estuary 

The Estuary is where the fresh and saltwater meet creating a diverse eco-system. Explore the ever-changing channels with Island Joy Rides your guides will explain the history of the area as well as point out interesting flora and fauna. Don’t be surprised if friendly visitors such as seals and birds are sighted. This experience is ideal for beginner paddlers and for those looking to learn more about coastal ecosystems.

3. Sample Local Beverages 

Truly get a taste of Campbell River at Stonehouse Teas, this cafe features a custom tea blend inspired by the spirit of the city. Then head across the street to Beach Fire Brewing the only craft brewery in town, enjoy locally brewed beer and food featuring local ingredients. Finish off your tasting tour with a visit to Shelter Point Distillery, here they make Whiskey, Vodka and Gin their spirits are infused by the salty air of the west coast. Join them for a tour and tasting to learn more about the process.

4. Fish in the Famous Tyee Pool 

The Tyee Club is the oldest organization in Campbell River. To become a member of this illustrious club, one must catch a 30lb salmon while being rowed. This style of fishing is unique to Campbell River and should be on the bucket list of any passionate angler.

5. Get Out on a Boat and Explore the Ocean 

A big part of what makes our city unique is the Discovery Passage. The passage and surrounding waters are home to a wide variety of wildlife including Humpback Whales, Orcas, Dolphins, Bald Eagles, Seals, Sea Lions and much more. In addition to the “locals”, the scenery is unparalleled expect towering mountains, coastal waterfalls, tidal rapids, hidden beaches and numerous islands. Taking a marine tour is truly the best way to get to know the region and see what makes it so special and unique.

This is just the tip of the iceberg of adventures you can have in Campbell River and Strathcona Region follow us on Instagram at discovercampbellriver to see all this region has to offer! 

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