CAMPBELL RIVER Discovery Fishing Pier
665 Island Highway
(Discovery Pier Concession)
24hrs a day, fully lit and wheelchair accessible
May long weekend – October
Experience living history and culture first hand at Canada’s first saltwater fishing pier. The Discovery Fishing Pier extends 150 ft from shore and is 600 ft long allowing for unobstructed views of the Discovery Passage. A favourite spot with local anglers the pier provides easy access to recreational fishing. It has built-in rod holders, bait stands, fish cleaning tables, covered areas, picnic tables and benches. No rod? No problem the seasonal concession stand (Open May-October) provides rod and tackle rentals. In the summer months, the staff run a leaderboard and track all the catches made off the pier, see if you can make the board! In addition to the fishing, the concession stand is also famous for their delicious (and giant) ice cream cones!
The Discovery Pier is located beside the Government Wharf in downtown Campbell River and shares a parking lot with the Discovery Passage Aquarium and Maritime Heritage Centre. The Aquarium is open seasonally May-August and provides a “summer home” for local tidal creatures. The Maritime Heritage Centre is open year-round and houses the historic BCP45 fishing boat, which was featured on the Canadian $5.00 bill in the 1970s. From May-September, the Pier Street Farmers Market is hosted here every Sunday and features a variety of local produce and artisan crafts.