Discover Campbell River
Campbell River is a thriving city of 33,000 people on the central eastern coast of Vancouver Island. The hub of the region, Campbell River features many of the amenities of a larger city without sacrificing the friendly small-town character it is well-known for. Campbell River has grown into a multi-faceted travel destination, bounded by water and mountains, surrounded by wilderness, and blessed with mild weather. Legendary salmon fishing, freshwater fishing, mountain biking, kayaking, hiking and golf are just a few of the myriad activities available in and around the city. Arts and culture are part of the scene, along with shopping, and there is a wide array of business services to complete the picture.
Campbell River Museum
The Museum at Campbell River is a contemporary, award-winning international-class facility overlooking Discovery Passage. Permanent exhibits feature pioneer settlement, logging, float homes, Campbell River salmon fishing and First Nations' history. This collection of exhibits represents the unique culture and history of Northern Vancouver Island. You can visit the First Nations Gallery, see how logging has evolved from these early days and learn about the sports fishing activity that made Campbell River famous. Don't miss viewing the online Campbell River Sportfishing Archive featuring photos and artifacts dating back to the birth of sportfishing in our community!
Campbell River Maritime Heritage Centre
Built in 2004, the Maritime Heritage Centre was literally built around the BCP45 seiner, featured on the Canadian $5 bill for years. The boat is now fully restored and visitors can view the work from 2 levels. The centre will soon be displaying extensive collections showing the history of the west coast waterway and related businesses. Our staff will be glad to arrange a tour for you.
Ask our Dolphins staff to help you plan a visit to some of Campbell River's cultural attractions. Email or call us toll free at 1-800-891-0287 to book your fishing vacation with us today.