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A Destination For All Seasons

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Nature gave Campbell River a gift, and best of all, it's one that you can share in.

Let us welcome you with everything from wilderness camping to destination resorts. Our region boasts a multitude of recreational opportunities including twelve land parks, several marine parks, numerous historic sites, three golf courses, two main marinas, anchorages, boat launches, over twenty camping / RV parks, and more.

Campbell River's location makes it an ideal starting point for discovering our neighbouring areas. Only minutes from downtown, there's a vast wilderness of mountains and fresh and salt waterways. What better setting for holiday recreation; hiking through thick forests; strolling along the beach; camping at the lake; paddling into rocky coves; skiing; golfing; and sightseeing. You can do this and more, most of them year-round.

Campbell River's Beachside Communities

For seaside holiday fun, drive twenty minutes south of Campbell River to our beachside communities: Middle-point, Oyster Bay, Stories Beach, Oyster River, Salmon Point, Saratoga Beach and Miracle Beach. This seashore is a popular camping, fishing and birdwatching destination, and Miracle Beach Provincial Park hosts summertime interpretive programs for the whole family.

Play golf, bask on sandy beaches, swim, explore tidal pools, walk the Woodhus Slough trail, and at the end of the day, go for an ice cream or roast marshmallows 'round a campfire. Nearby Saratoga Speedway keeps four-wheel fans entertained with stock car races, monster trucks, sprint cars and the fastest rental go-carts in British Columbia. Enjoy outdoor concerts during the summer.

Recreation Facilities in Campbell River

Strathcona Gardens

Address: 225 South Dogwood Street, Campbell River, BC
Phone: 250-287-9234
The facility includes: two indoor pools, water slides, weight-room, sauna, steam-room, two ice arenas, leisure skating ice, pro-shop and meeting rooms. Wheelchair accessible. Family and handicapped facilities available with lift access to the pool.

Community Centre

Address: 401-11th Avenue, Campbell River, BC
Phone: 250-286-1161
Fax: 250-830-0164
The Community Centre is centrally located in downtown Campbell River and offers a variety of programs for all ages. The facility is wheelchair accessible with convenient parking and bus access. Call for program and facility details.


Address: 1800 South Alder Street, Campbell River, BC
Phone: 250-923-7911
Fax: 250-923-7921
The Sportsplex is a full-service recreation complex offering both indoor and outdoor facilities. Outdoor facilities include a disc golf course, tennis courts, road hockey, sand volleyball courts, ball fields, skateboard park and a play structure for the kids. Indoor facilities include three activity rooms, a gymnasium for sporting events and conventions, a catering kitchen, weight room, racquetball and squash courts and fitness classes. Drop-in rates available.

Centennial Outdoor Pool

The pool is located at 4th Avenue and Alder Street in Centennial Park. It is a heated outdoor pool with wading pool open from June through August with family and handicapped change rooms. For pool schedule and program information call the Sportsplex 250-923-7911 or the Community Centre 250-286-1161.

It's All Here

No matter what your interests are, Campbell River is a great place to explore. Browse our boutiques and galleries, drop in at the museum, stroll along the seawalk. How about going out for fresh seafood, then taking in a performance at the Tidemark Theatre? Tomorrow, you can build sandcastles and play in gentle waves at the beach. Or, put up your feet and watch maritime life unfold in the Discovery Passage.

A destination for all seasons, the opportunities are here, and best of all, the choice is yours. Whatever you decide, we're certain you'll return time and again.

Campbell River, British Columbia, Vancouver Island, Canada



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