Located on the east coast, Campbell River has been known for the past century as the Salmon Capital of the World. But there’s more to Campbell River than fishing—with lots of provincial parks, beaches, restaurants and wildlife, there’s something for everyone.
Top things to do
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Visit Strathcona Provincial Park
Visit Strathcona Provincial Park—the oldest and largest provincial park on Vancouver Island to relax, picnic, bike, hike or stroll to see spectacular Della Falls, the highest falls in Canada or Comox Glacier, the largest glacier on Vancouver Island.
Drive 90 minutes from Nanaimo to the heart of beautiful farming landscapes on Vancouver Island to visit Courtenay—the urban centre of the Comox Valley. Downtown Courtenay boasts charming streets filled with art galleries, theatres, shops, artists’ studios, boutiques and gardens, and out of town there are sandy beaches, forests, mountains, parks and lakes. Plus, drive just 15 minutes to the local ski hill.
Located on the East Coast, Comox is rich in agricultural land, forests and mountains. Relax on a beach in summer, or go skiing in winter at Mount Washington, but whenever you visit, head to Fisherman’s Wharf to buy fresh fish right off the boat.
Mount Washington Alpine Resort boasts one of the most spectacular coastal mountain settings in North America. Bordering Strathcona Provincial Park and the Beaufort Mountains to the west and the Georgia Strait to the east, it's a great spot to enjoy summer and winter outdoor activities.
Travel to the north of Vancouver Island to the active community of Port Hardy—providing lots of opportunities to enjoy the outdoors all year long, or somewhere to simply relax before boarding the ferry to travel to northern British Columbia.