Campbell River Attractions
Experience all the things to do right outside your doorstep
From golf and fishing to hiking and whale watching, Campbell River is brimming with wonderful attractions to experience. With a prime location just across the street from the ferry terminal, Coast Discovery Inn places the best of the area right at your doorstep. Check out one of the area’s many farmer’s markets. Enjoy a tour of a local distillery. Relax with a picnic in Elk Falls Provincial Park. Or check out the city’s full calendar of events, including the Race the River Dragon Boat Festival, Artisan Craft Market at the CRAG and the popular Beach Party at Doggie Point.
If you need ideas for things to do or see while you’re here, a member of our team would be happy to offer suggestions. Just ask!
Distance from Hotel: 1KM
Campbell River is known as the "Salmon Capital of the World” because our waters are home to all five species of Salmon.
Elk Falls Provincial Park
Distance from Hotel: 7KM
This family-friendly campground offers hiking, fishing, cycling and other activities - as well as a cool new suspension bridge.
Distance from Hotel: 2KM
This community theatre group has been performing plays and other productions since 1960.
Ripple Rock Hiking Trail
Distance from Hotel: 19KM
Hike this trail to a lookout where you can view Ripple Rock, an underwater mountain historically known for its hazard to passing ships.
Shelter Point Distillery
Distance from Hotel: 20KM
This world-class distillery is situated on 380 acres, and has produced spirits for nearly 10 years.
Quinsam River Hatchery
Distance from Hotel: 6KM
Take a self-guided tour of this hatchery, which has been open for over 45 years, to sneak a peek at salmon coming and going.
Discovery Fishing Pier
Distance from Hotel: 1KM
The nation's first-ever saltwater fishing pier is 600 feet long and offers excellent views of the Discovery Passage.
Distance from Hotel: hotel adjacent
Watch ships pass by as you wander this six-kilometre walkway along the shores of the Discovery Passage. Be sure to bring a picnic and your swimsuit!
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Words on the Water
Literary enthusiasts will enjoy this yearly festival, which is held over two days and includes readings, panel discussions and more.
Annual Members’ Exhibition
Celebrate North Vancouver Island's rich artistic culture at this annual art show, exhibiting works by local artists.
North Island Adventure Show
Get all of your adventure gear at this two-day show, which features the area's best-known retailers.
Transformations on the Shores
For over 20 years, Transformations on the Shores has enthralled visitors with an up-close look at artists as they carve works in real time.
Moutcha Bay Resort Salmon Enhancement Derby
This two-day fishing tournament offers prizes to those who catch the three largest fish.
Beach Party at Doggie Point
There's nothing better than a beach party - and this one features music, games and more, all on the sand.
National Indigenous Peoples Day
Enjoy food, music and culture as you celebrate the history and heritage of Canada's indigenous peoples.
Beach Fire Maker’s Market
Kick off the holiday season with a relaxed evening of shopping, with tons of unique items created by local artists and craftspeople.
Big Truck Parade
This event is sure to be a favourite with everyone in the family, with a lighted parade featuring trucks of all different sizes - including a fire truck with Santa and Mrs. Claus!
Artisan Craft Market at the CRAG
The Campbell River Art Gallery hosts this annual holiday market, which features arts and crafts by local talent.
North Island Craft Beer Festival
Help to raise money for the Campbell River Community Foundation at this yearly event, which features brewers from all over Vancouver Island.
Toy & Craft Show
Shop or browse this annual event, featuring Island and local crafters and homemade items.
Campbell River Christmas Market
With a host of great gift ideas and arts and crafts the Campbell River Christmas Market offers a wonderful way to get a jump on your holiday shopping.
Campbell River Home Expo
Looking to upgrade your home? Don't miss this annual expo, which offers the opportunity to meet local home improvement experts and discuss your redesign ideas.
Tapped Craft Beer Festival
Annual Craft Beer Festival held in beautiful Raven Lodge. Includes BBQ, live entertainment and a variety of breweries from Vancouver Island and the Lower Mainland. Transportation available.
The River Concert Series
Enjoy this free concert series, held every Thursday throughout July and August.
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