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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!

Attractions

Fly fishing

Guided Fishing

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.

Aerial view of waterfall

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.

Red seats in theatre

Rivercity Players

Distance from Hotel: 2KM

This community theatre group has been performing plays and other productions since 1960.

View of ocean from top of mountain

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.

Cocktails and whiskey glasses

Shelter Point Distillery

Distance from Hotel: 20KM

This world-class distillery is situated on 380 acres, and has produced spirits for nearly 10 years.

Fish swimming in stream

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 - Ocean Sunset

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.

Entrance and sign for Rotary Beach Park and Seawalk

Rotary Seawalk

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!

Silhouette of man playing golf

Campbell River Golf & Country Club

Distance from Hotel: 4KM

Play some of the best greens in British Columbia, with dramatic courses carved out of the beautiful surrounding landscape.

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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.

Indigenous Tribal Person

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.

Draft beer on table

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.

Crafted wooden owl made out of tree bark

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.

Home with pink sunset in sky

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.

Two draft beers

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.

Microphone

The River Concert Series

Enjoy this free concert series, held every Thursday throughout July and August.

Sand Dollar Market

A wide variety of unique vendors

Dragon boat racing

Race the River Dragon Boat Festival

This one-of-a-kind summer festival features Dragon Boat races, live entertainment, food and more.

Exterior of Coast Discovery Inn with ocean and mountains in back

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