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The City of Campbell River (pop. 31,437) sits at the mouth of British Columbia's Discovery Passage, on the east central coast of Vancouver Island. Flanked by breathtaking views of snowcapped mountains, winding fjords and verdure forests, Campbell River is the island's third largest city.
Long before British explorers discovered this area in the 18th century, First Nations communities called it their home. Tribes of the Laich-kwil-tach and the Kwakiutl First Nations inhabited the land and fished from its shores. Discovery of the area by Captain George Vancouver in 1792 was followed by European explorers in the mid 1800s and it is from this visit that Campbell River is believed to derive its name. Speculation links the river and its namesake to a visit by surgeon Dr. Samuel Campbell in the mid-1800s.
Dubbed the "salmon capital of the world," Campbell River is well known for its rich ecological bounty. Sportsfishing is a major attraction here, largely because of its proximity to the salmon-rich Discovery Passage and Campbell River. Whale watching, eco-tours, hiking and cultural/historic tours are highlights of the island's north-central coast which has, for many years, been home to a thriving First Nation community.
Attractions include the town's yearly Salmon Festival in August; the Haig-Brown House (named for ecological pioneers who settled in the area in the early 1900s), and the yearly festival of the same name that takes place each September; the Campbell River Museum; and the Woodhus Slough, a birdwatcher's paradise.
Campbell River can be reached from Victoria and Nanaimo via Highways 19 or 19A, or by ferry via the Vancouver/ Horseshoe Bay-Departure Bay ferry and Highway 19 north. Campbell River can also be reached via ferry from the scenic town of Powell River by traveling to Comox and continuing north on Highway 19.
Welcome to Campbell River. Take a moment now to explore Campbell River through these pages and the links they provide to more detailed descriptions and presentations.
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