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Great Bears of Bute 1
This is your opportunity to get as close to wild grizzly bears as it’s possible to get safely. Explore the wilderness of Bute...
8 Hour Zodiac Whale Watching Tour orcas
This small-group experience gives you the whole day to tour the Salish Sea, Discovery Passage, and Johnstone Strait in a spee...
PWC Salmon Angler Fishing Charter fishing
These waters are known for Chinook Salmon, Coho Salmon, Pink Salmon, Sockeye Salmon, Chum Salmon, and more – with any luck, t...
50 North Adventures fishing charters family
Come aboard 50North Adventures to experience the “Salmon Capital of the World.” Home to the Chinook, Pink, Chum, Coho, and So...
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Full-day adventure in the Discovery Islands and Desolation Sound in one of the richest marine environments on the planet!
4h zodiac tour campbell river 4
Discover some of British Columbia’s most scenic and unspoiled stretches of land and water—and admire its wealth of wildlife—o...
Snow showshoeing tour
This 3h tour is great for all levels. On this trip you will walk through the amazing Paradise Meadows of Strathcona Park befo...
Northwest Saltwater Adventures Fishing Charter catch 4
Friendly, professional guides take you to the best fishing spots and help you catch your new trophy. The trips are family-fri...

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Exploring Outdoor Activities Around Campbell River 

Visitors to Campbell River, BC, are in for a treat with an array of activities that showcase the stunning natural beauty and wildlife of the region. This area is a playground for nature enthusiasts and adventure seekers alike, offering some of the best experiences in whale watching, kayaking, and bear tours on Vancouver Island.

Whale watching in Campbell River is an unforgettable adventure, as the waters surrounding the area are a prime habitat for a variety of whale species, including orcas, humpbacks, and minke whales. Setting off on a whale watching tour, you’ll be accompanied by knowledgeable guides who can share fascinating insights about these majestic creatures. The thrill of seeing a whale breach the surface or glide alongside your boat is an awe-inspiring experience that connects you deeply with the marine environment.

Kayaking or Stand up paddle boarding offers a more hands-on way to explore the serene beauty of Campbell River’s coastline and nearby islands. Paddling through the clear, calm waters, you’ll have the chance to get up close to the area’s rich marine life, including seals, sea lions, and perhaps even dolphins. Whether you’re a beginner looking for a gentle paddle in protected waters or an experienced kayaker seeking a bit more adventure, there are routes and tours available to suit every skill level.

Bear and wildlife tours provide an extraordinary opportunity to observe these magnificent animals in their natural habitat. Venturing into the wilderness areas around Campbell River, particularly during the salmon spawning season, you’ll witness bears in their quest for food. These tours are conducted with a deep respect for wildlife, ensuring a safe experience for both the bears and visitors. Watching a bear catch salmon from a river or forage along the shore is a powerful reminder of the wildness that still exists, just a short distance from Campbell River.

Each of these activities not only offers the chance to experience the natural wonders of Campbell River but also supports local businesses and conservation efforts. Whether it’s the excitement of whale watching, the tranquility of kayaking, or the awe of bear watching, Campbell River provides visitors with memorable ways to connect with nature and create stories that last a lifetime.

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