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Located on the ocean shore of Campbell River. The giant sculpture is an excellent place for a quick pullover stop.
Beautiful tall waterfall on Vancouver Island in Elk Falls Provincial Park along Campbell River
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Expect a fantastic experience when visiting Elk Falls! But there is much more to see and do, including a short Old-Growth hik...
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...
full day grizzly bear tour bear fish
See grizzly bears in the wild on a small-group boat trip to the traditional territory of the Homalco First Nation. Raised vie...
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...
Kayaking with Whales and Wildlife 5
Get the best of both worlds on this nine-hour tour small group. Start off with a kayaking adventure as you search for marine ...

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Discovering Campbell River: An Outdoor Paradise 

Campbell River, BC, has never-ending outdoor activities, perfectly suited for visitors looking to immerse themselves in the natural beauty of Vancouver Island. From scenic hikes and mesmerizing waterfalls to leisurely walks along the iconic seawalk, there’s something for everyone looking to explore the great outdoors.

Hiking in the Campbell River area offers a diverse range of trails that cater to all levels of experience. Whether you’re after a gentle stroll through lush forests or a challenging trek up mountainous terrain, the trails here promise breathtaking views and intimate encounters with nature.

Waterfall enthusiasts will be captivated by Elk Falls Provincial Park, where the thundering Elk Falls provides a spectacular display of nature’s power. Accessible via a network of well-maintained trails, the park also features a suspension bridge that offers a stunning vantage point of the falls and the surrounding canyon. The journey to the falls is as enchanting as the destination itself, with paths that meander through old-growth forests rich with the aroma of cedar and fir.

For those seeking a more relaxed experience, walking along Campbell River’s seawalk is a must. This paved pathway stretches along the waterfront, offering uninterrupted views of the Discovery Passage and the distant Coastal Mountains. It’s the perfect spot for a leisurely walk, jog, or bike ride, with benches and picnic areas along the way where you can pause to enjoy the ocean breeze and watch for wildlife.

The seawalk is also a fantastic place to witness the vibrant sunrises and sunsets that paint the sky in brilliant hues, creating a peaceful backdrop for reflection or photography.

These activities in Campbell River not only showcase the natural beauty of the region but also provide visitors with opportunities to unwind, recharge, and connect with the environment.

Whether you’re hiking through ancient forests, marveling at powerful waterfalls, or strolling along the seawalk, Campbell River delivers experiences that are both invigorating and soothing, leaving lasting impressions on all who explore this magnificent part of Vancouver Island.