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This huge sculpture of a humpback whale is 9 meters long (30 feet) and is approximately the same size as a juvenile humpback whale. This piece was created by Alex Witcombe from Drifted Creations. In October 2022, it was transported by truck and ferry from the studio on Quadra Island to its new location on the shoreline in Campbell River.

The giant whale installation, which weighs 2.5 tons, is the first phase of the Sea Walk Interpretive Centre Enhancement Project. This project involves collaboration between tour operators, the Rotary Club of Campbell River, the city, and Ocean Wise.

Driftwood Whale stats:

Humpback Whale
Name: Drift
Length: 9 meters (30 feet)
Weight: 2.5 ton
Install Date: Oct 19, 2022
Artist: Driftwood Creations
Location: Willow Point, Campbell River


Ken Forde Park Amenities

When you visit the Driftwood Whale Sculpture, don’t forget to explore the surrounding park. There are chairs offering a great view of the islands in Discovery Passage and the Strait of Georgia. You can also try the fixed binoculars or relax at one of the numerous picnic tables available. The park is a great quick stop with plenty of parking, whale displays, and clean washrooms.

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Campbell River Rotary Seawalk

Located along the Campbell River Seawalk, a paved walkway that stretches 8km and runs parallel to Highway 19A, Ken Forde Park is just one of the many parks you can explore. Whether you’re looking for exercise, leisure, or sightseeing, the Seawalk is a popular route in the community. It’s wheelchair-friendly and well-maintained, making it an ideal place to walk, run, bike, or rollerblade.

As you make your way along the Seawalk, be sure to check out the unique carvings, driftwood creations, and art installations. You may also catch glimpses of seals sunning themselves, herons fishing, or eagles soaring above.

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Modified: January 27, 2024
Last Visit: June 16, 2023

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