Campbell River Attractions
Campbell River and the surrounding area display a wide variety of attractions that are inherent in their cultural value, historical significance, natural beauty, and educational importance.
Historical places, monuments, museums and art galleries, gardens, parks and forests, ethnic histories, outdoor recreational facilities and activities, wildlife prospects and cultural events all merge to craft an atmosphere of integral significance unmatched anywhere else in the world.
The treasured value of our vast temperate rainforests are characterized by abundant rainfall, and comprise a large share of the canopy that play host to over 50% of all species in the world’s habitats. It has been estimated that many millions of varieties of plants, insects and microorganisms are yet to be discovered in these, the most efficient oxygen recycling systems on our planet.
Many species of wildlife are specifically indigenous to Vancouver Island and cannot be found anywhere else in the world, mammals as large as the 800 kg Vancouver Island Roosevelt elk or so rare as to be deemed endangered; such as the Vancouver Island marmot.
In the ocean depths, the healthy population of resident killer whales overshadow the lesser species of the Pacific white sided dolphin whose population in the inside passage are measured in the hundreds of thousands.
Veins of numerous rivers, streams and lakes riddle the landscape in every direction, transporting nutrient rich soils and micro-organisms, in support of the rich forests that surround them, acting as the life blood to the world renowned fisheries of trout, salmon and steelhead that complete their lifecycles in these crystal clear waterways.
From the summit of one of the multitudes of our mountains in the Vancouver Island Range; the Golden Hinde, the highest mountain peak on Vancouver Island dominates at a colossal 2,200 metres (7201 ft) high to the profundity of the Georgia Straight basin, with murky depths that plummet thousands of meters to the sea floor, the Campbell River region holds countless furtive secrets to be unveiled through exploration and appreciation.
Clearly Vancouver Island lays claim to the mildest climate in Canada, with January temperatures ranging from -5 to +5 Celsius, and the summer months when the warmest of days achieve a maximum of 28 to 33 degrees Celsius. Notably a feature that is an extension of Mediterranean-type summer dryness, Vancouver Island is often referred to as the Hawaii of the Pacific North west..
No matter the taste or appreciation you seek, chances are we have the facility or natural habitat to support and encourage your curiosity.