The visual diversity of the Campbell River region is one of our greatest assets. There is no way to describe the unqualified beauty of the region other than in photos. If a picture is worth a thousand words then we are proud to present to you this lengthy testament to the splendour and visual exhibit that is our home.
To access our galleries just click on the photo or your choice and scroll through the pages, if you find a photo that you are particularily interested in just click on it to enlarge.
With a myriad of islands scattered among the landscape, the aerial vistas of the Discovery Islands is ever changing, with each season.
The North Island plays host to over 250 species of birds, from the tiniest of humming birds to the largest raptors in existence today.
Vancouver Island is home to the densest population of black bears in the world. Often you will see posted signs warning of bears in the area.
Smaller than their continental cousins, the black tailed deer on Vancouver Island are so numerous as to be considered a problem when our gardens begin to bloom.
Known as the Island of a thousand caves, these ancient subterranean corridors can sometimes wind for many kilometres underground.
Bald Eagles are found in abundance in the wilderness surrounding Campbell River and often even in town. It is not uncommon to wake up in the morning to the sounds of their calls.
There is a reason Campbell River is known as the "Salmon Capital of the World", but often forgotten is the fact that it is also a great place to fish for trout.
The grizzly bear is not indigenous to Vancouver Island, however; the accessible, nearby coast of British Columbia accommodates a dense population, often found fishing in the rivers and streams in late summer and fall.
From a casual stroll on a flat trail in town to a technical mountain climb, you can spend a lifetime exploring the tracks and routes of our forests and mountains and never see it all.
These masters of the ocean, enter the inside passage in the spring, to feed, mate and rub their bellies on the smooth beach stones of the Michael Bigg, Robson’s Bight Ecological Reserve. During the summer months into November the sites of these massive and beautiful creatures are common in the inside waters of the passage.
Being surrounded by wilderness, means that we are also surrounded by wildlife of many varieties.
With a mild climate and plenty of clean fresh water, the 50th parallel is a wonderful place to practice the fine art of colourful gardening.
From the Mainland Mountains of the British Columbia Coast range, views of the fjords, inlets and islands that litter the landscape are awe inspiring.
With litterally thousands of miles of coastland, dozens of marinas are scattered along the coastline of the inside passage of Vancouver Island and the Discovery Islands, each one with it's own character.
Killer Whales are not the only marine mammals that can be seen in the inside passage. It has been reported that over 100,000 pacific white sided dolphins designate the coastal waters as thier year round home.
Many settlements on the coast can only be accessed by float plane or helicopter, their activity is a common sight for most residents.
The Ripple Rock trail is one of the most popular hiking trails in the area. This 4 to 5 hour hiking route carries you through an historic and interesting corridor and lands you on the rocks 400 feet above Seymour Narrows for a fantasic view of the marine traffic navigating through the Narrows.
Ron’s passion is our delight, an amateur photographer with a flair for immortalizing the beauty of our great outdoors.
The Tyee Club of British Columbia; Campbell River is the only place in the world where you can pit yourself against the elements and gain the opportunity to join this most exclusive of clubs.
The Seymour Narrows corridor is one of the busiest shipping lanes on the west coast of North America. Vessels from all over the world make their way north to Alaska or South to Vancouver, Seattle, Portland and San Francisco.
A south eastern wind can bring storms with winds with gusts is in excess of 120 kilometres an hour, a sight to behold.
The crown jewel of the Province, the 500,000 acres that is Strathcona Provincial Park is compromised of complete wilderness, with dozens of mountain peaks, lakes, rivers and some of the most spectacular scenery in the world.
The winter months bring colourful sunrises where as the summer months bring spectacular sunsets.
The Working Coast
For generations we have relied on nature to provide us with our means to survive. Our working coast provides a symbiotic relationship that can work for everyone.
A tribute to ancient times and the art of our First Nations Peoples.
Chainsaw carvings are placed in strategic locations all over town. The annual Chainsaw Carving Competition – “Transformations on the shore” supplies the town with fresh carvings every year and a character known only to Campbell River.
We are fortunate to gain the technology to witness these amazing creatures in their natural habitat.
Everywhere you go, everywhere you look there are wildflowers, from tiny white orchids that fit on the top of a pinhead to the spectacle of an entire mountainside covered in bright pink fireweed. From the river estuaries, to the top of the tallest mountain peaks, colours are displayed in intricate and ever changing patterns.