Discovery Fishing Pier
(Picture BC photo)

Campbell River

Wildlife viewing aboard a Zodiac (Tom Ryan photo)

Wildlife viewing aboard a Zodiac (Tom Ryan photo)

Dubbed the "Salmon Capital of the World," sport fishing is king in Campbell River.

This civic gateway to northern Vancouver Island has for nearly a century enjoyed a sterling reputation among anglers from all corners of the globe. They continue to trek here in pursuit of peace, serenity, breathtaking scenery, and the promise of reeling in all five species of Pacific salmon.

Stay and Play Holidays

The lion's share of visitors arrive in the warm, relatively dry spring, summer and fall. These are peak seasons for wildlife viewing and flightseeing thanks to a half-dozen whale watching and bear watching tour operators who depart from the waterfront. Their destination: the prime Orca and (in the fall) grizzly bear habitats found in the Johnston Strait and among the jigsaw-puzzle collection of Discovery Islands east and north of Campbell River.

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