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Campbell River, British Columbia Bed and Breakfasts
Campbell River is situated at the northwestern tip of the Strait of Georgia, on the east coast of central Vancouver Island, BC. It sits at the mouth of Discovery Passage. Campbell River is a metropolitan town that serves as the gateway to the Discovery Islands, Strathcona Park, and remote corners of Vancouver Island. People have been traveling to this part of British Columbia to delight in its natural wonders (what today we call eco-tourism) since the mid 1800’s. Indeed, enchanting wilderness is just beyond the boundaries of town and just off its shores. Yet Campbell River also boasts a vibrant arts and culture scene. There is much to do once you are settled in your Campbell River Bed and Breakfast. The Strait of Georgia and Discovery Passage attract a bounty of wildlife; day trips are rewarded with bears, eagles, otters, and quite often whales. Visitors may even snorkel with the salmon as they migrate upstream to spawn. Campbell River, BC has long been known as the Salmon Capital of the World, and is world famous for both it’s freshwater and salt water fishing. The steelhead run twice a year on the Quinsam and Campbell Rivers, and salmon fishing in Discovery Passage is unmatched year round. Nearby Strathcona Provincial Park is the oldest provincial park in British Columbia. It is a rugged mountain wilderness in the center of Vancouver Island. Snow-capped peaks lord over a landscape of valleys, alpine tarns, clear lakes and rushing streams. Butte Lake has excellent swimming in the summer, as well as outstanding fishing. There are innumerable trails in the park, and hikes range in difficulty from short and easy to long and difficult. Winter sports include snowshoeing, backcountry and cross-country skiing, and snowboarding at Paradise Meadows or Mount Washington. Exploring the history and culture of Campbell River is reason enough to travel to a Campbell River Bed and Breakfast. The Museum at Campbell River and the Kwagiulth Museum are fascinating. Discover the rich traditions of the First Nations, and learn about intrepid European explorers and hardy pioneers. At the end of the day, there is outstanding dining, theatre and art to be had in Campbell River. You may want to stay forever.See Bed & Breakfasts in and near Campbell River: Downtown | 5km | 10km | 15km | 25km | 50km | 100km
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