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Founded in 1855 and incorporated in 1947, Campbell River is a coastal city located on the east coast of Vancouver Island in British Columbia. It has a population of more than 32,000 people and it is known as the “Salmon Capital of the World,” since it is home to salmon stocks. Every year, salmon from the Discovery Passage go to Campbell River to spawn their eggs. Because of the life cycle of salmon, which involves egg hatching, feeding, traveling to the ocean, and giving birth, it attracts bears, eagles, whales, otters, and ravens. The climate of Campbell River is mild, with temperatures ranging from -2 to 23 degrees Celsius year-round. Rains usually occur during November. Meanwhile, the first settlers in the Campbell River were members of the Island Comox, a group of indigenous people from Comox, British Columbia. The name of the place was taken from Samuel Campbell, a ship surgeon.

What to see & do

Sports fishing is one of the famous activities in Campbell River. In this activity, people use hook, line, rod, and reel instead of nets. The game fish in this activity is salmon. Aside from this, people can also try to fish Chinook, which is also known as King salmon all year-round. It weighs over 14 kilogrammes and the best season to catch this is from July to September. This is one of the dreams of a sports fisher and they need a lot of skill, patience, and luck to get this kind of salmon. Aside from fishing, tourists can try boating at the Discovery Harbour Marina near the mouth of Campbell River. For group activities, tourists should try whitewater rafting at the Destiny River Adventures. Water lovers, meanwhile, can go to Strathcona Recreation Complex or the outdoor Centennial Pool. Tourists can also visit the Campbell River Art Gallery. It shows a film about the 1958 explosion of the “Ripple Rock,” an underwater mountain near the Discovery Passage in British Columbia.

How to get around within Campbell River

In exploring Campbell River, people can try renting a car. They can enjoy the two-lane Highway 19 at a maximum speed of 110 kilometres per hour, because traffic is light from Parksville to Qualicum Beach. In fact, motorists from Victoria can reach the destination within three hours since there are no traffic gridlocks. Another hit transportation in Campbell River is by ferry boats to terminals in Nanaimo, Port Hardy, and Swartz Bay, which is near Victoria. Meanwhile, the cheapest way to go around Campbell River is through buses. There are two famous bus lines in this site: Campbell River Transit System and Islandlink Express Bus. Campbell River Transit offers regular bus service within Campbell River, while the Islandlink Express offers services to Departure Bay, Cumberland, and Campbell River. Except for the Campbell River, the two sites are destinations of the Vancouver Islands.

How to get there

From Australia, the only destination where you can fly to Campbell River is through Sydney. The available airline that offers services to this destination is the Hawaiian Airlines. It is important to note that the Campbell River Airport is located on the southern part of Campbell River.

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