Located adjacent to Campbell River in British Columbia, Canada is the seaplane base called Campbell River Water Aerodrome, also known as the Campbell River Harbour Airport. This private airport is operated by Corilair Charter Ltd. and is classified by NAV CANADA as an airport of entry. Campbell River Water Aerodrome is staffed by the Canada Border Services Agency (CBSA) and handles general aviation aircraft only, not exceeding 15 passengers. The airport can be found on the map with the coordinates 50°03′N, 125°15′W.
Campbell River is a coastal city in British Columbia, situated on the east coast of Vancouver Island at the south end of Discovery Passage. The city is known as the “Salmon Capital of the World,” and experiences a mild climate.
What to see & do
With a laidback, quiet island lifestyle and beautiful scenery, Campbell River is a heaven for those into hiking, kayaking, fishing, and just appreciating nature. It also has a rich arts and culture scene. Campbell River is home to an art museum, as well as the Campbell River and Kwagiulth museums where visitors can learn more about the history and significance of the First Nations. Tours of the city can be arranged, such as the Whale Watching and Grizzly Bear Tour, the Campbell River Whale Watching and Adventure Tours, and Aboriginal Journeys. Guided salmon fishing is also an attraction in Campbell River, as well as hiking and camping at Strathcona Park, which feature world-class hiking trails including Flower Ridge Trail, Crest Mountain Trail, and the Elk River Trail. On the outskirts of Campbell River is the Elk Falls Provincial Park, also an ideal location for hiking and also biking. Tourist can also see here the Elk Falls surrounded by old growth trees that are 80 feet high. A 20-minute ferry ride from Campbell River can reach Quadra and Cortez Islands. Some of the accommodations available in the city are offered by Beaver Lodge Bed and Breakfast, Best Western Plus Austrian Chalet, and Taku Resort & Marina of Quadra Island BC.
How to get around within Campbell River
Campbell River is served by a bus service operated by Campbell River Transit System, although service is limited. An ideal way to get around the city is to rent a car, as driving around allow travellers to appreciate the surroundings more. BC Ferries provide services to Quadra Island, and an in-land island highway, as well as an oceanside island highway, that connect Campbell River to the rest of Vancouver Island.
How to get there
Campbell River Water Aerodrome, or Campbell River Harbour Airport, has flights coming from Alert Bay, Arron Point, Sonora Island, Dent Island, Gilford Island, Surge Narrows, Owen Bay, Blind Channel, Fredrick Arm, Prideaux Haven, Refuge Cove, Cortes Bay, Port McNeill, Powell River, Lund, Savary Island, Stuart Island-Big Bay, Hernando Island, and Vancouver Airport, operated by the airline Corilair. Campbell River is also served by Campbell River Airport, with flights operated by Central Mountain Air, Pacific Coastal Airlines, Kenmore Air, and Vancouver Island Air. Island Coach Lines buses run from Victoria to Port Hardy, passing through Campbell River. By car, the city can be reached by travelling north on Highway 19 from Nanaimo or from Victoria. Campbell River can also be accessed via Inland Highway.