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655 Island Highway, Campbell River, British Columbia V9W 2C2, Canada
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Reviewed September 20, 2018

What trip to Campbell River wouldn’t be complete without a walk down the Discovery Fishing Pier. It offers nice views of Campbell Rivef and its waterfront, as well as some very nice views of the Discovery Passage. If you time it just right, it is...More

Date of experience: September 2018
Thank EagerB
Reviewed September 2, 2018

Great place to see a beautiful scene. Family fishing together or just dedicated fishers. Great place to stop by. Easy access. Great place to stop for ice cream too. Can watch the ships go by.

Date of experience: August 2018
Thank Brian D
Reviewed August 23, 2018 via mobile

Like the title says, a great place to visit and relax. Local folks are friendly and willing to chat about anything.

Date of experience: August 2018
Thank r0b0guy
Reviewed July 27, 2018

Discovery Pier is probably our second favourite structure of its kind.* Constructed over 30 years ago, its length (183m) isn't remarkable, but its facilities and amenities outclass any such fishing structure we've seen anywhere before. Where else can one find rustic 'game chairs', fish-cleaning troughs,...More

Date of experience: July 2018
Thank ozcan1
Reviewed June 20, 2018 via mobile

Great view with an enormous ice cream. Great value for your money, must try the chocolate peanut butter. If you're in the area, stop at the pier for a treat.

Date of experience: June 2018
Thank kristenjane2015
Reviewed November 17, 2017

Great fishing, clean sea air, good fish & chips followed with ice cream. May even see a cruise ship or 2.

Date of experience: August 2017
Thank sbcaldwell2017
Reviewed October 4, 2017

I love visiting this pier, this was my second trip to the area and again visited. An ice cream is a must, delicious and huge!! It's interesting watching the men and women fishing, then watching them gut their catch. When we were there a man...More

Date of experience: August 2017
Thank Rachel N
Reviewed August 14, 2017

Nice pier walk...would go back and do it again. Hoped to see whales or seals but none on the days we were there! Lots of boats to see and lots of people fishing! Good stop!

Date of experience: August 2017
Thank mpcrozier
Reviewed August 7, 2017 via mobile

We stopped at the Discovery Fishing Pier in attempt to catch a Salmon. We spoke to the small hut on the pier to rent some rods, and the lady advised us that we'd all need fishing licenses if the 4 of us wanted to fish....More

Date of experience: August 2017
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Reviewed August 3, 2017

Just happened to land here on a drive through Campbell River on a beautiful summer evening. Wonderful views of the harbour and yummy very reasonably priced ice cream was a real bonus. Was able to get kiddie waffle cones with three scoops of ice cream...More

Date of experience: August 2017
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Stephen C
August 30, 2018|
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Response from ozcan1 | Reviewed this property |
Visiting Campbell River for the last 40 years, I've never _once_ seen anyone crabbing on Discovery Pier, constructed around 30 years ago. Contrast that with having seen countless fisherfolk crabbing from Busselton Jetty... More
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Marty A
August 30, 2018|
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Yes, definitely... . In fact I read recently (in the Campbell River Mirror) that the RCMP have been checking fishers' licences in Campbell River! That seems like a misuse of a valuable resource, especially given statistics... More
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