Free Things to Do in Campbell River

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  • pudman43
    Surrey, Canada422 contributions
    Drove up from Qualicum Beach, and it was worth the drive just for this attraction alone. Gorgeous views of the falls, and the suspension bridge was super fun. Other trails to explore there as well
    Written March 21, 2022
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  • PMTRTX
    The Woodlands, TX206 contributions
    The Falls had a thunderous roar and the views were excellent - it was mesmerizing! The bridge, which had some movement was not busy and felt safe to cross as the sides were high and it looked well maintained. They are in the forest and away from civilization - a good experience for the soul!
    Written May 3, 2022
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  • Michelle D
    1 contribution
    Nice hike. Very hot when we did this but much of trail is shaded:)
    And the view was truly beautiful. Would recommend it for sure. Took us 1 hour and 10 minutes each way at a reasonable pace. But give yourself 3 hours return to stay at the top and enjoy the view a while
    Written August 21, 2020
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  • Ian W
    Vancouver, Canada134 contributions
    It was such an ugly day out that we curtailed our outing due to the wind and rain, but the location, staff (Serena) and the exemplary product - made it very worthwhile! Of course after the sampling - we simply had to acquire a bottle or two for our own back bar. We surely will be back in 'good' weather, for the full tour!
    Written October 12, 2020
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  • Jamila D
    Vancouver Island, Canada60 contributions
    Worth the drive. These falls are breathtaking, even if you don't feel like a cold dip in the beautiful blue waters. Short, steep path to the rocks overlooking the water for a stunning view.
    Written July 24, 2021
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  • Bill C
    Comox Valley, Canada7 contributions
    The construction along the waterfront is complete. A bit of landscaping left as of 25 July 2021. It's a great place to walk, ebike, jog, cycle. Today I saw seals, bald eagles, salmon jumping, orcas, and people. Lots of people out on the beaches and tidal pools. You'll never be thirsty either because there's free water along the way, washrooms, coffee shops and even an uncoffee shop(Tim Hortons).
    Written July 24, 2021
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  • Redkitewatcher64
    Andover, UK1,501 contributions
    We didn't actually make it to the hatchery as we visited in the morning and late afternoon and each time the hatchery wasn't open. However from the car park at the hatchery itself there are a series of footpaths that run alongside the Quinsam River . We were very keen to see bears and our accommodation provider recommended taking a walk along the river , this we did from the hatchery and also by parking in the lay by just before the hatchery and walking through the bushes on the footpath. Its a lovely walk along a well made path through the trees and right along the river bank and takes you from the lay by right to the hatchery. In a couple of places there are wooden broadwalks and steps up some of the steeper areas. As well as a wealth of small woodland birds we also got close up sightings of Turkey Vultures and Bald Eagles eating the dead salmon. However the highlight of our visit was being able to watch black bears fishing on the river, made very special that we were the only people there. We went every morning and evening for three days and each time we watched several bears fishing. However be careful they are wild animals , and a visit is not for the faint hearted. Our landlady said that the previous week some guests were fishing and a bear came down and started examining their rucksacks they had left on the bank. We kept our distance but at one point the bear took us by suprize and changed direction and jumped up on the path we were walking on. Luckily we had read up on what do in bear encounters : walked backwards slowly ( although we realised the bear could walk faster towards us then we could walk backwards!), made ourselves as big as possible whilst saying Whoa bear. The bear stopped about 20 feet in front of us , took a look and then walked off into the woods. Although we didn't need them , we were glad that our landlady had given us a warning alarm and bear spray, so enjoy this beautiful place and its wildlife but be careful.( Photos were taken over several days and with a zoom lens on camera)
    Written November 26, 2019
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  • Tim R
    Kamloops, Canada702 contributions
    Had a few hours to kill before my golf game. This is a great walk, even with pet! Easy access from hwy and lots of trail options to choose. Parking was easy and signage was great along the trails.
    Written July 30, 2020
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  • dawntop
    Parksville, Canada149 contributions
    This is a small centre, but it has lots of good travel information They also have various touristy tee shirts, etc.
    Written October 6, 2020
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  • Ian M
    Roberts Creek8 contributions
    Great trail network in Snowden Forest. Great technical climbing and descending. Lots of variety and very few long sustained leg burning climbs. Definitely lots of roots and exposed rock but nothing terribly extreme. Good moderate Blue and easy Black trails. Trails are reasonably well marked.
    Written June 23, 2019
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  • Redkitewatcher64
    Andover, UK1,501 contributions
    Decided to take a walk along the pier on a beautiful sunny afternoon whilst staying in Campbell River. It was at the weekend and in the car park was a lovely market full of local produce and crafts. After strolling around the stalls we decided to take a walk along the pier, stopping off at the cafe to buy a fabulous ice cream cone. Its a lovely old fashioned wooden pier with great views out to sea. We visited during the Humpback Whale season and you could watch their waterspouts and the tour boats rushing out to view the whales from the pier. As you walk along there are a lot of fishing seats along the pier many with plaques on them and it was very interesting to read all of the dedications. It is a popular spot for fishermen, and they were all very happy to have a chat and talk of the ones that got away. A lovely spot on a sunny day to have a walk and while away a couple of hours
    Written November 26, 2019
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  • Camper44410890137
    1 contribution
    The most beautiful handmade jewelry, paintings, carvings, stones, soap, masks! Everything you can imagine! The owners are true gems themselves! Check this place out, its a must.
    Written November 27, 2018
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