Campbell River Port Guide

Campbell River Port is strategically located on the eastern coast of Vancouver Island in Canada. Popularly known as the 'Salmon Capital of the World,' the Campbell River port of call is a blissful and serene island perfect for tourists who want to escape the fast paced lifestyle of the city. The Campbell Port cruise terminal can be found at the northern edge of the harbor. The waterfront of this small community is located on the shores of the Discovery Passage and is surrounded by islets, islands and an amazing view of the ocean. The town is filled with marinas, boats, shops, homes parks, and pebbled beaches.


Just a walk away from the Campbell River cruise port, you can find several tents and shops where souvenir items and other tourists’ merchandises are sold. These tents are usually open every time a cruise ship arrives at the port. These shops feature a collection of native dolls, jewelry, carvings, and artworks by the local artists. There are two main shopping centers that can be enjoyed in the island. You can either head to the Discovery Harbor Shopping Center or the Campbell River Common Shopping Center. Located at the very heart of the community, you can find almost anything that you need from fashion to electronics.

Things to Do

Because of its accessibility to the sea waters, rivers, sandy beaches and forest lands, there are a lot of outdoor activities that you should try at Campbell Island. You can go hiking, fishing, bird watching, caving, biking, sailing, kayaking, wild water rafting and so much more. When you get to the Campbell River, make sure you go fishing. Aside from salmon, expect to catch halibut, cold snappers and trout as well. The Seawalk, a community walkway, is another place that you shouldn’t miss. It is popular for its wood lined carvings, beaches and benches. It is also a stroller and wheelchair-friendly walkway. If you want more adventure and breath taking activities, you can try skiing and snowboarding at Mt. Washington. Just 45 minutes away from the Campbell River, this activity is perfect when you get to drop by the port during the winter months. The Haig-Brown House is another place to visit. Built in the 1923, this farmhouse is the home of Roderick and Ann Haig- Brown, pioneer conservationists. For a nice touch of the town’s naval history, you can go and check out the Campbell Maritime Heritage Center, just adjacent to the Discovery Pier.

Restaurants and Bars

Most of the restaurants and food shops are in the town center just minutes away from the harbor. For a taste of authentic Canadian cuisines, you can drop by Ricky’s Campbell River Café. They feature a special all day breakfast buffet in a family friendly environment. You can also come to Fusilli Grill for a menu of breads, pastas and deserts made from the area’s fresh produce. If you are craving for something sweet, you can check out the Banners Restaurant. One of the café’s highlights is an ice cream bar. 

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