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Things To Do in 2 Hours Campbell River - February Edition

Things To Do in 2 or 4 hrs

 

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 FREE Entry Community Markets: Campbell River Indoor Community Market- Every Saturday, 10am-2pm. CR Common Mall, 1400 Ironwood St. Find us on facebook!

FREE Entry (by donation) Art Exhibition: Campbell River Art Gallery-This February features the “36th Members Exhibition”. featuring the work of 80 regional artists. A celebration of the visual arts.  On display until Feb 21. Gallery open hours Mon-Sat, 12-5pm. CR Art Gallery, 1235 Shoppers Row. 250.287.2261.

FREE Art-Making: Super Saturdays at CR Art Gallery- There’s a different art-making class every other Saturday!  For all ages (children must have adult supervision).  Just drop-in, 1-3pm.  Everything supplied. 1235 Shoppers Row. 250.287.2261. crartgallery.com

FREE Home Depot Kids Workshop: Different project every month. For ages 4-12yrs. Kids go home with their piece of art, handy skills, a Home Depot apron and certificate of achievement. Must have parent supervision. PRE-REGISTER in-store. 1482 Island Hwy, Campbell River. 250.286.5400.

Board Game Groups: Sundance Java Bar- People who love playing board games as much as you do. Different game each time. 3rd Saturday of the month, 6:30-9:30pm.  OR At Whistlin’ Waffle's, Last Friday of every month. 6pm. Willows Market, S. Isl. Hwy.

LIVE MUSIC & ENTERTAINMENT: 

Royal Coachman Pub- Karaoke on Sundays @ 8pm with Lizzie.  See Calendar for Saturday Live music performances. 250.204.9130.  84 Dogwood Rd. 250.286.0231. 

The Eagles- Jam, 4-8pm. Texas Holdem Poker every Thurs, 7pm. 1999 - 14 Ave.  250.287.4990. 250.287.4990.

Riptide Pub- Ocean front pub, live music every Thurs @ 6pm. 1340 Island Hwy, Discovery Mall. 250.830.0044.

Super Mario’s- Jam nights on Fridays and local bands on Saturdays @ 8pm.  3 - 2253 S Isl. Hwy. Willow Pt. (sometimes live music is cancelled due to private functions, phone ahead). 250.926.0606.

So-Cal Restaurant- Blues & Jazz easy listening, every Friday, 6:30-9:30pm.  2231 S Island Hwy. 250.923.7611.

Heriot Bay Inn (Quadra Island)- Open Mic every Saturday @ 9pm, Fri, Feb 9 is live music with Summer and the Sinners, $10 cover charge. 673 Hotel Rd. (Quadra Island). 250.285.3322.

Hockey & Figure-Skating: 

Everyone Welcome Skate- Strathcona Gardens 7 days a week!  Sat, 1:30-4:30pm. Sun, 3pm-5pm. Mon/Wed/Fri, 1:15-2:45pm.  Tue/Thurs, 9:45-11:15am & 1:15-5pm.  225 S. Dogwood Rd. 250.287.9234.

CR Storm Junior B Hockey Games- Watch our local hockey team play-off against other island hockey teams see calendar for dates and times. Strathcona Gardens, 225 S. Dogwood Rd. 250.287.9234.

Outside on a Frozen Lake: Echo Lake is usually the best for this, or surrounding  ponds & lakes.  Most suitable after a week of minus 0*C.  Always check depth first. Take the Gold River Hwy #28, 20mins south west of Campbell River, to Echo Lake. Don’t forget your pucks!

Swimming, Indoor Waterslide & Blow-up Water Obstacle Course: Strathcona Gardens Rec. Complex- The waterslide will be open anytime there’s a public “Everyone Welcome Swim” Phone for dates & times.   225 S. Dogwood Rd. 250.287.9234.

Campbell River Museum: 470 Island Hwy. 250.287.3103. www.crmuseum.ca. Find us on facebook! Winter Open Hours: Tue–Sun, 12–5pm (Oct. 1–May 17).

Current Exhibition: “Life on the Spit”: the Photographs of Elizabeth Quocksister- Showcasing what life was like for families living on the Campbell River Spit Reserve from the early 1940s to late 1960s.  

Other Museums: 

Maritime Heritage Centre- See the Famous BCP45 Fishing Boat that is on the Canadian $5 bill. 2 floors of marine artifacts.  Mon-Fri, 10am-4pm. Discovery Pier, Island Hwy. 250.286.3161.

Winery/Distillery/Brewery Tasting & Tours:

Shelter Point Distillery- Single Malt Distillery, Spectacular location. Self-Guided Tours & Tastings are FREE during open hours Wed-Sun, 12-5pm. 4650 Regent Rd, Oyster River. 778.420.2200. 

Beach Fire Brewing- Brewery Tours every Saturday for groups of 4 or more (booking required).  Tasting room & restaurant open Tues-Sun.  594 11th Ave. 250.914.3473.

Coastal Black Estate Winery- Tasting Room & Art Gallery re-open Sat, Feb 10th. then open every weekend, 11am-5pm.  Winery Tours available every Saturday (must book in advance, min. of 8 people). 2186 B Endall Rd, Black Ck. 250.337.8325.

FREE Elk Falls Suspension Bridge: Hangs 64mtrs above the Campbell River canyon floor offering a top to bottom view of Elk Falls. Located 4km’s along Gold River Hwy 28, turn onto Brewster Lake Rd. Park in John Hart Interpretive centre parking Lot.  1.4kms walk to the falls. Wheelchair access.

FREE Hiking & Trails: Some of Campbell River’s most loved hikes & trails include..

BC HYDRO Construction Area- (1-10kms) See all the new alternative trails open year-round with varied connecting routes. 

Ripple Rock Trail- (8kms,  3hrs). 

Canyon View Trail- (5kms). 

The Millennium Trail- (2.4kms). 

Beaver Pond / Kingfisher Trail(1km). 

Quinsam River Trail- (1km). 

Snowden Forest Trails- (many to choose from).  Most loved for it’s great mountain biking trails.

Beaver Lodge Forestlands- (many routes to choose from). All avrg 3kms. 

Lower Myra Falls Trails- (3min walk) several stunning cascading waterfalls. 

Oyster River Nature Trail-  2kms walks to the Ocean behind Discovery Foods grocery store at the corner of Regent & Glenmore Rd.  

Dirt Biking: 

FREE “Dirt Church”-   See Calendar. Every Sunday

Helicopter Tours: 49 North Helicopters-See the.. Discovery Passage; (20mins), Magnificent flight along the Straight of Georgia.  Desolation Sound; (45mins)  Fly over 105 lakes. Stunning mountain flight over the beautiful Vancouver Island mountain range, to the famous Comox Glacier. www.49northhelicopters.com, 250.202.4899.

FREE Frolfing: Disc Golf Course- Discs available for rent or purchase at the Sportsplex, or you can bring your own! Free to play! In the forest next to the Sportsplex, 1800 S Alder St. 250.923.7911.

Shooting Range: Campbell River Gun Club-  Indoor & outdoor ranges. Junior to senior shooting. Learn safe gun handling and improve your aim.  250.338.0483.  

Indoor Squash, Racquet Ball, Badminton & Basketball Courts: Inside the Sportsplex, Alder Rd. 250.923.7911.

FREE Tennis: 2 tennis court facilities, back of the Sportsplex, off Penfield Rd. 250.923.7911.  Or Centennial park, Cnr. of Alder & 4th Street.

Horseriding: 

Balance Equestrian Centre- Lessons, shows, camps, special events & therapeutic riding. Indoor & outdoor arenas.  Off Willis Rd, on Shetland Rd. Campbell River.  250.203.6042.

10 & 5 Pin Bowling &: Leagues, drop-ins, arcade games, and Rock N’ Bowl every Fri & Sat night ‘til 12am.  Fully licensed.  Voted the Best Pizza in town!  CR Bowling & Billard Centre, 16th Ave. 250.286.1177.

FREE Pool Tables & Dart Boards: The Eagles-  Anyone can play, non-members welcome too! 1999, 14th Ave. 250.287.4990.

Community Centre: (Bus schedules & ticket purchase here). Crafts, cooking, sports activities and FREE family drop-in activities401 11th Ave, 250.286.1161.

FREE CR Library: Wifi & internet use. Kids storytime. FREE DVDs, CD’s, Audio Books, Books, Ebooks & more for library card holders. 1240 Shoppers Row. 250.287.3655.

Indoor Rock Climbing: On the Rocks Climbing Gym- Modern, indoor, 32ft high climbing facility.  Walls to climb for every age & skill level. 1980 N. Island Hwy. 250.287.7625. RockGym.ca

FREE Skateboarding or BMXing: (2 parks) Sportsplex on Alder St. and Nunns Creek Park on 16th Ave.

See A Movie: Showcase 5 Cinema- 489 Dogwood St. 250.287.3266. 

FREE Oceanfront SeaWalk or Bike Ride: Campbell River Sea Walk- If the weather is nice enough, go for a stroll along the 8km seawalk. Mountain & ocean views the whole way!

FREE Waterfall Chasing: Rainy day fun, start at Elk Falls and drive along Hwy 28 to Gold River, there are 75 waterfalls to behold. Don’t miss Lower Myra Falls - a beautiful hidden piece of nature.