Must See Events

SEP 24 - Fall Festival at Haig-Brown House

Great family friendly event hosted by the Museum at Campbell River

Things To Do in 4 & 6 Hours Campbell River - Summer Edition

Things To Do

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Saratoga Speedway: Saturday and Friday Night Racing and Shows. Gates 6pm. Races start 7pm. Features array of shows including; Monster Trucks, Robo Dragon Fire Breathing Car Eating Machine, Logging Truck Rodeo, Crash to Pass, Mad Max Extreme Racing, IMCA Modifieds, Bomber Cars, Road Runners, Hornet Cars, Wilroc Sprint Cars, Heads-Up Drag Racing, Old Timers, Big Rigs, School Bus Derby, The Crusher Car Jumper, Fireworks, Truck Tug o’ Wars, Time Attack & more! Plus great eating & bathroom facilities! 2380 Macaulay Rd. Black Creek.  250.337.5024. www.saratogaracing.ca

Organic Artisan Fruit Wine & Cider Tastings: Blue Moon Farm Winery & Ciderworx, 12-5pm, Thur-Mon. Enjoy a complimentary tasting and tour our beautiful organic flower and blueberry farm. Phone for large group bookings.  4905 Darcy Rd, Courtenay  250-338-9765.

FREE Photography, Wildlife & Bird Watching: Baikie Island and Campbell River Estuary at Dick Murphy Park (AKA “The Spit”). Sometimes you’ll also see some seals, the white swan, and if you’re lucky a pod of whales can bee seen just off of the spit.

Waterskiing & Wakeboarding: Lake McIvor, contact Campbell River Eagles Waterski Club 250 203-2512

Kayak Tours, Rentals & Lessons: Half Day, Full Day & Sunset Tours. No experience required. Walk onto the ferry, and a shuttle bus will pick you up.  Everything supplied, including lunch. Quadra Island Kayaks, 250.285.3400. Toll Free: 1.877.475.8687. info@quadraislandkayaks.com 

Kayak  & Canoe Rentals: Full day-$39, Half day $29 or hourly $10.  Paddle the beautiful upper Campbell River. 80 crafts to choose from, prices vary on craft type. Daily 8am-8pm. All equipment supplied.  Strathcona Outdoor Centre.  Hwy 28, 40 mins drive from downtown Campbell River.  

Paddle boarding Rentals: Full day-$39, Half day $29 or hourly $10.  Protected area around beach, perfect for beginners, All equipment supplied.  Strathcona Outdoor Centre.  Hwy 28, 40 mins drive from downtown Campbell River.  

Snorkling with Seals , Sealions & Marine life: Half day animal encounter like no other. Includes wetsuit, mask, snorkel & fins. Free shuttle pick-up. Costs $129/p. $99/kid. Pacific Pro Dive & Marine Adventures, 1340 Island Hwy #129, 1.877.800.3483.

Desolation Sound Tours: 50North Adventures. Discovery Marine Harbour Dock E.  Personalized tours from 2 hour tours to all day. Fully equipped boat with washroom.  Travel remote islands including; Refuge Cove, Surge Narrows, Teakren Arm, Lund, Big Bay, Blind Channel, 250.702.4515 or 50northadventures.com.

Wildlife Adventure: See humpback whales, orcas, sealions, seals, seabirds, & dolphins.  4hr tour Pacific Pro Dive & Marine Adventures, 1340 Island Hwy #129, 1.877.800.3483.

Scuba Lessons & Tours: Recreational, Technical Diving, First Aid, and Servicing Courses. Pacific Pro Dive & Marine Adventures, 1340 Island Hwy #129. 1.877.800.3483.

Snorkelling with the Salmon: (3hrs) Destiny River Adventures. Best time to see Salmon - mid Aug to mid Sept. NEW LOCATION, 1995 Island Hwy.  www.destinyriver.com. 250.287.4800.

Kayak or Paddle Board Adventures: 

Full Moon Stand Up Paddle Board Adventure: in the Campbell River Estuary starts with a 1 hour lesson then up to 3 hours exploring the Estuary by moon light. Tour time 9pm to Midnight (ish). Dates available for Aug 10th, Aug 6th, 7th (Full Moon), 8th, Sept 5th, 6th (Full Moon), 7th. 48hr reservation needed. 

Sunset Stand Up Paddle Board Adventure: 6-10pm Paddle the river in a whole new light!  Destiny River Adventures. 1995 Island Hwy.  250.287.4800.  www.destinyriver.com. 

Bike Park: Mt. Washington. Open 11:30am-5:30pm, daily. New fun & flowy trails & old favourites.  For all abilities. 250.338.1386. 

FREE Hiking/ Biking: Free @ Snowden Forest & Canyon View Trail. Easy to intermediate.  Full map pg 24. 

Speedway Race Shows: Saturday Nights. Gates open 5pm. Racing starts 7pm. Saratoga Speedway, 2380 Macaulay Rd., Black Creek. 250.337.5024.

Golf: Award winning 18 hole course with driving range. Rentals and Golf carts available.   Storey Creek Golf Club.  300 McGimpsey Rd. www.storeycreek.bc.ca (see ad).

Golf Club - Quadra Island: 9 to 18 holes.  Invigorating serene course.  240-yard driving range. Open daily, 9am-6pm. 950 Heriot Bay Rd, Quathisaski Cove. Pick-up from ferry available. 250.285.2811.

Wine and Cheese Cruise:  This 2.5hour tour sets off from April Point Resort & Spa aboard the Pachena Princess 52’ cabin cruiser, with onboard washroom and wrap-around viewing deck.  Tour takes you into the hidden coves and inlets that make up Discovery Passage. Refreshments including wine & cheeses.  Learn history and culture of the area through the experienced guide onboard the vessel. You’ll also see a variety of wildlife and marine birds. June 24-Sept 9th Wednesday & Friday 5pm. 1.888.999.2799 

FREE -Quadra Island Self-Guided Art Studio Tour: 11 studios, open year-round.  Brochures on ferry and Tourist Info Centre.  Please phone ahead to ensure artists are available.  250.285.2547 or 3101. www.quadraislandarts.com

Outdoor Adventure Centre: Rapelling, Rock climbing, Sailing, Kayaking. Strathcona Lodge 250 286-3122,  41040 Hwy 28.  strathcona.bc.ca

Sea Plane Tours: Corilair - See all 105 lakes from the sky.  From Tyee Spit to remote islands.  Unique coastal culture & history.  Spectacular scenery. Home of the Passenger Participation Historic Mail Flight! corilair.com/ 1.888.287.8366

FREE Group Mountain Bike Rides: Swicked Cycles - Meets Mondays, 6:25pm, south entrance to Beaver Lodge Lands at the yellow gate parking lot. Meets Thursdays at Swicked Cycles, 1791 Spruce St. 250.914.2453.

FREE Wine Tastings & Tours: 40 Knots Winery. Drop-in Tue-Sun 1-5pm, for complimentary tastings. Or for a more memorable experience book in for a Private Tasting/Picnic/CellarTour. 2400 Anderton Rd, Comox. 250.941.8810  www.40KnotsWinery.com

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

 

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Quadra Island Golf Club: 9 to 18 holes.  Invigorating serene course.  240-yard driving range. Open 7 days/week, 9am-6pm. Quadra Island Golf Club, 950 Heriot Bay Rd, Quathisaski Cove, Quadra Island. 250.285.2811.

Tradition Tyee Pool Salmon Fishing: July 15 to Sept 15.  Traditional rowboat angling.  See if you can become a member of the prestigious Tyee Club of B.C. Painter’s Lodge, 1625 McDonald Rd, Campbell River. 1.800.663.7090.

Kayak Tours, Rentals & Lessons: Half Day, Full Day & Sunset Tours. No experience required. It’s easy to do from Campbell River!  Just park your car, walk on the ferry, and a shuttle bus will pick you up. Quadra Island Kayaks, 250.285.3400. Toll Free: 1.877.475.8687. info@quadraislandkayaks.com

Full Day Big Animal Encounter: Biggest & most exciting marine animals in Desolation Sound and Salish Sea. Lunch & snacks provided. Free shuttle pick-up. Pacific Pro Dive & Marine Adventures, 1340 Island Hwy #129, 1.877.800.3483.

Whales, Grizzly Bears, Ocean Rapids, and Wild Life Adventure Tours:  

Campbell River Whale Watching- Discovery Marina Floathouse, Dock E. 250.287.2667. campbellriverwhalewatching.com.  

Adventure Quest Tours- Discovery Marina 1003 Island Hwy., 778.3460021.   

50 North Adventures- Discovery Marina.  Dock E   250.702.4515.  Say Whats On Digest and get 10% off.   

Fishing Charters: 

50* North Adventures- Catch the big 0ne or trap crabs and prawns (in season)Discovery Marina.  Dock E   250.702.4515. 

Campbell River Fishing Guide- 250.203.4078

Painters Lodge- Guides and fishing charters. 250 286.1102, www.painterslodge.com

The F-ing Adventure: (8hrs) Float-Fly-Food-Fun-Falls-Fabulous-Fanciful-Fantastic-Fascinating-Flavourful - Snorkle with the salmon & raft in the river in the morning and then adventure all day by seaplane in a Corilair Charted flight seeing remote coastal locations and so much more.  Food included.  Destiny River Adventures. 1995 Island Hwy. www.destinyriver.com. 250.287.4800.

Mountain Biking: Mt. Washington. Open 11:30am-5:30pm, daily.  Open till 7pm Thurs.  New fun & flowy trails & old favourites.  For all abilities. 250.338.1386.

FREE Mountain Biking: Snowden Demonstation Forest. Over 60 trails from beginners to experts.  Trail maps available at www.whatsondigest.com/campbellriver.

Mt. Washington Scenic Ride & Dine: Take the chair lift up the mountain for breath taking views. Special package prices for lift-pass with lunch or dinner.  Open daily, 11am-5pm. 250.338.1386. 

FREE Motorbike to Gold River: Hwy #28, Rated #1 in motorbike highway rides. Fun for group rides