Campbell River is situated on the east coast of Vancouver Island and is renowned for being the "Salmon Capital of the world". The town has little to appeal to the average tourist, but is heaven for Hikers, Kayakers, Fishers and Naturists. Here you will find a slow, quiet island lifestyle and beautiful scenery.
Campbell River is accessible by air from Vancouver and has regular flights to other destinations on the mainland. Additionally, Kenmore Air  offers regularly scheduled service to Campbell River from Seattle on both seaplanes and land planes from May through September.
You can get to Campbell River by several bus routes too. Island Coach Lines (Laidlaw) serves Victoria to Port Hardy, and points in between, including Campbell River. Connect to Island Coach Lines from Vancouver aboard Greyhound  or Pacific Coach Lines.
Travelling north on Highway 19 takes approximately 2 hours (153 kilometres / 95 miles) from Nanaimo or 3.5 hours (264 kilometres / 165 miles) from Victoria. You can also take the Inland Highway, which will reduce time by an hour, but is a dull and pointless drive. Highway 19 is well worth the drive for the beautiful ocean views.
Elk Falls Provincial Park - Situated just outside C.R, this park has wonderful trails for Hikers or Bikers. As for the falls, they are surrounded by old growth trees and are 80ft high.
Quadra and Cortez Island - Quadra Island is located right beside Campbell River and just a twenty minutes ferry ride away. It's main communities are Quathiaski Cove and Heriot Bay, which connects to Cortez with a ferry accessible by car.
For Outdoor minded people Strathcona Park contain world-class hiking, and camping. Recommended hikes include Flower Ridge Trail, Crest Mountain Trail, and the Elk River Trail.
Guided salmon fishing is also a very popular thing to do.
Wei Wai Kum House Of Treasures Ltd, 1370 Island Highway (Located next to Moxie's Restaurant in the Discovery Harbour Shopping Centre), ☎ 250-286-1440. This gallery features Northwest Coast First Nations art. Located next to Moxie's Restaurant in the Discovery Harbour Shopping Centre.edit
Still Water Books & Art, Suite 120-1260 Shoppers Row (Between the public library and Photo Tech.), ☎ 250-850-3103, . edit
Ridgerider Mens Wear, 920 Island Hwy, ☎ 250-286-3554. Also sells Western apparel and gifts.edit
Cheddar & Co Specialty Foods Ltd, 1090 Shoppers Row, ☎ 250-830-0244, . A cheese shop that also sells gift baskets and specialty foods.edit
Paramount Music Hall, 1140 Ironwood Road (Next to Popsey's Log Cabin Restaurant), ☎ 250-287-8686. 10:00 pm-2:00 am. Paramount Music Hall (formerly The Voodoo Lounge) is Campbell River's only nightclub. It features Top 40 music and occasionally live bands. There are daily drink specials. If you get hungry, there's a concession stand called Dat'saLottaPerogeys, right outside the bar selling perogies, hot dogs, and other munchies. Open Tuesday to Saturday and occasionally Sundays. Cover charge varies, but is usually $5.edit
Royal Coachman Neighbourhood Pub, 84 Dogwood Street, ☎ 250-286-0231, . Campbell River's only English style pub.edit
The Willow's Neighbourhood Pub, 521 Rockland Road, ☎ 250 923 8311. 11:30am-12;00am. Great home made soups and pub food. Friendly atmosphere. Great pricesedit