About Campbell River, BC

Map of Campbell River, Vancouver Island

Where is Campbell River?

Campbell River is located on the North Central East Coast of Vancouver Island, about 156 km north of Nanaimo and 267 km north of Victoria, the capital city of British Columbia (BC), located on the southern tip of Vancouver Island.

Vancouver Island is located off the West Coast of British Columbia, Canada.

Campbell River – An attractive, vital, active BC community


Campbell River is an ocean-side community of approximately 33,000 people. We describe ourselves as active, friendly and oriented towards outdoor activities such as hiking, kayaking, cycling and fishing. (Campbell River is known as “The Salmon Fishing Capital of the World”).

Campbell River has all the amenities

Our local hospital and medical care facilities offer excellent care. Elementary, Middle and Secondary schools offer quality education for our children ( School District 72) and North Island College offers ongoing credit and non-credit educational opportunities. Other amenities include swimming pools, both outdoor and indoor, sportsplex, curling rink, library, shopping malls, museum, community center and performing arts and movie theatres.

Miracle Beach

Outdoor Recreation

Miracle Beach
Campbell River Recreation Centre

Indoor Facilities

Campbell River Recreation Centre
North Island College

Learning Centres

North Island College

A few more things that Campbell River offers

Retirees Welcome!

+ In recent years Campbell River has put out the Welcome mat for retirees. There are many services and amenities geared specially for seniors and retirees.

Campbell River is the Gateway to Strathcona Provincial Park

Campbell River is well known for its proximity to magnificent Strathcona Provincial Park, BC’s oldest provincial park. Strathcona offers hiking, rock climbing, wildlife viewing, birding, mountain biking, spelunking, camping and much more, right on Campbell River’s doorstep.

Campbell River & Vancouver Island – Paradise Outdoors

It’s an outdoor recreation paradise with unsurpassed boating, sailing and kayaking, salmon fishing, trout and steelhead fishing, hiking, skiing (Alpine & Nordic at Mt. Washington), birding, scuba diving, spelunking (caving), mountain climbing, mountain biking, river rafting, whale watching, wildlife viewing and more.

So close to the bright lights!

Victoria is approximately a 3 hour drive from Campbell River on the Inland Island Highway #19. Victoria is a hive of cultural activity including museums, live theatre and concerts, live music, show gardens and historic buildings. Living in Campbell River offers the perfect blend of life in a friendly, bustling ocean side community with the opportunity for day or weekend trips to Victoria, Nanaimo or Vancouver (a 1 1/2 hour ferry ride from Nanaimo) to enjoy one-of-a-kind cultural events.

Campbell River Real Estate

At NVH HOMES we have great building lots, including ocean view lots, and then we build custom luxury homes. Check out our New Homes For Sale and Custom New Homes For Sale to see what NVH Homes have to offer in the way of Campbell River real estate and real estate investments.

In Campbell River the average home for sale listing is just under $300,000. Compare that to the average price of a home for sale in Victoria for $542,000 and you can see why Campbell River is an attractive destination from a real estate investment and homes for sale perspective.

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Getting to Campbell River

Campbell River, BC is accessible by air, land and sea!

    • Ferries From Vancouver, BC – If you are traveling from the mainland you can access Vancouver Island via the two B.C. Ferry Terminals in Vancouver – Horseshoe Bay Ferry Terminal in North Vancouver and Tsawwassen Ferry Terminal, south of Vancouver. You can take the ferry to Nanaimo (we’re just a short 1½ hour drive north) or Victoria (a longer 3 hour drive north, both are very scenic).
      You can also take a ferry from Powell River on the Sunshine Coast of BC to the Comox Valley. Campbell River is just a 40-minute drive north.
      www.bcferries.ca
    • The Ferry From Washington – If you are travelling north from Washington State you can drive to Vancouver B.C., Canada (see above) or take the ferry from Port Angeles to Victoria and drive north on Vancouver Island, approximately 3 hours to Campbell River.
      www.cohoferry.com
  • Air Canada flies into the Campbell River Airport on a daily basis –
    www.aircanada.com
    You can also fly by seaplane from Vancouver and Seattle –
    www.kenmoreair.com
    WestJest flies direct from Calgary into the Comox Valley daily –
    www.westjet.com

  • Campbell River offers many amenities for boaters including full service marinas with fuel and protected moorage. Check out the BC Marine Trades Association website for a list of BC marinas.

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