Recreation

A padded sculpin guarding eggs on the barge in Chemainus. “It’s a sight few have seen,” said dive enthusiast Kathleen Fenner. (Photo by Kathleen Fenner)

Much to see under the sea at barges and reefs around Chemainus

Divers gravitate to sites prepared to witness diverse life that changes all the time

 

Despite the recent heat wave, experts share it is not safe to yet go tubing on the Cowichan River, and community members are being warned to hold off on this fun activity until at least mid-June when it will be safer to do so. (Kathryn Swan photo)

Officials warn tubers to stay off Cowichan River after several rescues caused by hazards, cold water

While recent temperatures make tubing seem like a hot idea, hazards say otherwise

 

Cyclists enjoy a ride on the Greenways Loop in Campbell River. Photo by Laurel Cronk

Make plans to travel Campbell River’s Greenways Loop on Loop Day, June 4

28 km circle route in and around Campbell River

  • May 17, 2023

 

The Pacific Rim National Park Reserve’s 25-kilometre ʔapsčiik t̓ašii pathway abruptly ends at the Park Reserve’s southern border. (Westerly file photo)

Path connecting Tofino to Ucluelet should finally be complete by spring 2024

Funding arrives to build path between Ucluelet and Pacific Rim National Park Reserve

The Pacific Rim National Park Reserve’s 25-kilometre ʔapsčiik t̓ašii pathway abruptly ends at the Park Reserve’s southern border. (Westerly file photo)
Strathcona Gardens lifeguard Cianna Dunn keeps watch during a Campbell River Killer Whales practice. Photo by Marc Kitteringham/Campbell River Mirror

Why it’s hard to keep the Strathcona Gardens pool open

Campbell River area pools adapting to shifts within lifeguarding

Strathcona Gardens lifeguard Cianna Dunn keeps watch during a Campbell River Killer Whales practice. Photo by Marc Kitteringham/Campbell River Mirror
Two youngsters take part in the Summerside Friends Club. Photo courtesy City of Campbell River

Friendships and Learning encouraged through recreation

Campbell River’s winter/spring recreation guide out now

  • Dec 20, 2022
Two youngsters take part in the Summerside Friends Club. Photo courtesy City of Campbell River
Willow Point Park. City of Campbell River

Willow Point Park too crowded to accommodate all field user groups

Slo pitch society asks city council to direct staff on how to allocate field time.

Willow Point Park. City of Campbell River
Lake Life. Lia Crowe photography

To the lake!

Okanagan Lake is the heart of summer life in the Okanagan Valley

  • Aug 26, 2022
Lake Life. Lia Crowe photography
The Cowichan Valley Regional District has yet to receive any applications from West Shore Motorsports Park to move its operations to the Shawnigan Lake area. (File photo)

Potential Western Speedway move to Shawnigan Lake leaves Cowichan officials wondering

West Shore Motorsports Park considering 4 locations, no application made to date over the Malahat

The Cowichan Valley Regional District has yet to receive any applications from West Shore Motorsports Park to move its operations to the Shawnigan Lake area. (File photo)
The proposed renovation would extend the pool area into the parking lot at Strathcona Gardens. Photo by Marc Kitteringham, Campbell River Mirror

Strathcona Gardens renovation cost increases

SRD now looking to borrow $27 million, with no increase to taxes

The proposed renovation would extend the pool area into the parking lot at Strathcona Gardens. Photo by Marc Kitteringham, Campbell River Mirror
Funds raised through Sweatin’ for Science support education programs and opportunities in 13 regions across BC and Yukon to nurture, inspire and elevate youth.

BC Tech Leaders Raise Funds and Awareness for STEM Education

BC’s tech leaders are Sweatin’ for Science this month to raise funds…

  • May 30, 2022
Funds raised through Sweatin’ for Science support education programs and opportunities in 13 regions across BC and Yukon to nurture, inspire and elevate youth.
Photo credit: Kamloops Immigrant Services

Get Moving with Your Community this June

Download the ParticipACTION app, track your activity + help your community compete to win $100K!

  • May 30, 2022
Photo credit: Kamloops Immigrant Services
A new non-profit, Exploration Diving Society of B.C., has been formed, seeking to promote diving and exploration. (Eiko Jones photo)

Vancouver Island divers enter uncharted waters as part of new society

Exploration Diving Society of B.C. seeks to promote diving and exploration

A new non-profit, Exploration Diving Society of B.C., has been formed, seeking to promote diving and exploration. (Eiko Jones photo)
Campbell River fire crews attended three RV fires last month. Photo by Ronan O’Doherty / Campbell River Mirror

Crews respond to three RV fires in Campbell River in February

With more people living in RVs, Fire Chief stresses taking safety precautions

Campbell River fire crews attended three RV fires last month. Photo by Ronan O’Doherty / Campbell River Mirror
Class participants and instructor Heather Wood have fun cooking up tasty treats during a Giggling Gourmet class. Courtesy of City of Campbell River.

City’s new specialised recreation programs a hit

Cermaq, Grieg Seafood, and Mowi thanked for supporting program

Class participants and instructor Heather Wood have fun cooking up tasty treats during a Giggling Gourmet class. Courtesy of City of Campbell River.
Refunds will be approved for all user groups affected by the strike. Photo by Marc Kitteringham / Campbell River Mirror

SRD to approve all refund requests from user groups affected by Strathcona Gardens strike

SRD in ‘PR campaign that I honestly don’t think we’re winning’ — Strathcona Gardens commissioner

Refunds will be approved for all user groups affected by the strike. Photo by Marc Kitteringham / Campbell River Mirror
USW workers strike outside the Strathcona Gardens facility in Campbell River on Nov. 1. Photo supplied by Shelley Siemens

Strathcona Gardens strike continues

Pool, fitness and programming all cancelled on Wednesday

USW workers strike outside the Strathcona Gardens facility in Campbell River on Nov. 1. Photo supplied by Shelley Siemens
The Centennial Pool change house will be upgraded to improve its accessibility using one of two designs being considered. Photo by Sean Feagan / Campbell River Mirror

City planning Centennial Pool change house upgrades

Two designs being considered to improve facility accessibility for all users

The Centennial Pool change house will be upgraded to improve its accessibility using one of two designs being considered. Photo by Sean Feagan / Campbell River Mirror
The City of Campbell River will be looking to create a new fee structure policy this fall in an attempt to make the recreation programs in the city less subsidized by taxpayer dollars and more responsive to public demand. Photo courtesy City of Campbell River

City of Campbell River to find new fee structure for recreation programs

City is looking to make recreation department less taxpayer subsidized

The City of Campbell River will be looking to create a new fee structure policy this fall in an attempt to make the recreation programs in the city less subsidized by taxpayer dollars and more responsive to public demand. Photo courtesy City of Campbell River
Fishing licences came available for sale Thursday, April 1, and the federal government has introduced a new tool to help anglers – those who are required – to record their catches. (Black Press Media files)

New digital recording tool available for fishing licence sales in B.C.

Anglers can now use an ‘easy’ online system to take note of fish they have caught, as per DFO rules

Fishing licences came available for sale Thursday, April 1, and the federal government has introduced a new tool to help anglers – those who are required – to record their catches. (Black Press Media files)