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Discover Campbell River

Majestic mountains, breathtaking parks and wildlife adventures are on your doorstep

  • Apr 22, 2020
Mark Pavesic reels in a small mouth bass from Elk Lake, near Victoria, BC. Kelsey Pavesic photo

Let Outdoors West be your guide to the great outdoors this summer!

Magazine shares the how-to and where-to of exploring Western Canada’s natural spaces

Mark Pavesic reels in a small mouth bass from Elk Lake, near Victoria, BC. Kelsey Pavesic photo
The de Havilland Beaver restored by Sealand Aviation is hoisted into place at the Campbellton entrance to Campbell River at 14th Ave. and Highway 19 Monday, April 25 in a 10-year Campbellton Neighbourhood Association project to create a tribute to the city’s aviation history. Photo by Alistair Taylor/Campbell River Mirror

Float plane installation is a soaring tribute to Campbell River aviation

Beaver floatplane was the Workhorse of the North and a common sight in Campbell River

  • May 2, 2022
The de Havilland Beaver restored by Sealand Aviation is hoisted into place at the Campbellton entrance to Campbell River at 14th Ave. and Highway 19 Monday, April 25 in a 10-year Campbellton Neighbourhood Association project to create a tribute to the city’s aviation history. Photo by Alistair Taylor/Campbell River Mirror
Join Island Joy Rides on a guided tour of the Campbell River Estuary, on the lookout for bald eagles, herons, seals and other waterbirds. Tyler Cave photo / courtesy Destination Think

5 ways to get out on the water in Campbell River

A trip to Campbell River isn’t complete without getting out on the…

  • Mar 21, 2022
Join Island Joy Rides on a guided tour of the Campbell River Estuary, on the lookout for bald eagles, herons, seals and other waterbirds. Tyler Cave photo / courtesy Destination Think
New opportunities for tourism and related enterprises along the Gold River waterfront will be explored in a Waterfront Planning process, with support from the Trust’s READY program. AdobeStock

Gold River sprucing up its waterfront

Island Coast Economic Trust backing village’s effort to develop a waterfront concept plan

  • Feb 18, 2022
New opportunities for tourism and related enterprises along the Gold River waterfront will be explored in a Waterfront Planning process, with support from the Trust’s READY program. AdobeStock
A crowd gathered at the Campbell River Museum on Feb. 13 to watch as the steam donkey was fired up. Photo by Sean Feagan / Campbell River Mirror.

VIDEO: Campbell River Museum’s ‘steam donkey’ draws crowd

Museum’s director: turnout shows tourism ready to bounce back

A crowd gathered at the Campbell River Museum on Feb. 13 to watch as the steam donkey was fired up. Photo by Sean Feagan / Campbell River Mirror.
From hunting and ice fishing to snowshoeing and hiking, this new must-read guide from Black Press Media and WestCoastTraveller.com will inspire plenty of winter pursuits.

Enjoy the great outdoors this winter with Outdoors West!

Magazine shares the how-to and where-to of exploring Western Canada’s natural spaces

From hunting and ice fishing to snowshoeing and hiking, this new must-read guide from Black Press Media and WestCoastTraveller.com will inspire plenty of winter pursuits.
The spawning season lasts from late October to early December. Black Press Media file photo

Where to see spawning salmon on Vancouver Island this year

The top spots for fall fish viewing, from Goldstream to Campbell River

The spawning season lasts from late October to early December. Black Press Media file photo
Miracle Beach Provincial Park. Photo by Sean Feagan / Campbell River Mirror.

Miracle Beach Provincial Park to receive infrastructure upgrades

BC Parks announces $100k in improvements, including increased accessibility and flow track

Miracle Beach Provincial Park. Photo by Sean Feagan / Campbell River Mirror.
The Tree to Sea loop is a 1,000 km bikepacking route around the north end of Vancouver Island. Photo courtesy Miles Arbor

1,000 km route opens northern Vancouver Island to ‘bikepackers’

Bikepacking combines ultralight backpacking and bicycle touring

The Tree to Sea loop is a 1,000 km bikepacking route around the north end of Vancouver Island. Photo courtesy Miles Arbor
Twa Dogs Brewery in Saanich, just outside Victoria. Photo courtesy BC Ale Trail

Sip and savour: Artisanal beers abound on Vancouver Island

When it comes to voting for the BC Ale Trail’s Best Brewery…

Twa Dogs Brewery in Saanich, just outside Victoria. Photo courtesy BC Ale Trail
Proceeds from the B.C. Wildlife Federation’s second annual online auction will support conservation initiatives around the province. BCWF photo.

Online gift, gear and getaway auction boosts BC fish and wildlife conservation

B.C. Wildlife Federation online auction supports conservation projects across the province

Proceeds from the B.C. Wildlife Federation’s second annual online auction will support conservation initiatives around the province. BCWF photo.
Graeme Macaloney from Macaloney’s Caledonian Distillery & Twa Dogs Brewery

A neat discovery: Savour a taste of Vancouver Island’s whisky distilleries

Whisky is inextricably linked to the British Isles, but whether it originated…

Graeme Macaloney from Macaloney’s Caledonian Distillery & Twa Dogs Brewery
Sport fisherman hunting predator fish. Outdoor fishing in river during sunrise. Hunting and hobby sport.

Head outdoors this summer with Outdoors West!

New magazine shares the how-to and where-to of exploring Western Canada’s great outdoors

Sport fisherman hunting predator fish. Outdoor fishing in river during sunrise. Hunting and hobby sport.
Last year, Port Alberni’s Twin City Brewing earned the BC Ale Trail’s Best Brewery Experience award for the quality of its beer and food as well as the way it adapted to the pandemic.

Which BC brewery do you think offers the best overall experience?

Voting is underway for the BC Ale Trail’s Best Brewery Experience award

Last year, Port Alberni’s Twin City Brewing earned the BC Ale Trail’s Best Brewery Experience award for the quality of its beer and food as well as the way it adapted to the pandemic.
A humpback spotted just off Cortes Island breaches. This humpback breached several times, as it played by itself for nearly half an hour. Photo by Terry Farrell
A humpback spotted just off Cortes Island breaches. This humpback breached several times, as it played by itself for nearly half an hour. Photo by Terry Farrell
A humpback spotted just off Cortes Island breaches. This humpback breached several times, as it played by itself for nearly half an hour. Photo by Terry Farrell
A humpback spotted just off Cortes Island breaches. This humpback breached several times, as it played by itself for nearly half an hour. Photo by Terry Farrell
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