Saratoga Speedway

Saratoga Speedway is a family entertainment facility, our aim is to provide good clean safe fun at a reasonable price to our audience and our participants. In addition to our Race Cars we also have Go-Karts, our own Ridable Monster Truck, and we also do Private Rentals.

2380 Macaulay Rd
PO Box 40
Black Creek, BC

NIC Youth Academy Summer Camps

NIC Youth Academy summer camps are returning for summer 2021, with a new line-up of camps for kids from 9-16.

The camps combine fun and hands-on learning in a variety of areas including STEM (science, technology, engineering and math), health, language arts and more.

“Youth Academy camps are a great opportunity for students to explore their interests and develop new skills,” said Ali Sandholm, NIC youth & community outreach liaison. “We’re thrilled to be able to offer the camps this year, with full health and safety plans in place to ensure the safety of all our students.”

Camps run through July and August from 9 am-3 pm Monday to Friday, and will be offered in Campbell River, Comox Valley, Port Alberni and Tofino.

Full list of camp offerings:

  • NICBot Camp — Students learn how to build, program and control Lego EV3 Robots. (Comox Valley, July 5-9 and August 23-27; Campbell River, July 19-23 and August 16-20; Port Alberni, August 9-13; and Tofino, August 3-6).
  • NICBot Camp (Girls only) — Students will explore building, programming and controlling Lego EV3 Robots while connecting with other girls who share an interest in robotics. (Comox Valley, July 12-16; Campbell River, July 26-30).
  • Mad Scientist — Explore optics in physics, create reactions in chemistry, and navigate the wonders of life in biology. (Comox Valley, July 5-9 and August 9-13).
  • S.T.E.A.M Teens — Combines art with STEM to ignite students’ inner creativity. (Comox Valley, July 19-23).
  • CODE-Con — Learn popular coding languages and how to program creative digital projects. (Comox Valley, July 26-30).
  • Future Health Leaders — An interactive, four-day camp that explores professions in Health and Human Services. (Comox Valley, August 3-6).
  • Jr. Adventure Guides — Students learn the fundamentals of wilderness safety and survival, navigation and orienteering and take part in fun outdoor challenges. (Comox Valley, Aug 16-20).
  • French Language Camp — Prepare for high school this September with activities, games, and challenges – all in French. (Comox Valley, Aug 23-27).

For more information, including costs and registration information, visit www.nic.bc.ca/youth-academy.

SPRING OFFERINGS @ HOLLY HILL FARM

Petting Farm: Open every Sunday, our all weather Stable is set up in covid-friendly stations, to limit contact and increase quality time with our barnyard animals. From silly mini goats, to baby bunnies and chicks, horses, alpacas and more, it’s a great way to spend a Sunday!
Masks are required for all who can wear them.
Cash only. $8 per person, babies not walking are free. Booking required.
Booking: ‘one spot’ is good for one household.
Kids Farm Programs: to learn more visit our website @ https://hollyhillfarmcampbellriver.com/kids-farm-programs/
Spring Break Kids Camps: check out this link –> https://hollyhillfarmcampbellriver.com/about/camps/
Easter Extravaganza: Easter on the Farm is a beloved family tradition for Campbell Riverites. Spend 50 mins enjoying our barnyard, followed by an Easter egg hunt; the perfect covid-friendly way to celebrate Easter!
Easter on the Farm is suitable for people of all ages, not just kids!
Cost: $11 per person (only cash accepted upon entry)
Babies not walking are free.
Booking will commence March 1st. Stay tuned for details!

Winter at Mount Washington

Our early season operations start December 4th, 2020 (weather dependant) on the Easy Acres terrain. The opening will include skiing on the Easy Acres zone for beginners, the Tube Park and areas of the Nordic cross-country skiing area. More terrain areas will open as snow conditions allow.

Click Here for all the latest at Mount Washington this winter!

Anchor Inn

The Anchor Inn is a waterfront, full-service property that offers a private patio, overlooking the ocean in every room.

Fishing Packages at The Anchor Inn & Suites with Full Scale Fishing Adventures

These trips are fully customizable! Just let us know if you want to fish longer, spend another day or help you arrange any other activities.

Recommended dates of travel and best fishing: July 15 – September 15th

Click Here for all information and packages available.

Add on a Sunset Tour and/or add on a Wildlife Tour

Full Scale Fishing Adventures

.Click Here for all information and packages.

CUSTOM CHARTERS

Not sure about the charters we offer?We’ll accommodate any of your needs to make your fishing trip a once-in-a-lifetime experience. 

100% LOCAL CANADIAN OWNED

We’re local Canadian owned and operated, and our expert salmon fishing guides are guaranteed to give you a 100% Canadian West Coast experience.

SCENIC ADVENTURES

More than just sport fishing. We offer full scale scenic tours to beautiful remote beaches and islands along the way from Campbell River

Air tours

The Sunshine Coast plane is waiting to take you on a spectacular flight seeing adventure. Soar over stunning coastine, islands and the Sechelt Inlet experiencing the most beautiful and breathtaking scenery. You can expand your exploration to include glacier lakes, majestic waterfalls, and snow tipped mountains. 250-591-1810. 90 Front St, Nanaimo.

New to 2020 : Now offering a reduced rate for Locals to explore their own backyard !. Your scenic flight adventure will become a special memory to enjoy and share.Let us show you a new view of the beautiful place you call home!

100% LOCALLY OWNED & OPERATED. BUY LOCAL. FLY LOCAL.
Josh Ramsay owner and operated of Sunshine Coast Air took over Tofino Air in Sechelt in 2015. Josh has been living and flying seaplanes on the Sunshine Coast for over 13 years with over 15,000 hours of flying experience.

Click Here for their Website

Breweries

White Sails Brewing- Click Here

Brewery and Taproom located in downtown Nanaimo. Clean, crisp, award winning beers. 8 signature beers from robust dark beers to crisp lagers. Open daily!

Longwood Brew- Click Here

A unique brewery that has partnered with local farmers to grow and malt quality barley and hops. Tasting Room and Patio is open. 250-591-2739. 101A-2046 Boxwood Rd.

Cliffside Brewing- Click Here

6 Signature beers, roasted Porter to a light Blonde Ale. Unit D 11 Cliff St. Nanaimo.

Wolf Brewing Company- Click Here

A combination of rich flavours of the Pacific North with an old world style of brewing. Built on local connections with ingredients sourced from local farmers. Book a tour. Flight tastings available. 940 Old Victoria Rd. 250-716-2739

Art and Galleries

Nanaimo Art Gallery- Click Here

Located in the heart of downtown Nanaimo on the traditional territory of the Snuneymuxw First Nation. Current Exhibitions, “Small Gatherings” about the relationships between gathering and care. July 24th to August 29th. Followed by “Boarder X”. 150 Commercial St. Nanaimo. 250-754-1750

Golden Otter Gallery- Permanently Closed

Features a curated collection of art that reflects our shared island values of conservation and respect for nature. Here one can find a place where they can support local artists in the acquisition of original, locally made artwork for their homes. 250-753-0497. 34 Nicol Street

Nanaimo Museums

Vancouver Island Military Museum- Click Here

More than 25 exhibits and displays showcasing Canada’s proud Military History and Traditions. For more than a quarter century, the museum has assembled a truly impressive collection of military memorabilia and artifacts from the War of 1812 right through to Canada’s involvement in Afghanistan. 250-753-3814. 100 Cameron Rd. Nanaimo

Nanaimo Museum- Click Here

Located in the downtown core. The museum features several permanent exhibits that help visitors understand Nanaimo’s past and present. Guests can walk through a replica coal mine, discover what life was like for the early Snuneymuxw First Nation, and find out how the Nanaimo’s World Championship Bathtub Race began. Feature Exhibits, sharing world class displays. During Covid there is limited hours, and entry to the gallery is by timed admission. 100 Museum Way

Nanaimo’s Bastion- Click Here

Closed for 2020 summer season. The last remaining wooden Hudson’s Bay Company bastion in North America. The Bastion is a symbol of Nanaimo that serves a a miniature trade-era Museum. The first floor is dedicated to the Hudson’s Bay Company day-to-day trading operations, the second floor shows off its cannons and armaments, and the third floor displays colonial miner artifacts and tools used to build The Bastion. The Bastion is open to the public between May Long Weekend and Labor Day. It is one of the most enduring and iconic symbols of Nanaimo. Our main entrance is directly beside Serious Coffee on Museum Way, and our elevator & parkade entrance is through the VI Conference Centre lobby via Gordon Street. 100 Museum Way. 250-753-1829

 

Movie Theatres in Nanaimo

Landmark Cinemas 8 Avalon Theatre Nanaimo, 3D Theatre: Click Here

Woodgrove Shopping Centre, 6631 North Island Highway, Nanaimo, 250-390-5018.

Galaxy Cinemas Nanaimo: Click Here

213-4750 Rutherford Road, Nanaimo, 250-729-8000.

 

Nanaimo Markets

Nanaimo Farmers Market

Open Online Click Here

Island Roots Bowen Market

Shop Online 

Cedar Farmer’s Market

Click Here

Our market features locally grown fruit & vegetables, ethically raised meat, sustainable seafood, potted plants, fresh cut flowers, pottery, jewelry, food trucks, hot locally-roasted coffee, home-made ice cream, all-natural bath & beauty care, home decor, and so much more!

Nanaimo Parks, Walks, Hikes, Ride, Courts and Swimming

Nanaimo is known as the Harbour city. Home of two ferry terminals at Duke Point and Departure Bay. Approx 2 hours sailing time to Vancouver. 1.25 to Victoria on Hwy 1 Trans Canada Hwy.

Nanaimo Harbourfront walkway-

Is a multi-use trail along the Newcastle Channel and downtown waterfront. Wheelchair accessible.

Ammonite Falls-

Is one of the three significant waterfalls in Benson Creek, in Mount Benson’s northwestern foothills. Jameson Rd is a popular access to Ammonite Falls. For more information call 250-248-3252

Linley Valley Cottle Lake Park-

Is a wilderness park located between Departure and Hammond Bay. The network of trails within the park will take you through various landscapes from forested trails to valleys, fields and rocky knolls. The city managed portion of the parkland includes groomed trails and maintained boardwalks. 3669 Rock City Road.

Westwood Lake Park-

Is one of Nanaimo’s best loved parks. Nestled in the foothills of Mt. Benson it is a year round destination. There is a 5.51km trail around the lake, the lake trail is considered an easy walking trail. The main beach area near the paved parking lot is Nanaimo’s only lifeguard patrolled fresh water swimming spot. Washroom and change room on site. Small playground located at the second beach near the gravel parking lot. 381 Westwood Road

Parks and Recreation-

Bowen Park is located in the heart of the city, with most of the 36 hectare park remaining undeveloped. A leisurely stroll leads to scenic waterfall and fish ladder. Visit the duck pond and an amazing rhododendron grove with over 350 different species. Includes an outdoor swimming pool(Summer), Sports fields, Curling Club, Outdoor LaCrosse box, Disc Golf (Discs can be borrowed at registration counter), Tennis Courts, Horse Shoe Pitches, Sand Volleyball Courts, Two Playgrounds, Lawn Bowling Green and an Outdoor amphitheatre available for weddings and other private events. There are also Two covered picnic shelters. 500 Bowen Rd, 250-756-5200.

Loudon park and Walkway-

Is a popular spot year round for swimming, various paddling sports, walking, and fishing. On a hot summer day with the sandy beach and swimming float the park is a great place to be. The walking trail runs along the shoreline between Norwell Drive and 101 street. It is a gentle walk but is uneven in some sections. 4295 Victoria Avenue.

Nanaimo Aquatic and Recreation-

Centre. Pool is closed during Covid 19.

Sky Diving

SkyDive Vancouver Island!

We specialize in creating the ultimate Tandem Skydiving adventure, so if it’s your first jump or 100th, Skydive Vancouver Island can create an experience that you will remember for a lifetime. We can accommodate all group sizes!

There is nothing like jumping over the ocean.  The views are spectacular and it will be an experience that you will never forget.  We are centrally located, so no matter if you are coming from Victoria, Vancouver, Tofino or Courtenay we are a short drive away. We even offer a shuttle service from the Nanaimo BC Ferry terminal!

#AwesomeHappensHere Click Here

Tel. 1-877-360-JUMP(5867)

Mobile: 1-250-580-JUMP(5867)

Open 6 Days a Week

(Closed on Tuesdays so we mow the lawn or nap!)

9AM to Sunset*

1515 Island Hwy E

Nanoose Bay, BC

(Arbutus Meadows Event Centre)

Caving

Horne Lake Caving and Outdoors Click Here

VANCOUVER ISLAND’S HIDDEN JEWEL

Horne Lake Caves Park and Visitor Centre is OPEN for summer 9:30-5:30 daily  

  • Cave Trails are open and Cave Tours are running with limited availability. Reserve in advance.
  • Self-Guided access to the caves remains closed until further notice

If you plan to visit the park, you must abide by the Cave Park Covid-19 Protocols.  For more info please check out the latest FAQ’s.

Campbell River Whale Watching & Adventure Tours

We are very excited to announce that we will officially open our doors to the public July 1 for tours!

WHALE WATCHING, GRIZZLY TOURS, WILDLIFE, OCEAN RAPID AND KAYAKING TOURS AVAILABLE.

Operations Update

We will have someone in our office from June 22 – June 30 during this time our retail area will be open, we will be taking reservations and will have tours operating.  Call for availability

Contact us:

In the meantime, we are busy working away to make sure everything is ready for you! Please feel free to give us a call or send us an email.

Our reservation system is open for bookings from July 1 on!

Click Here for Webpage

40 Knotts Winery

Yes, we are OPEN!

Tastings by reservations, glasses and picnics on the terrace.

COVID_19 Safety Plan

Click here for their Webpage

At 40 Knots, clean ethical wines are a promise.

This guides us in every step we take farming, cellar management, crush pad operation, our store, our delivery to the customer and our promise to protect the environment. Our goal is to grow ultra-premium grapes on Vancouver Island. Some of the greatest vineyards in the world are grown near oceans with the salt air embedding the Burgundy oak. Great wines are not made in the tank and the barrel. Great wines come from the vineyard.

Open for tastings by reservations, picnics and shopping

Location:
2400 Anderton Road
Comox, BC  V9M 4E5


Phone:
Toll Free: 1-855-941-8810
Local:  1-250-941-8810

Cowichan River Provincial Park

Cowichan River Provincial Park is a provincial park on Vancouver Island in British Columbia, Canada. It includes the Cowichan River in a 750-hectare area stretching almost 20 kilometres, from the village of Lake Cowichan to Glenora, just south of Duncan. Its paths are part of the Trans Canada Trail

If it’s outdoor recreation you’re after, Cowichan River Provincial Park on southern Vancouver Island is the place to go. Whether you want to go swimming, canoeing, white-water kayaking, tubing, camping, fishing or hiking, or just want to take it easy in the sun, you’re bound to find something to do in this “recreation corridor” south of Duncan.

This spectacular park protects significant stretches of the Cowichan River, which is designated as both a BC Heritage River and a Canadian Heritage River, and is internationally renowned for its wild salmon and steelhead fishery.

The park is adjacent to an abandoned rail right-of-way, which provides recreation opportunities for cyclists, hikers and horseback riders. While staying at the park, visitors can enjoy other features of Cowichan River Provincial Park. These include the historic 20 km long Cowichan River Footpath and a variety of day-use and picnic areas, each with their own unique features and highlights. Visitors won’t want to miss the sights from the restored 66-Mile and Holt Creek Trestles on the Trans-Canada Trail, which offer spectacular river views and the opportunity to imagine back to a time when log-laden train cars would thunder along these tracks high above the Cowichan River.

Established Date: July 12, 1995
Park Size: 1,414 hectares

 

www.bcparks.ca

South Cowichan Lawn Bowling Club

South Cowichan Lawn Tennis Club, which has been in operation for more than 120 years, is the second oldest in the world, surpassed only by Wimbledon.

The regular lawn bowling season runs from mid-April through to early October. We have many activities including leagues, tournaments and more.

An introduction to this wonderful sport and free lessons are available throughout the season by calling ahead:

Located at the end of First Street at Centennial Park in Duncan, B. C.

​Contact: cowichanclub3y1@gmail.com

www.cowichanlawnbowling.com

Socal Restaurant and Lounge

In-House dining is now available!

We are now offering our full SUMMER menu! It does not include everything that was on our old menu – but many of your faves are back! And Chef Dan and his excellent kitchen staff will be making up features all summer long. Stay tuned for features to start next week!

Thank you so much for your patience while we adjust to the new normal. ♥ much love from all of us at SoCal R&L

Socal Website

Covid Safety Plan

Bike Park, Splash Park and Sportsplex

The Splash Park is OPEN!

The waterpark is for kids of all ages. The park is divided into three play zones; for families, teens and toddlers. With fire hydrants, fire hoses, fishing poles and a mega soaker – it’s free fun for all!
AddressPenfield Rd, Campbell River, BC V9W 7C4

OUR MISSION STATEMENT

To enhance lifestyle and health of the community by offering quality programs and services, for all ages, stages and abilities, based on public consultation.

We believe in breaking barriers. The Recreation and Culture Department is committed to assisting people of all abilities to participate in our entire range of recreation programs, activities and special events.

Whether you are interested in sports, general fitness, weight lifting, arts and crafts, kids & teen programs, or disc golf, we have the facility for you! Be fit and have fun!

LOCATION

Campbell River Community Centre
401-11th Avenue

Phone: 250-286-1161
Fax: 250-830-0164

Bike Park is Now Open

Click Here for the Sportsplex.

Island Life Expeditions

Island Life Expeditions previously called Discovery Stand-up calls Campbell River home, and provides guided tours throughout Discovery Passage, Desolation Sound and the Strathcona area.  We offer Heli and Boat supported adventures and much more! We are happy to offer 50% off all tiny home bookings from June 15 to July 1! Ask about our Land, Sea, and Sky tours and our 2020 discounts! Come explore your backyard, staycations have never been so good! ?

Click Here for our Webpage

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 Come stay in our tiny house located on beautiful Rebecca Spit, Quadra Island.

     It has an abundance of natural light and all the amenities you need.  Double slides make this home feel extra spacious.  Enjoy a main floor Queen bed, fold out sofa, 3 burner stove/oven, full size fridge, on-demand hot water, heat pump/air conditioner/ dehumidifier, spacious shower, deck.

     The house is surrounded by Vancouver islands temperate rain forest with views of Sutil Channel.  Follow the private path down to the beach and start exploring. Go to airbnb.com/h/tinyislandlife

to book.

     If you want to add some adventure to your stay, contact us for package deals that include accommodation. ph: (250) 895 – 9400

50 North Adventures

  CLICK TO BOOK YOUR FISHING TRIP NOW
50North Adventures is a Eco-Tourism company specializing in small groups and family.

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Day Tours- Private and Custom Tours – Fishing Charters – Whale Watching from Campbell River on Vancouver Island B.C Canada. Explore Desolation Sound & Discovery Islands! See Orca & Humpback whales! Catch big Salmon!

FULL FISHING EXPERIENCE

Experience beautiful Desolation Sound, Home of the Humpbacks

Specializing in small groups & families

50North Adventures offers daily adventure and experiences on board our beautifully maintained and covered Grady White 265 Express.

How to contact:

CLICK TO WEBSITE: www.50northadventures.com

  • 1622 Passage View Dr, Campbell River
    B.C, Canada V9W 6L3
  • Phone: +1 (250) 702 4515
  • 50northadventures@gmail.com

 

Saratoga Beach Golf Club

Halfway between the Comox Valley and Campbell River rests Saratoga Beach Golf Club, a 2,316 yard par 33 golf course suitable for golfers of all skill levels. The course is only a short drive – or walk! – from the adjacent Pacific Playgrounds campground and marina. Click Here

The course has a full length driving range and a practice putting green to warm up on before going out for your game. Children are welcome to practice or play as well. The goal of the club is to offer reasonably priced, quality golf to players of all ages. Discounts are included on punch passes and memberships.

Along with the new pro-shop, we have a fully-licensed lounge. Enjoy a cider, cooler, or cold beer after (or before, or during) your next game or practice session. Seating is available inside with televised golf games or outside in the sun.

Among the course’s 33 acres of lush forest and beautiful greenery, you will also find ponds and sand traps to challenge your game. You will also come across deer, eagles, and even raccoons throughout your game. Be sure to send your photos here or to our facebook page to see them in our gallery.

See you out on the course soon!

Campbell River Golf and Country Club

A COURSE RE-BORN!

We re-modeled every hole during a course wide renovation in 2017. Our goal was to make the course enjoyable for everyone, from never-evers to scratch golfers. Noted golf architect Graham Cooke from ‘Northern Course Design’ helped lay out the plan and our veteran superintendent Greg Austin shaped it on the ground. We kept the mature trees, but otherwise the 18-hole, 6,141 yard course is completely new. A resort course in character, the fairways are wide and long, which are perfect for less experienced players. Though there are sand and water hazards on 16 of  the 18 holes, the greens are deceptively tricky and watch the rough – the par 70 can be challenging or achievable.

Click Here for our Webpage!

We are pleased to announce that our golf course in now open for 2020, with a focus on public safety and are abiding by the recommendations provided by the Allied Golf Association of BC.  See detailed practices outlined by AGA-BC>>

 

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