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!

Campbell River Curling

Friday Social

league is open to any mixture of curlers. Young and old friends, family, co-workers, new curlers or any other combination of 4 or more players are all welcome in this social league. It’s never too late to try something new so if you are new to curling we’d be happy to find a team for you in this social league.

Click Here for our Website and any new updates

DRAW TIMES

For Fall 2020 it will be Friday’s at 6pm (2 hour ice time allotment) for 9 weeks.

  • All leagues start mid-October and are 9 weeks
  • Game Length / Duration Evening and Sunday Leagues will be given a 2 hour ice time allotment.  Games must end (this means rocks put away and players exiting the ice area) no later than 2 hours from the draw start time, regardless of what point you are at in your end or game.  A buzzer warning will be set at the 1 hour 45min mark.
  • Day time (50+) leagues will be given a 1 hour 45min ice time allotment, due to the back-to-back draw times.
  • Teams can register 4 or more players but only 3 players can curl each week and it is the responsibility of the team to organize
  • Spares must be registered players, preferably from the same league

Sunday Social

DRAW TIMES

For Fall 2020 it will be Sunday’s at 11am (2 hour ice time allotment) for 9 weeks.

Senior Centre

The centre is open Monday, Wednesday & Friday 10:00-3:00
Kitchen is open from 11-1:00

Covid Proticols in place. Click here for their website and all the most up to date times and events taking place.

Activities:

Cards:
Canasta Wed 1:00-3:00
Bid Eucher Fri 12:00-3:00

Exercise
Line Dancing Improver 10:00-11.30 Fridays (starting Oct 30th) 
Yoga – Please check with Seniors centre   

Billiards – Pool tables available Monday, Wed & Friday

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

SouthEnd Farm Winery

We are OPEN for tastings, sales and picnics on Fridays, Saturdays and Sundays 12 to 4, we are unfortunately unable to accommodate appointments outside these times.  Please note that our Tasting Room has moved outside so dress accordingly and we have no bathroom at this time.

We are accepting e-mail orders with DELIVERY to Quadra, Campbell River & the Comox Valley ONLY, please 2 bottle minimum. FREE SHIPPING is available for more than 6 bottles within BC.

You can also buy our wines at both grocery stores on Quadra Island.

Visit our Website Here

Cheers, Ben & Jill

Holly Hills Farm

Holly Hill Farm is an interactive and vast petting farm located in the heart of Campbell River, on Canada’s beautiful Vancouver Island.

A cultural and agricultural hub of Campbell River  where family traditions are made, Holly Hill Farm is magic! Come join the fun at one of our community events, birthday partiesKid’s Camps, and educational Tot Farming Programs and After-School Programs.

Hours are sporadic so check out the lasted updates on our Facebook page here!

Click Here for their Webpage

Elk Falls Suspension Bridge

The Suspension bridge was a Rotary initiative opened in May 2014.  It hangs 64mtrs above the Campbell River canyon floor offering a top to bottom view of Elk Falls.  Located 8kms on the Gold River Hwy 28 from downtown Campbell River.  The Bridge is free to visit and walk on, it is approximately 55mtrs long and has a turn around platform at the other end.  The Cantilever platform that hangs out over the falls is spectacular both in sound and view.  If you manage to be there when water has been released from the dam, the falls are increased by 25 times the size and sometimes reach the other end of the canyon.  There is a 74 step climb down to the Cantilever platform and less to the bridge.  There is no wheelchair access to the platform or the suspension bridge. However, the top viewing platform is suitable to reach with a wheelchair. The Walk to the falls is a 1.4km walk from the parking lot which is situated at the John Hart Interpretive centre. Pit toilets and a picnic area are available at the entry point.  The suspension bridge is maintained by BC Parks and is for day use only.

 

Oyster River Potholes

The Oyster River Potholes are a must see! With some of the clearest water you’ll experience, this North Island secret is one worth sharing!

Location:  – Upper Potholes, (shown in the image) Off the inland Hwy 19, just off from the Cranberry Rd Exit. Drive down a couple of logging roads, park, and walk down to the bowls.-Lower Potholes; this is the swimming hole section with a fast running river, not shown in the image.  Be aware that this is a residential road with local residents, and private property.  We ask that you respect their privacy and not to trespass. 

Please take your rubbish with you.  These pot holes are not maintained by city operations, and rely on the responsible use of those that enjoy them.

Please note: Hazards present due to the terrain, so be cautious.

Beach Fire Brewing and Nosh House

SOMETHING’S BREWING IN CAMPBELL RIVER TUESDAY-SATURDAY

12:00-8:00PM

Beer * Community * Food

FRESH FUN LOCAL

At Beach Fire Brewing we are passionate about beer. Our four year-round beers include the Beach Blonde Ale, the Ember Red Ale, the High Tide Pale Ale and the WheelBender Stout, all taking their inspiration from our local community and landscape. Many seasonal beers rotate our taps throughout the year, made with locally sourced ingredients such as honey from local beekeepers or wild foraged spruce tips; with styles from around the world there is something for every palate. Come see us on Tuesdays for our small batch feature where our brewers get to really showcase their creativity with combinations like Dill Pickle Sour or Mojito Blonde Ale.
 

MADE IN HOUSE WITH LOVE

All of our beers are made in house and lets not forget our talented kitchen that makes everything from the pasta to our charcuterie board crackers from scratch. Daily decadent desserts and a menu that is flexible to allow for the freshest ingredients to be used makes our lounge and two patios a popular gathering spot for locals and visitors alike. We also serve house made kombucha and sodas for those looking for the atmosphere but not the beer.

Click Here for Our Website and all We have to offer!

(250) 914-3473

 

Public Parks and Fields

Grab a friend and play your favourite sports for free!

Robron Park– Tennis, LaCrosse, Ball Hockey, Baseball, Soccer Turf Field and Open fields. Parking on Merecroft Rd, South Birch and Robron Rd.

Centennial Park– Tennis and Basketball courts. 230 4th Avenue.

Sportsplex– Tennis, baseball, basketball, ball hockey, sand volleyball, bocce, Disk Golf( Disks can be purchased inside) and open fields. 1800 S Alder St.

Nunns Creek Park– Baseball Field. 1465 16th Avenue

Hagel Park– Tennis courts, large field for various activities, outdoor gym equip. Parking is available at the end of Jody Lynne Way.

Phoenix School– Large Sports field and full size track. 400 7th Avenue

Charstate Park– Large field for various activities, play fetch with the dogs.

Pinecrest Park– Baseball Field and large fields. 300 S.Birch St.

 

Hiking 1-10km Forest Trails

12 Popular Trails you can do in 2 Hours or less!

-Canyon View Trail (4km) Map

-The Millennium Trail (2.4km)Map

-Beaver Pond/ Kingfisher Trail (1km)Map

-Willow Creek Trail (3.4km)Map

-Quinsam River Trail (4km)Map

-Paradise Meadows (4.2km)Map

-Elk Falls Suspension Bridge (1.4km)

-Beaver Lodge Forest Lands (Many to Choose From)Map

-Lower Myra Falls Trails (3 Min walk to several cascading beautiful Waterfalls)

-Nature Trail (Behind the discovery Foods Grocery Store at the corner of Regent and Glenmore Rd. Miracle Beach)

-Beaver Lodge Lands/ERT (A wide 7km wilderness Trail in the heart of Campbell River, from Hilchey Rd and Dogwood St to West Merecroft Rd)Map

-Timberline Pathway (2km paved Trail under the shade of the maples, alders, dogwoods and pines on Dogwood St from McPhederan Rd to Jubilee Rd)

Campbell River Parks Map

Mount Washington

Bike Park at Mount Washington

Some new and improved features in the park for 2020 include:

  • Upper Helter Skelter trail completion
  • Skills Centre upgrades
  • NEW Panda Gardens – a Green flow trail
  • plus, a new Blue flow trail build to be completed in-season

Zipline Tours

Eagle’s Flight ZipTour Open Daily

Summer Events

Come Enjoy what the Mountain has to offer in our Summer Months!

For all the Upcoming Events and latest News from Mount Washington Click Here!

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

Coastal Black Winery

Coastal Black Estate Winery ~ Black Creek, BC

Website

Coastal Black is an award winning estate fruit winery and cidery nestled at the base of Mt. Washington on the outskirts of the beautiful Comox Valley. Our family farm is made up of four generations living and working together to produce product of the highest standard, whether it be wine, cider, fresh market fruit, veggies and raw honey.

2186 Endall Rd
Black Creek, BC V9J 1G8

Campbell River Museum

CR Museum Page

All summer we will be sharing videos, information sheets, colouring pages, recipes and more.  You can see some of this content on our Blog, as well as on the Puppets Facebook Page and the Museum’s Facebook Page.

Puppet Theatre

Tuesdays & Thursdays join the Museum Puppets for virtual puppet shows on Zoom and Facebook!   Register at the Museum’s front desk and you can get one of thew weekly puppet craft packs (suggested $5 donation per craft pack).

Wilderness Wednesdays

Engage with the natural world!  Download new colouring sheets, scavenger hunts, plant ID sheets, videos and more from our blog!

Feature Fridays

Every Friday we will be featuring films that highlight people and the histories of Campbell River and the North Island.

We offer Boat tours

Join us on the water next summer to explore our region’s history!

Please note, due to the COVID-19 situation we have had to cancel all of our trips for 2020.  We will be posting the 2021 schedule shortly.

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The Museum at Campbell River is once again offering its summer historic boat tours in partnership with Discovery Marine Safaris. Each trip explores the history of the region from the comfort of a 30-passenger boat that includes both indoor and outdoor seating areas, and an on board washroom. As well as an experienced Captain, there is an on board naturalist who is constantly on the lookout for wildlife to point out, and a Museum Guide to share historic points of interest.  For trip descriptions and all the information you will need, see our 2021 Boat Tour brochure, to be released soon.

Location and Contact

470 Island Highway at 5th Avenue, Campbell River, BC
(See map below)

Mailing address:
Box 70 Stn A
Campbell River BC V9W 4Z9

Phone: 250.287.3103
Fax: 250.286.0109
Email: general.inquiries@crmuseum.ca

Maritime Heritage Centre

The Maritime Heritage Centre project began in 1998 when the District of Campbell River (now the City of Campbell River) solicited ideas for potential uses for the land near the Discovery Pier.  The land had been the site of the old sewage treatment plant, since relocated to an area north of town.

Come visit the Maritime Heritage Centre, featuring the famous BCP45 and many other fascinating maritime artifacts.
CONTACT

info@maritimeheritagecentre.ca

(250) 286-3161
OUR ADDRESS
621 Island Highway
P.O. Box 25083
RPO Tyee

Campbell River
British Columbia, Canada

V9W 0B7
EXHIBIT HOURS (TEMPORARILY CLOSED)
OFFICE HOURS (LIMITED HOURS)
We do have rental space available for smaller groups. Please e-mail or leave a message and we will contact you

Rooms Available 

Aboriginal Journeys

Aboriginal Journeys offers awe-inspiring Grizzly Bear Watching,  Whale Watching, Marine Wildlife Viewing and Adventure Tours from Campbell River on Vancouver Island in British Columbia, Canada.

Campbell River and area, is one of the most beautiful and breath-taking places found anywhere on earth. Our locally born Tour Guides have a minimum of 40 years experience working and traveling within the coastal waters of British Columbia.

Aboriginal Journeys Tour Company

Office Location: 

Our floating office is located in the Discovery Harbour Marina (G dock) in Campbell River. Use the southern ramp at the Discovery Harbour Marina. As you go down the ramp look to your left and observe the signs on our building. See our office photo above and check out the Google pinpoint map below for our exact location.

*Paid parking is available in the  parking area near our location.  The ticket booth is near the main gate at the south entrance to the Marina. *

Phone: (250) 850-1101
Fax: (250) 850-1011

Email:  info@aboriginaljourneys.com

Shelter Point Distillery

Shelter Point Distillery

Tastings and Tours Begin July 2020.

Shelter Point’s Single Malt Whisky, Hand-Foraged Botanical Gin, Canada One Vodka and Sunshine Liqueur are available for purchase as well as online.
We’re located just south of Campbell River off the “Oceanside Route” or the Old Island Highway that winds its way along the eastern side of Vancouver Island.
4650 Regent Road, Campbell River BC

Eagle Eye Adventures – Wildlife adventure

The Eagle Eye Adventures team is proud to show you around the beautiful Discovery Islands and Johnstone Strait. Our team is knowledgeable, well-trained, and we are all Transport Canada Approved guides.

We do our best to help you enjoy every minute as we help you explore. We try to help you understand what you are seeing as we talk about our wildlife, our history, and the role of our First Nations friends.

The Eagle Eye Adventures team is proud to show you around the beautiful Discovery Islands and Johnstone Strait. Our team is knowledgeable, well-trained, and we are all Transport Canada Approved guides.

We do our best to help you enjoy every minute as we help you explore. We try to help you understand what you are seeing as we talk about our wildlife, our history, and the role of our First Nations friends.

TOURS:  Sunset ~ 4 Hour Wildlife ~ Whale Watching ~ Fly & Whale Watch Combo ~ Special Packages

COVID-19: All sanitary protocols have been placed for the safety of you, our crew and other guests

Included in the Tour:

  • Drinks and snacks, allergy and dietary restrictions accommodated.
  • Wildlife viewing
  • On board wildlife education
  • Gloves, hats, survival suits, sunscreen
  • On board Naturalist/Biologist
  • On board washrooms on all of our boats!
  • Hydrophone – so you can listen to the whales!

What to bring:

Extra clothing, wear enclosed footwear, a smile, and a sense of adventure!  You are welcome to bring your own camera.

Be Aware:

Please understand that when we view wildlife and whales, we are guests and must follow a strict set of viewing guidelines in order to protect and respect their natural habitat. Yes, sometimes the whales do get close due to their behavior, but we never get close on purpose. In Canada, we cannot approach within 100 meters (110 yards).

Book your Tour Today: www.eagleeyeadventures.com

Located at: Main walkway Discovery Harbour Marina K Dock Campbell River British Columbia  V9W 2C4

Phone: Local – 250.286.0809

Toll Free – 1.877.286.0809

Email: info@eagleeyeadventures.com

 

Big Animal Encounters

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We are Vancouver Island’s most diverse marine adventure company offering a wide range of adventures including: whale watching, grizzly bear tours, snorkeling adventures and scuba charters.  See the Big Animals of the Westcoast.

About Us:

25 Years of exploring British Columbia’s rugged coastline, the professional and experienced crew at Big Animal Encounters welcome you aboard for an ocean adventure you’ll remember forever.

We operate a multitude of vessels on a year round basis including comfortable heated coastal cruisers, and if you’re up for a bit more of a thrill, jump aboard for a high speed zodiac ride.

Featured tours include: Grizzly bear expeditions, whale watching trips, snorkel adventures and scuba diving charters – with tours departing from Campbell River and Comox.

This region is rich with marine life and we often see grizzly bears, orca whales, humpback whales, pacific white sided dolphins, steller sea lions, golden and bald eagles, and many more surprises!

We aim to minimize our global footprint, and educate those we are fortunate enough to explore our coastline with. Welcome aboard!

The crew at Big Animal Encounters.

Campbell River:

129-1340 Island Highway, Campbell River, British Columbia, V9W 8C9
Phone: 250.914.3483
Open 7 days a week in the summer!

Website: www.biganimalencounters.com

Bird Watching, Wild Life, and Photography

 

BAIKIE ISLAND AND CAMPBELL RIVER ESTUARY

Good for kids
 Address1799 Robinson Rd, Campbell River, BC
Main Access Raven Channel & Baikie Island: from junction of North Island Highway 19 & Old Island Highway, travel north along North Island Highway for 800 m, turn east (right) on Robinson Rd. to gravel parking area.

Myrt Thompson Trail: from junction of North Island Highway 19 & Old Island Highway, turn east  along Old Island Highway for 680 m, turn north (left) on Maple St. to limited roadside parking.

Tyee Spit: from junction of North Island Highway 19 & Old Island Highway, turn east  along Old Island Highway for 1.5 km, turn north (left) on Spit Rd. to Dick Murphy Park at end.

Map

AKA “The Spit”

 

Greenways is responsible for doing maintenance and restoration work on a number of sites around Campbell River. Important environmentally, they are also significant to the community at large. Over the last half of a century, the estuary has gone through significant change. Industries came and went. The landscape got modified over decades to serve industrial needs. Now nature is taking back over the estuary. Together with various organizations and its fantastic volunteers, Greenways is working on the on-going restoration.

We do continuous work in the estuary to remove invasive species such as Scotch Broom and Himalayan Blackberry, while replacing them with native species that naturally grow in the area. More recently, we have also installed habitat features including bird and bat boxes, many of which were created by local students at Robron School. Additionally, Greenways runs a goose banding project for Canada Geese in the estuary. To read more about this project, read our report from May 2017 here. Another project the organization works on at the Tyee Spit is monitoring and mapping out the endangered plant species, Deltoid Balsamroot. Campbell River is home to 20% of the Deltoid Balsamroot populations in Canada.

Making Baikie Island a Wildlife Management Area is in the talking. A great insight by the Campbell River Mirror [May 4, 2017]: “Greater protection sought for Campbell River Estuary”.

Thank you to the City of Campbell River and Environment and Climate Change Canada for supporting this project with the National Wetland Conservation (NYCF) fund.

 

Elk Falls

ELK Falls

1,807 hectares in size and is located at the east end of John Hart Lake on the northwest side of the city of Campbell River, on Vancouver Island. Approximately 15 mins from Campbell River downtown core.

These spectacular falls are a highlight to 1000’s of visitors that come to Campbell River.  They are the highest falls on north Vancouver falls and cradle a 55mtr suspension bridge.

The Quinsam campground at Elk Falls Provincial Park is located 3 km north of Campbell River on central Vancouver Island on Hwy 28 toward Gold River. The Elk Falls day-use areas are located 3 km west of the campground off Hwy 28.

These falls are fast running with a 64mtr drop.  Visitors are asked to be cautious and never enter the water, not even to fill your water bottle.

There are picnic tables and pit toilets available from both ends.

The area is home to much wildlife including black bears feeding on berries and the Campbell River Salmon in the fall, also cougars. Be prepared.

HBI Pub

HBI Pub & Live Music Quadra Island



Currently we are offering TAKE OUT and OFF SALES (with a meal). Our most up-to-date current menu is posted on our Facebook page, or give us a call (250-285-3322) and we can email the menu to you (phone-in orders preferred).

Heriot Bay Inn Facebook

Questions? Or want to place a take-out order? Call us at 250-285-3322 or email us info@heriotbayinn.com.

We look forward to celebrating the beauty and joy of Quadra Island with you again soon.
Until then, be well.

Address/Location: Email: info@heriotbayinn.com
Box 100 Phone: 250-285-3322
Heriot Bay, B.C. Toll-free (in North America): 1-888-605-4545
Canada V0P 1H0 Fax: 250-285-2708

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

Willow Point Summer Market

Lots of awesome vendors. A little something for everyone.

CLICK HERE for the Willows Point Summer Market Facebook Page

Wooo! Now accepting vendors for The Willow Point Summer Market at 2550 Island Hwy South in front of The Crow’s Nest Artist Collective! If you’d like more information message us or email crowsnestartist@gmail.com.

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