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Campbell River Experiences

Capture the spirit of Campbell River with a stroll in the sea breezes on Discovery Pier and you might see a salmon, eagle or whale. Take in views of Discovery Passage, Quadra Island and, in the distance, the rugged Coast Mountain range of mainland British Columbia. Explore trails along Campbell River's namesake, a designated British Columbia Heritage River. Restore your soul amidst streams and lakes in forests kept green by the mild Pacific Coast climate.

Below is a small selection of the tours we can organise for you when you have booked your Canada holiday with us and are visiting Campbell River.

Journey to the Orford River Valley aboard a comfortable, high-speed covered vessel where you will be taken on to the traditional territory of the Homalco First Nation via bus to a series of viewing platforms. The Orford River offers some of the best Grizzly Bear viewings on the West Coast and we can guarantee that this tour will be the experience of a lifetime. When travelling to Orford, time will be prioritized to view whales and wildlife along the way. This tour includes lunch, hot beverages and a light snack.

Small Group Tour

With an abundance of wildlife in the area, you are likely to encounter Humpback Whales, Killer Whales, Pacific White-Sided Dolphins, Bears, Steller Sea Lions, and so much more. While they can't guarantee all of these animals on every tour, Campbell River Whale Watching takes pride in each of the tours and takes every opportunity to show guests everything that is possible during their tour.

Join an authentic cultural and whale watching adventure through the Salish Sea to the historic First Nation village site of Aupe. Your journey aboard custom landing craft vessels with inside and outside seating options provide unobstructed views of whales, eagles, and more! Step off the boat onto shore and immerse yourself in the rich history of the Homalco on an enlightening walk around the former village. Your Homalco guide will share traditional stories, language, and legends, and you'll get hands on with cedar bark while learning to weave your own cedar bracelet. This immersive experience is perfect for curious adventurers wanting to learn about the Indigenous peoples of Canada's west coast while whale watching and enjoying stunning coastal scenery.

Tour Highlights

  • Opportunities to spot orca, dolphins, sea lions, eagles, and more!
  • Visit the First Nation village site of Aupe
  • Owned and operated by the Homalco First Nation, your local Homalco guide shares traditional stories, language, and legends
  • Snacks and refreshments included
  • Heated and covered boat

This incredible kayaking and whale watching adventure will transport you into the heart of the wilderness teeming with wildlife. You will spend half the day kayaking in areas known to have wildlife and half the day on a whale watching excursion aboard a covered vessel "Wild 1", featuring an open viewing deck. Combining these two adventures maximizes your wildlife encounters and access areas otherwise out of reach to a single day tour. The tour includes lunch, hot beverages and a light snack.

Please note that due to the nature of operating in wilderness areas, tours may be modified or cancelled due to adverse weather, mechanical, or unforeseen circumstances that would affect operation safety.

Duration: 5 hours

Hook into salmon on our guided fishing adventure! While visiting Campbell River, why not try your hand at perhaps the most iconic activity we have to offer. Private fishing charters offer the opportunity to catch chinook salmon, coho, chump, pink, sockeye, and ling cod. Our professional and experienced guides supply all the equipment and will teach you how to use it.

Tour Includes: 
- Water and light snack
- All fishing gear and bait
- Comfortable fishing vessel

Not Included:
- Fishing License (Can be purchased here) Please note a salmon stamp is required. We can print for guests if required.
- Ground transportation
- Gratuities (recommended $20-40 per person per charter)

Due to the nature of operating in wilderness areas, tours may be modified or cancelled due to adverse 
weather, mechanical, or unforeseen circumstances that would affect operation safety.

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