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Family activities around Campbell River can be a little more obvious in the spring and summer months when the days are warm and long. Here on the north Island though, we’re some of the luckiest folks in Canada when it comes to mild winter weather. Whether your family likes to get outside or stay indoors, here are a few ideas to keep everyone busy over the next fews months.

Visit a local fish hatchery

The late summer and throughout the fall are the best times to visit a local Campbell River hatchery. You’ll learn about different salmon species, their life cycles and habitat.

Quinsam River Hatchery

Oyster River Enhancement Society

Visit Elk Falls Suspension Bridge

The view from the bridge is constantly changing. It’s well worth checking out the suspension bridge during each season. The constant changes in the river can give you a greater perspective and respect for nature.

Tour the Campbell River Museum

As an award winning Museum, expect to see engaging and educational permanent exhibits that highlight our history.

Strathcona Gardens Recreation Complex

With numerous facilities and events there’s always something fun for the family going on at Strathcona Gardens. Enjoy a swim or a skate around the rink.

Pack a lunch and go for a hike

Campbell River is surrounded by lush forests full of hiking trails. Popular destinations include the Ripple Rock Trail, Beaverlodge Lands and McIvor Lake.

Visit Mount Washington and the Alpine areas

Mount Washington is a world class alpine resort with superb facilities for all levels of skiing and snowboarding.

Tour the Maritime Heritage Centre

Learn about our history on the water and climb aboard the reconstructed fishing seiner that was on our old five dollar bill.

Campfire on the Beach

The cooler months are perfect for a beach fire. Your family can stay warm and make memories cooking hot dogs and smores.

Go on an ATV Adventure

We have ideal terrain for adventuring on an ATV. There are several companies that offer guided tours on Vancouver Island.

Visit the Art Gallery

The Campbell River Art Gallery has classes and Workshops for all levels and areas of interest.