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The
Culture Seeker
Collection

Peel back the layers of Campbell River’s history and modern culture

Love to dig a little deeper into the real world? This collection is for you. We’ll point you in the direction of the best spots to learn about Campbell River’s history, including maritime, industrial, artistic and Indigenous cultural experiences, and where they intersect.

Whales and salmon and bears, oh my!

Homalco Cultural and Wildlife Tours

Join Homaclo Cultural and Wildlife Tours for a day of wildlife and cultural discovery. During the spring and summer months they offer the People, Water, Land tour where you will travel to Bute Inlet by boat. Once you arrive, set out on an interpretive walk with an Indigenous guide to learn about bears and traditional land use. Soon, you’ll venture toward the estuary in search of bears and petroglyphs. Or try the Whales, Wildlife and Culture tour, a custom boat cruise around the Discovery Passage in search for whales and wildlife as your guide shares their knowledge of history, legends, stories and culturally significant sites.

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Historic Boat Cruises

CRUISE THROUGH HISTORY

Historic Boat Cruises

The Museum Historic Boat Cruises is a unique opportunity to gain a first-hand perspective on Campbell River’s rich maritime history. Once onboard, your experienced captain will navigate you through the waters as your guide points out historic points of interest and a naturalist keeps a lookout for wildlife. The vessels provide indoor and outdoor seating for optimal views, no matter how chilly the breeze might be. Don’t worry; there’s also an onboard washroom. Make sure to book this tour at least one week in advance.

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theatre on the shoreline

tidemark theatre

The Tidemark Theatre stands out a just a little bit amongst all the other buildings in our downtown; the bright pink art-deco movie theatre was converted to a performing arts theatre in 1985. Today, the Tidemark operates as a community theatre and live stream production house, hosting a variety of dynamic contemporary programming in theatre, music, dance, film, and visual arts. Check their website for upcoming live stream and live event listings: www.tidemarktheatre.com

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Corilair

As Seen From Above

Corilair

Miss flying as often as you used to? Well, if you’re the ultimate fan of the window seat, sit back, relax and take in the views with Corilair as they fly over to remote communities to deliver mail. After take-off, admire the landscape below as your pilot charts a path through the Discovery Islands to the fringes of Desolation Sound and the coastal inlets. Spot communities off the grid, rich with coastal pioneering history. You’ll never forget seeing the coast from a different point of view. We strongly recommend booking the mail flight tour in advance.

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Ecologist’s Eden

Haig-Brown House

The Haig-Brown House is located on a serene property on the banks of the Campbell River, minutes from downtown. Built in 1923, this historic family home belonged to well-known writer and conservationist Roderick Haig-Brown, his wife Ann and their kids. From May-October, the house operates as a B&B. Guests have the opportunity to explore the house, including the library which features features fly-fishing gear & 3000+ books. We recommend booking a stay here in advance.

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Time Machine

The museum at campbell river

Thousands of years of history have taken place along our shores, and the Museum at Campbell River is an excellent spot to get a sampler of the eras that interest you most. Explore vibrant and contemporary exhibits of First Nations cultures, sit behind the wheel of an early logging truck, step aboard a float house raft, and learn about the early days of recreational and commercial fishing. Don’t forget to take a seat in the vintage theatre and view the film about the Ripple Rock Explosion. Leave enough time to poke around their gift shop which features the work of a variety of local Indigenous artists.

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an enchanted waterfall

Lady falls

For those visiting Strathcona Park, this hike is a nice family-friendly activity. The stunning Lady Falls is nestled deep in the enchanted forest of the Cervus Creek Valley. The trail has a moderate uphill grade to the viewing platform. While you can not collect points at this location as you are out of cell range, the view is your reward.

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your waterfront retreat

Anglers dining room

Anglers Dining, open year-round, offers a casual yet intimate West Coast culinary experience like no other. With its stunning oceanfront location, rustic wood charm, and historic fishing decor, Anglers has become a favourite local spot for breakfast, dinner, and a place to unwind. If you’re visiting on the weekend, we recommend making a reservation.

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Storied cottages

thunderbird rv

The Thunderbird RV park is on the territories of the Wei Wai Kum Nation. If you’re driving your own rig, this is a great place to call home. If you don’t have an RV, try one of their comfortable cottages. Each cottage is named after an animal or mythic being from traditional stories. Look out for the carvings created by local artists too, the intricate pieces represent the stories told.

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Take home a treasure

wei wai kum house of treasures

Part gift shop part gallery, the Wei Wai Kum House of Treasures is the place in Campbell River to view local Indigenous art. They carry a variety of pieces at varying price points, so there’s something for everyone! Stop in to see the works from master carvers and other artists who call our region home.

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