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Overview of Campbell River, British Columbia, Canada

Campbell River is a scenic oceanfront city on the eastern shore of Vancouver Island, British Columbia. Campbell River is internationally known for its salmon fishing. Fresh-caught fish and shellfish are one of not-to-be-missed specialties. You can catch your own, in season, or head to local shops and restaurants for a taste of Campbell River's bounty.

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  • Population: 28 456 (2001)
  • Population Density: 213.4 km²
  • Area: 133.34 km²
  • Latitude: 50°1?28?N
  • Longitude: 125°14?51?W
  • Weather: See Forecast
  • Time Zone: Pacific
  • Language: English
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History of Campbell River, British Columbia

Captain George Henry Richards on a cartography mission around 1859 came to Campbell River. Dr. Samuel Campbell was the ship surgeon, and it's believed his name was given to the town. Industrial logging took off in the 1920's with Merrill Ring and Company, Bloedel, Stewart and Welch and Comox Logging. Campbell River prospered after 1912 and it became a supply point for northern Vancouver Island, Quadra Island and Cortes Island. After the second world war, Campbell River became a boom town and industrial centre with the building of the Elk River pulp mill.

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Campbell River's Demographics

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Campbell River's Climate

Campbell River enjoys a mild climate, with temperatures usually between 0°C and 32°C year-round. In general, snowfalls tend to turn to rain.

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Education in Campbell River, British Columbia

Campbell River educational system is serviced by School District 72 Campbell River and has several elementary. and secondary schools. Campbell River also has two colleges in the area, North Island College and Discovery Community College.

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Transportation around Campbell River, British Columbia

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Tourism and Attractions of Campbell River

Take a stroll on Discovery Pier in Campbell River and you might see a salmon, eagle, or whale. In the distance you will see the Coast Mountain range of mainland British Columbia. Campbell River has various tours, day trips, workshops, cultural events and family activities focusing on specific species of wildlife: bears and other land animals; eagles and other birds and marine animals, including the salmon and whales that slip through Discovery Passage daily. Drop by the community theatre, public art gallery, or the many local shops that feature works by local artists, including authentic art, jewellery, and carvings.

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Surrounding Communities

  • Campbell River
  • Gold River
  • Saratoga Beach
  • Bloedel
  • Heriot Bay
  • Quathiaski Cove

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Geography of Campbell River, British Columbia

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Campbell River's Government

Woodstock's municipal government is represented by a Mayor and six Councillors.

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Campbell River's Economy and Industry

The people of Campbell River rely on the forestry industry, the mining industry, the fishing industry, and the tourism industry. The 1948 construction of the BC Power Corporation's Elk Falls hydroelectric dam which was later named the John Hart Generating Station, allowed Crown Zellerbach to establish the Elk Falls Pulp and Paper Mill in 1952, which greatly improved the town's economy.

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Campbell River's Culture and Significant Events

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Sports in Campbell River, British Columbia

The Campbell River Storm Junior B hockey club and the Campbell River Minor Hockey Association call the city home. Campbell River also has several golf courses as well as stables and riding centres.

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Media of Campbell River

Campbell River has one daily newspaper, the Campbell River Mirror.

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