10 interesting facts - Campbell River

10 interesting facts - Campbell River

  1. Salmon Capital of the World: Campbell River is often referred to as the "Salmon Capital of the World" due to its abundance of salmon in the local waters, attracting anglers from all over the globe.

  2. First Nations Heritage: The area around Campbell River has been inhabited by Indigenous peoples for thousands of years, with the We Wai Kai, Wei Wai Kum, and Homalco First Nations playing significant roles in the region's history and culture.

  3. Hydroelectric Power: The Campbell River Hydroelectric System, established in the early 20th century, is one of the oldest hydroelectric power plants in British Columbia and played a crucial role in the development of the region's economy.

  4. Elk Falls Provincial Park: Just outside Campbell River lies Elk Falls Provincial Park, known for its stunning waterfalls and old-growth forests. The suspension bridge over Elk Falls offers breathtaking views of the canyon below.

  5. Gateway to Discovery Passage: Campbell River serves as the gateway to Discovery Passage, a scenic waterway between Vancouver Island and the mainland of British Columbia, known for its diverse marine life and strong tidal currents.

  6. Cultural Hub: Despite its relatively small size, Campbell River boasts a vibrant arts and cultural scene, with numerous art galleries, theaters, and cultural events throughout the year.

  7. World's Tallest Wooden Totem Pole: Campbell River is home to the world's tallest freestanding wooden totem pole, standing at over 173 feet tall. It was carved by local Indigenous artist Mungo Martin in 1957.

  8. Outdoor Recreation: With its proximity to the ocean, mountains, and forests, Campbell River offers a plethora of outdoor recreational activities, including hiking, fishing, kayaking, and wildlife watching.

  9. Logger Sports Capital of the World: Campbell River hosts the annual Campbell River Salmon Festival, which includes a renowned Logger Sports competition. This event celebrates the region's logging heritage with thrilling competitions like axe throwing and log rolling.

  10. Diverse Wildlife: From orcas and humpback whales in the surrounding waters to black bears and bald eagles on land, Campbell River is teeming with diverse wildlife, making it a paradise for nature enthusiasts and photographers.

These facts only scratch the surface of what makes Campbell River such a fascinating and dynamic place to visit or live.

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