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.


New property listed in CR Willow Point, Campbell River

I have listed a new property at 6 650 Yorkshire Dr in Campbell River. See details here

In the heart of Willow Point is this bright and airy 2 bedroom, 2 bathroom patio home. Large living room is filled with natural light from big windows and patio doors and features a gas fireplace. Well appointed kitchen has plenty of counter and cabinet space. Large, bright Master bedroom with walk in closet and 4 piece ensuite. Second bedroom or den depending on your needs. In 2019 this quiet strata received an entirely new building envelope with new Hardie siding, new windows and a newer roof. Single attached garage and 1 parking space. Extra storage in garage attic. 1 cat or 1 small dog allowed.


New property listed in CR Campbell River South, Campbell River

I have listed a new property at 4199 Enquist Rd in Campbell River. See details here

Quick possession available - Minutes south of Campbell River, nearly half an acre, sits this impressive 3-bedroom, 2-bathroom rancher with an additional den and studio. Set in a superb neighbourhood close to parks, trails, Storries Beach, this home has been lovingly maintained and updated, making it move-in ready. The kitchen is designed for those who love to cook, bright white cabinetry, lots of storage and counter space. Spacious dining room and a lovely living room with woodburner. The home has been upgraded with a gas furnace and ducting in the last three years, offering efficient gas forced air heating while retaining the original baseboard heaters as a backup option. Main bedroom includes a 3-piece ensuite, alongside two more well-sized bedrooms, large den with patio door access to the backyard, huge covered deck, hot tub, and detached studio. Additional features include RV/boat parking, vegetable garden, fruit trees, a fully fenced and private yard, a hot tub, and a shed.


I have sold a property at 850 Kalmar Rd in Campbell River

I have sold a property at 850 Kalmar Rd in Campbell River on May 6, 2024. See details here

Step into this impeccably maintained rancher, boasting 3 bedrooms, 2 dens, 2.5 baths, and an open-concept living space. The heart of the home features a bright and spacious kitchen adorned with classic oak cabinetry, enhanced by a custom-made, large hatch and a generous island. Two sizable dens adjacent to the kitchen offer flexible spaces for a home office, craft room, or additional living area. One of the bedrooms was designed with a wheelchair in mind offering a sink and option for a small fridge. Outside is a charming backyard, complete with a pagoda, set against the backdrop of a South-facing sunny backyard. The property also accommodates a 2-car garage and a carport, alongside additional space to park your RV, boat, or other recreational vehicles. Nestled in a well-established and central neighborhood, this home not only provides a serene living space but also offers the benefits of being close to amenities, schools, and parks, making it an exceptional place to call home.

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