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Campbell River Association of Tour Operators

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Campbell River is nature’s best playground! There is something to do for the entire family, whether you’d like to spend a day on a Whale Watching Tour, watching bears on a Grizzly Tour, fishing Charters, or even a motorcycle tour. Our members are held to a standard of excellence and agree to follow our codes of conduct so you can feel comfortable and confident booking your tour.


Explore Campbell River

Things to Do

Looking for things to do during your vacation in Campbell River? Campbell River is the perfect place for outdoor enthusiasts and offers things to do for people of all ages! Whale Watching Tours, Scuba Diving, Fishing, Helicopter Tours and More!

Where to stay

From budget-friendly motels to luxurious hotels, even glamping! Campbell River is a dynamic destination with diverse accommodation options. Whether solo, family, or group, Campbell River has a plethora of options to meet your needs.

What We've Been Up To



Campbell River Tour Operators come together to clean over 350km of shoreline, picking up over 38 tonnes of debris

Drift - the Whale

Meet “Drift” the Humpback, and learn how “Drift” has helped Campbell River get noticed in the Whale Watching Industry

The Whale Trail

Campbell River to join the Whale Trail, and be recognized as one of the best places for shore-based whale watching

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Nature's Playground

What You Need to Know

Before You Go


Whales don't know the rules! If you're planning on being on the water, here is what you need to know!


It's important to know and understand all of the rules and regulations before heading out for your adventure!


Campbell River is located on the eastern coast of Vancouver Island. It is easily accessed by car, boat or plane!

A few common questions

Campbell River offers things to do during every season of the year! If you are wanting to take advantage of a whale watching tour, the best months to visit are between June – September. Grizzly Tours run September – October. 

Campbell River can be accessed either by Car or plane. If you’re planning on flying, Campbell River or Comox Airports would be your best option. If you are planning on driving, you can take either the Horseshoe Bay or Tsawwassen Ferries from Vancouver into Nanaimo

Campbell River offers a visitors the opportunity to see a wide variety of wildlife. There are many different tour options that will allow you to see wildlife such as Humpbacks, Orcas, Dolphins, Seals, Sea Lions, Sea Birds, Eagles, Black Bears and Grizzly Bears!

Depending on the time of year, it is usually a good idea to book your tours well in advance! This will ensure that you don’t miss out, and avoid disappointment. The busiest time of year for tours is July – September.

Certainly! Without a doubt, Campbell River is a destination that caters to individuals of all ages. Whether you’re seeking adventure or relaxation, there are a plethora of exciting activities and attractions to explore throughout the city and its surroundings. From thrilling outdoor activities such as hiking, kayaking, and fishing, to cultural and educational experiences, there’s something for everyone.