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Campbell River Tourism
Season Opening Party!

Saturday June 1st, City-Wide!

Celebrating
Ocean Week

Our Theme This Year Is “Whales” in Celebration of Ocean Week!

We’ll be unveiling the Whale Trail and various restaurants and cafe’s all across Campbell River will be offering special drinks or appy’s to celebrate!

FREE & Discounted Local Tours

All Across Town

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Campbell River’s Tour Operators want to show you all the fantastic tours we have in Campbell River!  First come first serve! Sign up starts at 9am.  You must sign up for your time in person at each dock.  

PICK UP YOUR PASSPORT AT ANY PARTICIPATING OPERATORS .  For your chance to win multiple tours. $2500 worth of tours to giveaway. 

WHALE WATCHING & WILDLIFE TOURS:   FREE & DISCOUNTED:  Tours will be 30 – 45 mins

Discovery Harbour Marina: All 10am – 3pm. With Big Animal Encounters, Campbell River Whale Watching and  50 North Adventures. 

Coast Marina :   with Homalco Wildlife Tours 10am – 3pm.  Eagle Eye Adventures rom 10am – 3pm, 

Free Kayaking:
By Island Joy Rides will be offering free  30 minute Kayaking, on the Estuary on the half hour starting at 12pm, last tour 2:30pm. Meet at the playground at the Spit. Text 250 204 4429 to sign up for your time.  

Free E-Bike Rides:
By Island Joy Rides will be offering E-Bikes  from the Spit on the half hour starting at 12pm, last tour 2:30pm. Meet at the playground. Text 250 204 4429 to sign up for your time.  

Paddle Board Rentals:
Island Life Expeditions 
will be offering discounted Paddle Board  Rentals at Ken Forde Park, as well as running a Paddle Board Race at 3pm!  Sign up on the day

Helicopter Tours:
49 North Helicopters will be offering discounted helicopter tours from their location at the Campbell River Airport – 10am – 3pm.   

PHOTO HUNT

EXPLORE CAMPBELL RIVER

PHOTO HUNT

10am - 6pm

The What’s On Digest Photo Hunt is back with Benny McGrath! Think you know Campbell River? A series of obscure photos will challenge you as you make your way around Campbell River to some iconic sites.

5 Big Snap challenges over 25 photos and a chance to WIN $500 cash. Plus other prizes. 

Learn more about the event on the Register link below. 

Everyone needs to Register, $20 per registration, Fun for the whole family.  You will need a vehicle for this one.

SATURDAY JUNE 1ST

SCHEDULE OF FESTIVITIES

PARK PARTY & MARKET DAYS

Robert Ostler Park

ON SHOPPERS ROW

  • Live Art – Artist stations Interactive Art
  • Market days with local businesses. Specials all day and no tax.
  • Make your own T-shirt with the Campbell River’s Art Gallery (10am-3pm) Spirit Square.

KITE FLYING IN ROBERT OSTLER PARK – 11am – 3pm

  • The Parksville Kite Flying Club. 
  • Kite Decorating
  • Shoo Shoo the clown
  • Kites, Snacks & Sweet Treats courtesy of RE/MAX Check Realty 
  • Larayne’s Ice Cream. 

MARITIME CENTRE
THE MUSEUM

Maritime Heritage Centre, The Pier & Campbell River Museum

Celebrate the Maritime Heritage Centre’s 20th Anniversary from 11am to 3pm. This event invites the community to join in celebrating the Centre’s remarkable journey of community collaboration, and the dedication that brought it to life.

Visit old friends, enjoy a burger (by donation), participate in kids activities, tour for FREE the exhibits and record your story of the HC or BCP45 with our videographer!

The Aquarium will have activities and special attractions.   The explorer lab will be open for crafts and activities for kids.

The Pier will be open with a special Ocean Day Ice-cream treat

Crabby Bob’s will be offering special sample dishes of delicious local seafood. 

Visitor Centre Opening Tourism vendors will be located at the centre with some special deals on tours plus loads of information about ‘Things to Do’ in Campbell River. Pick up a Whale Tail donut.

Museum at Campbell River Free admission for the day and a scavenger hunt inside the museum.  A self-guided Triva Trek people can do by bike around town, looking for those information boards. Details are on their website.

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WELCOME THE WHALES CELEBRATION

Ken Forde Park

Summer Beach Fire & Music

  • Salmon & Burger BBQ Truck by Associated Tire.
  • Ice Cream Truck
  • Enter the ‘Drift’ the driftwood whale Selfie Photo contest to WIN a Whale Watching Tour for a family of 4.
  • Acoustics on the Beach (Bring your guitars and voices).  Special Guest performances to be announced. 
  • Unveiling of the Whale Trail – Celebrating Ocean Week!
  • Have a fire on the beach with us! Bring your Smores and Marshmallows!
  • Jumping Castle & Yard Games
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FREE
Virtual Golf

Free Virtual Golf with prizes for the one that gets closest to the pin.

10am – 5pm

Velocity Driving Range, Campbell River Golf Club

All Around Town!

Many restaurants will have special Appy’s & Food Treats plus drinks to celebrate the Season Opening and Oceans Week!