As a gateway to the North Island as well as Strathcona Provincial Park (and the Village of Gold River beyond that) the City of Campbell River is a fantastic destination for travelers. This is especially true if involved in a Vancouver Island camping / road trip in a campervan provided by Van Ventures in Nanaimo. With a population of more than 31,000 Campbell River, a beautiful community nestled along the shores of Discovery Passage, is large enough to offer any services desired by visitors, yet small enough to retain its traditional West Coast charms.
Founded early in the 20th Century, Campbell River’s economy has traditionally been linked to the region’s forest industry. Today this bustling community is a major tourist and service centre for the northern portions of Vancouver Island. Campgrounds and parks can be found throughout the area so campers should experience no difficulty in locating a great place to set up camp. Self-described as the Salmon Capital of the World, Campbell River should be on your ‘to visit’ list when exploring Vancouver Island.