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About Campbell River

Campbell River, British Columbia.

Campbell River is located on the beautiful inside passage of Vancouver Island. The city extends for 18 kilometres along the waterfront of Discovery Passage. There is so much to see and do in Campbell River; take in a performance at the Tidemark Theatre or wander through the Farmer’s Market. Admire the woodcarvings while strolling down the Sea Walk or explore the public art gallery, museum or the many shops that feature works by local artists, including authentic First Nations’ art, jewellery, and carvings. Campbell River is an outdoor recreation oriented community, from skiing and snowboarding in the winter to ocean kayaking and world-class golf year round, there’s rarely an excuse to stay inside. Park facilities include over 55 hectares of developed green space.

Campbell River is that rare combination of a regional centre with amenities to provide familiar comfort to former urban dwellers while still retaining the individuality and unique character of a smaller community. Discover that quality of life you have been looking for in Campbell River.

The economic engine of Campbell River is driven by the primary and secondary resource sectors. With flourishing coal and copper mines Campbell River is building on its traditional economic base. A vibrant retail sector has emerged in the City. Tourism is bringing more and more visitors to the region each year. Bold economic plans have diversified the City’s employment base and strategically positioned Campbell River for the future. As the City grows…so do the opportunities for new business. Put yourself in our shoes and join this vibrant community of just over 30,000.

The top four economic clusters being sought after for recruitment to the City within City Limits include:

  • Manufacturing and Processing, amplifies our harvest and resource extraction assets;
  • Transportation and Warehousing, connects with the harvest and production capabilities and is supported by the need to get visitors out into the regions surrounding the City;
  • Professionals and Technical Occupations, supports the logistics, service and retail economy that lives on the basic resource economy;
  • Organized Recreation and Accommodation, makes the most of the diverse land and sea scapes.