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Welcome to Campbell River

Welcome to Campbell River; a scenic oceanfront city on the eastern shore of Vancouver Island, British Columbia, Canada.

The natural beauty and abundance of our marine setting in Campbell River offers an unparalleled lifestyle; a lifestyle that gives businesses and residents alike room to grow and space to breathe.

From internationally renowned salmon fishing to skiing at nearby Mount Washington; safe streets to wilderness experiences; fine dining to golfing; Campbell River has it all!

Campbell River is also a natural home for companies looking for a highly accessible location, abundant natural resources, first-class transportation and communications networks. Add a skilled labour force and a talented pool of experienced managers and it’s clear this is one of the most advantageous environments in the Pacific Northwest.

Campbell River is the third largest city and the fourth largest community on Vancouver Island; a scenic oceanfront city on the eastern shore of Vancouver Island, British Columbia, Canada.


The mission of the Corporation of the City of Campbell River is to deliver quality services in a fiscally responsible manner that promotes prosperity and social, economic and environmental health for current and future generations

City of Campbell River – Divisions, Departments and Services

The City is divided into four divisions – Corporate Services, Facilities and Supply Management, Operations and Parks, Recreation and Culture.

The Corporate Services Division is located at City Hall and oversees finance services, human resources, information technology services and communications.

The Facilities and Supply Management Division operates out of City Hall and the Dogwood Operations Centre and is responsible for common services such as building maintenance, purchasing, fleet replacement and capital projects.

The Operations Division runs the following departments out of the following facilities:

  • The Land Use Services and Sustainability departments are based at City Hall.
  • The Transportation Department manages the road system from the Dogwood Operations Centre while airport operations are based from the Campbell River Airport. Public transit services are managed from City Hall in cooperation with
  • The Utilities Department manages wastewater (both sanitary sewage and rainwater) out of the Norm Wood Environmental Centre and manages the community’s domestic water supply from the Elk Falls Water Quality Centre.
  • Solid waste services including curb-side collection of recyclables, yard wastes and garbage is a contracted service managed from within City Hall.

The Parks, Recreation and Culture Division is responsible for the following departments:

  • The Parks Department maintains the city’s parks, sports fields, open spaces and cemeteries. The Department also is responsible for park and open space design and oversees all Parks’ capital projects and is based out of the Dogwood Operations Centre.
  • The Recreation and Culture Department provides recreation and cultural infrastructure and programs, based out of the Community Centre, Sportsplex and Centennial Pool.

Other City facilities include the Fire Halls and RCMP detachment.

In 2008 the City of Campbell River adopted the Green City Strategy, a commitment to move the City towards environmental sustainability. The City has identified key priority areas pertaining to sustainability planning, waste reduction, energy conservation and renewable energy, and environmental management and stewardship. One of the key components of the Strategy includes a commitment to develop a greenhouse gas emissions reduction plan for the community and achieve carbon neutrality in municipal operations. The City of Campbell River is a signatory to the BC Climate Action Charter, which requires that the City reduce and where necessary, offset the greenhouse gas emissions from City facilities, fleet and traditional services to zero emissions by 2012.

Interactive Map

The City of Campbell River is pleased to bring you the Campbell River Interactive Map(s). This on-line experience features the City from a local mapping perspective, with Zoning, Parkland, Orthophotos and much more. City Map requires a minimum screen resolution of 1024 × 768 pixels, Internet Explorer 5.5 or Netscape 6.0 or greater. For Mac users City Map is completely supported using Netscape 7.1. Cookies are used with City Map in order to save and restore maps and views of maps that you are looking at. Please make sure that they are enabled for this site.

The City of Campbell River began developing and using Geographical Information Systems (computer based mapping) in 2001 and updated our system to an enterprise-level ArcGIS server in 2008. This capacity allows the City to deliver all our geospatial data on-line. At present, we offer 23 different layers to the public. These include:

  • property information, including house numbering and parcel plans
  • zoning and zoning by-law descriptions
  • landmarks
  • utilities
  • parks and trails
  • garbage pick up
  • transportation routes
  • orthophotos and hillshade imagery
  • Official Community Plan