Called the salmon capital of the world, Campbell River sits on the sheltered eastern coast of Vancouver Island opposite Quadra Island and the Discovery Passage.
Long before European explorers arrived on this coastline a First Nations community had a settlement at the mouth of the Campbell River for its important salmon population. Today Campbell River is still a thriving salmon fishing town and gateway to many outdoor and wildlife focused activities.
The town also supports an active arts and crafts scene with plenty of authentic First Nations art on display in local shops, the public art gallery and even on the side of many buildings. The Museum gives an excellent insight into the history of the town and the First Nations culture. There are superb views in most directions with the lush Quadra Island across the water and the snow caped peaks of mainland British Columbia in the distance.