Welcome to Campbell River, it's my home. I love the waterfront aspect, the backdrop of mountains, lakes, rivers and our ski hill Mt Washington. I've travelled far and wide and believe there really is no place like my city.
The following extract is taken from the Campbell River Community Profile 2009
Campbell River and Region is a spectacular place to be. The City of Campbell River is located midway on Vancouver Island. The City follows the shoreline of scenic Discovery Passage in the Strait of Georgia, framed by beautiful rivers, and surrounded by the Discovery Islands and majestic mountains.
As the thriving service centre for the North Island and central coast, Campbell River features many of the amenities of a big city without sacrificing its friendly small-town character. Long known for legendary salmon fishing by generations of anglers, Campbell River has grown into a multi-faceted travel destination known for its endless adventure opportunities, stunning scenery, and cultural treasures.
Residents and visitors alike can carve up the slopes of Mount Washington Ski Resort, tee off at a world-class golf course, and reel in a big fish after having dinner at an oceanside pub or restaurant, all in one day. And that is just the beginning of it, as Campbell River boasts extensive trail networks in and around the city, art galleries, a self-guided historical walk, live theatre, an award-winning museum, floating restaurants that celebrate seafood, beautifully maintained parks, a full calendar of events and festivals, and an abundance of eco-adventure opportunities that include whale watching, river rafting, and wildlife viewing. Tourists come from around the world for this region’s, eco-adventures, beauty, and cultural treasures.
In 2008, FDI Magazine listed Campbell River as having the #2 Best Quality of Life in their North America Micro Cities of the Future contest, and rightfully so. Thriving companies, a solid industrial base, tourism, and a growing service sector all showcase an economically balanced community. We have a rich industrial heritage and a profound sense of community spirit.
Ask anyone why they live here and their answer will be the people, the sense of community, authenticity and the outstanding quality of life.
Campbell River is a vital and growing community. A healthy population growth is vital to building a strong and diversified local economy. Campbell River’s population projections are therefore most encouraging. By provincial standards, Campbell River is a young community. That said, all age groups are well catered for.
If you are considering relocating, we encourage you to come to Campbell River to see firsthand what it has to offer. There is ample and affordable tourist accommodation available at most times of the year.
Campbell River is the third largest city on Vancouver Island with a population in excess of 31,000 and as a major regional centre. By road, it is 266 km from Victoria and 173 km from Vancouver 173 Km (approx 5 hrs. including ferry). It is 155 km from Nanaimo. It is serviced by two airlines with numerous scheduled daily flights to Vancouver.
Campbell River enjoys a moderate climate with an average annual temperature of 8°C, and average annual precipitation of 140cm.
HOME PRICES IN CAMPBELL RIVER
Campbell River homes are great value and affordable! There is a healthy supply of new and existing homes for sale; there will be something suitable for all budgets and tastes. There is a healthy supply of bare land for sale and many great new subdivisions such as Maryland Estates and Jubilee Estates. Contact me for the latest stats on avertage housing prices as compared to the rest of Vancouver Island.
As you would expect, the prices of homes in different parts of town vary significantly. For example, you will pay more for a home near the water or with a view of the ocean or mountains. There are also many other factors that will influence the sale price of an individual property.