Did you know that Campbell River is Vancouver Island’s undiscovered outdoor recreation paradise?
Although our city’s location provides us with instant access to the great outdoors, many people don’t realize that the Campbell River area has an incredible variety of trails and terrain to explore and enjoy. The following are just a few of the ways you can create an exciting and memorable adventure in Campbell River’s backyard:
Mountain Biking and Running in the Snowden Demonstration Forest:
Old logging roads and closed railway paths make the Snowden Demonstration Forest easily accessible to anybody! Although it is open to all kinds of recreational enthusiasts, the Snowden area offers some of Campbell River’s best cross country mountain biking and running. Whether you are brand new to the bike or an avid cyclist, you will find trails here to excite and entertain! Come see us at Outdoor Addictions for more information!
Exploring the Central Island by Bicycle
One of Campbell River’s favourite road cycling routes follows the Inland Island Highway south to the Hamm Road exit and then follows the Old Island Highway back into town. A relatively flat and delightful 45 kilometer route offers an easy to follow loop for cyclists of all abilities. As on any road ride, make sure you carry a flat repair kit!
Snowshoeing the Forbidden Plateau
Back in the day, before the term ‘climate change’ existed, there was a magical little ski resort south of Campbell River called Forbidden Plateau. Although the ski resort has been closed for many years, many of the old trails and runs still exist today with easy access from Forbidden Plateau road. This area also has fantastic bike riding and hiking in the summer, but when all of your favourite summer trails are covered in snow, why not grab a pair of snowshoes and go explore!
Sea Kayaking the Discovery Islands
Sea Kayaking is for everyone. And Vancouver Island is most certainly a sea kayakers paradise. With a portrait backdrop of the stunning coastal mountains, Campbell River and the Discovery Islands offer a world class paddling destination. Ideally situated, Campbell River is also the gateway to the Sayward Lakes Chain, Desolation Sound, the central West Coast, and the Orca rich waters of Johstone Strait of the North Island. Make Outdoor Addictions one of your stops en route to your paddling destination and we will be happy to share our knowledge with you.
You don’t have to be a professional athlete or expert outdoors-person to enjoy all of the adventures that Campbell River has to offer. Come visit us at Outdoor Addictions, where our friendly and knowledgeable staff will help you get geared up and get out!