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Family Festivals

Campbell River is a very family oriented city with a lot of festival celebrations that happen each year that are great for all members of the family to enjoy. Be sure to visit our events page for more details of events in Campbell River.

July 1st Canada Day Festival

This event has many satelite locations that help Campbell River celebrate Canada Day. The festivities include: pancake breakfast, live entertainment, crafts and food market, Bouncies, face painting, parade, fireworks display, salmon barbeque, car show, Canada's gigantic birthday cake, helicopter rides, skateboard competition, a fishing derby at the Pier and so much more.

Salmon Festival & Logger Sports

This competition depicts our past and present logging practices with world class competitions and demonstrations. It is the largest event of this type in Canada. This event also is a salmon celebration showing how ingrained the salmon is in the lifestyle and culture of Campbell River. This weekend celebration caters to all ages and has live musical entertainment on the main stage.

Discovery Passage Boat Rodeo

This is a day full of water sports and boating events along the foreshore Park on the shores of the Discovery Passage. This day includes events like the Discovery Passage Passage where no motors are permitted, bath tub races, kayak races, blind dingy races, search and rescue demonstrations, and tours of various vessels.

Haig-Brown Festival & River Day

On the last Sunday of September, the annual Haig-Brown Festival is held at the beautiful riverside property which was once the home of the Haig-Brown family. Coinciding with World Rivers Day, the festival celebrates the richness and diversity of our environment as well as the life and legacy of renowned author/conservationist Roderick Haig-Brown. Displays, demonstrations, activities, crafts, tours, readings, a book sale, live music and tasty food delight all ages.

Shoreline Arts Carving Competition

This annual event brings about 30 novice, amateur, semi-professional, and professional carvers to the shoreline of Campbell River for five days during the last week in June to transform cedar and/or fir logs into works of art. The carvers shape their logs using chainsaws, mauls, knives, chisels and various custom tools to form their creations. The finished sculptures are then later displayed throughout Campbell River for everyone to enjoy year round.

Campbell River Bald Eagle Festival

This popular event welcomes birders of all ages to learn more about wildlife. The event has guest speakers, local biologist and birders, introduction to various birds of prety, animated presentations and taxidermy displays. It is located at the Maritime Heritage Centre near the Discovery Pier in February each year.

Ocean's Day Festival

This event at the Maritime Heritage Centre welcomes everyone of all ages to help celebrate ocean life as we know it in Campbell River. The Museum of Campbell River also participates in this event and there is a free shuttle between the two locations. There is a lot of information sharing and the kids especially enjoy the "touch tanks" where they can meet the creatures of the ocean floor. Other family activities can include a Bouncerama, face painting, a dunk tank, free fishing at the Discovery Pier, and free admission to the Maritime Heritage Center. This event offers lots of activities for the whole family to enjoy. This event usually occurs in June.




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