Campbell River is situation as the launching point to several provincial parks in the near area, including Strathcona Provincial Park. BC Parks is "dedicated to the protection of natural environments for the inspiration, use and enjoyment of the public". Please visit the BC Parks website for a map of the Provincial Parks near Campbell River. Many of these parks offer campsites, some of which accept reservations. A brochure can be downloaded (PDF) from their website to assist you.
Campbell River City Parks
Campbell River has 34 city parks available for your enjoyment. Addresses and amenities are provided in the Recreation Guide available at either the Community Centre or the Sportsplex or you can download the Park Guide here (PDF).
Some park highlights are:
Saratoga Beach - A popular family beach, located 20 minutes south of Campbell River off of Saratoga Beach Road with a beautiful white sandy beach and an excellent view of the mainland mountains.
Stories Beach - An excellent day beach, 15 minutes south of Campbell River with great swimming and windsurfing.
Willow Point Park - Located at the corner of Penfield and Parkway, entrance to the park is located off South Alder Street. The park offers four regulation tennis courts with a practice court, four baseball diamonds and a children's playground. Willow Point Park also has squash courts, basketball gym, a universal gym, aerobics and an outdoor volleyball court. For more information call the Sportsplex at 250-923-7911.
Rotary Beach Park - An ideal rest area 5 minutes South of Campbell River. The park provides picnic tables, washrooms and a superb isolated rock pool. The park looks out over the Discovery Passage.
Centennial Park - Located at the corner of Alder and Fourth Avenue. A seasonal, well supervised outdoor swimming pool and parent supervised toddlers wading pool. Picnic tables, seasonal washrooms and tennis courts. A deluxe playground for kids. For more information regarding the pool please call 250-287-9984.
Sequoia Park - Located just a few blocks south of the downtown core; an enormous Sequoia tree looks over the Discovery Passage. A stairway leading down to the waters edge allows you to reach natural caves formed in the embankment. A beautiful park to view Cape Mudge First Nations Village and lighthouse on Quadra Island. An excellent vantage point to view cruise ships passing by. Also the location of the Campbell River and Ishikari, Japan, Sister City 10th Anniversary Ceremonial Torii Gate.
V. Ostler (Foreshore) Park - A large grassy area with picnic tables and jungle gym provide an excellent family area. Located in the centre of Campbell River along the shoreline of the Discovery Passage.
Nunns Creek Park - A preserved wooded area with a well packed walkway. Baseball diamonds, playground and skateboard park. Located on 16th Avenue behind the Ironwood Mall.