Why live and work in Campbell River?


“Living in Campbell River means daily whale watching on your way to work, eagle viewing from your backyard, and enjoying the ocean and mountain views from almost anywhere in town. I love that we can enjoy nature and wildlife, without the inconvenience of being remote. The programs offered through the parks and recreation department, combined with many not-for-profit societies, keep my family entertained throughout the year. During the summer, weekends and evenings are packed with activities from live music, outdoor movies, art festivals, and markets just to name a few. As a new mom, I found the support of other moms through the many family-oriented programs offered throughout the city including Strong Start, Family gym, Library Story-time, and the breastfeeding clinic. There are clubs and venues for almost any hobby – running, cycling, swimming, curling, board games, and even pickle-ball. You can play beach volleyball, Frisbee golf, baseball, tennis, soccer, squash, and take your dog to the agility park all in one location. Campbell River is the best location to relax, play, and grow.”  – Heather Reinholt, BC CAHS Research Assistant

Campbell River is the hidden gem on Vancouver Island. It’s a community  with low crime, low unemployment and a place where the rich and famous come to play in summer and winter. (And no one bugs them.) Campbell River is also the Salmon Capital of the World. We are the third largest city on the island, with a population of more than 37,500, and the urban service centre and hub community for approximately 60,000 people living and working in our region.

A few details:

  • Median house price $379,000 (3br 2b); condo (2br, 2b) $234,000
  • Low cost of living
  • New hospital with full capacity of Vancouver General or Victoria General
  • Great schools with low class size
  • No traffic, no problem parking, average commute time is under 20 min
  • Chain stores are here
  • Great restaurants
  • Thriving Arts scene.


  • The sea meets the sky in Campbell River – ski, snowshoe, hike, camp, swim, fish, boat, hunt
  • Mt. Washington – 40 min; Strathcona hiking and camping – 35 min
  • Full sports facilities: hockey, soccer, baseball, lacrosse, climb, dance
  • Boating of all types: freshwater, seawater, sail, kayak, canoe
  • Fabulous fishing nearby in many lakes, rivers and the ocean.

For more information, visit http://www.campbellriver.ca



871A Island Hwy
Campbell River, BC
V9W 2C2