Campbell River, Vancouver Island, British Columbia,
Summer's here and here is a little of what we were up to....
Fishing of course, salmon, trout, bottom fish all make Campbell River an ideal place to wet your line be it in the ocean, fresh water lakes or rivers.With the pinks in the river, you will spot many a fly fisherman casting out their offerings to intice the returning salmon to hit on the retrieving fly. Out in the salt chuck the locals are zeroing in on the Sockeye, Pinks and some Chums. Disovery Pier is providing a means for those without boats to try their luck at catching a salmon off our local waters.
Chinooks caught the traditional way under the rules of the Tyee Club have brought in a few heavy weights taken on light tackle and in rowboats powered by oars manned by seasoned guides.
Eco tours report the recent super pod of whales helped fulfill a lot of tourists wishes to view killer whales in the wild and kayaking the local waters is no longer enjoyed by locals alone. We mustn't forget about snorkling the Campbell River to view the returning salmon which has caught on the world's media attention. Back in the early days we would snorkle the river in our shorts or while laying atop of a tube ride the small rapids and look throught the hole while drifting over the deep pools the salmon were holding in. Now snorklers don wetsuits helping keep them warm and afloat in the cold waters of the Campbell.
For those adventerous types there is the White water tours by zodiac and the Snowden Demonstration forest for mountain bikers. Hikers abound, roam through Stratcona Park and the Ripple Rock Trail is a great day trip for those with a tight schedule.
Nothing but nature and the beauty here folks....
Oh we did have some events locally, The Annual 'Transformations on The Shore" Carving competition saw over 30 carvers doing their thing along the ocean front in Willow Point. Downtown's core was closed to traffic so that the Childrens Fair was enjoyed by all. Miracle Beach had their sandcastle contest and just recently the Salmon Festival Parade along with the loggers sports took place. Up coming the downtown core will be closed off again to traffic for a up coming Campbell River Summerfest 2000 sandcastle/sculpture building competition to take place this August 19th. (We hope to have pics of this event next issue)
So you see there is lots to do and enjoy while in the Campbell River and area.
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