Things To Do in 4 & 6 Hours Campbell River - Summer Edition

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DIY Chalk Painting Classes: French Creek Collective- This fun gift store hosts  fun & educational DIY project classes every month! A new home decore project to create every month! Come create something beautiful to place in your home! Meet new friends, learn how fun Fat Paint is, enjoy nibblies & hot beverages together and take your beautiful creation home with you.  To see what they’re making next see the calendar inside this magazine, or their facebook page for their upcoming projects! 990 Shoppers Row. 250.914.0355.

Driving School: Saratoga Speedway- Uniquely designed to improve driving skills, speed & control and most importantly to have fun! Open to ages 12yrs+. 
Great way to prepare your child to become a professional racecar driver for the summer shows! 2380 Macaulay Rd. Black Creek.  250.337.5024. http://saratogaracing.ca

FREE  Quadra Island Self-Guided Art Studio Tour: Open year-round, 11 studios.  Brochures on ferry & Visitors Centre.  Please phone ahead to ensure artists are available.  250.285.2547 or 250.285.3101. www.quadraislandarts.com

FREE Photography, Wildlife & Bird Watching: Baikie Island or The Estuary (A.K.A. “The Spit”)- Access Baikie Island via Robinson Rd.  Or access the Estuary via Dick Murphy Park at the end of Spit Rd or via the Myrt Thompson Trail off of Maple Street. 

FREE Mountain Bike Group Rides: All year-round. Meets Mondays, 6:25pm, south entrance to Beaver Lodge Lands at the yellow gate parking lot. Meets Thursdays at Swicked Cycles, 6pm. 1791 Spruce St. James, 250.914.2453.

Mountain Bike Group Rides: River City Cycle Club- Rides through Beaver Lodge Lands, Snowden Demonstration Forest, Pumphouse trails & beyond!  Beginner to advanced. Fun social active group. Become a member! Find us on facebook or email us, trails@rivercitycycle.ca, www.rivercitycycle.ca

Quadra Island Outdoor Club: Trips 12months of the year. Hiking, Paddling, Cross-Country Skiing and Snowshoeing! www.qioutdoorclub.org, qioutdoorclub@gmail.com

FREE Wine Tastings & Tours: 40 Knots Winery- Tues-Sun, 1-5pm. Have complimentary tastings or take a self-guided interprative trail. For a more memorable experience book in for a private Tasting/Picnic/Cellar Tour (this one has a cost, book-in online). 2400 Anderton Rd, Comox. 250.941.8810. www.40KnotsWinery.com 

FREE Waterfall Chasing: Rainy day fun, start at Elk Falls and drive along Hwy 28 to Gold River, there are 75 waterfalls to behold. Don’t miss Upper & Lower Myra Falls - a beautiful hidden piece of nature.

Golf: 

Campbell River Golf & Country Club- The Golf course isn’t quite open yet, however they host a fun Trivia Night every Wednesday Night, 7-9pm. Teams of 2-6pp. Prizes! Drink & appy specials. 700 Petersen Rd. 250.287.4840.

Storey Creek Golf Club- Award winning 18 hole course with driving range. Rentals & Golf carts available. Open 8am-dusk year-round, weather permitting. Storey Creek Golf Club, 300 McGimpsey Rd. 250.923.3673. www.storeycreek.bc.ca

Scuba Lessons & Snorkling with Seals: Pacifice Pro Dive & Marine Adventures-  You might think winter is not a good time for scuba diving but actually the BEST visibility is in the winter! Crystal clear water with amazing things to see in the world beneath us!  Suit up in a dry suit and experience the wonders of the ocean! Recreational, Technical Diving, First Aid, and Servicing Courses. 1340 Island Hwy #129. 1.877.800.3483.

Sea Plane Tours: Corilar Charters- See all 105 lakes from the sky, from Tyee Spit to remote islands.  Unique coastal culture & history. Spectacular scenery. Home of the Passenger Participation Historic Mail Flight! www.corilair.com, 1.888.287.8366.

 

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Skiing,Snowboarding, Snowshoeing, Tubing, Tobogganing and More:

Mount Washington Alpine Resort- (45mins to 1hr drive south from Campbell River. Largest ski resort on the island.  Day & Night Skiing/Snowboarding & Snow-Tubing, Tobogganing, X-Country Skiing, Snow-Shoeing (or the special Snow-Shoe Fondue), Back-Country Guided Tours, Terrain Parks, and LIVE music inside Ted Bar & Grill! on select days. Phone the pub for details. MountWashington.ca, 1.888.231.1499.

Mount Cain Alpine Park- (1hr & 50min drive north of Campbell River and just 35min drive south east of Woss). Very popular mountian among backcountry skiers. Only open 3 days a week (weekends & select Mon’s). Boasts the island’s best powder, with the highest base elevation of any coastal ski hill in BC, Alaska & Washington State with a peak elevation 2nd to Whistler. And there’s never any line-ups! 1.888.668.6622.

Grouse Mountain- (4hrs & 10mins drive & ferry ride from Campbell River). Located on the mainland in North Vancouver.  Just 15mins from downtown Vancouver. Also has the famous SkyRide, a giant energy producing windmill, The Sliding Zone, Theatre in the Sky, SnowShoeing Snow Cave, The Skating Pond, Terrain Parks, Shops & more! 1.604.980.9311.  

Whistler Blackcomb Mountain- (5hrs & 20mins drive & ferry ride from Campbell River). Located 120kms north of Vancouver. B.C’s LARGEST Ski Resort with 8,000 acres of terrain. Top 10 Things To Do on the mountain are; Heli-Sking, ZipTrek Ecotours, Scandinave Spa, Tube Park, Mountain Top Breakfast, Peak 2 Peak Gondola, Fire & Ice Entertainment, Snowmobile Tours, FREE Mountain Tours, and Helicopter Tours! 1.800.766.0449.