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Vancouver Island

Campbell River

Ride True Nature

Campbell River is home to a huge variety of well established trail networks to keep you on the edge of your seat for years. Well known for its famous expansive networks, the Snowden network alone encompasses more than 100 km (62 mi) of singletrack, including some highly technical routes and scenic loops with varied terrain that are perfect for the beginner riders or the whole family.

It’s all here and it’s all close to town, where you can enjoy all the amenities of a city while embracing that small town feeling. With numerous activities to choose from, you can break your vacation up with white water rafting in the spring, whale watching in the summer, salmon viewing in the autumn, or skiing in the winter—the possibilities are simply endless. When the day is done, you can retire to your room—be it a tent, an RV or a well appointed suite with an ocean view—and enjoy a nightcap and the memories of a day well spent.

Number of Trails:
277
Highest Elevation:
1,016 m
Trails:
easy
65
intermediate
110
difficult
41
extra difficult
3

Campbell River Inspiration

Uncover stories Campbell River and beyond.

Getting Here & Trail Access

Campbell River or Wiwek̓a̱m is located smack dab in the middle of eastern Vancouver Island, making it easy to get to from north or south.

Coming from southern Vancouver Island, Powell River, or Vancouver drivers can take the Inland Highway or a slow and easy drive along the Oceanside Route with stops at breathtaking view points and unique attractions.

Driving Distances & Times

  • Powell River via BC Ferries - 85 km (53 mi), 2 hours 15 minutes
  • Nanaimo - 153 km (95 mi), 1 hour 15 minutes
  • Victoria - 265 km (156 mi), 3 hours
  • Vancouver via BC Ferries - 270 km (168 mi), 4 hours 50 minutes

There are regularly scheduled flights to Campbell River Airport (YBL) from Vancouver and Washington with reliable, frequent, and convenient scheduled airline services including Central Mountain Air, Kenmore Air, Air Canada, Pacific Coastal Airlines, and WestJet Airlines.

Trails in Campbell River can be accessed from five main trail areas:

The trails on Quadra Island can also be easily accessed from Campbell River.

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Support Our Local Trails

Consider supporting the associations in Campbell River that help maintain the trails and advocate for the mountain bike community.

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