Vancouver Island Journals

Campbell River-Salmon Capitol of the World

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A July 2001 trip to Vancouver Island by Barb B

Campbell River Logger Photo, Vancouver Island, British Columbia More Photos
Quote: Nestled peacefully along the eastern coast of central Vancouver Island, Campbell River has long been known as the Salmon Capital of the World. This peaceful fishing and logging area was the "Relaxation Destination" for Hollywood’s rich and famous during the 1940’s and early 1950’s. Bing Crosby, Clark Gable, Bob Hope, Carole Lombard and William Randolph Hearst escaped to this fantastic natural destination surrounded by beauty and wonder.

Campbell River-Salmon Capitol of the World

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Overview

Tidemark Theatre Photo, Vancouver Island, British Columbia
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Nestled peacefully along the eastern coast of central Vancouver Island, Campbell River has long been known as the Salmon Capital of the World. This peaceful fishing and logging area was the "Relaxation Destination" for Hollywood’s rich and famous during the 1940’s and early 1950’s. Bing Crosby, Clark Gable, Bob Hope, Carole Lombard and William Randolph Hearst escaped to this fantastic natural destination surrounded by beauty and wonder. Capture the spirit of Campbell River.... stroll amid the sea breezes along Discovery Pier -- you might see a salmon, an eagle, or a whale. Take in the magnificent views of Discovery Passage, Quadra Island and, in th...Read More

Resort at Salmon Point

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Hotel

Resort at Salmon Point Photo, Vancouver Island, British Columbia
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PRICE DEPENDS UPON SITE AND TYPE OF ACCOMMODATIONS Salmon Point Resort is an extremely clean and well-run resort with plenty of activities for the entire family. Fishing, Boat Rentals, Charter Fishing Trips, horseshoes, a playground for the kids and miles of pristine beaches for romantic sunset walks. A superb, gourmet restaurant featuring the freshest fish that money can buy welcomes tourists and locals alike. Situated along the Georgia Straits, each evening a parade Alaska-bound cruise ships passes the Resort as they enter the "narrows" area of the famous Inland Passage. Fourteen miles south of Campbell River, the "Salmon Capitol of the World", th...Read More

Member Rating 3 out of 5 on July 29, 2001

Resort at Salmon Point
2176 Salmon Point Road
Vancouver Island, British Columbia
(250) 923-6605

Bee Hive Cafe

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Restaurant

Bee Hive Cafe Photo, Vancouver Island, British Columbia
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When it comes to Breakfast--the BeeHive excels! Competent service combines with excellent food preparation to give you a wonderful dining experience. We have dined at the BeeHive many times, for breakfast, lunch, dinners and special parties--and we have never been disappointed. Here, food freshness and quality takes center stage. The ambiance is rather mediocre inside, but if you snag a seat on the outdoor patio, the view is superb; fishing boats, trawlers, logging barges and cruise ships all ply the inland passage within your view from the BeeHive. Breakfasts range from eggs with hash browns at ($5.69 Canadian-about $4.75 US) to Steak and eggs (6 oz steak) for $10.3...Read More

Member Rating 4 out of 5 on July 21, 2001

Bee Hive Cafe
921 Island Highway
Vancouver Island, British Columbia
286-6812

Roberts Lake Resort

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Restaurant | "The Restaurant at Robert's Lake"

Roberts Lake Resort Photo, Vancouver Island, British Columbia
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Robert’s Lake and a Trek on Menzie’s Mountain I was reminded of many things during our recent visit to Vancouver Island's northernmost city, Campbell River. Not the least of which was that in this dramatic natural setting, you're not just watching a drama unfold; you are a part of it! I hate Monday mornings, but as we set out for an early breakfast at Robert's Lake and a trek up Menzie’s Mountain, anticipation began to build. Just a 20 minute drive from downtown Campbell River along Canada’s scenic Island Highway (#19), Robert’s Lake Resort is reminiscent of a scene from the 1940’s. The red-painted restaurant next to the road beckoning travelers, an ancient gas pump a...Read More

Member Rating 4 out of 5 on July 22, 2001

Roberts Lake Resort
Island Highway 19
Vancouver Island, British Columbia
(250) 287-9421

The Tidemark Theatre

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Attraction

The Tidemark Theatre Photo, Vancouver Island, British Columbia
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"Smoke Gets in Your Eyes," because "I'm the Great Pretender", but "I Apologize,"-- SINCE "Only You" can be my "Earth Angel"! The Legendary group, THE PLATTERS performed a special concert at Campbell Rivers' Tidemark Theatre on Friday July 13th 2001. Being "Children of the '50's," my husband and I made a special trip to see their fantastic concert. The Tidemark Theatre, with its "Arte-Deco Theme," provided a perfect backdrop for the nostalgic music of this group. The garish, larger-than-life characters in the lobby and the huge neon fixtures quickly transported the audience to another era. THE PLATTERS gave an exceptional performance. We re-lived the soun...Read More

Member Rating 4 out of 5 on July 21, 2001

The Tidemark Theatre
1220 Shoppers Row
Vancouver Island, British Columbia

Wei Wai Kum House of Treasures

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Attraction

Wei Wai Kum House of Treasures Photo, Vancouver Island, British Columbia
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Gildas-- So, what the heck is a Gildas?? Gildas is the traditional Native Kwakwaka'wak name given to the symbolic box in which each Native American family stores their treasures. The songs, masks, dances and stories which record their personal heritage. In July 2000, the Gildas Box of Treasure Theatre, featuring the cultural traditions of the Laichwiltach people of Vancouver Island, opened in a dramatic cedar building on the waterfront of Campbell River, British Columbia. Owned by the Campbell River Indian Band, the Gildas offers tourists an opportunity to participate in the authentic dances, songs, and stories of the Laichwiltach First Nation people. They have open...Read More

Member Rating 4 out of 5 on July 29, 2001

Wei Wai Kum House of Treasures
1370 Island Highway
Vancouver Island, British Columbia