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Campbell River Community Guide

Latest weather, tides, fire bans, wildlife spotting, activities, construction and more announcements for residents of Campbell River.

Campbell River Community Guide

Here is a quick overview of happenings around Campbell River. We track weather, tides, fire bans, wildlife spotting, road construction and more.

📢 Announcements Summer 2024

Here’s what residents need to know about Campbell River this summer.

🔥Current Fire Prohibitions🚫

As of July 12th, campfire restrictions are in effect for the Campbell River area. (last update: July 14th, 2024)

  • Beach fires & Campfires currently are prohibited 🚫
  • For latest updates see the Coastal Fire Centre website.

🏊 Pool Schedules

Time to Swim!

🚧 Construction & Road Closures

Another year with Brewster Lake Road closed to traffic, boo. 🙁 Here’s any other construction & closures locals should know:

  • Brewster Lake Road across the John Hart dam will be closed until July 2029. (Access to the Elk Falls Suspension Bridge parking lot, off of Brewster Lake Road from Highway 28, remains open)
  • Latest updates on road closures – from the city.

🚿Water Restrictions

Here is the lawn watering & irrigation schedule for Campbell River during Stage 1 (Stage 1 May – Sept) restrictions:

Residential Watering

  • Permitted Times: 5:00 am – 9:00 am and 7:00 pm – 10:00 pm
  • Schedule:
    • Even-numbered addresses: Mondays, Wednesdays, and Saturdays
    • Odd-numbered addresses: Sundays, Tuesdays, and Thursdays

Non-Residential Watering

  • Permitted Times: 1:00am – 8:00 am
  • Schedule:
    • Even-numbered addresses: Mondays, Wednesdays, and Fridays
    • Odd-numbered addresses: Tuesdays, Thursdays, and Fridays

Garden and Plant Watering

Watering gardens, trees, shrubs, and community gardens by hand or with a spring-loaded nozzle with an automatic shut-off connected to a hose is allowed at any time during all watering restriction stages.

You can find more updates and details about watering restrictions on the City’s website here.

🐋 Wildlife Spotting

  • Orcas & Humpbacks have been spotted almost daily between Campbell River and Quadra Island. Keep an eye out & check out the Facebook group for timely updates.
  • Bears have been spotted bumming around Dogwood / Hilchey, Oyster River area in June. See the FB Cougar & Bear sighting group for more info.

🌥️ Weather and Tides

According to the farmer’s almanac this summer on Vancouver Island will be warm, with the hottest periods in early July and late August. September and October will also be warmer than usual, with continued above-normal rainfall in the east and below-normal rainfall in the west.

Campbell River Weather Forecast


Tide Tables for Campbell River

Links and Resources


Community & Arts

🗓️Biggest Events Summer 2024

Don’t miss the best local events happening around town this summer!

Salmon Festival 2024 – Aug 9 – Aug 11 – The 58th annual (wow!) Salmon Festival at Nunns Creek Park features Logger Sports, Highland Gathering, children’s activities, entertainment, various booths and lots of salmon.

See the Full Event Calendar

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