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Local Blogs & Podcasts from Campbell River

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A showcase of talented local bloggers and podcasters from the Campbell River area.

Whether you’re interested in learning about the intricate ecosystems of our region, discovering new foraging and cooking techniques using local ingredients, or getting tips on how to maintain a thriving garden in our unique climate, our local bloggers have got you covered.

Here are my favorite local blogs and podcasts:

Eat Drink Breathe

A journal of foraging, cooking and eating experiences on Vancouver Island and the Northwest coast of BC, Washington and Oregon. is your go-to destination for all things food, drink, and culinary adventures in Campbell River, and beyond. Delve into a world of delectable dishes, creative recipes, foraging tips, and mouth-watering dining experiences brought to you by my friends Shawn and Crystal.

From foraging in the bountiful forests of Campbell River to whipping up delicious recipes in the kitchen, offers a tantalizing glimpse into the vibrant food scene of the region.

Whether you’re a seasoned food connoisseur or an aspiring home cook, let inspire your palate and ignite your passion for gastronomic delights.

The blog has been around since 2013, and in 2022 Shawn partnered with Simon to start a podcast called “Eat Drink Cheap”. A fun and educational podcast about how old recipes and new techniques can save you money on your grocery bills.

Join them on a culinary journey filled with flavors, aromas, and stories that celebrate the art of eating, drinking, and breathing life into every meal.



A website that showcases the wonders of Vancouver Island’s flora, fauna and scenic hiking areas.

Western Red Cedar, Vancouver Island, BC, Photo By Bud Logan

Get ready to lace up your boots and embark on unforgettable hiking experiences. is your ultimate guide to exploring the breathtaking trails and outdoor adventures around Vancouver Island, BC.

Written by my friend Bud Logan & his family, this blog will take you on a virtual journey through some of the most stunning landscapes and hidden gems in the region.

Whether you’re a seasoned hiker looking for new challenges or a novice seeking inspiration for your next outdoor escapade, GoHiking offers detailed trail guides, useful tips, and firsthand experiences to elevate your outdoor adventures.


Campbell River Museum Blog

Award-winning, regional history museum sharing the stories of the peoples of Northern Vancouver Island.

For local history buffs or just the curious, the museum publishes a blog that covers regional history and shares the stories of the people of Northern Vancouver Island.

At the time of writing, there are only a dozen or so posts on the blog, but they are good reads and hopefully the museum continues to publish new features. Also check out their online gallery for amazing collections of historic photos.

Visit the Campbell River Museum Blog

CR Garden Centre “Shauna’s Blog”

Garden Tips & Information for Vancouver Island, British Columbia

I stumbled on this great little blog for aspiring green thumbs.

Shauna’s Gardening Blog is your green oasis in the digital world, offering a treasure trove of tips, insights, and inspiration for cultivating thriving gardens in Campbell River, BC.

Join Shauna, a passionate gardener and plant enthusiast, as she shares her wealth of knowledge and experience in creating beautiful and sustainable outdoor spaces.

From practical gardening advice to plant care tutorials and seasonal gardening tips, Shauna’s Gardening Blog is your companion in transforming your backyard into a lush paradise. Worth bookmarking this page and checking back for seasonal tips.

Check out Shauna’s Gardening Blog

Big Animal Encounters

Big Animal Encounters is a local, family owned and operated company on Vancouver Island that publishes a blog about local wildlife.

Big Animal Encounters blog offers a front-row seat to the wonders of local nature. Join the adventure seekers, photographers, and conservationists as they share their unforgettable experiences and conservation efforts to protect these remarkable animals and their habitats.

Explore the untamed beauty of Campbell River’s wildlife through the lens of Big Animal Encounters and embark on a journey that will leave you in awe of the magnificent creatures that call this region home.

See Big Animal Encounters Blog and also see their Instagram for more amazing photos!

While researching this post, I found a few other blogs and social media accounts that are worth checking out:

Island Crime Podcast – Unsolved crimes and missing person podcast covers cases on Vancouver Island, including some episodes dealing with Campbell River. This is a well produced show that is worth listening to if you like investigative true crime podcasts.

Inlet Explorer on Instagram – Posts amazing photos and videos of bears, eagles, whales and the amazing scenery around Vancouver Island’s waters.

Eagle Eye Adventures Blog – Insights on whale watching & adventure tours In British Columbia, Canada.

Thanks for reading this post, hope you found a blog or two that you are interested in. If you have suggestions for other blogs, podcasts or active social media accounts you think should be included on this list — please comment below!

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