Things to do on Canada Day long weekend!

 Canada day is like a summer kick off and it just so happens to land on a Friday this year which gives us a long weekend (who doesnt love that?!). Need some ideas for  what to do to fill your long weekend? we're here to help! pre planning is key to planning a successful stress free weekend smile here's a couple of our suggestions:

1. Robert Ostler Park - Head down to the foreshore for live music, games, tons of activities for the kids, the annual Canada day parade and much more! Downtown is alive and stirring from early afternoon until the evening, when the sun sets enjoy the fireworks show, it gets better and better every year!

2. Canada Day Market – Check out the Canada day market! Vendors line the streets from 11:00 am to dusk. Check out all of the local fruits, veggies, jewelry, baking and more! There’s sure to be something for everyone.

3. Quinsam Campground – Want to go camping and enjoy the outdoors without having to drive way out into the bush, Quinsam campground is located just 5 minutes from downtown and is on the Quinsam River and across the road from the Campbell River. There is a playground for the kids, you can go fishing, or enjoy a nice stroll through the trails. There is tons of spots right on the river as well. (you may want to reserve now though, its sure to fill up in there!).

4. Saratoga Beach and Black Creek mini golf- Saratoga beach is located about 25 minutes from Campbell River. It has stunning sandy beaches and panoramic views of the ocean, mountains and islands surrounding us. There is camping close by, as well as cabins right on the beach (again you may want to prebook now!) If you’re not looking to camp then just go spend the day at the beach, pack a picnic and relax. After you can head over to the black creek mini golf and enjoy a game and some icecream.

5. Fishing at the Pier- Grab your rod and head down to the Campbell River pier for some fishing and a bite to eat. The food is delicious and they give huge portions of ice cream (my favorite) Be ready for a line though, this is no hidden gem, it’s very popular, but well worth the wait.

6. Buttle Lake and Upper Campbell Lake- Want something a little more remote? Follow the gold river highway out to upper Campbell or Buttle lake for some camping and r&r. There is tons of hiking around both lakes, campsites, some cool view points and waterfalls, you can boat around and do some exploring, maybe youll find a hidden beach to relax on.

Check out http://www.campbellrivercanadaday.com/index.html  for more information on other fun things going on July 1st!

Have a great long weekend with your loved ones! ~ Heather & Nicole