We are proud to have one of the Heritage Rivers in our own backyard, literally!
The Campbell River originates from rugged mountains in the heart of the Island,
including a catchment area of 1,460 square kilometers including areas with elevations
greater than 2,220 metres. The Campbell River registers flows that are the third
largest on Vancouver Island.
The salmon produced by the Campbell River and estuary sustained the Kwakiutl people
and their rich cultural traditions for many centuries. Permanent settlements were
common in the area and many important traditional sites have been identified, especially
on the estuary.
The Campbell River estuary is particularly significant to the biological and cultural
history of the river. Tidal influences create a rich environment that supports an
abundance of wild and hatchery-raised fish species, including many freshwater, marine
and anadromous species. All five species of salmon (chinook, coho, pink, chum and
sockeye) as well as sea-run trout (steelhead and cutthroat) use the estuary during
their life cycle.
The Heritage River Inn was originally the Rustic Motel which provided lodging back
in the 1940's as a small group of cabins which were replaced by a new 2 storey motel
in 1981. The team at the Heritage River Inn are constantly improving the property
and increasing value for our guest's accommodation needs. We pride ourselves on
our returning customer base & welcome guests on their first visit as well.