Campbell River, Gold River, Tahsis

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Campbell River to Gold River and Tahsis (Hwy 28)

Strathcona Park

North of Campbell River turn off of Hwy 19 onto Hwy 28 and continue west for 92 km (57 miles) to Gold River and Tahsis. You will pass Elk Falls Provincial Park and Strathcona Provincial Park which was established in 1911 as the province's first and is the largest on Vancouver Island. Strathcona Park provides excellent hiking , fishing and canoeing. Within the park is Mt. Golden Hinde, Vancouver Island's highest peak, and Della Falls, the highest waterfall in Canada.

Gold River:
Gold River, located 89 km (55 miles) west of Campbell River, is a logging town with good steelhead fishing and caving nearby.

Nootka Sound Services:
The Uchuck III has year round freight and passenger service for west coast destinations in the Nootka Sound and Kyuquot Sound.


65km (40mi) west of Gold River, at the end of a gravel road, is the forestry town of Tahsis. In the 1940's Tahsis was a floating logging camp bit in the 1950's the mill expanded and the town started. This area offers good fishing, hiking, caving, canoeing, kayaking and chartered cruises.

Annual Event:

Tahsis Great Walk - The Tahsis Lions Club Annual Great Walk is billed as North America's toughest pledge walk. It takes place the first Saturday in June on 63.5 km (40 miles) of gravel logging road between Gold River & Tahsis on Vancouver Island, BC. Advance registration is required.

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