Visiting CAMPBELL RIVER, BC + Hiking in ELK FALLS | Vancouver Island, British Columbia

well I get a morning good morning every
morning guys greetings from the island greetings from the island this is just
we’re just outside of Campbell River we’re visiting miracle Beach at the
moment yes and Campbell River is where I was born
yeah so we’ve already went to sam’s hometown of Gold River now we’re in his
place right so my I’m from such a small town village that you know nobody gave
birth in town emergency so I was born in Campbell River yeah and yeah we’re gonna
be checking out things in and around the town today yeah okay so the plan we’ve
got a few places plotted on our maps yeah
first up the hatchery because the other day we were reading the news and we saw
that someone had been able to photograph a black bear because they come to the
hatchery to eat some salmon that’s right I’m staring off in the distance because
there’s a seal just bobbing around sticking its head out of the water under
it goes again but yeah we’re hoping to see black bears yeah that would be our
fourth black bear sighting on this whole trips we’ve had extremely good luck so
crossing our fingers that we see another one today yeah and aside from that we
want to go to Elk Falls to do a bit of hiking apparently there’s a cool
suspension bridge there as well that’s right and actually within Campbell River
there’s a nice pier to visit so it’s a nice combination of beaches hiking maybe
seeing some bears maybe walking along the pier so it should be a really fun
day and it’s slightly raining at the moment but apparently we’re gonna have
mostly nice weather this afternoon yeah and we’re looking forward to the side
hopefully poppin yeah exactly Thank You Vancouver Island what can I tell ya what
do you think of miracle Beach so far it’s very nice and you know we’re here
on a Monday morning so there’s hardly anyone here at work working at school so
peaceful so peaceful it’s just beautiful the the water looks like like clear
today it looks like a like a reflection you have clouds off in the sky there’s a
few ferries we’re seeing a few animals beautiful Beach and yeah we’re just
gonna walk around for a bit after a stop at miracle beach we hopped
back in the car and continued to drive up to campbell river after a week at
spotting black bears left right and center we had a funny little incident
where a fluffy black creature walked across the road and everyone mistakenly
yelled bear I wonder how often that happens to this bus once we got into town we checked out
some of the murals and browse through antiques at the Trading Post before
heading down to the pier well guys we made it to Campbell River
and the first place we went to I think it was called a trading post
kind of like an antique store but with a little bit of junk thrown in there so
Sam found some cards some playing cards or hockey cards from his childhood there
were only two bucks so he’s like yeah I’m gonna get this so I’m gonna let him
show you that little treasure okay so we arrived in Campbell River ever entered
what’s the first place well the first place we we noticed this this big store
this giant antique store it’s like a pawn shop antique store slash trading
post last trading post it’s got everything in their.all use and guys
they had something memories from my childhood pack of hockey cards Oh peachy
from 1991-92 this is 28 years old guys and these hockey cards inside of there
is going to be the most stale piece of gum you’re ever gonna see in your whole
life to eat fat no but I’m gonna show it to you okay and guys all of my favorite
you know hockey players growing up could be in this pack I’m hoping for maybe a
Jeremy Roenick or Chris Chelios or Ed Belfour from the Blackhawks or if it’s
from the Vancouver Canucks which is the most local team I might find Trevor
Linden or Pavel Bure in here III don’t like them alright let’s open it up
oh wow mark hunter is the first player I see but guys the the Bubblegum my 28
year old bubblegum right here are you gonna try chewing it I mean no I don’t
want to go to the hospital today okay let’s see who we have Albert Melvin he
never became much of a player whoa cam neely
that’s a local BC boy hall-of-famer right here guys he played for the
Vancouver Canucks and the Boston Bruins he’s from Comox guys Cox BC he’s a he’s
an island boy in the neighborhood one of the most famous hockey players of
all time from from Vancouver Island Marty McSorley he had a pretty long
career he’s also most known for a vicious
incident on ice on ice he hacked a player over the head with a stick Mike
Schillinger Jay Miller Oh Michael you yeah an old goalie because the old pads
and it’s like ancient gear John Druce Oh none of my favorite players so far
Toronto Maple Leafs come on were the Blackhawks Kevin Hatcher had a long
career and Mark hunter none of the cards I was hoping for but
you know what cam neely made it worth it for two bucks okay I will get one more
so next stop now that Sam has his hockey cards on he’s feeling happy we are at
the discovery fishing pier and well it looks like half fishing vessels and then
half sailboats and we also noticed a sign where you can buy fresh seafood
oysters scallops clams and we saw signs for smoked salmon as well so we’ll see
if we find any of that and maybe ice cream I know there’s an ice cream shop
somewhere here because that’s the kind of thing I would be looking for the
discovery pier is Canada’s first saltwater fishing pier so it’s a little
piece of history it looks out over the discovery Passage and it’s a popular
fishing spot the pier stretches out 600 feet and is equipped with rod holders
bait stands and fish cleaning tables you can even rent fishing rods if you’re
there between May and October however I was thinking a little less about fishing
and a little more about ice cream well caramel on the bottom and the
strawberry on top well so we’ll get an ice cream time for a little dessert
before we eat our lunch we do have sandwiches in the car but I mean there
was an ice cream parlor here so we just couldn’t resist so we actually got the
smallest cone they had this is the kid size if you can believe that with two
scoops the regular adult sizes all had three scoops so I got strawberry on top
and then we have sea salt caramel for Sam on the bottom so hurry up and he
does draw everything you can get yours yeah
how’s it that afternoon we continue to the Quinsam river hatchery because have I already mentioned that Campbell River is
a salmon capital of the world the hatchery has a visitor center with
information about the hatchery program in the salmon lifecycle but really I
think most of us were there for a chance to spot a black bear fishing well guys we’ve arrived at our next
destination the Quinsam hatchery we got here just
in time because apparently they close at 3:30 p.m. we had no idea
so we barely got in there’s lots of warning signs here about two black bears
and there’s also a lot of photographers with their massive zoom lenses waiting
by the river so apparently it’s a good spot to see bears we haven’t seen any
yet but I mean we’ve already spotted three during our trip here across the
islands though we’re doing pretty good yeah we’re just heading down to the
water now see what’s going on they also have some trails that you can walk along
a nice spot we’re just waiting for some bear you’re
just waiting for that black bear to hear well guys we saw a bear but we didn’t
capture it on camera it was like horrible timing just as we were doing
our little speaking clip you notice people were like pointing and there was
a bit of a commotion and we turned around and the bear was going back into
the woods big salmon as well she called one against the defends the barrier that
they have over there to stop the salmon from going upstream yeah and well for
him is like going to the supermarket because we have to do is open his mouth
and grab there is you caught a little bit of it going back into the bush back
side in his tail like I mean I will show what we got we saw I would be waiting
for another 40 minutes to see if he came back I figure he was going to come back
because he was a large bear on one Salmon and for him it’s not enough but
there were some reason he hasn’t the competitor has shown his face again so
feeling shy not a big audience waiting maybe he’s late in the afternoon when
everybody goes from here there’s no people that’s right they said they shot
this they shut this place down at 3:30 yeah it’s almost that time now so it’s
already 4:00 I went into three I don’t think we’re gonna see another one at
least here but we still have another hike and maybe we’ll see one on the
height okay the Quinsam river hatchery was a real
find and we only learned about it after my dad saw a photo of a bear fishing for
salmon in the local newspaper for any of you who may be interested in visiting we
geotag this location and added some info over on the trove wrap the hatchery is
located a short five kilometre drive from downtown Campbell River heading
west on highway 28 and left on Queensland Road
it’s open to visitors seven days a week from 8 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. and well worth
the visit if you’re already in the area from there it was onwards to nearby Elk
Falls update welcome to old falls provincial
park is it yeah I was telling Audrey that I never came here when I lived in
gold River and the reason being it’s apparently the suspension bridge area
was created in 2009 and I left in 1999 so ten years ten years off it’s been a
little while and so this is actually very close to my hometown of cold river
and it’s actually on the highway from Campbell River to Gold River
yeah it’s a beautiful little trail and there’s gonna be a suspension bridge and
yeah it’s a nice way to kind of end the day a little bit of a nature hike here
um it’s been a phenomenal day I mean we saw another bear made a really nice time
in Campbell River and yeah what a great day yeah one of the main draws to Elk Falls is a
25 meter waterfall that gives the park its name there’s a suspension bridge for
those willing to brave the heights as well as viewing decks for those who
prefer to stay a little closer to solid ground we saw Golden Retriever make it
across but not all visiting pups were convinced well guys we are continuing our little
walk through Elk Falls Provincial Park we just finished visiting the suspension
bridge and it’s a really beautiful time of day because the Sun is beginning to
set so we’re getting this nice golden light it’s golden hour so yeah it’s just
really nice for filming and photography but also a nice time to be out enjoying
nature and yeah we’re just taking a few different trails there’s an incredible
Trail Network here in this park and that none of the trails are too long so we’re
just kind of like sampling them all and yeah I’ve fallen a bit behind I’m trying
to catch up with salmon my dad now I think they wanted to go get a closer
look at the waterfall as a tip guys there are a few different
loops you can take while you’re here right now we are doing the old forest
growth loop and I have to say there is one other person here side from the
three of us everyone is keyed in on the falls the suspension bridge chakra and
this whole section through this beautiful part of the forest we’ve got
to ourselves so tip if you come here do the whole circuit and that’s pretty much a wrap for a day
exploring Campbell River and the surrounding area in tomorrow’s episode
we continue our drive South making a stop in Nanaimo to try their delicious
Nanaimo bars and we also visit the biggest hockey stick in the world before
continuing on to our final destination Victoria
only two more episodes remain so we’ll see you soon

28 thoughts on “Visiting CAMPBELL RIVER, BC + Hiking in ELK FALLS | Vancouver Island, British Columbia

  1. I clicked so fast when I saw you uploaded a video my Friends.I hope you have a beautiful holiday

  2. Hi my canadian friends….. Tomando un cafecito en Bariloche mientras mi esposa corre 21km….y disfrutando de su amistad…..mañana al Bolsón….Saludos chicos…❤

  3. Que placer verlos nuevamente, sumamente pintoresco el lugar donde nació Samuel , bellísimo , los ositos preciosos pero cuánto más lejos mejor ??? un abrazo a todos????

  4. I just love Vancouver BC and it is very picturesque and the landscapes are fantastic!!!!

  5. Hola chicos,que bueno verlos
    Mientras aqui estoy almorzando en Buenos Aires
    Estoy disfrutando de vuestro trabajo;Like y hasta pronto
    Y Aguante El Dany ??

  6. Great video guys! Always fun to see this side of the world that I'll probably never see this in lifetime lol

  7. Que belleza de lugar. Gracias por compartir. Samuel en su salsa, como decimos por acá. Que genial esas cartas que encontró!!! Hasta la próxima, seguimos de viaje con ustedes.

  8. Hermoso el lugar donde nació Samuel, especial para caminatas. Todo muy interesante en especial el mercado de antigüedades. Un abrazo desde Villa Ballester.

  9. Great video on my home town of Campbell River! You did an awesome job of highlighting our many wonderful trails and stops of interest!
    So happy you enjoyed your visit! And Audrey … love your Dad! A gentleman AND an outdoors enthusiast! My kind of man! Is he single? ?

  10. What a beautiful area. I'm proud to be American, Hispanic and Canadian by naturalization. Please try to visit Edmonton, Alberta – the place I was raised. You can also visit my family in Edmonton. Eat se donairs that I grew up eating

  11. I love ❤️ Canada'a ?? nature it's gorgeous with those type of trees ? that you don't see in the United States ??

  12. Wow, love this video ?

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  13. love the videos. also noticed Audreys Dad has a Kerry GAA hat on. my grandparents were from the west of Ireland

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