Activities & Recreation


Activities & Recreation

A year round resort

Gowlland Harbour celebrates the natural beauty of each season with a variety of fun-filled activities. From storm watching, mushroom picking, dining, relaxing to a summer of swimming and playing on the beach at Rebecca Spit, you will find it all here!

Go kayaking or canoeing

With protected waters and a number of small islands nearby, Gowlland Harbour is perfect for exploring and for watching marine wildlife in its natural habitat. To learn more about Kayak Adventure Travel vacation packages with Wildcoast Kayak Adventures, click here

Take a boat ride.
Go whale watching

Water activities have always been one of the area’s most popular pastimes. As our guest you are just minutes from a water wonderland of activities.

Do some fishing

Nearby Campbell River is internationally known as the “Salmon Capital of the World.” Our custom fishing packages include a private guide, delicious packed lunch and beverages, and are offered as half or full-day options. We take care of all the details - you take care of all the fishing.

Go diving

Quadra Island is a sought-after destination for SCUBA diving and snorkeling; in the waters at nearby Steep Island, you’ll see tiger rockfish, sponges, wolf eels, anemones, and much more.

Special offers on fishing


Early season package based on double occupancy - $1915.

For two people this includes:

  • 3 nights of accommodations at the beautiful Gowlland Harbour Resort

  • 2 x 8 hour days of guided fishing

  • breakfast

Add on a meal package for $60 per person per day, it includes a box lunch and 3 course gourmet dinner.

For July & August the same package will cost $2585. This offer saves you $670!!!

US Currency discount: low Canadian dollar, save an additional 35%!!!!

Meals are $75 for July and August.

Please contact us for pricing to accommodate bigger groups.

Taxes, fishing licenses, gratuity, and liquor not included.

TO BOOK NOW CALL US AT 250-285-3572

Family Fun

Kids love hands-on experiences and discovering new things, which makes the Discovery Passage Aquarium in Campbell River the perfect outing for kids! There’s also the Quadra Island Salmon Eco Centre that’s only open in July and August with interesting facts and up close experiences of a natural salmon habitat.

Take a hike

Hike to one of our many lakes. Follow a gentle walking trail to Rebecca Spit. Quadra Island offers a wide variety of hiking and walking trails ranging from forest to coastline and for everyone from beginner to veteran.

Go for a cycle

The Island is the perfect place to do some pedalling. Island Joy Rides can provide our guests with wonderful guided gourmet cycling tours. Mountain Biking has also become very popular on the island and you will find a world-renown custom bike maker, Naked Bicycle, right down the street from us. For those who prefer not to pedal, the island also offers horseback riding.

Play some golf

Take a few practice strokes on our own professional putting green, then head out to the course. Gowlland Harbour Resort is just minutes away from championship golf courses - including the
4.5 - star Storey Creek Golf Course and our
very own Quadra Island Golf Course.

Discover island artistry and culture

Quadra Island is a haven for artists and artisans; here you’ll find some of the most beautiful pottery in the world. Let us arrange an artists’ studio tour or private art lesson for you. Join us on June 7 & 8th for the annual Quadra Island Artists Studio Tour of over 23 artists! For tour and accommodation specials, click here. If shopping is your hobby, you’ll find a number of quaint stores showcasing the work of local artisans. To experience some exquisite first nation’s artwork, you must include a visit to Nuyumbalees Cultural Centre at historic Cape Mudge on the Island.

Sip some wine

Do you love to explore local wineries when you travel? Then you’ll love spending an afternoon tasting wine at SouthEnd farm winery here on Quadra Island. A small, family run winery that produces unique wines full of flavour and heart. 


Amenities & Services

Amenities & Services


Wildcoast Adventures Inc.
250-204-0420 (local)

Whale Watching

Campbell River Whale Watching & Wildlife Tours
1-877-909-2667 (toll-free)
250-287-2667 (local)

Aboriginal Journeys
1-888-455-8101 (toll-free)
250-850-1101 (local)


Quadra Island Golf Course
250-285-2811 (local)
950 Heriot Bay Road
Quadra Island

Storey Creek Golf Course
1-866-923-3674 (toll-free)
250-923-3673 (local)
300 McGimpsey Road
Campbell River

Pottery, Arts & Culture

Quadra Island Studio Tour  |


Quadra Island Artists & Studios

Historic Pier StreetCampbell River

Skiing & Snowboarding

Mount Washington Alpine Resort (approx. 40 minute drive from Campbell River)
1-888-231-1499 (toll-free)  |  250-338-1386 (local)

Family Activities

Discovery Passage Aquarium - Campbell River, BC

Salmon Eco Centre
Quadra Island, BC
2050 Hyacinthe Bay Road

Open Wednesday to Sunday,
10am to 4pm, through July and August

Local News

The Bird’s Eye (online and print)

The Discovery Islander (online and print)

The Gumboot (online only)