Campbell River is located on the east coast of Vancouver Island at the south end of Discovery Passage, which lies alongside the Inside Passage shipping route. Campbell River has a population of just over 35,000 and is best known as "the Salmon Capital of the World". Campbell River and Region is in close proximity to the adjacent communities of Quadra and the Discovery Islands, Sayward, Oyster River, Gold River, Tahsis and Zeballos.