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Campbell River, British Columbia on Vancouver Island, Canada

Mail Flight by Floatplane from Campbell River

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The abundant wildlife and natural beauty of the surrounding area make Campbell River a great port for cruise ship shore excursions. A new cruise ship terminal was completed in the summer of 2007, and the community has added many interesting activities for visitors.

Fishing for salmon or trout are the most popular tourist activities, but hiking in the lush forests, kayaking, whale-watching, and diving in the Discovery Islands are also fun for visitors.

I visited Campbell River at the end of a wonderful Alaska cruise on the Regent Seven Seas Mariner. Because of the spectacular island scenery surrounding Campbell River, I chose a floatplane flightseeing shore excursion with a special purpose--to deliver the mail to some of the remote islands of coastal British Columbia. The afternoon flight was beautiful, and it was fun talking to some of the local residents, including the postmistress of one of Canada's floating post offices. Join me on a mail plane ride from Campbell River.

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