Victoria Nearby: Sayward

About 64 km north of Campbell River along Highway 19 is the town of Sayward. Nestled at the mouth of the Salmon River at Kelsey Bay, this village (now stretching for 15 km along the Salmon River) is home to some of the most exciting whale watching on the Island.

"Valley of a Thousand Faces" protected forest. See the largest cypress ("yellow cedar") trees in the world, located in valleys south of Sayward. (NOTE, these are active logging roads).

Business listings for Sayward


Sayward Summer Market
Sayward Heritage Community Hall, 1257 Sayward Road
250 282 0189
Shop for garden plants, fresh produce, baked goods, Preserves, pottery, weaving, art, and jams & jellies at this covered outdoor venue. Every Sunday from end of June to Labour Day, 11:00 am-3:00 pm

North Island Forestry Centre
An easy drive 1.5 hours north of Sayward, you'll find the North Island Forestry Centre offers visitors the opportunity to participate in tours of working forest operations. It also offers a museum, videos and nature walks. There are several tours including a bus tour of a working forest. Reservations required for a day you won't soon forget.

Kelsey Wharf
With the appropriate salt water license, fish off Port of Kelsey Bay Wharf. Licenses at local businesses. (White River, Fisherboy, Sayward Store, Salmon River Motel)

Mt. Cain
25 minutes north of Sayward on Hwy 19 to Mt Cain turnoff and then 16 km. drive on a gravel road
Maint Cain's Day lodge is at 3900 ft and the peak is at 5400' elevation. Skiing and snowboarding in winter, with chains mandatory on the last 10 km of the road.
See FoundLocally's Ski Reports and Ski Hills Information

Mt H'Kusam Trails
At the corner of Sabre Road
This trail rises to an altitude of 5481 ft and has many spectacular viewpoints for picture-taking. Allow 6 hours for this trip dress with appropriate mountain hiking gear. A new circle route around the mountain takes 12-14 hours.

Dalrymple Trail
Trailhead is 8 km south of Sayward Junction on Highway 19.
Weyerhaeuser invites you to enjoy this self-guided forest interpretation trail through the forest.

Heritage Park
4 kilometres from the Highway 19 junction
Find a bit of Sayward history. The original hall, built in 1922, has been replaced by a modern hall, but the grounds preserve important events, such as the Coronation Oak (commemorating 1936 coronation of King George VI) and the Centennial Plaque (1967) Picnic tables sit in a lovely grove of trees, for day use (no camping). Many community events are held in the hall and the grounds.

Community Map