You have been to CAC8, CAX6, CAG8 and YRC; where to next? How about Campbell River Water Aerodrome and the city of Campbell River BC? The price is right too, same as the others.
CAE3 Campbell River Water Aerodrome was said to be the busiest seaplane base in the world during the 1970’s. It’s not so busy now but instead has the character that no polished facility can match. No PA system with that well modulated voice you can’t understand. A look at the odds and ends on the seaplane docks tells you that it’s a working SPB.
CAE3 is located on Tyee Spit at the mouth of Campbell River just north of the centre of the city by the same name. It is the home of Corilair, Grizzly Helicopters, Vancouver Island Air and West Coast Helicopters . Campbell River, the “Salmon Fishing Capital of the World” and in particular Tyee Spit are famous for the salmon fishing. At Tyee Pool the fishing is done from rowboats which you will find modeled in the scenery. The city of Campbell River lies at the junction of the more populated southern part of Vancouver Island and the mostly undeveloped northern half. It has the feeling of a little bit of both.
All of Tyee Spit as a large model, including Corilair, Grizzly Helicopters, Vancouver Island Air, West Coast Helicopters, associated docks and other buildings.
The city of Campbell River
North Campbell River
Nystar buildings and dock with detailed static ship Ocean Wind
John Hart Generating Station
Five Campbell River marinas with custom boats
Campbell River ferry terminal
Quathiaski Cove ferry terminal
Cape Mudge Lighthouse and grounds
April Point Marina and Spa, with helipad
The AI cruise ship Norwegian Jewel going from the Campbell River Cruise Ship Terminal to Victoria BC and back.
The AI boat CCGS Cape Palmerston attending a sailboat aground
An AI Ranger 29 powerboat that crosses Discovery Passage
Models of Whitehall rowboats used for salmon fishing around Tyee Spit