Free Workshops and Field Trips

For SD 72 schools

For SD 72 schools within the City of Campbell River Municipal Boundaries

(Note: This service is not available in 2013)

The City of Campbell River offers the following interactive, age appropriate workshops for schools or youth groups (Grades 4 – 12):

  • Water Conservation and Watershed Protection, using watershed interactive model: a 45 - 60 minute classroom presentation depending on class size
  • "Powerful Water Tour: From Source to Tap and After," details below:
    • A five hour field trip (8:45 a.m. - 2:30 p.m.)
    • Maximum 30 students plus teacher and parent volunteers
    • Includes the John Hart Watershed, the Ultra-Violet water treatment facility and the sewage treatment facility - Norm Woods Environmental Centre
    • Two 30-minute hikes
    • Ample snack, lunch and bathroom breaks
    • Limited availability!

Call 250-203-2316, or email to book a tour or presentation

City of Campbell River citizens

For City of Campbell River citizens and or user groups that live within the City of Campbell River Municipal boundaries

(Note: This service is not available in 2013)


  • Water Conservation
  • Watershed Protection Issues
  • Gardening with Native Plants

Field Trips

"Powerful Water Tour - The Story of Campbell River's Water from Source to Tap and After"


  • For groups of 6 - 23
  • Option 1: Weekend tour including 2 hour watershed hike, some muddy, wet sections
  • Option 2:  Weekday tour including minimal walking along flat trails
  • For:  Residents of Campbell River
  • By: City of Campbell River Water Department

Pre-register: 250-203-2316 or email

Bring a bag lunch and come on a free, unique tour to learn about your drinking water: from source to tap and after! Visit the John Hart Lake, the dam and community watershed, then stop at the City of Campbell River Ultra Violet Facility and the Norm Wood Environmental Centre. Learn all you can about water quality, protection and conservation in Campbell River.

To book a free workshop, presentation or facilities tour for your group or school, call or e-mail the water hotline: 250-203-2316;

Water-Wise Educators

(Note: This service not available in 2013)

Trained water educators patrol neighbourhoods in the summer and are available to the public to answer questions and concerns. Their role is to:

  • Visit randomly selected homes to provide a brief survey and answer questions (see survey results). 
  • Patrol neighbourhoods and approach anyone watering outside of allowed hours to provide an education package, which includes a courtesy reminder letter, tips on efficient water use and offer the homeowner a rain gauge if desired,
  • Respond to requests for help resetting lawn mowers, finding out more about soil amendment and care, list of community resources (where to get rain barrels, top soil or compost etc.)

Water-Wise Hotline

For questions about water conservation or drinking watershed protection, call or e-mail the water hotline: 250-203-2316, Hours are: 8:30 am – 4:30 pm on weekdays. Please leave a message if after hours.

If calling to report a sprinkling violation, please provide the date and time of the violation, as well as the correct street address.

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