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About Campbell River
A coastal city in British Columbia on the east coast of Vancouver Island near the south end of Discovery Passage that is a shipping route named "Inside Passage", Campbell River is known as the "Salmon Capital of the World". As early as the 1880s this was the playground for sports fishermen and in later years where celebrities such as Bing Crosby and Bob Hope would hang out in a fishing frenzy. The city is almost divided between a developed south and the wild natural areas in the north with local fish hatcheries maintaining salmon stocks for the fishing industry. Perched beside the ocean its economy is predominantly based in aquaculture, agrifoods, clean energy development, forestry, health care, international education and the list goes on. It has been the backdrop for numerous movies such as "Seven Years in Tibet" and "Dawn of the Planet of the Apes" to name a few. The Arctic bursts in January will have you running for your thermal undies, whilst the warm summers will have you frolicking through the woodlands and over the suspension bridge of Elk Falls Provincial Park. It has a population of about 35,138 folk who snorkel crystal clear water in river pools watching salmon return to the river in which they were born, getting out in a boat to watch whales, dolphins and sea lions play or hanging out in a coworking venue getting creative before heading to a cafe for some espresso and clean fresh air.
Campbell River may not be a tech hub per se, but it does have a thriving community of tech savvy souls. Canada is being touted as the business world's best-kept secret especially in the fields of artificial intelligence, clean technology and health care. Today it's competing on a global stage and is a major destination for commercial investment. The government is empowering new companies by hosting technology industry events featuring some of the world's best innovators and attracting international talent to work on world-changing innovations. The number of skilled foreign workers is skyrocketing and many scaling firms are actively hiring from overseas.
Coworking venues are but one more space for the creatives to gather en masse in collaborative mode to get their stuff done with a grin on their faces and a fishing rod under their desk.
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