30km/h signSpeed limits in campbell river

There are different speed limits in Campbell River.

By default, the speed limit within municipalities is 50 km/hr, unless otherwise posted.

By default, the speed limit outside a municipality is 80 km/hr, unless otherwise posted.

Birch Street Neighbourhood Bikeway

The City of Campbell River lowered the speed limit on Birch Street from the default 50km/hr to 30km/hr in 2023.  The new speed limit is in effect the entire length of Birch Street, from 9th Avenue to Albatross Crescent, plus Albatross Crescent between Birch Street and Christopher Road and Christopher Road between Albatross Crescent and Robron Road.  School zones and playground zones along Birch Street have been converted to 30km/hr all day, every day.  The goal is to convert Birch Street into a neighbourhood bikeway and to provide safe and comfortable cycling facilities for cyclists of all ages and all abilities.  Traffic calming measures will be installed in 2024, after public consultation.

School zones and playground zones

School zones and playground zones may or may not be signed at 30 km/hr.

If the school zone sign does not have a 30 km/hr tab, the speed limit remains the speed limit on the street. Similarly, if the playground zone sign does not have a 30 km/hr tab, the speed limit remains the speed limit on the street.

If a playground zone is posted at 30 km/hr, the 30 km/hr speed limit is in effect dawn to dusk, seven days a week.

If a school zone is posted at 30 km/hr, the 30 km/hr speed limit is in effect 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. school days.



The City has installed 40 km/hr speed limits in several residential areas.  Drivers will see 40 km/hr signs as they turn off a main street onto a local street in these neighbourhoods.   At lower speeds, a driver is more likely to be able to stop a vehicle in reaction to an unexpected hazard related to a child, deer, cat or dog, for example. Also, if a collision occurs, the severity is drastically reduced at lower speeds. A pedestrian struck by a vehicle is significantly more likely to survive if the vehicle is traveling at a lower speed.

The following areas have 40 km/hr speed limits:

  • North Penfield area (the area behind the Sportsplex)
  • Cheviot Road area (the area around Ripple Rock Elementary School, bounded by Petersen Road, the Spruce Street hill and the Campbell River Golf Club)
  • Murphy Street
  • Nodales Drive
  • Jubilee Heights
  • Gordon Road

other zones

2nd Avenue and Birch Street by the hospital are also signed at 30 km/hr.

South Dogwood Street from McPhedran Road to Jubilee Parkway is signed 60 km/hr.

Provincial highways are under the jurisdiction of the BC Ministry of Transportation and Infrastructure (Highway 19, Highway 28, Jubilee Parkway from Highway 19 to Highway 19A). These are generally posted above 50 km/hr.


Please obey all speed limit signs. They are in place to keep us all safe!

Contact Information

For additional information about speed limits in Campbell River, please contact:

City of Campbell River Transportation Department at:
250-286-5700 or transportation@campbellriver.ca
Mailing address: 301 St. Ann's Road, Campbell River, BC V9W 4C7


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