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Campbell River, British Columbia (Canada)

Strathcona Regional District

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[Campbell River flag] image by Eugene Ipavec, 22 December 2009

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Description of the flag

The City of Campbell River, British Columbia, has the flag of the following description:

The lower portion symbolizes the meeting of the waters of the Campbell River and Discovery Passage and the vital industries of fishing and forestry. The upper portion or "chief" of the shield honours Campbell River's namesake Dr. Samuel Campbell by featuring the ancient arms of the Chief of the Clan Campbell; replacing the black sections in this case with Ermines, a heraldic fur that recalls the early importance of the fur trade. The flag is a  derivative of and follows the heraldic principles of flag design by using features in the Coat of Arms. Based on the description of the Coat of Arms, the flag is in effect the shield and coronet expressed in the form of a flag. The Compartment and Motto while an integral part of the Coat of arms are not included in the flag design. The flag was designed with the assistance of the Rob Watt, Chief Herald, Canadian Heraldic Authority and adopted by the City in 1988.
Information courtesy by Julie Douglas, Executive Assistant, City of Campbell River.

About the city:
"Campbell River is a coastal city in British Columbia on the east coast of Vancouver Island at the south end of Discovery Passage, which lies along the important coastal Inside Passage shipping route. Campbell River claims a population (2006 census) of 32,000 and has long been touted as "the Salmon Capital of the World"." - from Wikipedia:,_British_Columbia
Official city website:
Valentin Poposki, 24 September 2009