Everything about Vancouver Island is spectacular!
From the cosmopolitan lure of Victoria on the South Island to the rugged haunts of Tofino and Ucluelet, the entire Island offers myriad attractions…fishing, kayaking, whale watching, wine tasting and unique shops offering the best in Island arts and crafts.
Whether you begin your journey in the South Island or arrive mid-Island, make sure you take the time to explore all our fascinating regions.
The Cowichan Valley, dubbed the “warm land,” by its indigenous peoples is renowned for its farms, vineyards and wineries.
Nanaimo, the Harbour City, anchors the mid Island and offers several historic districts and “big city” shopping”.
Just a few minutes away are the communities of Parksville and Qualicum Beach offering beaches that seem to stretch for miles and the warmest ocean swimming in Canada. Both communities offer unique boutique shopping experiences including artisan galleries like nowhere else.
Further north, the Comox Valley, Campbell River, Gold River and Telegraph Cove offer a variety of outdoor pursuits including spectacular golf, fishing, wildlife watching and skiing.
Downtown Courtenay is a quaint trip back to the past while Campbell River is a prime gateway to world-class fishing and wildlife watching experiences.
The West Coast of Vancouver Island is Canada’s prime surfing destination but also offers a surprising number of unique adventures you’ll remember forever from the Wild West Coast Trail to the thrilling storm watching as huge waves roll in from the Pacific Ocean.