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What to see within a days drive/sail from Victoria

  • Duncan, BC Visitor in Victoria

DUNCAN, BC – CITY OF TOTEMS

If you're looking for a great day-trip while visiting Victoria, BC, consider a drive up the beautiful Malahat Drive to the city of Duncan, BC. The city is about 50 kilometres from both Victoria to the south and Nanaimo to the north. Although the City of Duncan has a population of just under 5000, it

  • Cowichan Bay, BC Visitor in Victoria

COWICHAN BAY

Cowichan Bay, BC is a small sea-side community about an hour north of Victoria, BC. For many thousands of years Cowichan Bay was home to First Nations people who harvested the wealth of salmon and shellfish found in its many coves, tidal flats and swiftly flowing rivers. Today, the village of Cowichan Bay is a

  • Whippletree Junction, Duncan, BC Visitor in Victoria

WHIPPLETREE JUNCTION

About 45 - 50 minutes or so north of Victoria right along Hwy #1 is the quaint and unique Whippletree Junction. It's a funky collection of businesses, restaurants and art and craft galleries that's always fun to explore. Whippletree Junction, Duncan, BC Pioneer House Restaurant at Whippletree Junction Its jumble of

  • Chemainus, BC Visitor in Victoria

CHEMAINUS – CITY OF MURALS

Chemainus is a small town of approximately 3900 and is located about 80 kilometers north of Victoria, BC. The drive itself up to the town is on the breathtaking Malahat Drive which passes through some amazing scenery.  (See our post on a day trip which includes stops along the way) Chemainus' claim to fame are

HISTORIC KINSOL TRESTLE

For a unique biking or walking experience, I suggest you drive up to see the amazing century old Kinsol Trestle which is now part of the Trans Canada Trail.  It's about an hour's drive up the beautiful Malahat (Hwy #1) to the parking lot.  (See below for directions) It stands 44 metres high and is

  • East Point, Saturna Island, BC

Gulf Islands Get Away – Saturna Island

A SATURNA ISLAND DAY TRIP While you're in Victoria, you should definitely think about exploring some of the Gulf Islands.  If you want a quiet, outdoorsy get away, Saturna Island is probably your choice.  With a population of only 350 full time residents, spectacular shoreline features, mountainous terrain and two thirds of the island incorporated

BUS SERVICE OUT-OF-TOWN

Bus Transportation from Victoria to other Vancouver Island Destinations TOFINO BUS ISLAND EXPRESS If you are planning to visit other parts of Vancouver Island while you are visiting Victoria and don't have your own vehicle and don't want to rent a car, there are other alternatives.  Tofino Bus Island Express is a locally owned Vancouver

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