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Places to explore on Vancouver Island

  • Campbell River Harbour


Outdoor Enthusiasts will Love Campbell River, BC Campbell River is the third largest city on Vancouver Island and is literally surrounded by nature. It sits on the 5oth parallel about a 3 hour drive north from Victoria. The waters of the Discovery Passage separate it from the mainland whose majestic mountains form a spectacular backdrop.

  • West Coast Trail, Vancouver Island, BC


One of the best hikes on Vancouver Island is the West Coast Trail. This is not a trail to be taken lightly - it's not a Sunday afternoon type of hike.  This is a major expedition that can take anywhere from a few days to over a week to complete - depending on your condition

  • 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 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

Telegraph Cove, Vancouver Island

Telegraph Cove is named for a coastal telegraph station built a century ago. Kayaking into Telegraph Cove This renowned whale watching outpost retains it's original character as one of the West Coast's last remaining boardwalk communities. Guided kayak, cultural, wildlife & grizzly bear tours depart regularly during the May to October season.  Johnstone


A pleasant drive and day trip is the route to the small town of Port Renfrew. Take a beautiful and scenic drive of approx. 100km (one way) to the West Coast town of Port Renfrew. Fishing, whale watching, bird watching, hiking and exploring tidal pools on low tide are some of the activities found in

To Courtenay/Comox/Mt. Washington, Vancouver Island

WINTER AND SUMMER ACTIVITIES Vancouver Island If you're in to winter sports, we have a very good ski hill - Mt. Washington - which is about 3 - 3 1/2 hours north of Victoria. In addition, it has x-country and snowshoe trails galore. Accommodations can be had on the hill or in nearby


SIGHTSEEING/PADDLING/WHALE WATCHING/SURFING Vancouver Island Because Vancouver Island is fairly small (about 460 km - or 290 mi x 80 km - or 50 mi) it's easy to get anywhere in a day. But there are some places worth staying and exploring while you're there. About a 4 hour drive west will take you