Longer Trips

Places to explore on Vancouver Island


JUNE 14 - 16, 2024 LAKETOWN RANCH, 8811 YOUBOU ROAD, LAKE COWICHAN, BC The festival is genre-specific to bluegrass and Appalachian-style “old-time” music, which is different than what music fans find at traditional folk festivals that dominate the Canadian festival landscape. In addition to main stage performances, events take place throughout the weekend that are

  • Laketown Shakedown


JUNE 28 - 30, 2024 8811 Youbou Rd #648 Lake Cowichan, BC Laketown Shakedown takes place June 28-30, 2024 on the beautiful Laketown Ranch in Cowichan, BC on the unceded traditional territory of Ts’uuubaa-asatx, the First Peoples of the Cowichan Lake area. Iconic pop star, Gwen Stefani is our 2024 Headliner! Gwen Stefani has achieved

  • Port Renfrew, BC


The Pacific Marine Circle Route or South Island Spirit Loop The Pacific Marine Circle Route, also now known as the South Island Spirit Loop, follows the coastline from Victoria through Sooke and out to Port Renfrew. Crossing the the end of San Juan Bay, it turns east and winds its way over the mountains along

  • 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

  • BC Ferry Terminal at Lyall Harbour, Saturna Island, BC


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 If you're looking for easy, convenient and less expensive ways to get around Vanvouver Island, there are some very good bus services running on the island that will get you pretty much any community you may wish to visit as well as the various ferry terminals

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


Port Renfrew is a Beautiful Drive and an Easy Day Trip Port Renfrew is situated near the entrance to the Juan de Fuca Strait and as such allows you to experience full exposure of the west coast.  Once a logging village it is now a tourist destination surrounded by ancient rain forests and ocean.  The