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Places to explore on Vancouver Island

  • Port Renfrew, BC


The Pacific Marine Circle Route The Pacific Marine Circle Route 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 former forestry roads to Lake Cowichan and into the Cowichan Valley and down into

  • 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

  • Telegraph Cove

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

  • comox valley

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

  • long beach


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