an area of the map or a link at the left or below
to Vancouver Island, British Columbia, the largest North American
island in the Pacific. 280 miles (450 km) in length, Vancouver Island
is the centre for "island hopping" to the many smaller islands scattered
along her coast. It is also the departure point for nautical exploration
of BC's rugged fjords.
Of course, Vancouver Island is also the location of British Columbia's
capital city, Victoria. Famous for it's comfortable lifestyle and
old world charm, Victoria welcomes visitors from around the globe.
A journey "up island" will bring you to friendly cities, colourful
fishing villages, long sandy beaches, rivers, lakes and even jagged
find out more about Vancouver Island, British Columbia, choose an
area from the map. Then, Click and explore! Or, use the side buttons
to plan your vacation. You'll find information on the points of
interest, communities, trails, provincial parks, accommodations,
adventures and outdoor shops.
Spirit of the West Adventures: We offer sea kayaking tours to the Johnstone Strait & the largest pods of killer whales on the BC coast – Desolation Sound, Quadra Island, & Campbell River - & guided excursions to explore ancient nat... more
Seasmoke Whale Watching: There’s no other whale watching tours quite like ours! Sail with the Whales and Motor Cruise in Johnstone Strait, a pristine area with some of the world’s best whale watching. Feel alive and in the ... more
Salt Springs Spa Resort: Leave your worries behind at Salt Spring Spa Resort, a relaxing retreat from the burdens of everyday life. The natural beauty of this Gulf Island, and peaceful atmosphere, makes for an ideal island g... more
Quarterdeck Inn and Marina Resort: Close to downtown & tourism services in Port Hardy, our full service 3 ˝ Star hotel features a marina & pub-style restaurant. We have a water taxi and can also arrange wilderness experiences includi... more
British Columbia Guest Ranchers' Association: Our guest ranch membership offers a variety of ranch holidays. Some are working ranches, others remote lodges in pristine back country areas and some are luxury resorts. You're sure to find something ... more