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Reached by a short flight or ferry from the mainland, holidays in Vancouver Island offer rugged coastlines, beautiful beaches and fantastic whale and bear viewing. Discover its charming capital Victoria before exploring the wild Pacific coast. On the Sunshine Coast, travel by local ferries to discover hidden coves, stunning waterfalls and verdant rainforests.
Vancouver Island Holiday Highlights
Originally settled by the British in 1843, Victoria’s ancestry is still visible in its historic architecture, colourful gardens and tea rooms. Today, the city successfully combines its old world charm with bohemian shopping, innovative dining and an array of outdoor attractions. Enjoy a locally brewed beer on the harbour and be
sure to take a whale watching cruise.
Known for its picture-perfect crescents of golden sand, Parksville’s family-friendly beaches offer calm waters and scenic vistas back to the mainland. The area also boasts ancient forests, deep lakes and a multitude
of scenic hiking opportunities. Explore the town’s craft shops and galleries, tour a local winery or play a round of golf on one of six local courses.
Tofino is known for its healthy population of black bears, so join a cruise at low tide as these playful animals emerge from the forest and forage for food along the water’s edge. The next day, unwind and explore more of this spectacular area. Perhaps visit the Eagle Aerie Gallery, home to captivating First Nations art.
Campbell River offers the perfect base to explore the diverse marine life in the surrounding waters. Step aboard a state-of-the-art vessel and head out onto the rich waters in search of marine wildlife including humpback whales, seals and orcas who are resident from mid-Jul to mid-Sep. Campbell river is also the jumping off point for some incredible wilderness resorts
OUR HOLIDAYS TO VANCOUVER ISLAND & THE SUNSHINE COAST
Vancouver Island Coastal Discovery
Vancouver Island's Bears & Whales - Motorhome Holiday
Beautiful British Columbia
Great Bear Adventure
Knight Inlet Lodge
OUR HOTELS IN VANCOUVER ISLAND & THE SUNSHINE COAST
Painted Boat Resort Spa & Marina
West Coast Wilderness Lodge 4 Day Package
Tigh Na Mara Resort Hotel
Long Beach Lodge Resort
Black Rock Oceanfront Resort
THINGS TO DO IN VANCOUVER ISLAND & THE SUNSHINE COAST
Tofino Bear Cruise
Victoria Whale Watch Cruise by Covered Boat
Tofino Hot Springs Adventure
Grizzly Bears of the Wild from Port McNeill
Tofino Sea Kayak & Island Walk
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