Choose Your Adventure

A new day dawns fresh and bright, and with it arrives the promise of memorable adventures ahead in the great outdoors.

A mountain biker enjoys a trail in Cumberland, Vancouver Island
A mountain biker enjoys a trail in Cumberland, Vancouver Island

Hiking leads the list of DIY options and there’s no end of easy, moderate and/or challenging alternatives across the Island’s length and breadth. Mountain bikers grind their way up forested trails, then gleefully bomb it on the descents. Mount a different type of steed for horseback trail excursions or hitch up to a zipline for gravity defying joyrides of still another kind. Cavers take the down-low route when exploring the Island’s subterranean depths, and delighted peels of laughter ring out as groups negotiate the fun and challenging obstacles at element parks.

Roll out of a comfortable B&B or hotel bed, or perhaps a cozy sleeping bag.  Fuel up on a nutritious, locally sourced breakfast while scanning guidebooks and collecting tips from your hosts. Savour a cup of locally roasted coffee. Then get cracking: Vancouver Island’s peaceful places and wild spaces are yours to explore, either spontaneously with friends and family or with the assistance of expert guides offering bookable, pre-planned schedules and activities. 

A hiker walks along a boardwalk path on the West Coast Trail.
A hiker walks along a boardwalk path on the West Coast Trail.

Good Wildlife Sense

While it is always important to use good wildlife sense in all parks and wilderness areas, this is especially the case in the more remote parks, such as Cape Scott Provincial Park, Strathcona Provincial Park, Pacific Rim National Park Reserve, and Caramanah Walbran Provincial Park, where black bears, wolves, and cougars are frequently seen. Always use caution along the trails in parks.

If you encounter a bear on the trail, let it know you are there by talking aloud. If the bear continues to walk toward you, back up and find a section of trail where you can get well off the trail and let the bear pass. For basic safety information, download BC Parks’ PDF so that you can print and keep with you for reference.

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Inn On Long Lake

Nanaimo • Central Island
250-758-1144
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The Inn On Long Lake is your lakeside resort in the heart of North Nanaimo. All rooms feature lakeview patio or balconies, microwave, mini fridge, and coffeemaker. Complimentary enhanced Continental breakfast included. Free high speed wireless and parking. Pedal boat and kayak rentals in-season.

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The Inn On Long Lake is your lakeside resort in the heart of North Nanaimo. All rooms feature lakeview patio or balconies, microwave, mini fridge, and coffeemaker. Complimentary enhanced Continental…
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Best Western Plus The Westerly Hotel & Convention Centre

Courtenay • North Central Island
1-800-668-7797
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Courtenay’s only full-service hotel with convenient acces to downtown shopping, restaurants and attractions. Easy access to Mt. Washington Ski Resort, Strathcona Provincial Park and first class golfing. Our property features 140 guest rooms and suites, inclusive of our new 36-room Mountainside Living. We offer complimentary full hot buffet breakfast, wireless internet, local phone calls and parking. We have three on-site Food & beverage outlets including a pool lounge, pub & breakfast room. Additional hotel facilities include a heated indoor pool, hot tub, sauna, fitness facility, ski & bike storage, guest coin laundry, games room and sports team locker rooms.

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Courtenay’s only full-service hotel with convenient acces to downtown shopping, restaurants and attractions. Easy access to Mt. Washington Ski Resort, Strathcona Provincial Park and first class golfing. Our property features…
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Comox Valley Inn & Suites

Comox • North Central Island
1-800-811-5955
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Jamie’s Rainforest Inn

1258 Pacific Rim Highway • Tofino • Pacific Rim
1-855-433-2323
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Jamie’s Rainforest Inn sits on 4 acres of old growth rainforest, with trails to private waterfront bird sanctuary on Tofino Inlet. Short drive to town and only 10-minute walk to Chesterman Beach. Restaurant and lounge serving breakfast, lunch

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The Cona Hostel

Courtenay • North Central Island
1-877-490-CONA (2662)
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The Cona Hostel, aptly named with Strathcona Park outside its back door, is situated in the beautiful Comox Valley on Vancouver Island. We certainly have no shortage of activities for travelers to enjoy here and we, at the Cona, endeavour to help make your stay full of fun and excitement. Take a look at our photo gallery for a small taste. You’ll find us at the bottom of trendy main street Courtenay in a newly renovated heritage building with great views overlooking the Courtenay River and Lewis Park.

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The Cona Hostel, aptly named with Strathcona Park outside its back door, is situated in the beautiful Comox Valley on Vancouver Island. We certainly have no shortage of activities for travelers…
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Horne Lake Caves & Outdoor Centre

Central Island
250-248-7829
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Don’t miss a visit to one of the most spectacular outdoor destinations on Vancouver Island. Ranked #1 Attraction by TripAdvisor, this unique park offers something for everyone, both above and BELOW ground. Open YEAR ROUND, park visitors can check out Canada’s only Cave Theatre, hike the Fossil Trail, explore the marble caverns, or learn how to rock rappel.

The easiest and most popular caving experience is the 90 min. Family Cavern Tour. This guided family-oriented tour leaves every hour 10am – 5pm in summer months and visits the crystal-filled Riverbend Cave without any crawling or vertical climbing. Great for kids age 5 and older.

For those looking for more adventure, try the 3hr. Ice Age Spelunking Tour which adds some extra caves  that feature easy climbing and rock scrambling along with an underground slide!

For maximum thrills, the 4hr. And 5 hr. Extreme Tours are your best bet. The 4hr. High Adventure Expedition is a great introduction to vertical roped caving – no previous experience necessary. Short crawls and roped climbing leads you to a unique crystal formation over 4 storeys tall! The 5hr. Extreme Rappel Tour adds a wild rappel down a seven-storey waterfall UNDERGROUND and a look into the China Shop near the end of this amazing cave!

If you’re not familiar with rappelling, you can learn the ropes outdoors same-day on the 2hr. Rock Rappel Clinic. Great for families looking for extra fun. The Extreme Cave experience is much more enjoyable if your first rappel is not done in complete darkness!

If you prefer to guide yourself, the park has two caves open for self-guiding – Lower Cave and Andre’s Annex. These public-access caves are more rugged than the Family Tour and are open for exploring during park hours, 10am – 4pm. To help get you geared up, helmets with mounted lights and maps are available to park visitors.

In winter, visitors can witness the awesome natural forces that created these amazing caverns on the 3hr. Wet & Wild Spelunking Adventure. Climb an underground waterfall, scramble through the ceiling galleries on this thrilling and sometimes wet adventure.

Since the park can get very busy, reservations are highly recommended and can be made online at HORNELAKE.COM or by phone (250) 248-7829. Call or email for more detailed information including departure times and weather conditions.

Horne Lake Caves Provincial Park is located next door to the Horne Lake Regional Park Campground. This campground offers a beautiful beach, lakefront camping and canoe / kayak rentals – all within walking distance to the cave park.

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Holiday Inn Express & Suites, Comox Valley

Courtenay • North Central Island
1 877 660 8550
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Welcome to Courtenay, home of the 100% smoke-free Holiday Inn Express & Suites.  Combining the best of business and leisure world, our hotel stands out from the crowd.  Opening in 2009, your stay offers complimentary amenities such as hot breakfast, swimming pool, hot tub and the Valley’s only in-hotel waterslide.

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Welcome to Courtenay, home of the 100% smoke-free Holiday Inn Express & Suites.  Combining the best of business and leisure world, our hotel stands out from the crowd.  Opening in…
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Victoria’s Historic Inns

Victoria • South Island
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Add a sense of historic romance to your stay by choosing one of our unique, heritage, bed and breakfast inns where personal touches and extra attention to detail match the magical ambiance of your accommodations.

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Crown Isle Resort & Golf Community

Courtenay • North Central Island
250-703-5050
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Crown Isle Resort and Golf Community located in the heart of the Comox Valley, Vancouver Island, British Columbia.  Full Resort including 2 restaurants, 90 Guest Rooms, Car Museum, Pro Shop, Conference facilities and of course our Master Planned golf course. Come for a tee time, stay for a lifetime.

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Crown Isle Resort and Golf Community located in the heart of the Comox Valley, Vancouver Island, British Columbia.  Full Resort including 2 restaurants, 90 Guest Rooms, Car Museum, Pro Shop,…
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Strathcona Park Lodge & Outdoor Education Centre

Campbell River • North Central Island
250-286-3122
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Spread through the forest and along the shore of Upper Campbell Lake the accommodation options at Strathcona Park Lodge are eclectic, varied and perfectly poised for exploring our property, Strathcona Provincial Park and central Vancouver Island.

Couples, individuals and families will find what they need at Strathcona Park Lodge. Our comfortable hotel-style rooms and fully contained cottages, are great for small and large groups. Waterfront cottages are ideal for families and friends, while smaller secluded cottages are perfect for a romantic weekend. Most rooms have a lake view and most cottages are waterfront. Almost every room has a deck, the perfect spot to watch the sun set across Upper Campbell Lake and behind snowcapped peaks.

We also have a chalet at Mount Washington Alpine Resort that sleeps up to 24 people in two units.

Because of our unique construction history we have a wide range of rooms to accommodate a variety of budgets and needs. All rooms are inviting and comfortable. There are no TVs or telephones within the rooms. Refer to our Amenities page to find out more.

Cottages are available year round. Hotel-style accommodation is available from March until November, when our dining room is open

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Spread through the forest and along the shore of Upper Campbell Lake the accommodation options at Strathcona Park Lodge are eclectic, varied and perfectly poised for exploring our property, Strathcona…
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Live to Surf

Tofino • Pacific Rim
250-725-4464
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The Original Tofino Surf Shop. Family Owned & Operated for 30 Years. Sales Rental Lessons. Fun for Everyone!

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The Original Tofino Surf Shop. Family Owned & Operated for 30 Years. Sales Rental Lessons. Fun for Everyone!
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Old House Village Hotel & Spa

1730 Riverside Lane • Courtenay • North Central Island
250-703-0202
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Considered one of the best Courtenay hotels – the Old House Village Hotel & Spa is a 79 room West Coast inspired boutique hotel committed to offering its guests great value. Located in the heart of Comox Valley, British Columbia and only blocks from downtown Courtenay, its river front location is just a three hour drive from Victoria and 15 minutes from the Comox Airport. The hotel features spacious studio, one and two bedroom suites designed with comfort in mind. Rooms include: a petite or full kitchen, a fireplace, soaker tub, TV(s), DVD player and free wireless internet. Guests can also enjoy the hotel’s barbeque terrace, lush grounds, year-round outdoor heated pool, fitness room, infrared sauna, indoor and outdoor hot tubs, walks along the Riverway Trail, pampering treatments at its full service Oh Spa.

This Courtenay hotel’s riverside location is just blocks from Courtenay’s charming main street with its shops, restaurants and area businesses. Within a short drive of the Old House Village Hotel is the Comox International Airport, beaches, hiking, golfing, mountain biking and in the winter, skiing at Mount Washington Resort. The city of Courtenay, BC is centrally located in the Comox Valley on the east coast of Vancouver Island, and provides easy access to all travelers by car, coach, air, and sea. By car it is only 3 hours north of Victoria, 1 hour north of Nanaimo or 45 minutes south of Campbell River, and as little as 30 minutes from Vancouver by float plane.

Old House Village Hotel features 79 spacious suites. All rooms feature a fireplace and a petite or full kitchen.

Deluxe Studio – Two Double Beds or one King
Spacious and bright, the hotel’s Deluxe Studios feature two double beds or one king, fireplace, flat screen TV and DVD player, cozy armchair, kitchenette, and bathroom with separate tub and shower. Riverview rooms available. Average size 450 sq ft.

One Bedroom Suite
Your home away from home, the hotel’s one bedroom suites are beautifully appointed and luxurious with a separate living room with queen size sofa bed, fireplace, flat screen TV with DVD player and a balcony or patio with garden or river views. A fully equipped gourmet kitchen features full size modern appliances and dining room table for four. The bedroom provides the comfort of a California king bed with luxurious linens as well as a TV, and an adjoining three piece bathroom with soaker tub, thick towels and plush chenille robes. In-suite laundry in select units. 550 + sq ft.

Two Bedroom Suite
With soothing riverside views overlooking the outdoor pool and lush gardens the hotel’s two bedroom suites feature a separate living room with queen size sofa bed, fireplace, flat screen television with DVD player, balcony and a fully equipped gourmet kitchen with full sized modern appliances and dining room table for four. Each bedroom features a king bed with luxurious linens, flat screen TV, and an adjoining three piece bathroom equipped with thick towels and plush chenille robes. 900 sq ft.

Penthouse Loft Suite
Often referred to as the honeymoon or hospitality suite this two level hotel suite has everything. On the main floor a gourmet kitchen, entertainment bar, dining room table for six, fireplace, 50” flat screen television, queen size sofa bed, two piece bathroom, washer & dryer, and a full walk-out deck with garden and fountain views. Upstairs, the loft bedroom is a relaxing oasis with a California king bed, fireplace, flat screen TV with DVD player, two-person jetted tub and spacious bathroom with his and her sinks and double multi-headed shower. 800 sq ft

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Mount Washington Alpine Resort

Mount Washington • North Central Island
250-338-1386
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Mount Washington Alpine Resort boasts an incredible view of the Pacific Ocean, Vancouver Island and the Coast Mountain Range. Add to this an incredibly high annual snowfall (11m/36ft), excellent powder conditions and surprisingly mild winter temperatures (-2°C/28°F), and a winter activity mecca is inevitable. Choose from downhill skiing, snowboarding, cross-country skiing, and snowshoeing. However, summer also thrives with alpine hiking, mile-high chairlift rides and mountain biking. On mountain accommodation, dining and shopping is also available.

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Anco Motel (1998) Ltd.

Courtenay • North Central Island
1-877-393-2200
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The Anco Motel is a well established locally owned and operated company that has been in business for more than 10 years. We started out as a small property and in 2004 added 37 rooms by constructing a new build on the back of our building. This better than doubled our property’s size allowing us to accommodate a wider variety of clientele.

Our property is very clean, offers great customer service, has an outdoor, (heated) seasonal pool and we are conveniently located in the center of town. We are within walking distance of numerous parks, restaurants and shopping. We also offer team/group amenities such as meeting space and an equipment storage room. It has been our endeavor to provide high quality at very competent prices.

The front wing (Standard rooms) of the Motel faces the main thoroughfare of Courtenay off Cliffe Ave; with all rooms and suites overlooking the pool area. This wing consists of 29 Motel rooms (6 rooms are smoking rooms). These rooms are all equipped with a mini-fridge, color TV, telephone, wireless internet access and coffee maker with supplies. There are also 8 self catering kitchenettes; equipped with a 2 burner electric stove, mini-fridge and stainless steel sink units, microwaves, pots, pans, utensils and dishes.

The back wing (Deluxe rooms) consists of an additional 37 rooms. This wing faces 19th St. & England Ave. and is in a quiet, peaceful setting. These rooms are all equipped with a mini-fridge, microwave, color TV, telephone, wireless and hardwire internet access and coffee maker with supplies. There are also 13 self catering kitchenettes; equipped with a 2 burner electric stove, mini-fridge and stainless steel sink units, microwaves, pots, pans, utensils and dishes. This wing also has 2 ground floor wheelchair accessible rooms and 24 rooms with air-conditioning.

***Ask us about our group rates available when 5 or more rooms booked***

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Discover Comox Valley

Perched on the eastern edge of Vancouver Island, the Comox Valley is more than just a location, it’s a lifestyle. The rolling mountains, rushing rivers, pristine lakes and lush rainforest of the Comox Valley create an outdoor lover’s paradise where it really is possible to enjoy the best of all seasons in a single day. You can be knee deep in an alpine wonderland, then within half an hour be dusting the snow off your boots on a golf course. Locals and visitors both soon discover that in the Comox Valley, outdoor adventure doesn’t take the winter off! The perfect […]
Comox, Courtenay, Cumberland • North Central Island
1-855-400-2882
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North Island Wildlife Recovery

We are located on Vancouver Island in Canada. North Island Wildlife Recovery Centre is a non-profit, charitable organization which specializes in the rehabilitation of black bears and raptors. The mission of the North Island Recovery Centre is to partner with the citizens of Vancouver Island to establish a facility for the care of the ill, injured, or orphaned wildlife and to educate the public on wildlife and environmental issues. Our wildlife viewing area houses non-releasable wildlife, which is designed for the pleasure of the public to see these magnificent birds and animals at close proximity.
Errington • Central Island
250-248-8534
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Salt Spring Visitor Centre

Ganges • The Gulf Islands
250.537.5252 • 1.866.216.2936
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Wildcoast Adventures

What is the most peaceful non-intrusive way to see killer whales in the wild? Wildcoast’s Orca Camp kayaking trips! This no road access camp is located beside the famous Robson Bight killer whale sanctuary on Vancouver Island and nestled in a rainforest of ancient cedars next to a flowing glacial stream. Enjoy abundant wildlife, kayaking, hiking, spacious safari tents, and evening campfires. Each day, delicious gourmet meals focused on local ingredients are served up in the camp’s heated communal tent. An unforgettable adventure!
Quadra Island • North Central Island
250-285-9453
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Oak Bay Tourism

We are Oak Bay. We are the old, the new, the out there and the open air. Oak Bay is a pocket masterpiece, a beautiful corner of Vancouver Island that manages to pack in more of everything else than anywhere else. We’ve got sand, a cool ocean and hot shopping, so you’re spoilt for choice. What’s it to be? Beach or bruschetta, kayaking or crab cakes, haute couture or hot tea? It’s all here!
Victoria • South Island
250 886 4604
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Travelodge Courtenay

91 Room Motel located in Downtown Courtenay next to the Driftwood mail and Rialto Movie Theatre. We offer Pet Friendly Rooms as well as Standard and Kitchenette rooms. All Rooms have Air Conditioning and Free wireless Internet. A Deluxe Continental Breakfast is included in the room rates each morning. We have a Seasonal Outdoor Heated Pool and an area to have a Picnic or Barbeque (Bring your own). Truck, RV and Boat parking available on property.
Courtenay • North Central Island
250-334-4491
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Terrace Beach Resort Ucluelet

Jason Priestley & Family invite you to our beach front resort in Ucluelet, BC. Many units with private hot tubs. All with kitchenettes and fully equipped. Connected to the Wild Pacific Trail.  Open all year.
Ucluelet • Pacific Rim
1-866-726-2901
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Tigh-Na-Mara Seaside Spa Resort & Conference Centre

Tigh-Na-Mara Seaside Spa Resort & Conference Centre is an all-season destination resort offering 192 beautifully appointed log constructed accommodation units set in 22 acres of forest. Tigh-Na-Mara is home to the #1 Spa in Western Canada, The Grotto Spa, featuring signature treatments with a focus on West Coast ingredients. Tigh-Na-Mara Resort has everything you could ask for and more – it’s the Natural Choice year-round for your next get-away.
1155 Resort Drive • Parksville • Central Island
1-800-663-7373
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Quatse River Regional Park and Campground

62 tenting or RV sites situated within a richly forested regional park. All sites near  river, firewood, washrooms and host. Power, water, sani-dump, free showers, coin laundry, WIFI, firewood, wheelchair accessible, leashed pets welcome. Next to the Quatse Salmon Stewarship Centre. All proceeds fund salmon conservation on Northern Vancouver Island.
Port Hardy • North Island
1-866-949-2395
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Salt Spring Adventure Co.

Explore Salt Spring Island and the surrounding Gulf Islands on our professionally guided Kayak Day Tours or Multi-Day Kayak Expeditions. Or let someone else do all the work and enjoy our Whale Watching & Marine Wildlife Tours! We also offer paddle board rentals, mountain bike rentals and private mobile yoga for private classes at your location. The Salt Spring Adventure Co is a dynamic and multi-faceted Adventure Company, we are less about making a living and more about living the dream! We put all our energy into making our programs as fulfilling and rewarding as possible, you will be assured […]
The Gulf Islands
1-877-537-2764
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Quarterdeck Inn & Marina Resort

Let us package your experience of a Lifetime! Sport fishing • Deluxe facilities 40 oceanview rooms• Full service marina Shower & laundry • Complete marine store Pub & restaurant • Liquor Store
Port Hardy • North Island
1-877-902-0459
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The Westin Bear Mountain

Just 20 minutes from downtown Victoria you will discover The Westin Bear Mountain Golf Resort & Spa, Victoria.   Rugged yet pristine, The Westin Bear Mountain is one of Canada’s finest luxury golf resorts. As the only resort in Canada to feature 36 holes of Nicklaus Design golf, The Westin Bear Mountain is first and foremost a premiere golf experience.  Both the Mountain Course co-designed by Jack Nicklaus and his son Steve and the Valley Course a Nicklaus Design, strike the perfect balance between playability and a truly challenging year-round golf experience for golfers of all skill levels.  The Practice Facility […]
1999 Country Club Way • Victoria • South Island
250-391-7160
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BriMar Bed and Breakfast

Located right on the South End of Chesterman Beach, our large hip-roofed home will instill quiet and pleasant times in you. Whether you choose to enjoy a long walk on the sandy beach, literally in our back yard, or sit comfortably by the old-fashioned wood stove and daydream, we will make sure your time with us is wonderful. Our Bed and Breakfast offers three large bedrooms with spectacular ocean views.
Tofino • Pacific Rim
250-725-3410
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Island Joy Rides

Island Joy Rides offers premium guided and self-guided single and multi-day bike tours that highlight the ocean, wineries, farms, spas, local food scene, culture and natural beauty of the Comox Valley, Campbell River, Quadra Island, and surrounding region.  Our commitment to small groups and personal attention to guests of all ages and fitness level, ensures an engaging and memorable Vancouver Island experience.  Season: mid-June to mid–Sept. Private bookings can be accommodated year-round.  The best way to see the island is from the seat of a bicylcle – give us a call!
Campbell River, Comox • North Central Island
1-855-830-8522
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Fair Harbour Marina and Campground

Provides fuel, camping facilities, moorage, boat launch, parking and a general store for visitors to this beautiful and unique area. Fair Harbour is the only road access to Kyuquot Sound’s incredible salmon and halibut fishing, kayaking, and wildlife viewing.
Kyuquot • North Island
250-830-2230 (Summer) • 250-287-2775 (Winter)
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Parksville and Qualicum Beach

Parksville and Qualicum Beach is Canada’s best family friendly beach destination according to Better Homes and Gardens. The Globe & Mail called these towns “Canada’s Riviera”. Relax by the sea, explore huge old-growth forests, or rappel down a 7-storey underground waterfall. Then pamper yourself with a spa experience, endless dining options, and a quiet sunset stroll along our famous beaches. Stay on the beach and save with seasonal Web Specials.
Coombs, Parksville, Qualicum Beach • Central Island
1-888-799-3222
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Riding Fool Hostel

We are a Tourism BC Approved property that offers immaculate private and dorm style accommodation in a fully restored heritage building.  Amenities include a large lounge area, well equipped kitchen, BBQ, free pool table, wireless internet, computer terminal, and gear storage room.  We have a cafe on premise and the #1 apres ski pub in North America (Skiing Magazine) across the street. “Recommended Property” Trip Advisor “One of Vancouver Island’s Best Hostels.” Lonely Planet
Cumberland • North Central Island
1-888-313-3665
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Vancouver Island Mountain Centre

The non profit Vancouver Island Mountain Centre at Mount Washington caters to all group types. Located just 30 minutes from the Comox Valley or 2.5 hours north of Victoria, the property and facilities are large enough for a meeting or retreat of up to 50 people. All you need to do is round up your group and we provide the accommodation, meeting space, outdoor programs, fitness facility, plus alpine and cross country skiing in the backyard.  In the green season, we also offer camp sites and access for individuals to book the dorm style rooms. 
Mount Washington • North Central Island
250-331-9355
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Port Hardy Chamber of Commerce & Visitor Centre

Port Hardy is located on the very northern tip of Vancouver Island. A natural paradise, Port Hardy offers activities for all ages and abilities. This is where the highway ends and the adventure begins! Choose from whale watching, hiking, beachcombing, bear watching, kayaking, diving, salt & fresh water fishing, watch the salmon spawning in the fall – truly an outdoor enthusiast’s playground.. First Nations history is abundant and proudly displayed with many totem poles around town. Museums, interpretive centres, galleries, restaurants, coffee houses and other facilities are waiting to be explored. Come and Live the Adventure!
Port Hardy • North Island
250-949-7622
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Island Mountain Rides

Professionally guided mountain biking tours on the great trails of Cumberland, Forbidden Plateau, Hornby Island and Campbell River.  Tours to suit all ability levels from beginner to expert.  Excursions range from half day rides to multi day adventures.
Cumberland • North Central Island
250-702-3940
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Brown’s Bay Resort

Nestled in the Salmon Capital of the world known as Campbell River, Brown’s Bay Resort is just a short 5km drive off hwy 19.  This unspoiled resort includes new Rental Cabins, an oceanfront RV Park, full service Marina with fuel barge, tackle shop, restaurant and launch facilities. Please visit us at brownsbayresort.com for more information and reservation details.
Campbell River • North Central Island
250-286-3135
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Alberni Pacific “Steam” Railway

Board our 1929 Baldwin steam locomotive at the historic Port Alberni Railway Station and experience the romance of live steam on a 35 minute ride to the McLean Mill National Historic site.  The sound of steel wheels on rail serenades you as you pass through the town and its  friendly inhabitants, by fields and forest and along side a vineyard and winery.
Port Alberni • Pacific Rim
250-723-1376
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All Fun Karts, Cages, Clubs & Camping @ Western Speedway

All Fun offers an exciting blend of activities and action that makes it the perfect place for a day of family fun! All Fun features the only go-kart raceway and batting cages on the Island, along with 18 holes of adventure mini golf, a motocross track, an RV Park and Western Canada’s longest operating auto racing facility, Western Speedway. Visit the track on Sunday mornings for the All Fun Swap & Shop, a great open air family shopping experience. Ask about our group rates, birthday parties and special event packages.
Victoria • South Island
250-474-1961
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Alberni Valley Tourism

A steam engine train, coastal wineries, and an ancient rainforest—just a few reasons to visit the Alberni Valley. Located in the center of the Island, the Alberni Valley is filled with natural and historic wonders to discover. You can take a 1929 steam engine train from downtown to a coastal winery. Or explore the quiet paths of an 800-year old rainforest. Port Alberni also features 30 restaurants, a fudge shop, hiking, and an affordable day-cruise down the inlet.
Port Alberni • Pacific Rim
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Telegraph Cove Marina & RV Park

Enjoy waterfront suites with full kitchens overlooking the cove at Dockside 29, or stay at our 48 fully serviced RV sites with ocean and cove views. Our Marina is equipped with power and potable water. WIFI, Onsite Restaurants & Gallery
Telegraph Cove • North Island
1-877-835-2683
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Island Alpine Guides

Island Alpine Guides is Vancouver Island’s premier Alpine and Coastal Guiding outfit, and your ticket to exploring the spectacular alpine and coastal areas on the island and BC’s Coast Ranges. Our goal is to provide you with awesome experiences where you learn valuable skills and have fun along the way. Our experienced guides are certified by the Association of Canadian Mountain Guides and/or are members of the Canadian Avalanche Association. Your safety is always our top priority. Our vast back yard offers breathtaking scenery and many hiking, climbing and skiing adventures. We can’t wait to share them with you.
Cumberland • North Central Island
250-400-2870 • 250-897-2990
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Tourism Cowichan

Taste what Cowichan is all about! Our 17 wineries, most of which are within 30 minutes of each other, produce classic reds, whites and sparkling wines. Cowichan’s climate and setting provide one of the best locales for growing Pinot grapes, and the resulting wines are gaining great respect on the world stage. Fruit wines, blackberry port-style wines, ciders, vodkas and brandies round out the list of delectable libations unique to the Cowichan Region.
Cobble Hill, Cowichan Bay, Duncan, Ladysmith, Lake Cowichan • Cowichan
1-888-303-3337