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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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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West Coast Expeditions

Kyuquot • Courtenay • North Central Island
1-800-665-3040 • 1-250-338-2511
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Experience the joy and wonder of a personalized sea kayaking adventure rich in marine biology, Aboriginal culture, and space to explore. Join us on Spring Island in remote Kyuquot on Vancouver Island for superb kayaking, enchanting old-growth forests, and diverse wildlife. Ocean kayak with sea otters while eagles soar overhead. Savour fully-catered outings from our base camp, multi-day expeditions, or family-focused adventures. Have a uniquely flexible, fun, and refreshing vacation! We’re celebrating over 40 years of connecting small groups with the west coast, including over 25 years by sea kayak.

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Experience the joy and wonder of a personalized sea kayaking adventure rich in marine biology, Aboriginal culture, and space to explore. Join us on Spring Island in remote Kyuquot on…
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Little Qualicum Cheeseworks

403 Lowrys Rd • Parksville • Central Island
250-954-3931
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Visit us at Morningstar Farm, home of Little Qualicum Cheeseworks and MooBerry Winery, where you can sample all of our hand-crafted artisan cheeses and wines, including our award-winning Brie cheese and Blackberry wine!

Open 9 – 5 daily. Self-guided tours of our heritage dairy farm are welcome during hours of operation; and don’t forget to browse our Farm Gate store where you will find unique gifts, toys and farm-raised beef, pork and seasonal lamb.

Visit our web site to find recipes and discover more about Little Qualicum Cheeseworks and MooBerry Winery!

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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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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…
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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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Discover Comox Valley

Comox, Courtenay, Cumberland • North Central Island
1-855-400-2882
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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 complement this four-season wonderland is a thriving and sophisticated cultural scene highlighted by more than 50 annual festivals and events celebrating everything from music and wildlife to chocolate and great beer. The Comox Valley boasts four museums, a fascinating heritage driving tour, a dynamic music and theatre scene and numerous art galleries.

In between festivities, dine on delicious local seafood, artisan breads and cheeses, wild mushrooms and berries and pasture raised meats in venues ranging from ocean-side dining rooms to funky neighbourhood bistros.

With direct, daily flights from Calgary, Edmonton and Vancouver, the Comox Valley Airport (YQQ) is your convenient gateway to the vibrant Comox Valley and the wild west coast.

The Comox Valley is where farm fields meet fine cuisine, where heart-pounding pursuits meet relaxation and where vibrant culture meets the salt of the earth – this is where dreams are realized.”

Visit the communities of Courtenay, Comox and Cumberland and discover the possibilities in the Comox Valley. Fly direct via WestJet from Alberta to the Comox Valley Airport.

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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…
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Parksville and Qualicum Beach

Coombs, Parksville, Qualicum Beach • Central Island
1-888-799-3222
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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.

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Inn On Long Lake

4700 N Island Hwy • 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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Live to Surf

1180 Pacific Rim Highway • 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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Ocean River Adventures

1824 Store Street Victoria, BC V8T 4R4 •
1-800-909-4233 / (250) 381-4233
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Victoria’s premier outdoor adventure company with over 30 years of “getting you out there” is you choice for visitors to Vancouver Island

Come enjoy the ultimate Victoria Kayaking Experience with Ocean River Adventures. Located in Victoria’s Inner Harbour, kayaking is a great way to explore our historic city and the Salish Sea with Victoria’s premier kayaking adventure company connecting you to nature and our environment…

Victoria Harbour Kayak Tour – Canada’s kayaking capital where you will see the BC Parliament buildings, the world famous Fairmont Empress, float planes, sail and power boats, ferries big and small, wildlife and more with our fun and experienced guides. Morning, afternoon and Sunset Harbour Tours Daily May 15 – Sep 15. Kayak rental and tours are also now available for our location at the Oak Bay Marina

And for something a little different why not try our Stand-Up Paddle (SUP) harbour tours.

We also offer guided kayak and wildlife walking tours for all ability levels to Discovery Island Marine Provincial Park for a wilderness experience. This is a great individual or family experience as we get there quickly aboard our Discovery marine Shuttle with optional ground transportation from downtown Victoria to Oak Bay.

New for 2016 is a 3 day kayaking and hiking option on Saturna Island, a jewel in the Gulf Islands

Hands-on education about water and marine conservation is a key theme and we only employ highly qualified guides that respect sensitive ecosystems and species while teaching about the importance of ocean sustainability, preservation and conservation.

For those that want to explore and experience on their own, Kayak and Stand-Up Paddle rentals and outfitting are also available as are custom tours.

Open 7 days a week, the Ocean River Sports outdoor retail store is a must-visit for quality outdoor clothing & gear – voted the best Kayak School in western Canada by Sea Kayaker Magazine! – is where you will find the Ocean River Adventures office with our private dock.

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Tigh-Na-Mara Seaside Spa Resort & Conference Centre

1155 Resort Drive • Parksville • Central Island
1-800-663-7373
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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.

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The Westin Bear Mountain

1999 Country Club Way • Victoria • South Island
250-391-7160
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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 complete with range, putting green and CPGA certified golf instructors offering private and/or group lessons will further enhance your golf experience.

Located in the heart of the Bear Mountain Resort village and alongside the lush green fairways of both Nicklaus Design courses is The Westin Bear Mountain Golf Resort & Spa, Victoria – a luxury hotel that welcomes you with a premium level of style, sophistication and elegance.  The Westin Bear Mountain features 156 contemporary traditional guest rooms and one-bedroom suites boasting expansive views of the golf course fairways, Mount Finlayson and Mount Baker. All guest rooms and suites feature Westin’s signature Heavenly Beds®, well appointed bathrooms complete with Heavenly Shower®, high speed internet access and balcony with patio chairs and table. Those looking for a home away from home will appreciate the kitchenettes in all traditional guest rooms and full kitchen, dining rooms and separate living area with sofa bed in all suites.

Explore The Westin Bear Mountain’s wine and culinary offerings that include a luxurious wine cellar, Bella Montagna an Italian inspired restaurant with stunning views, and Masters Lounge the perfect destination to relax at the end of your day.

The Wine Cellar is a particular highlight as it features rare and hard to find varietals.  Each Friday guests and resort visitors alike can experience the renowned ‘Friday Night Flights’ – swirl and sip on  wined paired with a charcuterie platter.  Each week our knowledgeable Sommeliers explore reds, whites or sparkling’s whether it’s local, regional or international …never the same and always a journey.  The Wine Cellar can also be booked for private dinners and receptions.

Bringing you this unequalled culinary experience is our Executive Chef, Mark Wadsworth. Chef Wadsworth is committed to purchasing local, organic, Fair Trade and sustainable food products and is a proud supporter of the Vancouver Aquariums Ocean Wise program. The culinary team nurtures their own herb garden and manages organic bee hives at the Resort.  Chef Wadsworth is proud to lead his culinary team in new and innovative cooking trends while keeping true to the local flavours of the Island.

Bear Mountain Resort offers a variety of activities to be enjoyed year-round.  In addition to the programs and classes offered at the Mountainside Athletic Club, there are many hiking trails, landscaped parks and pedestrian walkways surrounding the resort that offer a fabulous chance to get back to nature.  If golf is not your game, there’s also tennis and mountain biking.

Our Mountainside Athletic Club has everything from Paramount fitness equipment in both their co-ed and ladies-only gyms to a fitness studio offering yoga, pilates, spinning, bosu and swiss ball programs, as well as step and body sculpting workouts.  If relaxation is on your schedule, enjoy the year-round heated outdoor pool, hot tub and sauna with seasonal outdoor pool cabana.

From the moment you arrive, our friendly and knowledgeable resort staff will take care of your every need to create the perfect escape.

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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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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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Horne Lake Caves & Outdoor Centre

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 […]
Central Island
250-248-7829
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WestCoast Wild Adventures Ltd.

Eco-educational Adventure Zipline – Zip 6 lines (2 hours) in Ha’uukmin Tribal Park, Tla-o-qui-aht traditional territory.  Experience ancient growth rain forest and a narrow sculptured canyon carved deep by rushing clear water. Flight Seeing – an Eagle eyes view of the big picture. River Kayaking – monumental wilderness “Grab the Adventure, keep the Memories”
Port Alberni, Tofino, Ucluelet • Pacific Rim
1-877-992-9453
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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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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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Salt Spring Island Golf & Country Club

805A Lower Ganges Road • Salt Spring Island • The Gulf Islands
(250) 537-2121
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Paradise Acres Ranch

Trail Rides, Tent & RV Camping, ‘Ranch Vacations’, Lessons. “Wonderful place… immaculate grounds… great horses… one-of-a-kind”
1085 Paradise Place • Nanoose Bay • Central Island
250-248-6125
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Prestige Oceanfront Resort

Approximately 35 kilometers from downtown Victoria, tucked in the midst of rainforests, unspoiled beaches, and wildlife is the beautiful seaside community of Sooke. Countless activities and tours are available to experience the best of Sooke including whale watching, fishing, kayaking, hiking and ziplining. Prestige Oceanfront Resort provides guests with the most awe-inspiring and picturesque oceanfront views. Stroll the public walkway right on the water or explore the adventure that awaits you at this outdoor oasis. The resort features beautifully appointed guestrooms and suites, athletic club, indoor pool & hot tub, luxurious spa, and onsite food & beverage facilities.
Sooke • South Island
250.642.0805 • 877.737.8443
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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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Galiano Golf and Country Club

24 St. Andrews Crescent • Galiano Island • The Gulf Islands
2505395533
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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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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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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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Whiskey Landing Lodge

Located on the historic waterfront in the heart of Ucluelet, BC, the Whiskey Landing Lodge design, using native cedar, post and beam construction, rock and glass is a tribute to the local culture and West Coast’s natural beauty. The 15 beautiful suites offer an ideal base for your adventure – fishing charters, whale and wildlife tours, hiking, kayaking and surfing, or simply relaxing in this pristine environment. Guest rooms at Whiskey Landing Lodge, featuring studios, one-bedroom and two-bedroom suites, include modern stainless kitchen, jetted soaker tub, fireplace and water views. Comfortable sofa sleepers allow for expanded occupancy with family and […]
1645 Cedar Road • Ucluelet • Pacific Rim
1-855-726-2270
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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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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
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Jamie’s Rainforest Inn

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
1258 Pacific Rim Highway • Tofino • Pacific Rim
1-855-433-2323
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Quadra Island Golf Club

Welcome to the newest golfing facility on Canada’s west coast. We are delighted to offer striking natural landscapes to visiting golfers and local residents. We offer a distinctively different golfing experience with broad ocean vistas and the mainland coastal mountains. Standing stone formations and the ethereal quiet of the forest combine to make this an exceptional course. No matter what your skill level, your round at Quadra Island Golf Club will be an enjoyable challenge and a pleasant surprise. We offer free round-trip shuttle from either of the BC Ferry Terminals or to/from any of the local resorts and/or marinas.
Quadra Island • North Central Island
250-285-2811
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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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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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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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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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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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Butchart Gardens

Breathtaking 22 ha (55 acres) show gardens near Victoria offers spectacular beauty in every season. Spring dazzles with more than 300,000 bulbs. Summer is magnificent with colour everywhere you look, plus there is live entertainment every evening in July & August, Night Illuminations and Saturday Fireworks. Autumn delights with spectacular colour, especially in the Japanese Garden, and Christmas becomes a magical wonderland. Enjoy a coffee or hot chocolate from our Coffee Shop, hearty repast in our cafeteria style Blue Poppy Restaurant or fine dining in The Dining Room Restaurant. Our Afternoon and High teas are an experience not to be […]
800 Benvenuto Ave • Brentwood Bay • South Island
866-652-4422 • 250-652-5256
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Tourism Ucluelet

On Canada’s wild west coast, you can visit the edge of an island both ancient with history and young in energy. Visit with whales, bears, eagles, and rainforest creatures. Storm watch, surf, kayak, hike and fish where the mountains reach the sea. Wander Vancouver Island’s beaches and clifftop trails right from your motel, cabin, resort or B&B. Ucluelet, BC is a world class destination. The area is famous for having some of the largest stands of old-growth red cedar in the region and is just minutes away from Long Beach, BC, the longest stretch of sandy beach on Vancouver Island’s […]
Ucluelet • Pacific Rim
250-726-4641
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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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Gabriola Golf and Country Club

The Gabriola Golf Clubs beautiful and challenging 9 hole course is carved through hills surrounding picturesque Hoggan Lake. It boasts 18 tee boxes with 9 undulating fairways and greens, with surprising variety between the front and back nine, giving a full 18 hole feel. Bring your A game to test this par 71, 5800 yard track. The club includes a driving range, power and pull carts, a licensed clubhouse and dining room available for parties and tournaments. With our temperate Gulf Island climate our course is open year round, weather permitting.
825 South Road • Gabriola Island • The Gulf Islands
250-247-8822
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Salt Spring Visitor Centre

Salt Spring Island is truly a nature lovers’ paradise!  With spectacular coastal and pastoral scenery and the moderate climate, a variety of activities can be comfortably pursued all months of the year.  From leisurely walks along pristine beaches to challenging uphill hikes, the vistas, flora and fauna are always inspiring. Surrounded by miles of the mainly sheltered waterways of the Pacific Ocean, this Gulf Island archipelago offers countless opportunities to explore the marine world.  Sailing, diving, kayaking, fishing charters and motorized boat excursions, the offerings on Salt Spring are numerous and varied.
Ganges • The Gulf Islands
250.537.5252 • 1.866.216.2936