than many countries, Vancouver
Island, stretches 450 km (280 miles) from Victoria to Cape Scott and
anywhere from 80km (50 miles) to 100km (62miles) in width.
coast of Vancouver Island is rugged, with its deep fjords, long inlets
and grand mountains that overlook the island and ocean. The west coast
area is populated with small fishing and logging communities.
coast's rich fishing streams, farmlands, timber, tranquil sandy beaches,
quaint villages, bustling towns and cities make it an explorer's paradise.
Also along the east coast is the province's capital city, Victoria, a
beautiful and historic spot.
abounds with great fishing from the ocean, lakes and rivers. Hundreds
of hiking trails for the novice hiker to the experienced backwoods mountaineer
can be found around the entire island. Other activities include whale
watching, canoeing, kayoing, swimming or visiting the many historic and
heritage sites on the Island.
Vancouver Island is via the BC Ferries Service. This vehicle and passenger
fleet of over 40 vessels serves Vancouver Island and the BC coast. From
the lower mainland, ships depart from Tsawwassen to Schwartz Bay (located
near Victoria on the island), a stunning journey of 32 km (20 miles) and
to Departure Bay (Nanaimo). A second terminal is located in Horseshoe
Bay in West Vancouver. Other Gulf Islands serviced by BC Ferries include
Salt Spring, the Penders, Galiano, Mayne and Saturna.
Rocky Mountain Holidays: Rail Vacations in the Rocky Mountains & Western Canada! Rocky Mountain Holidays customize vacations that combine the romance of train travel with the magnificent scenery of Western Canada. more
Ecosummer Expeditions: Have a whale of a time at Orca Camp! Sea kayak with Orcas and Humpback whales along BC's Johnstone Strait. Join an intimate group of travelers, paddling out on three, four, or six-day kayaking adventu... more
Eagle Wing Whale Watching: Guided Whale Watching Tours & Wildlife Viewing.Trip Advisor's top-rated whale-watching experience in Victoria since 2007. Killer whales, Grey, Minke and Humpback whales, seals, sea lions & porpoise. ... more
Mothership Adventures: Join us for a luxury, multiday, sea kayaking experience using the elegant mothership, “Columbia III” as our travelling home. We’ll kayak through pristine, coastal wilderness, paddling glacier-fed wate... more
Blackfish Lodge: Steelhead, salmon, trout, and halibut - experience superb flyfishing, spinning, and legendary saltwater salmon and bottom fish angling – plus stunning wilderness, abundant wildlife, & warm hospitality... more