More than just a few of your favourite
Go whale watching.
From June through September,
book a whale watching cruise from Alert Bay, Telegraph Cove,
Port McNeill, or Sayward on Vancouver Island to see orcas in
this renowned habitat. In March and April, observe the return
of an estimated 21, 000 Pacific grey whales on their annual migration
from California to Alaska
Catch a salmon or two.
Test your skills against
the legendary steelhead, found in more than 100 island rivers
and creeks. Indulge in a luxurious stay at a deluxe fishing lodge
or fly-in resort. Fly fish year round for cutthroat rainbow trout
and smallmouth bass. Try your luck reeling in giant salmon.
Golf on championship courses.
Play on superb courses in
the serene Cowichan Valley and beyond. Spectacular championship
and family-style courses can be found around central Vancouver
Island. And, from the Comox Valley to north of Campbell River
test the strength of your game against an impressive list of
award-winning and new courses.
Go island hopping through the scenic Gulf islands.
Browse arts and crafts galleries
on Galiano Island. Cycle along pastoral country lanes on Salt
Spring Island. Hike a variety of trails on Pender Islands. Settle
in at a deluxe inn or unique bed and breakfast at Mayne Island.
Visit a winery on Saturna Island. Enjoy Quadra Islands
superb salmon fishing or study tide pools on Gabriola Island.
Hike through a rainforest.
Stroll, walk, or hike one
of our many magnificent parks. Enjoy everything from an incredible
800-year-old Douglas fir at MacMillan Provincial Park, to a beautiful
rushing waterfall in Little Qualicum Falls Provincial Park, to
the lush coastal rainforests in Pacific Rim National Park.
Visit the studios of local potters, weavers, and sculptors.
Admire fascinating arts and
crafts, pottery and sculptures of aboriginal and local artisans
in galleries and shops throughout Vancouver Island and the Gulf
Visit an aboriginal cultural centre.
Chisel away at the visitors
carving totem at the Quw'utsun' Cultural Centre or see culturally
significant masks and other native artifacts housed at the UMista
Gaze along the endless sandy
stretch of Long Beach.
Drive the scenic Malahat Highway.
Enjoy the breathtaking views
over Saanich Inlet and the panoramic ocean view of the Saanich
Storm-watch at Long Beach.
Witness the fury of a winter
storm as it whips up mountainous waves along Long Beach, Chesterman
Beach and Mackenzie Beach on the west coast of Vancouver Island
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