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Vancouver Island Travel & Tourism Guide
British Columbia, Canada
Vancouver Island is located on the West Coast of British Columbia, Canada. The island is best known for its ocean playground, waterfront communities, rainforest trees, sandy beaches, parks and trails. Vancouver Island, BC, Canada measures 500 Kilometres (300 miles) long by 160 Kilometres (100 miles) wide. It is the largest island of 6000+ islands located off the west coast of British Columbia, Canada.
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The Vancouver Island forests, lakes, white water rivers, sandy beaches, wildlife and Pacific Ocean provide many year round adventures and activities. The island is considered a top adventure destination in Canada for activities like golfing, ocean kayaking, fishing, hiking, surfing, backpacking, sightseeing, camping, water sports, mountain biking, wineries, boating, sailing, scuba diving, xc skiing, downhill skiing and snowboarding.
The main tourism communities located on Vancouver Island, BC, Canada include Victoria, Cowichan Valley, Nanaimo, Parksville, Port Alberni, Qualicum Beach, Campbell River, Comox Valley, Gold River, Bamfield, Port Renfrew, Tofino, Ucluelet, Port Hardy and Port McNeill.
The tourism cities, towns and villages listed on our Vancouver Island eh Travel & Adventure website provide many of the amenities and services important to travelers including tours, guides, attractions, charters, outfitters, transportation and accommodations including hotels, motels, resorts, inns, cottages, chalets, lodges, vacation homes, bed and breakfasts, campgrounds, hostels and much more. (go to individual communities for contact information)
Some of the top outdoor sightseeing destinations in the region include Beacon Hill Park & Goldstream Park & Gulf Islands (Victoria); Chemainus Murals (Chemainus); Cowichan Bay (Cowichan Valley); Newcastle Island (Nanaimo); Cathedral Grove (Port Alberni): Waterfront Walkway (Qualicum Beach); SeaWalk & Quadra Island (Campbell River); Nootka Island (Gold River); Pachena Bay Beach (Bamfield); Botanical Beach (Port Renfrew); Pacific Rim National Park (Tofino, Bamfield & Ucluelet); Broughton Archipelago & Knight Inlet (Port Hardy), Malcolm Island, Alert Bay and Telegraph Cove (Port McNeill).
Some of the top activity and adventure destinations in the region include Galloping Goose Trail (Victoria); Cowichan River Provincial Park (Duncan); Heart Lake Trail (Ladysmith); Cowichan Lake (Lake Cowichan); Rathtrevor Beach & Coombs (Parksville); Della Falls (Port Alberni); Strathcona Park, Mount Washington & Saratoga Beach (Courtenay); West Coast Trail (Bamfield & Port Renfrew) Juan de Fuca Provincial Park (Port Renfrew); Pacific Rim National Park (Tofino, Bamfield & Ucluelet); Wild Pacific Trail & Broken Islands (Ucluelet & Port Alberni) and Cape Scott Trail (Port Hardy).