We loved living on Vancouver Island; there is so much to see, do and enjoy here that we intended to stay a week and stayed almost two and a half years. With ocean, mountains, lakes and everything in between, it is possible to snowboard, golf, surf and hike all on the same day (and I know people who have!)
Vancouver Island is a beautiful place to live and play; we have explored a fair amount of it but there will be always more to see. Use the map below to read about all the places we have written about
There’s more to Vancouver Island than meets to the eye
Around and about Northern Vancouver Island in early Spring, hiking Cape Scott, paddling in Johnstone Strait and exploring free caves
They say the best things in life are free; it’s absolutely true on Vancouver Island, Canada
A 50km hike through lush rainforest, sand dunes, stunning beaches and interesting history in Cape Scott Provincial Park, at the North-Western tip of Vancouver Island. Our experience and all the details to hike this unique trail yourself.
A cathedral of trees on Vancouver Island’s West Coast, including some of the tallest and biggest trees in the world
A week of sightseeing with a friend from the UK, taking us around and beyond the Comox Valley, visiting Mount Washington, the two sides of Strathcona Park and Miracle Beach