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
Zigzagging across mid and southern Vancouver Island, exploring Tofino, Newcastle Island, Carmanah Walbran, Salt Spring Island, Goldstream Park and Shawnigan Lake. Massive trees, hot springs, beautiful ocean views, train trestles and more!
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Wilderness, wildlife and outdoor adventures all wrapped up in one stunning place! Why Vancouver Island should be on your ‘must visit’ list
Our first big hiking challenge, with views of Mount Albert Edward and many lakes
Hidden in the deep green valleys of Vancouver Island’s Strathcona Park is Della Falls, Canada’s highest waterfall. An epic 80km paddling and hiking adventure, with all of the info you need to take on the journey yourself
A cathedral of trees on Vancouver Island’s West Coast, including some of the tallest and biggest trees in the world