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Uncover the essence of BC’s beautiful Salish Sea on a Coastal Circle Route road trip, taking in both Vancouver Island and the Sunshine Coast. The Coastal Circle Route is an ideal road trip for anyone looking for a satisfying and scenic driving loop located slightly off the beaten path.

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Travel from Vancouver Island’s east coast to west through its mountainous core, alongside huge lakes and waterfalls on a Campbell River to Gold River road trip. The 100km drive to the terminus of Highway 28 beckons adventurous travellers to disconnect and revel in the beauty of nature, with no phone signal or Wi-Fi in sight.

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Looking for a Vancouver Island adventure further away from the beaten path? Consider a Nanaimo to Campbell River road trip. This coastal adventure offers the chance to stroll along spectacular sandy beaches, take in dramatic waterfalls, eat local seafood and hike through the temperate rainforest.

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The Pacific Marine Circle Route is one of Vancouver Island’s best road trips. This post shares our top picks for places to stop along the 263km long route, as well as useful tips to make the most of the journey.

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The Juan de Fuca Trail is a 47km coastal hiking trail on Vancouver Island, British Columbia. The challenging route traverses technical forest and beach terrain, with the roaring Pacific Ocean as an ever present backdrop. Read on to discover the essential details you need to know to explore this beautiful coastal trail.

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If you have only one chance (and two weeks) to explore Western Canada, this is the road trip for you. As well as including all of the ‘must sees,’ this two week Western Canada road trip itinerary many of the contrasting landscapes that make this region so unique. Think temperate rainforest, desert and mountains, all in one road trip!

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With beautiful views, well-maintained facilities, a convenient location and just the right amount of challenge, the Sayward Canoe Circuit is a great choice for a paddling trip for novices and veterans alike. It’s a unique Vancouver Island paddling experience to rival other canoe trip experiences in British Columbia. 

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The Cape Scott Trail is a 47km hiking adventure through lush rainforest, sand dunes, stunning beaches and interesting history in Cape Scott Provincial Park, at the very northwestern tip of Vancouver Island. Discover everything you need to know about this spectacular multi-day hike!

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Victoria Island and Vancouver Island are commonly mistaken for each other but are actually quite different places. Located in the Arctic, Victoria Island is incredibly difficult to get to. Wonderfully wild Vancouver Island, however, is just a hop, skip and a jump away from the mainland of British Columbia.

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