Most visitors to Vancouver Island see only Tofino and Victoria – great combination – but Vancouver Island has MUCH more to offer! See the magnificence of Vancouver Island without the crowds on these three road trip itineraries.
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.
In honour of Canada’s 150th birthday, I’m sharing my favourite places and moments of life and travels in this incredible country with you. Maybe some of these adventures are on your own Canadian bucket list?
A cathedral of trees on Vancouver Island’s West Coast, including some of the tallest and biggest trees in the world. Carmanah Walbran is a place like no other, a pilgrimage here is definitely worth making despite the more difficult access.
Newcastle Island is a little haven from Nanaimo’s city bustle and makes for a lovely day or afternoon trip from Vancouver Island, especially for paddlers and hikers
Wilderness, wildlife and outdoor adventures all wrapped up in one stunning place! Why Vancouver Island should be on your ‘must visit’ list
The Circlet Lake Trail is a 23km loop in Strathcona Park, Vancouver Island. There are magnificent views of Mount Albert Edward and camping facilities at Circlet Lake
Hidden in the deep green valleys of Vancouver Island’s Strathcona Park is the Della Falls trail to Canada’s highest waterfall. Read about our experience and follow the guide to visit Della Falls yourself
A warm welcome, a dog barman and an exceptionally good beer/cider hybrid
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. All the details to hike this unique trail yourself.