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!
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 cathedral of magnificent trees on Vancouver Island, Carmanah Valley is a magical place for any nature lover to visit. A pilgrimage is definitely worth making despite the more difficult access. Here’s everything you need to know
With so many pristine natural areas (and over 3000km of coastline!), Vancouver Island is the perfect place to go camping. Read on for a complete guide to camping on Vancouver Island, including 25+ of the best campsites, insider tips and essential safety advice
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?
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
A warm welcome, a dog barman and an exceptionally good beer/cider hybrid
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.
They say the best things in life are free; it’s absolutely true on Vancouver Island, Canada. Here’s all the details of how you can explore this beautiful place for free
Take to the road and experience Canada during the most beautiful season of all – here are seven great reasons why you should go on a winter road trip in Canada
There’s more to Vancouver Island than meets to the eye
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!
A summary of our road trip around and about Northern Vancouver Island in early Spring, hiking Cape Scott, paddling in Johnstone Strait and exploring free caves
Yes, you can surf in Canada! Tofino on Vancouver Island in British Columbia is a hot spot for surfing. Jean Robert tried out surfing for the first time at Life to Surf in Tofino.
A busy weekend exploring the Juan de Fuca coastline of Vancouver Island, British Columbia, Canada, filled with camping, hiking, ziplining, beachcombing and more.
Two days of canoeing, apple picking and ferry spotting on Gabriola Island, only twenty minutes from Nanaimo on Vancouver Island