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!
There’s more to Vancouver Island than meets to the eye
Most visitors to Vancouver Island see only Tofino and Victoria. It’s a great combo but Vancouver Island has MUCH more to offer! See the magnificence of Vancouver Island’s coast and rainforest beauty without the crowds on these three road trip itineraries.
Two days in my favourite area of the Island with canoeing, wildlife, swimming and beaches
Our first big hiking challenge, with views of Mount Albert Edward and many lakes
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