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Hikes, Beaches and fun stops

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Hikes & Beaches: take in Vancouver Islands breathtaking beaches, hikes and waterfalls and the quick stops along the way.

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Explore the hidden gems of Vancouver Island! Dive into a world of breathtaking beaches, exhilarating hikes, and unforgettable quick stops that will leave you craving more. On Vancouver Island, every step is an adventure, every view is a masterpiece, and every moment takes your breath away.

Are you ready to head out and explore Vancouver Island’s top locations and find lesser-known destinations? Let’s dive right in and discover the untamed beauty that awaits you!

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Ready for an adventure you'll never forget?

50 North Adventures fishing charters family
You Keep Catch Catch Cleaning & Fileting Rods, reels & Tackles 6 person 27' boat Inshore Fishing, Nearshore Fishing, ...
half day whale watching telegraph cove
Share the waters with whales, orcas, and more on a wildlife-watching tour. In addition to animal sightings, the aquatic adven...
nanaimo airplane tour
Experience the majesty of Canada’s Sunshine Coast from the air with a 40-minute round-trip seaplane flight from Nanaimo. Take...
Join us for a full-day adventure in the Discovery Islands and Desolation Sound in one of the richest marine environments on t...

Picture this: winding paths that lead you through lush forests, up mountain peaks, and right down to a secluded waterfall.

And oh, the beaches! Whether you’re a sun worshipper, a sandcastle builder, or a sunset chaser, you’re in for a treat. Imagine soft sand beneath your toes, the ocean’s melody in your ears, and the scent of salty air filling your lungs.

And let’s not forget about those fun stops along the way! Quirky roadside attractions and hidden gems that you’ll stumble upon when you least expect it. Who knows, you might even find your new favourite spot!

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The Ancient Harris Creek Sitka Spruce tree found just off the road between Port Renfrew and Lake Cowichan
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Harris Creek Spruce Tree
Port Renfrew
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Mystic Beach
Jordan River
A first-person view of a hiker's feet standing on the edge of a narrow, deep crevice in the ground. Located at the Abyss in Nanaimo on Vancouver Island. The image shows one foot on slightly over the gap, which is lined with moss and contrasts with the rough, textured surface of the rock. The perspective emphasizes the depth and darkness of the crevice below.
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The Abyss Nanaimo
49th parallel
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49th parallel
A large driftwood sculpture that looks like a lagoon monster called McGnarly located at Esquimalt Lagoon
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Esquimalt Lagoon
Looking down at French Beach from the point at Priest Cabin Park
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Priest Cabin Park Trail
Malahat Skywalk Tickets
One look at the Malahat SkyWalk’s sweeping views and visitors are instantly in awe. The striking 10-story spiral tower brings...
We are Island locals, and we want to share some of our wilderness with you! Experience breathtaking mountain viewpoints, amaz...
Tips Up Sport Fishing Charters boat 2
You Keep Catch Catch Cleaning & Fileting Rods, reels & Tackles 4hr, 6hr & 8hr options 4 person 26' boat Nearshore...
Victoria Food Tour
Explore Victoria's history and culinary scene on this walking tour of the British Columbian city. Follow a guide to highlight...
Ucluelet Harbour Kayak Tour 3
Immerse yourself in some of British Columbia’s most spectacular seascapes—and enjoy an active way to explore—on this small-gr...
food tour Victoria
Release your inner gourmand on this sophisticated progressive dinner tour that visits four exceptional restaurants in downtow...
tofino photography
Return from your Tofino trip with the best souvenir ever—high-quality vacation photos to share. Our local, hand-picked profes...
Vancouver Island’s south west coastline is a landscape of great natural beauty—with soft-sand beaches, rugged cliffs, and old...
Absolute Sportfishing fishing
You Keep Catch Catch Cleaning & Fileting Rods, reels & Tackles 4hr, 5hr, 8hr & 10hr options Fishing/Wildlife/Whal...
Northwest Saltwater Adventures Fishing Charter catch 4
You Keep Catch Catch Cleaning & Fileting Rods, reels & Tackles 4hr & 8hr options 5 person 25' boat Nearshore Fish...