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Popular stops on Vancouver Island

Top places you don't want to miss when visiting Vancouver Island

Vancouver Islands most popular tourist stops that shouldn't be missed

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Tourist Stops
Pedicab Tour of Victoria from Cruise Ship Terminal
Explore British Colombia’s Victoria by pedicab with a guide on this 3-hour tour of the city, including convenient pickup and ...
Tour one of Victoria’s most stately and popular attractions in a unique way with a pedicab tour to Craigdarroch Castle. Enjoy...
Private Small Group Deluxe Tour - View
Explore the city of Victoria and the famous Butchart Gardens on this half-day guided tour. On the way to the gardens, stop at...
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...
Butchart gardens shuttle and tickets
Reserve your spot and stay longer at lush Butchart Gardens with this guided transfer that includes admission to the botanic g...
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Explore the marble passages and crystal caverns created by the ‘Ice Age’ on this guided, 3-hour caving and hiking expedition....
50 North Adventures fishing charters family
You Keep Catch Catch Cleaning & Fileting Rods, reels & Tackles 6 person 27' boat Inshore Fishing, Nearshore Fishing, ...
Slow, don’t rush—the best way to see whales is on a comfortable covered boat, heated and protected from the elements. On this...
Explore quaint Victoria on this guided walking tour with a local historian. Along the way, take in picturesque views of the c...
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...

Scenery, shopping, adventure, there is so much to do. Let’s hope you booked enough vacation time to see everything! Take it easy and smell the roses at one of British Columbia’s top attractions, The Butchart Gardens. then stroll through unique shops in the oldest Chinatown in the whole of Canada!

Take an afternoon and go up the island to experience the Malahat Skywalk! Words truly can’t express the views you get from a top this completely accessible attraction, set within the gorgeous arbutus trees of the area.

Enjoy seafood along the world-famous Fisherman’s Wharf, or use the Trans Canada highway as your ticket to countless hikes and waterfalls throughout the rural towns of Vancouver Island. Experience some of the largest trees within Canada and marvel over their sheer size and beauty.

Check your way through our list or create your very own Bucket List! There is so much to see on this big beautiful island!

Small Alley - Fan Tan Victoria BC
Tubing in Lake Cowichan 3
Experience the ride of a lifetime with The Tube Shack, Lake Cowichan’s premier all-inclusive tubing adventure company! Tube t...
forest bathing
Immerse yourself in the temperate rainforest as your guide leads you through a forest bathing exercise. Experience nature fro...
Hit the waves with expert naturalists in search of Canadian sea-life on this whale-watching cruise from Victoria. Hop aboard ...
Victoria Bike Tour
Explore Victoria while taking advantage of the city’s great network of cycling lanes on this small-group bike tour. You’ll vi...

You’re planning a trip and you want to see the créme de la créme of Vancouver Island. You’re in the right place – here you will find our list of the most popular stops to visit on Vancouver Island. Some you’ve maybe heard about, and a few that may surprise you. 

Vancouver Island does not short on fantastic, interesting, and charming places to see. Steeped in rich first nations history and a landscape to die for, you will most definitely find a few places to rave about when you reminisce after your trip.

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