VANCOUVER ISLAND - Discover Your Next Adventure:

Welcome to the Vancouver Island Bucket List – Tourism Directory!

List Your Business and Get Discovered Today

Do you want more customers to find you?

Maybe you’re tired of waiting to get discovered, and feel overwhelmed when navigating your online presence. You want to focus on your business, and not your advertising.

You’re in the right place, here you will discover the fastest growing online directory for tourism on Vancouver Island,  and it’s FREE to get started!

Hi, I’m Steve and Vancouver Island Bucket List is my passion project to get information about Vancouver Island into the hands of like-minded people excited to experience it.

You can join our free directory that supports small business and tourism on Vancouver Island. Let’s take a look what your listing includes…

Your FREE Listing Includes:

It’s easy to spend money on online advertising and not really understand if your dollars are making the impact you hope for. 

Vancouver Island Bucket List is here to support small business by offering our visitors the answers they are looking for, directing them to the experiences that match their needs.

This is so much more than a directory

We have information visitors and locals are searching for:

Why is it free?

Other directories charge $50-$100 to list a business.

Our goal is to make Vancouver Island Bucket List the premier destination to find information about Vancouver Island. 

Offering free listings will afford businesses an opportunity to be discovered while boosting SEO.

Why we offer a free listing: 

Coming from a small business I understand the frustration marketing can cause. A free listing won’t solve all of your problems but it will give your website some of that SEO juice and an opportunity to be discovered before visitors spend time in your area.

Our goal is to have the best directory website on Vancouver Island, with the most info available. And we want you to be apart of it!

Looking for more online exposure to drive business to your door? We have options to upgrade for more traffic.

3 - Packages to get your Business Discovered

Starter Listing:

A FREE listing in our tourism directory. Compared to the cost of other directories you can't go wrong with free!

Boost Your Business Listing:

This powerful listing will ensure that your business is seen by the right target audience with high-ranking listings and strategic ad placements.

Ultimate Growth Package:

Our top package, making it easy for the marketing gurus out there! Offering more value compared to any other marketing opportunities pound for pound.

Who is using Vancouver Island Bucket List?
Guests across Canada and the world visit for information on Vancouver Island.
Why they visit our site:
  • Plan Itineraries
  • Find the best shopping and restaurants
  • Avoid FOMO and discover the most beautiful, and exciting experiences available on the island.
Islanders new and old know there is always something interesting to discover!
Why they visit our site:
  • Create a plan to get the most out of their valuable weekend time!
  • Build a Bucket List
  • Contribute to the community and offer sage advice
A tourist or a local looking for something unique.
Why they visit our site:
  • Discover something new and adventurous.
  •  Challenge themselves to step out of the every day comfort zone.
Who should list on the Vancouver Island Bucket List Directory?
A wide range of retail, adventure experiences, restaurants and vacation planning companies benefit from being listed, here’s a list of just some of the areas of expertise that advertise with us:
Tour Operators
Vacation Rentals
Souvenir Shops
Rental Shops
Golf Courses
Tour Operators
Vacation Rentals
Souvenir Shops
Golf Courses
Rental Shops
Here's what others have to say
It Can Be Hard to Get Discovered

Not every business has main street store frontage, but we know Vancouver Island has amazing businesses around every corner and it can be challenging to find local online traffic and get impactful public exposure.


Built With Local Business In Mind
Every business big or small in communities across the island deserve to be found, and there is a traveler itching to discover you. Many of us rely on tourism in one way or another and this directory can help get all eyes on you.
Vancouver Island Bucket List was built to highlight what this Island has to offer and introduce visitors to the amazing local businesses that make this such a wonderful place.
Our Mission

Supply the resources for visitors, travelers & curious locals for the opportunity to have the best experience they can possibly have, while promoting stewardship, responsibility and respect for this wonderful island.

Vancouver Island Bucket List Benefits

Taking online advertising from overwhelming to effortless in just a few clicks.


Optimized to direct the perfect customer to your front door.


Targeted and affordable online advertising, we make it as easy as possible for you.

Hi, I'm Steve!

Vancouver Island Bucket List began as a passion project when I moved to Vancouver Island and wanted to explore my new home.

Our family moved to Vancouver Island after selling a business that was in our family for 45 years. It was a seasonal business with fifteen full time staff. As an owner of a seasonal retail and service business I understand the challenges small business face, the strains of advertising, money management and  maintaining a focus on retail and service. 

How did I get into Vancouver Island Bucket List?

I’ve always had a passion for multi media, including, video, photography and marketing. Before getting back into the family business I had a graphic design and marketing company and a small video production business that my wife and I still run today.

I come from a family who likes to explore and adventure. The type of family that doesn’t do well sitting at a resort for 10 days.

When we were moving to the Island, we found it frustrating trying to gather information.  How much easier it would be to visit and revisit one site to find all the things that make your Island experience exceptional.

That is why I created Vancouver Island Bucket List.  Here you can find your recreational and retail needs all on one site, saving you time and affording you the best experience possible.

We connect the curious traveller to the local business on Vancouver Island.

Allowing the visitor to discover Vancouver Island’s experiences that will be remembered for life. 

It's Free to List Your Business
Vancouver Island map with polaroid

Frequently Asked Questions

VIBL started in January 2022. Within seven months, we hit our first 15,000-page views in a 30-day period. We are excited about the growth and feedback we continue to see. 

We continue to grow by developing essential content, sharing social media and building trust with search engines. We have plans to triple our page views next year.

There are two types of people who are visiting VIBL.
Classic Tourism – people who want to research Vancouver Island before they visit to maximize their visit.
Local Tourism – New and old Van Islanders looking to discover new adventures and experiences in their own backyard.

Vancouver Island Bucket List aims to connect the curious traveller to the local business on Vancouver Island. At the same time, growing a community of explorers, the curious, and the companies they align with.
It was started by Steven, who has 25 years of experience in graphic design and video production, in addition to running an independent service and retail business for ten years. Vancouver Island brings out a love for adventure and the outdoors and a passion for small business growth.

Still have questions?

Contact Steve at

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Ultimate Growth!

Our top package, making it easy for the marketing gurus out there!

Offering more value compared to any other marketing opportunities pound for pound. 

ultimate growth includes:
Too much growth?
Choose our boost Package!

Boost Your Business

This powerful package will ensure that your business is seen by the right target audience with high-ranking listings and strategic ad placements.

Boost package includes:
Looking for the basic?
We have our free listing

Starter Listing

Compared to cost of other directories. Our free listing offers great value, focusing on tourism, it’s hard to believe it’s free. 

The Starter package includes:
Still have questions?

Contact Steve at