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Spring Bear and Waterfall Tour waterfall
Observe our coast awaken from winter! Join us on our Spring Discove...
beer tour
Follow your guide around Victoria to discover vibrant street art an...
forged axe throwing
Axe throwing is an amazing indoor activity in Victoria, no matter t...
Victoria Photographer
If you are about to propose to your loved one, honeymooning or just...
Private Small Group Deluxe Tour - View
Explore the city of Victoria and the famous Butchart Gardens on thi...
Ucluelet Harbour Kayak Tour 3
Enjoy an active way to explore—on this small-group, half-day Ucluel...
Full Melt Fishing Charters fishing rod
You’re likely to go after Chinook Salmon, Coho Salmon, Pink Salmon,...
Riverbend Cave Explorer
For those who want to explore a cave without crawling or vertical c...
Victoria Hiking tour
Hike through Vancouver Island's towering rainforest on a private, g...
This fascinating audio guided tour will show you the beautiful west...

Trails, Beaches and Waterfalls

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Ella Beach is another hidden gem around Sooke, with an unspoiled view of Juan de Fuca Strait.
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Long Beach is one of the most famous, well-known and visited beaches on Vancouver Island
Looking down at French Beach from the point at Priest Cabin Park
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A spectacular view looking over French Beach and the ruins of a cabin built by a Jesuit Priest
Victoria Observatory located at the top of the hill looking over Victoria BC the Plaskett Telescope finds it's home at the Dominion Astrophysical Observatory
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Tour the 100 year old telescope at the Victoria Observatory and the Interpretive Centre at the Dominion Astrophysical Observ...
Beacon Hill Stone Bridge
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Beacon Hill Park is a great place to spend an afternoon with friends, family or alone. Meander down one of the many trails le...
Cathedral Grove Vancouver Island
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Cathedral Grove is like stepping into another world. A popular stop with 2 walking trails located within MacMillan Provincial...
a small shed like building with a whimsical story book shape and a fun pointed roof used to house the cookies and is known as the crazy cookie house in Metchosin
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Fun roadside farm stand, the Crazy Cookie House has mystical creatures and a whimsical house. Located near Sitting Lady Falls...
The View from the Loss Creek Suspension bridge high in the air looking out at the Juan de Fuca Strait
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Access to the Loss Creek Suspension Bridge taking you down through the forest along the Juan de Fuca Trail
Colorful floating homes line a tranquil dock at Fisherman's Wharf, with a clear blue sky overhead. Pedestrians wander along the boardwalk, while kayaks are stacked neatly beside the red houseboat, and calm waters reflect the vibrant buildings and moored boats
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Indulge in restaurants, unique shops and eco-tour adventures while afloat on the harbour. Stroll along the dock and enjoy the...
Sunriver Nature Trail Old growth tree along the Sooke River
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A backyard secret is an easy walk as you head down the banks of the Sooke River
East Sooke Coast Trail drone
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The 14km East Sooke Coast Trail is known for its beauty and challenging terrain, but you don't need to hike the complete trai...
Sea Stacks San josef bay cape scott provincial park
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Touted as the most beautiful beach on Vancouver Island, San Josef Bay is a must for any north island visitor
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Located on the ocean shore of Campbell River. The giant sculpture is an excellent place for a quick pullover stop.
49th parallel
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Grab your camera and make your way to Ladysmith's Aggie Plaza for a photo opportunity on the 49th Parallel
Great Grey Owl perched inside a sheltered wooden nook with a natural, rough wooden exterior, observing the surroundings with piercing yellow eyes
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Wildlife Recovery Centre - See bears, hawks and eagles firsthand on Vancouver Island. North Island Wildlife Rescue just outsi...

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The Hidden Gems of Sooke: A Shopper’s Treasure Map

Discovering Sooke's hidden shops and boutiques is part of the fun...

Places to Stay

Top hotels and vacation rentals on Vancouver Island

Sunset view from the Prestige Oceanfront Resort, with the sun casting a warm hue over the marina and distant hills, seen from the hotel's balcony lined with classic railings
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The Prestige Oceanfront Resort offers luxurious accommodations with s...
Vacation Rental in Sooke BC on Vancouver Island
Located minutes from Sooke centre and perfectly placed as the gateway...
Herons landing hotel
Located on the Strait of Georgia, this pet-friendly hotel is a 5-minu...
Fireflies Bed & Breakfast
Located in Campbell River, Elk Falls Provincial Park is just 8 km awa...
Comfort Inn and Suites Campbell River lobby
Located on the West Coast waterfront, the Comfort Inn & Suites is...

Driftwood Whale

Located on the ocean shore of Campbell River. The giant sculpture is an excellent place for a quick pullover stop.


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Guides and Maps

Tours, activities and things to do

LighthousesVancouver Island | MAPS

Breathtaking views and historical sites to visit. Map of lighthouse...

BeachesVancouver Island | MAPS

A map of the beaches on Vancouver Island best beaches for hiking surfing storm watching sand beaches and rugged west coast beaches
Discover the best beaches to visit along the shores of Vancouver Is...

Hiking TrailsVancouver Island | MAPS

A map of hiking trails on Vancouver Island. Discover new hiking areas trails using this interactive map
Maps for the best hiking and walking trails on Vancouver Island

WaterfallsVancouver Island | MAPS

Vancouver Island Waterfall map location of all the wonderful waterfalls on Vancouver island
Winter and summer waterfalls located all over Vancouver Island. Hik...

Family FunVancouver Island | MAPS

looking for family friendly things to do when visiting Vancouver Island here is a interactive map thumbnail
Create your family memories. Map of family-friendly locations on Va...

Must See SpotsVancouver Island | MAPS

map of Vancouver Island with the most popular stops for anyone visiting
Top places you don't want to miss when visiting Vancouver Island, t...

GardensVancouver Island | MAPS

Visit the spectacular gardens on Vancouver Island including Butchart Gardens, Hatley Castle, Beacon Hill Park Abkhazi and Government House
Locations of the most beautiful gardens in the world. Our map with ...

MuseumsVancouver Island | MAPS

Museums on a Vancouver Island Map.
Rich cultural heritage - First Nations, Marine, Aviation and first ...

Blog Posts

Tours Activities and things to do

A smiling woman in a beanie and outdoor jacket proudly holds a large salmon aboard a boat, with text overlay stating 'Salmon Fishing Vancouver Island' set against a cloudy sky and calm sea backdrop.
Top Vancouver Island fishing charters, fishing guides for salmon fi...
10 cheap hotels in victoria based on price, charm and location. Mak...
girl on a rope swing on a rocky beach with the beautiful Sandcut Beach waterfall behind her on a winter day just outside of Sooke BC on Vancouver Island
Discover the must see treasures and experiences, we've curated in o...
The crash site of the Dakota WWII plane crash just outside of Port Hardy
Explore curious sites from WWII on Vancouver Island. Playing a uniq...
Two people, an adult and a child, excitedly raise their hands while standing in a giant tree stump in a Goldstream Park, with the text 'VICTORIA to NANAIMO Top 10 Stops Between Victoria and Nanaimo' overlaid on the image, inviting travelers to explore the scenic route.
Road trip from Victoria to Nanaimo here are the must see stops on o...
Sookes hidden gem shoppers treasure map blog post image
Discovering Sooke's hidden shops and boutiques is part of the fun
While Tofino is one of the most popular destinations on the island,...
Wind Phone Sooke
A new wind phone on Vancouver Island offers a way to reach out to l...
A humpback whale breaches the ocean's surface with a splash, with 'Whale Watching Vancouver Island' superimposed in white text. The background features a calm sea and a cloudy sky with mountains along the shoreline
The ultimate whale watching guide on Vancouver Island. Boat tours t...
A Victoria Walking Tour with a diverse group of tourists in casual attire listens to a guide wearing a fedora and vest as he gestures animatedly in an open courtyard, flanked by charming, multi-story buildings with colourful storefronts and wooden balconies
Discover the charm of Victoria Walking Tours: Explore the historic ...
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Travel Zones On Vancouver Island

Adventure Maps by Region

South IslandVancouver Island | MAPS

Vancouver Island zone map south
Saanich Peninsula, Victoria and the Juan de Fuca Strait, Langford, ...

Gulf IslandsVancouver Island | MAPS

Vancouver Island zone map Gulf Island
A group of 15 main islands in the Salish Sea located off Vancouver ...

Cowichan ValleyVancouver Island | MAPS

Vancouver Island zone map Cowichan
Malahat, Shawnigan Lake, Lake Cowichan, Duncan, Mill Bay and Ladysmith

Central IslandVancouver Island | MAPS

Vancouver Island zone map Central Island
Nanaimo, Parksville and Qualicum Beach, Little Qualicum Falls, Coom...

Pacific RimVancouver Island | MAPS

Vancouver Island zone map Pacific Rim
Beaches of Pacific Rim National Park, Tofino, Ucluelet and Port Alb...

North CentralVancouver Island | MAPS

Vancouver Island zone map North Central Island
Strathcona Provincial Park, Cambell River, Courtney, Comox and Moun...

North IslandVancouver Island | MAPS

Vancouver Island zone map North Island
The small town charm of Telegraph Cove, Port McNeil, Port Hardy and...