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LUXURY AND RECREATION – JUST A SHORT DRIVE AWAY. Bear Mountain Resort is the only urban resort in Canada and offers residents and guests alike, resort living at its finest. Victoria, BC is a sophisticated and charming city with world class recreational opportunities and a year round temperate climate. Visit Bear…

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Discover Vancouver Island Tours

1917 Peninsula Rd., Ucluelet, BC V0R 3A0 • Pacific Rim, South Island
1-250-244-1821

Find tour packages for the best of Vancouver Island. We do outdoor packages for Victoria, the Pacific Rim (which includes Tofino and Ucluelet), and the North Island. You can: - get packages for all the BEST of Vancouver Island - fish the MOST productive salmon and halibut waters in the world - kayak…

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City of Duncan

200 Craig Street, Duncan, BC V9L 1W3 • Cowichan
250-746-6126

Duncan is small, in a Big way. Just a few hundred metres off the Highway (about 60 kilometres north of Victoria) you'll find 300 shops and services in a few beautiful walkable blocks - although Visitors seem to remember the 40 world renowned totem poles. Within minutes of downtown are…

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Prince of Whales Whale Watching has been sharing premiere whale-watching & marine-wildlife experiences with guests from around the world for more than 20 years! With locations in both Victoria & Vancouver, we offer a wide variety of marine wildlife experiences that range from three hours long to a half-day. We…

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Sea Wolf Adventures

24 Boardwalk, Telegraph Cove, BC V0N 3J0 • North Island Region
250-902-9653

Departing from Telegraph Cove, combine cultural discoveries with world-class wildlife viewing on a zodiac adventure into the heart of First Nations’ territory of the Kwakwaka’wakw: Vancouver Island North. Share our love of the local landscape and learn more about our 13000+ year old history! Our adventure begins in Alert Bay…

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Black Ball Ferry Line

430 Belleville Street Victoria BC, V8V 1W9 • South Island
250-386-2202

Black Ball Ferry Line operates the M.V. Coho passenger and vehicle ferry linking Victoria, B.C. on Vancouver Island with Port Angeles, WA on the scenic Olympic Peninsula. During the 90 minute crossing, enjoy the ship’s many amenities including the cafeteria, gift shop, duty free store, comfortable interior lounges, solarium and…

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We are a non-profit organization that cares for the well-being of Vancouver Island wildlife and strives to educate the public. Overseen by a Board of Directors and co-founder, Robin Campbell, NIWRA continues because of amazing volunteers and incredible community support. Nestled in the district of Errington on Vancouver Island, NIWRA…

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Kingfisher Wilderness Adventures

1790A Campbell Way, Port McNeill. BC, V0N 2R0 • North Island Region
1-866-546-4647

Imagine waking one morning to the sound of a humpback whale's blow as it swims past your ocean side tent. Later that same day watch in awe as a pod of orcas swim past your kayak as a bald eagles swoops down to catch a salmon. This can all happen…

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Kingfisher Oceanside Resort and Spa

4330 Island Highway South, Courtenay, BC V9N 9R9 • North Central Island
1-800-663-7929 or 250-338-1323

Nestled in a coastal forest on the eastern shore of Vancouver Island, the Kingfisher Oceanside Resort and Spa offers breathtaking ocean and mountain views. Pamper yourself in our luxury Pacific Mist Spa where our spa therapies focus on the rich ingredients of the sea – leaving you feeling completely relaxed…

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Tigh-Na-Mara Seaside Spa Resort

1155 Resort Drive, Parksville BC V9P 2E3 • Central Island
1-800-663-7373

Reconnect with nature, family, friends and self. Discover Tigh-Na-Mara Seaside Spa Resort, Vancouver Island’s Natural Choice for your next getaway, retreat or corporate event. Located in picturesque Parksville, BC, Tigh-Na-Mara provides rustic charm in the heart of nature. Experience the comfort of 192 handcrafted guestrooms, the convenience…

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TOFINO'S LUXURY ADVENTURE RESORT! Come experience the natural beauty, exceptional amenities & handcrafted cuisine at Long Beach Lodge Resort. The Resort is set amongst the native coastal vegetation and takes full advantage of the expansive sandy beach and the open ocean with wild west coast surf...in fact it is one…

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A discovery-filled vacation waits for you in Parksville Qualicum Beach… amazing sandy beaches, picture postcard views, world-class biking and hiking trails, salt-tinged ocean air, and the small-town charm of our communities. Spend some time in Parksville Qualicum Beach and recharge your batteries. Escape the crush of deadlines, traffic jams and over…

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Ecosummer Expeditions

1817 Campbell Way, Port McNeill, BC V0N 2R0 • North Island Region
250-674-0102

Launch off our beach on North Vancouver Island to kayak with whales. Untamed, inspiring, remote and magical, Orca Camp is where we've staged wild and mild adventures for over 40 years. The heart of Orca territory, our indulgently comfortable wilderness camp sits next to the world’s only designated Killer…

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IMAX® Victoria

675 Belleville Street, Victoria, BC, V8W 1A1 • South Island
(250) 480-4887

IMAX® Victoria features state-of-the-art IMAX 4K Laser projection technology to fill the Biggest Screen in BC coupled with an immersive 12-channel sound system – Bigger is really just the beginning! Through the power of IMAX®: Explore remote locations around the world. Experience the weightlessness of space. Dive into the undersea world…

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Harbour Air Seaplanes

950 Wharf Street, Victoria, BC V8W 1T3 • Central Island, Cowichan, Gulf Islands, North Central Island, South Island
1-800-665-0212

Harbour Air Seaplanes offers fast, frequent flights between BC’s most popular coastal destinations 364 days a year. Fly between downtown Vancouver, South Vancouver (YVR), Pitt Meadows and Victoria, Nanaimo, Maple Bay, Comox, Salt Spring Island, the Sunshine Coast, and Whistler. Scenic tours show off our waterfront cities, majestic mountain ranges…

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Sooke Harbour Resort & Marina is the perfect year-round getaway, located oceanfront on Sooke Harbour. Just a short 35 minute drive from downtown Victoria, Sooke is a wonderful vacation destination with an abundance of outdoor adventures to suit the needs of many. Fishing, kilometers of scenic coastal hikes, whale watching,…

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The Robert Bateman Centre, showcases over 80 works of Robert Bateman spanning his seven decades as one of Canada’s premier wildlife artists. Located in Victoria's inner harbour within the historic Steamship Terminal, the Centre houses a gallery and gift shop, and hosts a rotation of exhibits and a full schedule of educational…

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Clipper Vacations

2701 Alaskan Way, Pier 69, Seattle, WA 98121 • South Island
1-800-888-2535

Clipper Vacations is a locally owned, full-service travel provider based in Seattle, WA. Since 1986, we have been your experts for travel in the Pacific Northwest and Western Canada, offering transportation, hotel packages and group travel. The Victoria Clipper ferry operates between Seattle and Victoria, with service to the San…

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Built by coal baron Robert Dunsmuir during the reign of Queen Victoria and now a National Historic Site, Craigdarroch Castle has been meticulously restored, giving visitors a glimpse of privileged life in the 1890s. The Castle weaves a fascinating tale of an intriguing family – their achievements, their relationships and…

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Perched above the Strait of Juan de Fuca, with views of the Pacific Ocean and Olympic Mountains, the resort offers an unparalleled experience to its guests. Newly-added fire pits in the tropical-inspired terrace add an element of casual luxury as visitors are encouraged to enjoy a glass of wine or…

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Tourism Tofino

1426 Pacific Rim Highway, Tofino, BC V0R 2Z0 • Pacific Rim
250-725-3414

Tofino is located on the remote west coast of Vancouver Island, within the UNESCO Biosphere Reserve of Clayoquot Sound. Surfable throughout the year for beginners and veterans alike and home to competitions such as the Rip Curl Pro Tofino / Canadian Surf Championships and Queen of the Peak women’s surf…

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Horne Lake Caves and Outdoor Centre

3905 Horne Lk. Caves Rd. Qualicum Beach, BC V9K 2L7 • Central Island
250-248-7829

Don't miss a visit to one of Vancouver Island's most impressive natural wonders; winner of the “BC’s Remarkable Experience Award”! This unique park offers something for everyone, both above and BELOW ground. Discover underground waterfalls, fossils and amazing crystal formations. The easiest and most popular cave experience is the Riverbend…

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Nootka Marine Adventures operates three resorts on Vancouver Island’s West Coast. A variety of activities and custom packages are available ranging from: chartered salmon, halibut, and tuna fishing, historic and wildlife tours, ocean kayaking, and more. Guests may take advantage of boat rentals, fuel sales, moorage, marina services, launch ramp,…

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Living on the edge since 1959, Strathcona Park Lodge (SPL) pioneered self propelled and off the grid wilderness experiences on Vancouver Island, British Columbia, Canada. From the lake side cabins, chalets and rooms experience wilderness inspired summer holidays, guided trips and group gatherings. Home base for Wilderness Youth Leadership Development…

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We are your one stop for adventure in Tofino and Ucluelet. Operating since 1982, we are the original Whale Tour company and offer whale watching, bear watching and Hot Springs Cove tours aboard high speed open zodiac-style vessels or larger, covered cruiser vessels. Offering several departures, seven days a week,…

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Sunrise Ridge Waterfront Resort is the perfect place to start your Vancouver Island vacation. Located just 37 km north of Nanaimo, our Resort is situated on 10.2 beautiful acres of property with peaceful surroundings and incredible landscapes. A short walk will take you to the endless beaches that Parksville is…

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Nanaimo Airport

3350 Spitfire Rd. Cassidy, BC V0R 1H0 • Central Island, Cowichan, Gulf Islands, Pacific Rim
250-924-2157

For quick and easy international connections from anywhere in the world, Nanaimo Airport (YCD) is located just 18 kilometers south of downtown Nanaimo and is the gateway to Central Vancouver Island. This busy modern airport is home to three air carriers - Air Canada, WestJet & Island Express and offers 7 daily…

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Comox Valley Arts

202 - 580 Duncan Street, Courtenay, BC, V9N 2M7 • North Central Island
250-334-2983

The Comox Valley Community Arts Council works to: * facilitate, support and promote arts and culture in our community * actively engage and educate about the value of arts and culture in our daily lives, and for creating the world in which we want to live * promote the Comox Valley…

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Crystal Cove Beach Resort

1165 Cedarwood Place, Tofino, British Columbia • Pacific Rim
1 877 725 4213

Nestled among ancient cedars at the edge of the Pacific Ocean in Tofino, enjoy genuine log cabins with spectacular views and all the amenities, including hot tubs and wood burning fireplaces, or choose to 'rough it style' in our RV park and glamping accommodation. Our family oriented, pet friendly resort is…

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Come see why Living Forest was recently awarded Top Tourism Business on Vancouver Island! 53 acres, 305 groomed camping and RV sites with water on three sides. 5 minute drive to downtown and walking distance to shopping, buses and restaurants- yet it feels like you're a million miles away. Treed or…

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Golf Vancouver Island

675 Jones Terrace, Victoria BC V8Z 2L6 • Central Island, Cowichan, North Central Island, South Island
1-888-465-3239

Picture 250 km of pacific golfing paradise stretching from Victoria in the South to Campbell River in the North. Golf Vancouver Island is your one stop shop for BUYER DIRECT Vancouver Island golf packages. From a quick two day getaway to the six day Golf Trail, these top 13…

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North Island Kayak

Lagoon Rd, Telegraph Cove, BC V0N 3J0 • North Island Region
250-928-3114

Guided kayaking tours focused on low impact viewing of the spectacular Northern Vancouver Island wildlife and fun for all. Frequent sightings of Orcas, Humpback Whales, Sea Lions, Seals, Dolphins, Porpoises, Bears and Eagles. We have trips suitable for everyone. No experience necessary. Day tours of 2 to 7 hours; Multi-day,…

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Chances RimRock

4890 Cherry Creek Road, Port Alberni, BC V9y 8E9 • Pacific Rim
250-724-7625

MUST BE 19+. We offer 99 slot machines with one virtual Blackjack table that seats 5. Loon Lake Bingo offers paper and electronic bingo which seats 97 players. A daytime and evening bingo session is offered daily. Enjoy excellent food, classic cocktails and fine wines…

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Travelodge

Central Island, North Central Island, South Island
1-800-578-7878

Over 95 locations across Canada, 19 locations in British Columbia and 5 on Vancouver Island. Travelodge offers nice rooms, great people and excellent value.

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Port Hardy Tourism

7250 Market Street Port Hardy BC V0N 2P0 • North Island Region
1.866.427.3901

Rich. Rugged. Resilient. From remarkable coastal shorelines to the vast watery depths of the Pacific, Port Hardy has all the ingredients for the perfect wilderness adventure. Whether you come to hike the Cape Scott Trail, paddle along the shores of Hardy Bay, or catch a salmon of a lifetime, discovering…

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Vancouver Island Military Museum

100 Cameron Road Nanaimo, BC V9R 0C8 • Central Island
250-753-3814

BC’s most significant military museum. Canadian military history, on Nanaimo’s historic waterfront, celebrating & honouring the service of members of our Armed Forces, Merchant Navy & RCMP. Staffed by a dedicated group of Veteran volunteers and supported largely by public donation, the museum houses an amazing collection of military artifacts…

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West Coast Expeditions

PO Box 3537, Courtenay, BC, V9N 6Z8 • North Central Island, North Island Region
1-250-338-2511

CONNECT. EXPERIENCE. REFRESH. Join us on remote Spring Island in Kyuquot for personalized adventures on the western edge of Canada, Vancouver Island, BC. Trips start in Courtenay or Campbell River, then we take you truly off the beaten track, with outings led by professional sea kayaking guides, introducing you…

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Blue Grouse Estate Winery

2182 Lakeside Road, Duncan, BC, V9L 6M3 • Cowichan
250-743-3834

Blue Grouse Estate Winery offers a family-owned and sustainably-farmed taste of Vancouver Island. The winery and surrounding vineyards are a sought after destination to delight in the winery’s award-winning portfolio of wines. The Leed-certified facility and grounds are also home to events, weddings, picnics, and family adventures. New to 2017…

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Stubbs Island Whale Watching

24 Boardwalk Place, P.O. Box 2-2, Telegraph Cove, BC V0N 3J0 • North Island Region
1-800-665-3066

Join us for an exciting sea adventure from historic Telegraph Cove, Whale Watching Capital of British Columbia! We think this is the best place in the world to see the incredible Orcas (Killer Whales)! You’ll love our location, the magnificent mammals and bird species you’ll see, and the friendly people…

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Stay Happy in Nanaimo Pet-friendly location across the street from Nanaimo Seawall Welcome to our eco-friendly Howard Johnson Hotel Nanaimo Harbourside near Bowen Park, centrally located in bustling downtown Nanaimo and across the street from the inner harbor and Nanaimo Seawall. We provide clean and accommodating guest rooms with great free parking…

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Comox Valley Farmers’ Market

PO Box 3301 Courtenay BC, V9N 5N5 • Central Island
250-218-0321

Taste the bounty of the Comox Valley! Year round Saturdays plus Sundays and Wednesdays through the summer. 100s of varieties of veggies fruits and flowers in season, meat, poultry, eggs, fish and seafood, artisan baked goods of all kinds including for special diets, cheese, yogurt, frozen desert, chocolate, honey and…

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Merridale Cidery & Distillery

1230 Merridale Road, Cobble Hill, BC, V0R 1L0 • Cowichan
1-800-998-9908

A delicious Cowichan destination—an apple orchard, craft cider house, small batch distillery, and gastropub. Learn about the production of cider and spirits through a tour of the orchard and cellar, and then step up to the bar for a guided tasting of our ciders and spirits. In our pub, enjoy…

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Royal BC Museum

675 Belleville Street Victoria BC V8W 9W2 • South Island
1-888-447-7977

See all of British Columbia at the Royal BC Museum, a world-class museum of natural and human history. Explore our permanent galleries and immerse yourself in tales of where we've been and where we are going. Discover things and people you never knew before at what TripAdvisor users have twice…

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Discovery Marine Safaris

760 Island Hwy Campbell River, BC, V2W 2C3 • North Central Island
1-866-501-6722

Make your Canadian Dream come true! Our covered vessels depart daily from Campbell River, the gateway to the Island’s unique wildlife sightings: watch awe-inspiring, giant killer whales breach high out of the water, follow playful dolphins and swift porpoises or observe majestic grizzly bears hunt for salmon. We are passionate…

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Tourism Cowichan

2896 Drinkwater Rd Duncan, BC V9L 6C2 • Cowichan
1-888-303-3337 (Visitor Information)/ 250-746-1099 (Tourism Cowichan office)

The Cowichan Region, a sprawling belt of land that extends from sea to sea across Southern Vancouver Island, takes its name from ‘Quw'utsun’, an aboriginal word that means ‘the warm land’. Here, ancient rivers flow from craggy peaks, through lush forests, to vast tracts of fertile farmland. Today, Cowichan’s rugged…

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Sea Wolf Adventures

1514 Broughton Boulevard Port McNeill, BC V0N 2R0 • North Island Region
250-902-9653

Get up close and personal with British Columbia’s grizzly bears on an intimate and immersive wildlife watching experience. Join First Nation guides on a tour through the awe-inspiring waterways of their people’s traditional territories in the Great Bear Rainforest. Reconnect with nature and learn about First Nations culture in an…

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I-Hos Gallery

3310 Comox Road Courtenay, BC V9N3P8 • North Central Island
250-339-7702

I-Hos Gallery presents a collection of traditional and contemporary Northwest Coast artwork, including masks, prints, gold and silver jewelry, wood carvings and more produced by First Nations artists. Our culture is expressed through our art. We are located between Courtenay and Comox on Vancouver Island, on the site of the original…

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Little Qualicum Cheeseworks

403 Lowry's Rd. Parksville, BC V9P 2B5 • Central Island
250-954-3931

Home to Little Qualicum Cheeseworks and Mooberry Winery, Morningstar Farm provides a unique opportunity to visit and experience a functioning dairy farm. They combine age-old grazing and cheesemaking practices with the best of modern technologies including a fully robotic milking system. Visitors are welcome to explore the barns, walk the…

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The Whale Centre

411 Campbell Street, Tofino, BC, V0R 2Z0 • Pacific Rim
250-725-2132

For 30 years The Whale Centre has offered whale, bear and bird watching as well as hot springs tours in Clayoquot Sound to the eco-minded explorer. Our tours combine a learning atmosphere with the excitement of personal encounters with wildlife in their natural habitat. Join us on a tour for…

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Shelter Point Distillery

4650 Regent Road Campbell River, BC V9H 1E3 • North Central Island
778.420.2200

Paradise isn"t necessarily a geographical requirement for making great spirits, but we managed to find it — at Shelter Point, on the eastern shores of Vancouver Island. Come savour our hand crafted Whisky and Vodka.

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In the heart of Comox Valley, 40 Knots Vineyard and Estate Winery crafts wines distinctly shaped by wind and sea on a sun soaked glacier till vineyard. Established 2005, Brenda and Layne Craig steward environmentally ethical farming practices and traditional wine making methods under direction of a Master Wine…

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Kenmore Air

950 Westlake Ave North, Seattle, WA USA 98109 • Central Island, Gulf Islands, North Island Region, South Island
866-435-9524

Getaway to Victoria from Seattle! It is just a 45-minute scenic seaplane flight between from Seattle and the Victoria Inner Harbour. No long boat rides or waiting at the border.... Fast, Convenient and Stress-free! Seasonal flights are also available between Seattle and over 40 BC locations, including Nanaimo, Campbell River…

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Spirit of the West Adventures

1313 Cramer Road, Heriot Bay, BC, V0P 1H0 • North Central Island, North Island Region
250-285-2121, 800-307-3982

Explore the realm of the killer & humpback whales. We want you to fall in love with kayaking and our coast, and it shows in the way we run our trips. Our tours are authentic, safe, fun, educational, environmentally friendly and for all levels of experience! Choose among professionally guided…

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Wya Point Resort

2695 Tofino-Ucluelet Highway, Ucluelet, BC • Pacific Rim
1-844-352-6188

Nestled in the lush coastal rainforest of Vancouver Island’s west coast, a few kilometres outside Ucluelet and within minutes of the Pacific Rim National Park, Wya Point Resort is an ideal retreat for couples and families offering luxurious lodge accommodations, rustic eco yurts and a family-friendly campground. With direct access…

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Canada's aquarium and cultural centre for the Salish Sea. Come see 160 species of marine life, a marine mammal artifact exhibit, and a unique Coast Salish art collection and learn about, explore and conserve the Salish Sea Bioregion – its wildlife, waters, land, culture, and people. The Centre combines live…

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K’awat’si Tours

8600 Granville St. • North Island Region
250-230-3574

Eco Tours & Aboriginal Cultural Experiences Experience the wild beauty of British Columbia’s coastal rainforests through the eyes of your First Nations guide as they share their culture, history and traditions. Get out on the water to view wildlife, roam remote beaches, or listen to stories and learn how to weave…

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Inn On Long Lake

4700 North Island Highway Nanaimo BC V9T 1W6 • Central Island
250-758-1144

The Inn on Long Lake is more than just a place to spend the night—your experience starts from the moment you step through your newly renovated room onto your own private balcony and let your gaze stretch across the tree-lined waters of Long Lake. With kayaks, stand-up paddleboards, and pedal-boats at…

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Pacifica Paddle Sports

789 Saunders Lane, Brentwood Bay, BC V8M 1C5 • South Island
250-665-7411

With two great locations on the Saanich Peninsula (just outside Victoria, BC and Sidney, BC) we maintain the largest fleet of rental kayaks, canoes and stand up paddle boards on the West Coast of British Columbia. We also offer daily tours, kayak & paddle board lessons (including Paddle Canada Courses),…

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Helijet

100 Port Way, Nanaimo BC V9R 0C7 • Central Island, North Central Island, Pacific Rim, South Island
1.800665.4354

Since 1986, Helijet has been connecting Vancouver Island and the Lower Mainland with daily schedule Helicopter service. Flying in our comfortable Sikorsky S76 helicopter it is just 18 minutes between Nanaimo Harbour and Downtown Vancouver or 35 minutes from Victoria Harbour to Downtown Vancouver, spend less time getting there…

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Fast Time Grand Prix

1460 Springhill Rd, Parksville, BC V9P 2B8 • Central Island
250-586-9797

Just minutes from downtown Parksville on beautiful Vancouver Island. Our 1650 ft outdoor track (1/2 km) is designed with safety and esthetics to give you the feel of driving like a formula one racer. European designed karts and 35 turn road course will provide a thrilling ride sitting just inches…

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Fairmont Empress

721 Government Street, Victoria, BC V8W 1W5 • South Island
(250) 384 8111

Home to fairytale weddings, world famous afternoon tea, and the best martini on the Coast, Fairmont Empress graces Victoria's sparkling Inner Harbour with an iconic presence. This iconic Canadian luxury hotel offers 464 beautifully appointed guest rooms and suites, and expansive meeting and wedding space adjacent to the conference centre.…

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BC Ferries

1010 Canada Pl Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada, V6C 0B9 • Central Island, Cowichan, Gulf Islands, North Central Island, North Island Region, Pacific Rim, South Island
1-888-BC FERRY (888-223-3779)

From the countless inlets of the Southern Gulf Islands to the untamed wilderness of the rugged North, BC Ferries is the gateway to your next coastal BC journey. Sail through spectacular scenery aboard one of our modern, well-appointed vessels, serving 47 terminals across 25 routes, including three connecting Metro Vancouver…

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Parksville Beach Festival

PO Box 28, Parksville, BC V9P 2G3 • Central Island
250-951-2678

The Quality Foods Canadian Open Sand Sculpting Competition and Exhibition is a world class event for Master Sand Sculptors and is an official qualifying event for the World Championship of Sand Sculpting! Master Sand Sculptors travel from all corners of the globe to participate in our remarkable competition and exhibition…

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Welcome to Sidney by the Sea. Nestled on the edge of the Salish Sea, with spectacular views of the Gulf Islands and Mount Baker, Sidney offers a fascinating array of fun and memorable things to do only 5 minutes from Victoria International Airport and Swartz Bay Ferry Terminal. Sidney features…

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Susan McGougan

#1 - 5140 Metral Drive, Nanaimo, B.C. V9T 2K8 • Central Island, Gulf Islands
250-755-9221

Born in Nanaimo, Susan has been successfully connecting buyers & sellers of local real estate for over 26 years. An award winning realtor, she holds many designations including SRES Seniors Specialist for specific skills in meeting the needs of seniors, CERC Relocation Specialist, CLHMS Luxury Marketing specialist & R.I.B.C. having…

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Comox Valley Bed & Breakfast Association

2040 Cliffe Ave., Courtenay, BC V9N 2L3 • North Central Island
250-335-2342

Member hosts offer a “home-away-from-home” and become your “Island Ambassadors.” They offer a “local’s perspective” and resources to minimize the trial-and-error often faced by travelers. Each B&B or Vacation Rental is unique and located in varied Comox Valley areas and settings–from waterfront farms to historic homes. All are inspected and…

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Tourism Nanaimo

2450 Northfield Road Nanaimo, BC V9S0B2 • Central Island
250-751-1556

#ExploreNanaimo, the place to find natural wonders, festivals, culinary joys and so much more. Visit our historic sites, experience authentic farm-to-table cuisine and craft beer, hike our world class trails and stay in the heart of Vancouver Island with affordable and comfortable accommodations. Nanaimo is your access point to the…

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Victoria Butterfly Gardens

1461 Benvenuto Avenue Brentwood Bay, BC V8M 1R3 • South Island
250.652.3822

“A Vibrant Jungle Experience” A unique opportunity for all ages to take a mini tropical vacation in our beautiful jungle-like eco-system, home to a wide variety of butterflies, rescued tropical birds, animals, insects, fish and amphibians. Conveniently located just five minutes from the world-famous Butchart Gardens, Victoria Butterfly Gardens offers…

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Eagle Eye Adventures

1340 Island Highway Campbell River • North Central Island
250-286-0809

Don’t miss this unforgettable experience to witness the wildlife of Vancouver Island along some of the most majestic coastlines in the world! Your friendly and experienced guides of Eagle Eye Adventures will show you some magnificent encounters with wildlife which may include transient Orcas, minke whales, pacific white-sided dolphins, porpoises,…

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Coastal Bliss Adventures

4865 Bench Road, Cowichan Bay, British Columbia, V0R 1N1 • Cowichan, Gulf Islands, North Island Region, Pacific Rim, South Island
1 800 896 9525

Immerse yourself! Hike in lush ancient forests, along scenic coastal trails, watch whales and sea lions, relax on beaches. Enjoy scrumptious, locally sourced food, hear stories of shipwrecks, and early settlers. Wake up to the sound of waves lapping on the shore, paddle remote coast-lines, hear the blow of whales approaching out…

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Kiwi Cove Lodge

5130 Brenton Page Road, Ladysmith, BC V9G1L6 • Cowichan
250-245-8051

Peaceful Getaway accommodations with a twist of Kiwi Fruit ! 10 acres to explore. 12 spacious guestrooms plus a self contained cottage, wheelchair accessible, one pet friendly room,lots of easy parking, a great choice for your group retreat, reunion, wedding. Located 5 minutes north of Ladysmith town center.

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Cape Lazo RV & Campground

685 Lazo Road, Comox, BC V9M 3X2 • North Central Island
250-339-3946

Located on the beautiful Comox Peninsula, Cape Lazo RV & Campground is under new ownership and management. We are newly renovated and close to the beach. Our sites are family friendly with a fire pit and picnic table. Each site has full hook ups including 30 or…

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Filberg Festival

61 Filberg Road, Comox, BC V9M 2S7 • North Central Island
250-941-0727

Set among the stately trees and gardens of the Filberg Heritage Lodge and Park in Comox, the Filberg Festival is truly a unique event. Wander through the grounds surrounded by beautiful gardens, rustic out-buildings and magnificent views of Comox Harbour and the Beaufort Mountain Range.The Festival has established a world-wide…

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Kwa’lilas Hotel

9040 Granville Street, Port Hardy, BC, V0N 2P0 • North Island Region
1-855-949-8525

The Kwa’lilas Hotel (meaning a ‘place to sleep’) is a premier First Nations four-star destination hotel located on the North Island. The hotel features 85 guestrooms plus meeting space to accommodate up to 150 people. A curated selection of authentic local Aboriginal art can be found throughout the hotel celebrating…

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Sidney Booktown

2436 Beacon Ave. Sidney BC • South Island
250-656-2345

Explore the unique bookshops of Sidney Booktown, all within easy walking distance, and discover literary treasures new and old. Enjoy a great selection of new and second-hand titles while visiting our beautiful seaside town. Sidney also offers a wide variety of boutique shops, restaurants, and beautiful scenery, making…

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The Sidney Pier Hotel & Spa

9805 Seaport Place, Sidney, BC, V8L 4X3 • South Island
250.655.6445

Discover the perfect blend of contemporary style and comfort at our oceanfront boutique hotel in the charming town of Sidney-by-the-Sea. Haro’s Restaurant & Bar is renowned for great local food and tranquility is ever present at Haven Spa. Explore nearby Butchart Gardens, Shaw Ocean Discovery Centre, Victoria Distillers, wineries and…

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Unsworth Vineyards & Restaurant

2915 Cameron-Taggart Road, Mill Bay, BC V0R 2P2 • Cowichan
+1-250-929-2292

Family-owned, award-winning, boutique winery and restaurant producing handcrafted wines reflecting our Vancouver Island terroir. Unsworth Restaurant is nestled in our vineyard and features exceptional farm-to-table cuisine. Enjoy wines by the glass or share a bottle on the tasting room patio. Play a round of Japanese Park…

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Vancouver Island Expeditions

Pickup at 98 Front Street, Nanaimo BC • Central Island, Cowichan, Gulf Islands, North Central Island, North Island Region, Pacific Rim, South Island
250-739-9659

A visit to Vancouver Island isn’t complete without going on a local food, craft beverage & estate winery tour that will excite your senses and leave you longing to return! Let us show you our backyard and help you discover the places that will inspire stories that last a lifetime!

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The Tofino Food Tour is a 2.5-3 hour journey through the picturesque town of Tofino. During the tour, you’ll have the experience of tasting some incredibly delicious food from some of Tofino’s most popular restaurants and food vendors while learning about the history and culture of the area.

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Arbutus Ridge Golf Club

3515 Telegraph Road, Cobble Hill BC V0R 1L4 • Cowichan
2507435100

A four star Golf Digest rated must play on Vancouver Island with a 20 minute scenic drive from the outskirts of Victoria, or 45 minutes from Nanaimo. The Satellite Bar & Grille in the clubhouse offers ocean and island views teamed with a wrap around patio and is directly surrounded…

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WildPlay Element Parks

35 Nanaimo River Road Nanaimo, BC V9X 1S5 – and – 15-1767 Island Highway Victoria, BC V9B 1J1 • Central Island, South Island
1-855-595-2251

Climb, zip, jump, and swing in the awesome outdoors! Try the tree-top adventure courses with dozens of suspended games and ziplines, or freaky What's To Fear Jump! Find even more fun in Nanaimo with the 150-foot Bungy Jump or Primal Swing over the Nanaimo River, and 900-foot DragonFLY Ziplines.

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Shady Shores Beach Resort

6695 Island Hwy. West, Bowser, BC V0R 1G0 • Central Island
250-757-8595

Whether you are looking for the seclusion of the Beachfront Cottage, to get away with your family in our 2 bedroom Beachfront Suite or a romantic getaway in our Beachfront Honeymoon Suite, we are waiting for you to arrive. We will be your new favourite getaway to reconnect and explore…

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Chateau Victoria Hotel & Suites

740 Burdett Avenue, Victoria BC, V8W 1B2 • South Island
1.800.663.5891

Discover Victoria at its finest through an authentic local experience in the heart of downtown. With deeply entrenched roots in the local community and a strong sense of environmental responsibility – we strive to share all that makes Victoria special with each and every guest.

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The Raptors

1877 Herd Road, Duncan, BC, V9L 5W4 • Cowichan
250-746-0378

The Raptors offer compelling and interactive experiences with a variety of birds of prey species. Get closer than you ever imagined to these majestic and intelligent predators of the sky. Flying demonstrations, hands-on encounters and educational talks offered daily (May - September).

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Archipelago Wildlife Cruises

Whiskey Landing Marina, 1634 Cedar Rd, Ucluelet, BC, V0R 3A0 • Pacific Rim
2507268289

Step aboard our spacious 53 foot motor yacht to view whales, bears, sea lions and other wildlife in comfort. Our interpretive tours include a cruise through the breathtaking scenery of the Broken Group Islands and a gourmet meal while at anchor. We also offer evening cruises and private charters.

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Best Western Dorchester Hotel

70 Church St Nanaimo, BC V9R 5H4 • Central Island
2507546835

Located in the heart of Downtown Nanaimo across from Inner Harbour Walkway, steps away from Port Theatre, Vancouver Island Conference Centre, Nanaimo Museum, Art Gallery, Bastion, as well as some of the City's best shopping and entertainment, the waterfront playground, and the Nanaimo Casino.

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Days Inn

Victoria, British Columbia • South Island
1-800-329-7466

Days Inn offers two great locations in Victoria. Choose from our Inner Harbour or Uptown location, both centrally located to everything that Victoria has to offer. Earn Wyndham Rewards at our pet-friendly hotels that include an on-site restaurant, free parking, free WiFi, and stunning harbour views.

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Hazelwood Herb Farm

13576 Adshead Road, Ladysmith, BC V9G 1H6 • Cowichan
250-245-8007

Hazelwood Herb farm offers a self guided tour highlighting the crafting of herbs on site. The farm features display gardens, a plant nursery and a gift shop. In the plant nursery you will discover detailed information on growing herbs and herbal traditions.

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Salmon Eye Fishing Charters

160 Hemlock St., Ucluelet, BC V0R 3A0 • Pacific Rim
1-877-777-4344

Here is the largest feeding grounds for salmon and halibut in BC and Alaska. We offer a 50 lbs a day guarantee on all 3 day Silver and Gold packages during the summer season. We make booking a trip here extremely easy and you will look like a hero when…

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Pender Island Kayak Adventures

4605 Oak Road, North Pender Island, BC, V0N 2M1 • Gulf Islands, South Island
250-629-6939

We are your gateway to Eco Adventures in the Southern Gulf Islands of BC. We offer Kayak and Paddleboard Tours from 2hr to 7 days, Rentals of Kayaks, Paddleboards, Canoes, Bicycles, E-bikes, Disc Golf (rentals and retail), and Paddle Canada Skills Courses in Sea Kayak and Stand Up Paddleboarding.

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Salt Spring Adventure Co Ltd

7-126 Upper Ganges Rd Salt Spring Island British Columbia • Gulf Islands
250-537-2764

Come Adventure With us!! Whether it's whale watching in our top-of-the-line Zodiac, kayaking through beautiful marine reserves, paddle boarding on a placid lake or harbour, an epic bike ride around the island, or a Youth Summer Camp everyone is sure to have a fun and memorable outdoor experience.

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Brigadoon Golf Course

359 Martindale Road, Parksville, BC V9P 1P9 • Central Island
250-954-0644

Brigadoon is a unique 9 hole course with two par 4 holes and 7 par 3's, with large greens and contoured fairways nestled between mature Western red cedars and Maples. Our friendly staff and fully stocked golf shop await you. Drop in for a coffee and play…

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Nanaimo Museum

100 Museum Way, Nanaimo, BC V9R 5J8 • Central Island
250-753-1821

Discover fresh interpretive exhibits reflecting the lifestyles of Nanaimo, the Harbour City. We offer family programs & various tours, seasonal feature exhibits and a unique gift shop. The museum also manages the Bastion, an original HBC post built in 1853. Cannon firings daily at noon each summer!

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Vancouver Island Vacation Rentals

515 Marine Dr., Ucluelet, BC V0R 3A0 • Pacific Rim
1-800-908-8439

Stay in our VERY LARGE 1600-2100 square foot OCEAN VIEW CONDOS during your vacation or rent a fishing lodge with cabins for your corporate getaway in Ucluelet, BC which is 30 minutes south of Tofino. Our condos start at $159 per night during the winter season.

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Spirits of the West Coast Native Art Gallery

2926 Back Road Comox, BC V9N 9G9 • North Central Island
1 (877) 338-2120

Explore the largest variety of authentic Native Art and Jewelry in this area. Enjoy beautiful Totem Poles, Silver and Gold Jewelry, Masks, Prints, Paddles, Argillite and other Carvings. Find beautiful and affordable gifts or one-of-a-kind Masterpieces. Open Monday to Saturday 10 am - 5 pm.

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Pacific Coastal Airlines

4440 Cowley Crescent, Richmond BC (south terminal YVR) V7B 1B8 • Central Island, North Central Island, North Island Region, Pacific Rim, South Island
1-800-663-2872

Regular scheduled and charter flights to more than 65+ destinations within BC. Multiple daily flights to Victoria, Comox, Campbell River and Port Hardy from Vancouver, Kelowna and Central Coast. #FlyLocal for convenient and affordable flights on BC's own airline serving Vancouver Island and beyond.

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The Oswego Hotel

500 Oswego Street Victoria, B.C. V8V 5C1 • South Island
250-940-7500

The Oswego Hotel experience is unique to Victoria, British Columbia. We are a sophisticated, urban, boutique hotel steps away from the Inner Harbour. This is a chic destination for the discerning and adventurous traveler.

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SWELL Wolf Education Centre

2020 Waring Rd, Nanaimo, BC V9X 1T8 • Central Island
(778) 441-4911

SWELL Wolf Education Centre promotes the importance and protection of wolves in BC. Our goal is to educate the public on the vital role of wolves in ecosystems. Come visit Tundra, Nahanni, Mahikan, hear them howl, go for a walk with Tundra and learn about how the First Nations…

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Millstone Winery

2300 East Wellington Road, Nanaimo, BC V9R 6V7 • Central Island
250-716-3549

Small, family run vineyard nestled along the Millstone River in Nanaimo. Our unique area is a reflection of our handcrafted wines, focusing on Pinot Noir, Pinot Gris, Ortega and Gwertz. Enjoy wines by the glass or share a bottle and enjoy a cheese board on the vineyard patio.

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