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Walk down a fairway in Comox with a light breeze on your back and the sun on your face. Grab a wedge and launch the ball towards the green, the view of the glacier makes a perfect backdrop as your ball checks up, then rolls towards the cup. Whether you’re shooting for par or trying to break one hundred, Vancouver Island offers the shots you’ll remember for the rest of your life.

Ranked by Golf Magazine as ‘one of the best deals on the continent’, the golf courses of Vancouver Island offer year-round opportunities for the serious golfer as well as those with a high handicap. Over 40 courses on the Island offer a challenging round virtually every day of the year, with designs by Jack and Steve Nicklaus, Les Furber, Graham Cooke, or the legendary Vernon Macan, offering exceptional golf for all skill levels throughout the Island. Play one of the dozen full courses that make up the 250km Vancouver Island Golf Trail, from Victoria to Campbell River; check with your home course for reciprocals to the Island’s private courses; or tee it up on a municipal or public course for an affordable and enjoyable golfing getaway.

With driving ranges, nine-and-dines, and complete golf packages throughout the Island, from Port Alice to Victoria, Vancouver Island is a paradise for golfers. Bring your clubs or rent a set at one of the many full or executive courses on the Island, and discover why Vancouver Island is the dream golfing destination for the rest of Canada.


Strathcona Park Lodge and Outdoor Education Centre

41040 Gold River Highway, Campbell River, BC V9W 5C5 • North Central Island
250-286-3122
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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 (WYLD) youth summer camps, the Canadian Outdoor Leadership Training (COLT) leadership training program and outdoor education programming, SPL is a leader in experiential education and wilderness vacations. The Lodge invites you to escape to Vancouver Island's wilderness of lakes, mountains, rivers and more.
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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,… [+]

Tigh-Na-Mara Seaside Spa Resort

1155 Resort Drive, Parksville BC V9P 2E3 • Central Island
1-800-663-7373
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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 of unique restaurants, the Grotto Spa, voted the #1 Spa in Canada and enjoy our 22 forested acres beside the ocean. The resort also features, over 10,000 sq ft of meeting space, free WiFi, parking, indoor pool, fitness facilities, recreation program, 3 kms of sandy beach with the warmest swimming waters in Canada. Explore the abundance of outdoor activities at our doorstep and close by. Experience Tigh-Na-Mara, Vancouver Island's Natural Choice!
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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,… [+]

The Westin Bear Mountain Golf Resort and Spa

1999 Country Club Way Victoria, BC V9B 6R3 • South Island
250.391.7160
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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 Mountain Resort, in its idyllic natural setting, just minutes from downtown Victoria, BC for your next relaxing getaway complete with golf, tennis, and cycling.
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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,… [+]

Clipper Vacations

2701 Alaskan Way, Pier 69, Seattle, WA 98121 • South Island
1-800-888-2535
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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 Juan Islands and Friday Harbor. In addition, there are opportunities to travel to a variety of picturesque and popular destinations around the area, such as Vancouver, Portland, the Canadian Rockies, Whistler and Vancouver Island. No matter kind of vacation you desire, Clipper Vacations has something for you!
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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… [+]

Kingfisher Wilderness Adventures

1790A Campbell Way, Port McNeill. BC, V0N 2R0 • North Island Region
1-866-546-4647
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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 on a four day and three night "Kayak With Whales" or "Whales and Grizzly Bears" tour at Kingfisher's Orca Waters Base Camps, located on an island covered in old growth rainforest in the wildlife rich waters of Johnstone Strait. With roomy tents outfitted with wooden beds, thick mattresses, sheets, fleece blankets, sleeping bags, and full size pillows the base camps offer a very comfortable wilderness camping experience for adventurous travellers even if they have little or no kayaking experience. Adult and family friendly departures available.
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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… [+]

Sooke Harbour Resort and Marina

6971 West Coast Road, Sooke, BC, V9Z0V1 • South Island
1-866-616-3236
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, beautiful beaches, sightseeing, parks, biking and so much more await in this untouched natural gem. Each beautifully fully furnished 2, 3 or 4 bedroom unit at our Resort offers spectacular ocean views, fully equipped gourmet kitchens, BBQ's, in-suite laundry, and all the comforts of home. Our private marina can accommodate vessels of various sizes, ranging from small crafts to those of up to 50ft. Call today to book your vacation at this beautiful oceanside Resort!
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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… [+]

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 Explorer Tour. Looking for more adventure? Try the Multi Cave Spelunking which adds extra caves that feature rock climbing and scrambling along with an underground slide! For maximum thrills, get on rope with the Vertical Challenge or Extreme Rappel tours and rappel a waterfall! If you prefer your adventures above-ground, the Cave Theatre and Fossil Trail will reveal the park’s mysteries without having to venture inside the caves. Open year-round.
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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… [+]

Black Ball Ferry Line

430 Belleville Street • South Island
250-386-2202
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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 pet-friendly areas. Year round daily service is provided. Save big by booking a ferry and hotel stay with our exclusive package deals! In addition to our great prices at the region’s favorite hotels, we’ll pay your reservation fee for a guaranteed space on your desired sailing time when you book a package. Book online at www.CohoFerry.com or by phone at 1-877-386-2202. Our Captain and Crew look forward to welcoming you on board the ship!
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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… [+]

Nootka Marine Adventures

Nootka Sound, BC • North Central Island
1-877-337-5464
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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 salmo, halibut, & tuna fishing, historic & wildlife tours, ocean kayaking, and more. Guests may take advantage of boat rentals, fuel sales, moorage, marina services, launch ramp, fish processing, our fully licensed restaurant, and many other visitor conveniences. From suites to self- contained yurts & chalets, tent sites to our full service RV park, we offer a variety of accommodations to suit each customer’s unique travel plans. Create lasting memories, celebrate special occasions, or just come drop a line on a misty morning. Book your luxury wilderness adventure today!
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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 salmo, halibut, & tuna fishing, historic &… [+]

IMAX® Victoria

675 Belleville Street, Victoria, BC, V8W 1A1 • South Island
(250) 480-4887
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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 to see incredible creatures. Travel into exciting science fiction worlds. Whether you choose to see a traditional IMAX film or an evening Hollywood Feature film, in 2D or in 3D, you will leave the theatre knowing that you’ve just seen something special. You’ve seen the science of cinema raised to the level of magic! Located inside the Royal BC Museum on Victoria’s beautiful Inner Harbour. Visit our website for information and daily show times.
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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… [+]

Ecosummer Expeditions

Trips begin and end from 1817 Campbell Way, Port McNeill, BC V0N 2R0 • North Island Region
250-674-0102
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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 Whale habitat at Robson Bight (Michael Bigg) Ecological Reserve. You’ll find pure Canadian wilderness here exploring the natural and cultural attractions of the Johnstone Strait with our expert guides. Every detail, right down to the meals, snacks and camping accommodations is taken care of for you, so you're free to relax and unwind. Fuel your passion for adventure. Unleash your wild side. Join us for a 3, 4, or 6-day Orca Camp adventure — in the best place to see Orcas in the wild.
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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… [+]

Craigdarroch Castle

1050 Joan Crescent • South Island
250.592.5323
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 even their quirks. Craigdarroch Castle is a definitively Victorian experience. It is a shining example of a “bonanza castle” — massive houses built for entrepreneurs who became wealthy during the industrial age. In this case, the industrialist was Robert Dunsmuir, a Scottish immigrant who made his fortune from Vancouver Island coal. A visit to Craigdarroch Castle is the quintessential Victoria, BC experience.
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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… [+]

Long Beach Lodge Resort

1441 Pacific Rim Hwy Box 897 Tofino BC V0R 2Z0 • Pacific Rim
250-725-2442
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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 of the few Tofino hotels that can claim such a spectacular locale. All visitors to Tofino can come view Tofino's biggest waves from the comfort of our iconic Great Room and partake in some of our award-winning cuisine! Long Beach Lodge is the only Tofino accommodation that offers an on-site surf school with full equipment rentals, luxurious apres surf facilities including showers, change rooms, lockers, hot tub & sauna, and Marine Adventure charter service. Everyone is welcome!
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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… [+]

Sunrise Ridge Waterfront Resort

1175 Resort Drive, Parksville, BC, V9P2E3 • Central Island
1-877-977-8669
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 well known for. Enjoy a fully furnished, fully equipped 1, 2, or 3 bedroom luxury vacation home with incredible views of the surrounding landscape, rippling ocean waters, or sandy beaches. Relax in front of the fireplace, entertain around your large granite countertop island in the kitchen, and BBQ out on your deck while taking in the views. Our Resort also offers lock-off studio suites, a comfortable option if you are looking for smaller accommodations at an affordable price.
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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… [+]

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 and renewed. Experience our signature spa service, the Pacific Mist Hydropath, a re-created West Coast shoreline featuring sandstone sculpted caves and pools. Enjoy the serenity of yoga by the sea at the beautiful Starfish Studio. Indulge in succulent contemporary West Coast cuisine at our Ocean7 Restaurant and shared plates at AQUA Bistro and Wine Bar, while taking in natural island views. At the Kingfisher – it’s all about you!!
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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… [+]

Jamie’s Whaling Station and Adventure Centres

606 Campbell Street, PO Box 129 • Pacific Rim
250-725-3919
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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, we can accommodate just about any schedule! Other adventures include kayaking, cultural canoeing, water taxis to Meares Island, sunset and harbour cruises, float plane flights and more! Gift shops and lots of free parking (including RV parking) available at both Tofino and Ucluelet locations. Complimentary dog kennels available in Tofino! We guarantee our whale and bear sightings, ask us for details! Multi-tour discounts available. Book your west coast adventure today!
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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… [+]

Parksville Qualicum Beach Tourism

Box 239, Parksville, BC V9P 2G4 • Central Island
1-888-799-3222
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 crowded spaces, and to step back in time a little. Seeing goats on a roof, exploring underground caves, viewing world-class sand sculptures and visiting a research station shaped like a giant shell are just some of the quirky experiences you’ll be able to tell your friends about back home.
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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… [+]

North Island Wildlife Recovery Centre

1240 Leffler Road, Errington, BC • Central Island
250-248-8534
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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 is a park like setting with a peaceful atmosphere. When visiting the Centre you will be able to view eagles, several species of owls, falcons, hawks, ravens, and black bears. During the summer months, live raptor presentations are available. The Centre is a world class wildlife rehabilitation facility specializing in raptors and black bear. Magnificent eagles can be viewed through one way glass in the largest flight cage of its kind in Canada.
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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… [+]

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 is the Grouse House guest accommodation. Open daily to offer you a taste year ‘round – contact us for seasonal hours
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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… [+]

Cape Lazo Campground

685 Lazo Road, Comox, BC V9M 3X2 • Central Island, Cowichan, Gulf Islands, North Central Island, North Island Region, Pacific Rim, South Island
250-339-3946
Cape Lazo RV & Campground is newly renovated and close to the beach. We are family friendly, including fur babies. Each site has full hook ups including 30 or 50amp service. We offer ocean view sites, a pavilion with a fire place, new play structure (2017), very clean & updated washrooms, laundry facilities, kayak/SUP and bike rentals. Come and stay with us and see what we have to offer. As we like to say, Come and camp in our back yard :)
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Cape Lazo RV & Campground is newly renovated and close to the beach. We are family friendly, including fur babies. Each site has full hook ups including 30… [+]

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 trail around the farm, and meet a wide variety of farm animals up close.
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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… [+]

40 Knots Estate Winery and Vineyard

2400 Anderton Road • North Central Island
2509418810
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 Maker. This Island winery produces lively balanced wines bursting with aromas and lingering flavours. Stall Speed line, selected from ethically grown Okanagan grapes.
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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,… [+]

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 from our relaxed atmosphere in the lounge or the elegant Cypress dining room designed for comfort. Know your limits , play within it.
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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… [+]

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, sea lions, seals, black bears, cinnamon bears, and perhaps grizzly bears, all in their natural environment.
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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… [+]

Kawatsi 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 cedar or make drums. k’awat’si Tours is your connection to Indigenous culture in Port Hardy on Vancouver Island.
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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.… [+]

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 it the perfect vacation destination for book lovers! Stay longer. Read more.
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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… [+]

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 your doorstep, and local shopping centers with movie theatres, and a variety of dining options just a short walk up the road, the Inn nestles alongside nature while enjoying all that the city offers
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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… [+]

Victoria Distillers

9891 Seaport Place, Sidney, BC, V8L 4X3 • South Island
250.544.8217
Tour, Taste and Lounge in BC’s only waterfront distillery in charming Sidney-by-the-Sea. Take in all aspects of production during tour and tastings. Visitors are guided through the entire distillation process and around two gleaming copper pot stills for an intimate look into one of BC’s finest artisan distilleries. Following a tour, visitors are invited to taste all premium spirits neat. Come relax in the lounge or outdoor patio area and enjoy an innovative cocktail and bite.
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Tour, Taste and Lounge in BC’s only waterfront distillery in charming Sidney-by-the-Sea. Take in all aspects of production during tour and tastings. Visitors are guided through the entire… [+]

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 located on Mackenzie Beach, 5 minutes from the town of Tofino and 15 minutes from Pacific Rim National Park and the famous Long Beach.
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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… [+]

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 of the mist. Enjoy the evening sunset, as you relax to the sounds of nature. Relax! Let us take care of the logistics. CONTACT us TODAY for Tours and BOOKING!
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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… [+]

Howard Johnson Harbourside Hotel Nanaimo

1 Terminal Ave., Nanaimo BC V9R 5R4 •
250.753.2241
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 and free wireless internet. Close to shopping and Departure Bay Ferry Terminal.
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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… [+]

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

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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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… [+]

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 a diploma in Urban Land Economics from UBC. Susan invites you to contact her to discuss all aspects of Real Estate in the Nanaimo and Oceanside Regions.
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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… [+]

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 local traditions, stories and culture. Hotel guests can also choose to participate in a selection of eco-adventure tours and cultural experiences guided by community members.
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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… [+]

Merridale

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, & bistro. Learn about the production of cider and spirits through a tour of the orchard & cellar, and then step up to the bar for a guided tasting of our ciders and spirits. In our bistro, enjoy local cuisine, a large patio overlooking our orchard, and apple cider hand-crafted just steps away. Shop for local artisan items in the farmhouse store. Experience glamping with a stay in one of our yurts.
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A delicious Cowichan destination—an apple orchard, craft cider house, small batch distillery, & bistro. Learn about the production of cider and spirits through a tour of the orchard & cellar,… [+]

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 and most fishing camps. Charters flights are also available. Reservations online at KenmoreAir.com or by calling 866-435-9534.
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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....… [+]

North Island Kayak

Box 213, Telegraph Cove, BC V0N3J0 • 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, All Inclusive Tours using our 6 Base Camps of between 2-4 days and expedition tours of 5-8 Days. Daily departures June through September
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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,… [+]

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 to pristine private beaches, the resort sits amongst 600 acres of old-growth forest, located on an old village site of the Ucluelet (Yu-klew-ith) First Nation.
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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… [+]

Canadian Craft Tours

2768 Cranberry Drive • Central Island, Cowichan, North Central Island, South Island
7783203409
Canadian Craft Tours is a company of beer, spirits and wine fanatics. We love introducing locals and tourists alike to our world. We have experiences that are right for everyone, from the most seasoned connoisseur to the casual consumer.
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Canadian Craft Tours is a company of beer, spirits and wine fanatics. We love introducing locals and tourists alike to our world. We have experiences that are right for everyone,… [+]

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 marine adventures. Located 10 minutes from Swartz Bay Ferry Terminal and Victoria International Airport, and a scenic 30 minute drive from downtown Victoria.
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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… [+]

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 off the track surface. Great family entertainment for kids to adults, boys and girls ages 11 & up. Come check out Vancouver Island's Best, you haven’t had your best time till you’ve had your “Fast Time"
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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… [+]

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 reputation for the excellence of the work of its juried artisans, and today is one of western Canada’s largest juried outdoor arts show.
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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… [+]

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 a fun and educational experience for the whole family. With our ever-changing tropical rain forest environment, there is always something new.
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“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… [+]

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 in Parksville, British Columbia, Canada. Sculptors have 30 hours over four days to create their masterpieces from just sand and water.
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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… [+]

Averill Creek Vineyard

6552 North Road, Duncan BC, V9L 6K9 • Cowichan
250-709-9986
At Averill Creek we are passionate about creating premium quality estate wines from our 30 acre Cowichan Valley vineyard. Set on the south slope of Mt. Prevost, our modern tasting room and garden patio offer spectacular ocean and valley views. Drop in for wine tastings or pre-order a gourmet picnic to enjoy outdoors with your favourite Averill Creek wine. We offer a daily selection of wines by the glass and our complete wine portfolio by the bottle.
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At Averill Creek we are passionate about creating premium quality estate wines from our 30 acre Cowichan Valley vineyard. Set on the south slope of Mt. Prevost, our modern… [+]

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 Golf on our nine-hole course. Tasting room open daily 11AM to 5PM, restaurant open Wednesday to Sunday for lunch and dinner starting at 11AM (reservations recommended).
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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… [+]

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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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… [+]

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 nature.
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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… [+]

Archipelago 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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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… [+]

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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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… [+]

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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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,… [+]

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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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… [+]

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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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… [+]

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 a round... first come first serve:)
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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.… [+]

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 by 9 wineries.
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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… [+]