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Vancouver Island by Land

Scale a glacier in Comox. Hike the West Coast Trail in the Pacific Rim National Park. Explore the snowfields, rugged wilderness, and natural history of Strathcona Park, the oldest Provincial Park in British Columbia. Go for a jog around Thetis Lake in Victoria. Find Devil’s Bath, Canada’s only cenote, near Port Alice. Go glamping near Tofino or camping in the Cowichan Valley. Or zipline over the trees in Sooke, a rocky chasm in Nanaimo, or through a river canyon near Port Alberni. With nearly 8 million acres of land, including a massive mountain range running the length of the Island, there’s an adventure on land waiting for everyone on Vancouver Island.

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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 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… [+]

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… [+]

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… [+]

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… [+]

Strathcona Park Lodge & 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,… [+]

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,… [+]

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 & 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… [+]

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… [+]

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… [+]

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… [+]

Sooke Harbour Resort & 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, BBQs, 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… [+]

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 raw beauty of the west coast and all that Island living offers, within just a short drive from this harbour city. Photos by Tom Parker.
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#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… [+]

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… [+]

living forest oceanside campground and rv park

6 Maki Road, Nanaimo, B.C. V9R 6N7 • Central Island
250 755 1755
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 sunny sites, WiFi, premium facilities, summer oceanview cafe, kayaking, trails, river swimming plus adult and kids games room. Online park map with photos of every site and vacancy calendar.
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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… [+]

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… [+]

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 Port Hardy is truly remarkable. From West Coast inspired accommodations to backwoods camping, step into nature and leave the rest behind. Visit Hardy today! #visitporthardy #livetheadventure
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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… [+]

Cape Lazo RV & 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
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 50amp service. We offer ocean view sites, group pavilion with a fire place, new play structure (2017), very clean & updated washrooms, laundry facilities, kayak/SUP and bike rentals.
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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… [+]

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… [+]

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… [+]

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… [+]

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.
Categories:  Land Activities Zip Lining
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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… [+]