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Delicious Vancouver Island

Enjoy a quick bite from a gourmet food truck in Victoria, a fresh ceviche in a remote fishing village in Ucluelet, or a picnic lunch served by a helicopter pilot on a 10,000-year-old glacier just off the north end of the Island. Throughout the Island, you’ll find a venue that creates the tastes and smells to make memories that last a lifetime.

With over 2,600 farms working the land on Vancouver Island, local fare is never far away, and with a coastline that stretches over 3,340 km (2,137 miles), the freshest seafood is practically in your plate.

World-Class Wines, Beers, and Spirits of Vancouver Island

Take a tour of over forty different wineries, breweries, cideries, and meaderies in the Cowichan Valley and south Island, or enjoy a cocktail made with spirits from a local distillery. Artisan winemakers and brewmasters have discovered that the Island’s temperate climate and crystal clear waters create the perfect recipe for a diverse selection of adult beverages, best enjoyed with someone special.


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… [+]

Harbour Air Seaplanes

950 Wharf Street, Victoria, BC V8W 1T3 • Central Island, Cowichan, Gulf Islands, North Central Island, South Island
1-800-665-0212
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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 and green islands as far as the horizon stretches. Enjoy stunning views on a Nanaimo Classic Panorama flightseeing tour . Hop aboard in Victoria for a scenic flight to The Butchart Gardens, enjoy dinner and explore the gardens before returning to your hotel by limousine. Experience the magnificent coastline of Vancouver Island like a true west coast local. Out here flying is like taking the shortcut and the scenic route!
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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… [+]

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,… [+]

Discover Vancouver Island Tours

1917 Peninsula Rd., Ucluelet, BC V0R 3A0 • Pacific Rim, South Island
1-250-244-1821
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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 in BREATHTAKING national parks - experience the world's MECCA of orca whales - forage for YOUR own food and have it cooked by a professional chef
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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… [+]

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… [+]

Prestige Oceanfront Resort Sooke

6929 West Coast Road Sooke, BC V9Z 0V1 • South Island
250-642-0805
The Prestige Oceanfront Resort is your ideal haven for relaxation and rejuvenation. Our full service resort features luxurious guest rooms, exceptional dining experiences, a world-class spa, large banquet rooms, and extraordinary hospitality. Rising above the Pacific Ocean, our waterfront resort offers breathtaking views of Sooke Harbour, Sooke Basin, the Strait of Juan de Fuca and the Olympic Mountains. Conveniently located near local attractions, including the Sooke Pot Holes, French Beach, and the West Coast Trail, the resort is perfectly situated to inspire a truly West Coast experience. Nearby activities include hiking, cycling, fishing, kayaking, whale watching, zip lining and much more, Sooke is a scenic destination that you will find to be Greater Victoria’s best kept secret.
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The Prestige Oceanfront Resort is your ideal haven for relaxation and rejuvenation. Our full service resort features luxurious guest rooms, exceptional dining experiences, a world-class spa, large banquet rooms, and… [+]

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,… [+]

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… [+]

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… [+]

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… [+]

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… [+]

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 backyard provides a wild and unspoiled adventure playground, while its unique maritime mediterranean climate provides a cornucopia of world-class artisanal food and drink.
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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… [+]

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… [+]

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,… [+]

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,… [+]

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… [+]

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… [+]

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… [+]

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,… [+]

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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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!… [+]

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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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.… [+]

Tofino Food Tours

Tofino, BC • Pacific Rim
1-800-656-0713
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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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… [+]