Explore the deepwater ocean inlet and wild places of the Alberni Valley, the nation’s highest waterfall included. Then navigate an exciting, twist-and-turn road that leads to the fabled surfing beaches and dense coastal rainforest of the Pacific Rim National Park Reserve.Explore our Regions
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Discover an ocean-carved land of extremes ranging from mild to wild, cultured to life-affirmingly raw. Backpack in majestic wilderness parks. Marvel at orcas, black bears and the sheer abundance of furred, feathered and finned wildlife. Gaze at distant snowcapped mountains while splashing barefoot along softly curving beaches. Relax, restore and recharge yourself in the region’s cosmopolitan centres, small towns and snug harbours. That’s Vancouver Island.
Travelling in BC may be a little different this year. As you start to plan your summer and fall vacations, get the information you need to plan your trip safely and responsibly. We encourage you to check in with each community prior to visiting.
For travel updates in British Columbia, please visit Destination BC’s traveller resource guide here, and read about the current province-wide restrictions here. For travel updates in Canada, please visit Destination Canada’s traveller resource guide.
As you start to plan your fall and winter vacations, get the information you need to reduce your impact on the environment, stay safe, and plan your trip responsibly.How To Be A Mindful Traveller
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See Vancouver Island Through the Eyes of Travellers
Vancouver Island’s outdoors are a big draw for visitors, especially those who’ve never experienced BC wilderness and super natural beauty. Many of those visitors don hiking boots and head out to BC trails—in the 2010-2011 season in BC, 19.7 million people visited provincial parks, while 2.4 million visited national parks. If you’re new to hiking,…Read More