Dream an island getaway to life in the heart of the Salish Sea. Make that islands, each with a distinct character yet all sharing unspoilt natural beauty and a tranquil pace of life. Everyone sets their clocks to “Island Time,” and that means no fuss, no rush (at least until the next ferry).Explore Our Regions
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.
Vancouver Island plays host to many exhilarating experiences, but few compare to the thrill of seeing whales in the wild. Visitors with the right plans and a dash of luck can see several whale species, including orca, humpback, grey, and minke whales. Visitors have their best chance of seeing gray whales in March and April,…Read More