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.
The ocean—wild and calm, powerful and alluring—has long been a source of fascination and mystery. And there is no better place in British Columbia to understand this than on the west coast of Vancouver Island. From November to March the coastline comes alive when huge storms whip across the Pacific. These winter tempests enchant locals…Read More