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Like you, we’re passionate about exploring BC and Vancouver Island. But now is not the time for inter-community travel; stay in your community and support your local businesses if you can.⁠

We look forward to welcoming visitors to Vancouver Island when the time is right.⁠

 

Do your part now, so we can all explore Vancouver Island again later. In the meantime, find the official links below for the most up-to-date information.

 

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.

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Storm Riders

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.

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Pacific Rim, Tofino

An incredible destination surrounded by the Pacific Ocean on all sides, Vancouver Island is the ocean. The ocean inspires our everyday. Regardless of why you choose to visit Vancouver Island, you pass through the ocean to get here. On the ferry, you travel across the water. On a plane, you get to witness the awe-inspiring view of the Pacific from above. Here on Vancouver Island, we live and breathe the ocean.

Ocean Friendly Island

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Hiking

4 Tips For First Time Hikers on Vancouver Island

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,

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