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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. Keep an eye out for the Now Open for Business badge on the site, and we encourage you to check in with each community prior to visiting.

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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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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.

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3 Big Reasons To Visit Mount Washington This Summer

Don’t let the summer pass you by without at least one trip up to Mount Washington Alpine Resort! The New Ziplines Mount Washington doesn’t have just one, but four ziplines that together create the Eagle’s Flight Zip Tour. The full tour features two parallel cables, so you can enjoy the zip with your best friend

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