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City: Sooke, BC

The quickest getaway to the west coast wilderness from Victoria begins in Sooke, about an hour’s drive from the Inner Harbour. Fly through the trees on ziplines. Swim and explore the geological wonders at Sooke Potholes Regional Park (accessible by car or after biking along the flat forested Galloping Goose trail). Head out to sea

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A Weekend Escape To SookePointe Ocean Cottage Resort

There’s something magical about Sooke. Located south of Victoria on the west coast, this rocky outcrop feels like you’ve been transported to another world. Secluded coves reveal a different shade of the ocean’s hue, from inky blue to emerald green, while black oystercatchers, seagulls and seals bob aimlessly in the water. Wind-whipped arbutus trees perch

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SookePoint Ocean Cottage Resort is set away from the village of Sooke on Possession Point, the most southwest tip of Vancouver Island. Away from the bustle of Victoria and tucked…

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Sooke Harbour Resort & Marina is the perfect year-round getaway, located oceanfront on Sooke Harbour. Just a short 35-minute drive from downtown Victoria, Sooke is a wonderful vacation destination with…

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From Way Up High: Suspension Bridges on Vancouver Island

Beyond the Instagram-worthy photo opportunity, why do travellers flock to bridges? The allure of the bridge is strong, whether it’s sparked by the soaring heights of the suspension cables or the deep running river below. The self-declared pontists out there—lovers of bridges—pencil in crossings at not only the smaller, underappreciated structures but also the legendary.

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City: Port Renfrew

Port Renfrew, like Sooke, is a sport fishing mecca where experienced guides know exactly where the salmon and halibut are biting. Two must-sees here: the tidal pools at Botanical Beach and Avatar Grove’s Western Red Cedar and Douglas Fir giants. From here, the Pacific Marine Circle Route continues through the Island’s interior past Cowichan Lake

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Top 9 of 2018 – Blog Round Up

The posts you need to read for 2019 Last year, over 191,000 users explored the site to find places to stay, info on how to get here, and our top tips for everything from hiking to dining. This year, you can get the ball rolling on your next set of travel plans by explore the

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The Must-Do #Canada150 Events on Vancouver Island

Whether you’ve timed it strategically or you happen to be on Vancouver Island for Canada Day, you’ve got the option of penciling in the many Canada 150 celebrations happening across the island. Tuck into a pancake breakfast, line up on the streets for a parade, and snuggle up to catch some fireworks. “Canada 150 is

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Authentic Vancouver Island

If you’re a self-described explorer, your knack for curious wandering likely takes you down winding streets and over mountain ridges—whatever the locals are doing. It’s that kind of authentic experience you’ll find on Vancouver Island, where our culture spans from the heart of our downtowns to the heritage sites nestled in our outdoors. Watch just

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