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BC Wildfires – Info About Travelling to Vancouver Island

July 14, 2017 Nanaimo, BC BC Wildfires – Vancouver Island & Gulf Islands ‘Open for Business’ For Immediate Release: Tourism Vancouver Island’s thoughts and well wishes are with the areas throughout British Columbia that are being impacted by wildfires. This is impacting residents and businesses alike and certainly has had an impact on people’s vacation

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

Outdoor Activities You Need to Do on Vancouver Island

On my recent trip to Vancouver Island, one of the parts that I loved about it was how relaxing everything was. I enjoyed being able to turn off the main road to explore different parts of the island. There was constantly a sign tempting me to see something new, from gardens to beaches to waterfalls.

Hiking, Wine and Cider on Pender Island

Written by guest blogger Lori Henry, of LoriHenry.ca I hadn’t been to Pender Island for nine years, but on a recent trip there I realized that not much had changed. Pender is actually two islands: North Pender Island is the entry point for most people at the Otter Bay ferry terminal, with the “downtown” core

Exploring Vancouver Island’s East Coast

Living in Seattle, I always forget how much of Canada I haven’t been to yet. This is especially true with Vancouver Island. I’ve been there several times by taking the Victoria Clipper to Victoria, but haven’t ventured too far past there. Vancouver Island is huge and has hundreds of miles to discover, so I recently

Hiking and Wildlife Viewing on Galiano Island

Written by guest blogger Lori Henry, of LoriHenry.ca With not a soul in sight, I scanned the ocean for a sign of life: 100-metres away, a boat trawled slowly past, probably hoping to catch some fish. I had hiked through an ecological reserve on Galiano Island in British Columbia and was catching my breath on

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