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…Read More
Learn from those who live here! Our Vancouver Island blog offers exciting news and experiences about local attractions, things to do, and places to stay. From travel tips to must-see destinations and so much more, use this blog to help you get to know Vancouver Island from a local’s perspective.
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.…Read More
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…Read More
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…Read More
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…Read More
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…Read More