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The Gardens of Vancouver Island

From the delicate cherry blossoms and daffodils of early spring to the magnificent rhododendrons in April and May, vibrant summer perennials to the rich colours of autumn, Vancouver Island is an incomparable destination for garden lovers. Even the winter months hold a special magic as evergreen shrubs and trees take centre stage in a tranquil garden.

Stop and smell the rose garden in Butchart Gardens at the south end of the Island near Victoria, or an ornate garden in Nanaimo or Qualicum beach, where local gardeners have cultivated the perfect arrangement of hybrids and heirlooms.

Victoria is known as the City of Gardens, but the capital city isn’t the only space to experience the hues and aromas of the foreign and native varieties, and Island beauty goes well beyond the delicate flower. Explore the massive cedars and firs in Cathedral Grove in the Alberni Valley; the mountain meadows of Mount Washington and Mount Cain; and the Garry oak ecosystems, native to the Gulf Islands and Vancouver Island and named after a deputy governor of the Hudson’s Bay Company. Natural beauty is found everywhere on Vancouver Island.


Prince of Whales Whale Watching has been sharing premiere whale-watching & marine-wildlife experiences with guests from around the world for more than 20 years! With locations in both Victoria & Vancouver, we offer a wide variety of marine wildlife experiences that range from three hours long to a half-day. We also offer…

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A discovery-filled vacation waits for you in Parksville Qualicum Beach… amazing sandy beaches, picture postcard views, world-class biking and hiking trails, salt-tinged ocean air, and the small-town charm of our communities. Spend some time in Parksville Qualicum Beach and recharge your batteries. Escape the crush of deadlines, traffic jams and over crowded spaces,…

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Set among the stately trees and gardens of the Filberg Heritage Lodge and Park in Comox, the Filberg Festival is truly a unique event. Wander through the grounds surrounded by beautiful gardens, rustic out-buildings and magnificent views of Comox Harbour and the Beaufort Mountain Range.The Festival has established a world-wide reputation for…

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Peaceful Getaway accommodations with a twist of Kiwi Fruit ! 10 acres to explore including private estuary waterfront. 12 spacious guestrooms plus a self contained cottage, wheelchair accessible, one pet friendly room,lots of easy parking, a great choice for your group retreat, reunion, wedding. Located 5 minutes north of Ladysmith town center.

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