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The Gardens of Vancouver Island

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.

Discover Vancouver Island Tours

1917 Peninsula Rd., Ucluelet, BC V0R 3A0 • Pacific Rim, South Island

Find tour packages for the best of Vancouver Island. We do outdoor packages for Victoria, the Pacific Rim (which includes Tofino and Ucluelet), and the North Island. You can: - get packages for all the BEST of Vancouver Island - fish the MOST productive salmon and halibut waters in the world - kayak…

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Harbour Air Seaplanes

950 Wharf Street, Victoria, BC V8W 1T3 • Central Island, Cowichan, Gulf Islands, North Central Island, South Island
1-800-665-0212

Harbour Air Seaplanes offers fast, frequent flights between BC’s most popular coastal destinations 364 days a year. Fly between downtown Vancouver, South Vancouver (YVR), Pitt Meadows and Victoria, Nanaimo, Maple Bay, Comox, Salt Spring Island, the Sunshine Coast, and Whistler. Scenic tours show off our waterfront cities, majestic mountain ranges…

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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…

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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…

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Crystal Cove Beach Resort

1165 Cedarwood Place, Tofino, British Columbia • Pacific Rim
1 877 725 4213

Nestled among ancient cedars at the edge of the Pacific Ocean in Tofino, enjoy genuine log cabins with spectacular views and all the amenities, including hot tubs and wood burning fireplaces, or choose to rough it style' in our RV park and glamping accommodation. Our family oriented, pet friendly…

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Milner Gardens and Woodland

2179 Island Highway West, Qualicum Beach BC, V9K 1G1 • Central Island
250-752-6153

Vancouver Island University’s Milner Gardens and Woodland is a magical seaside retreat once reserved for royalty. Sheltered by an old-growth forest and the Strait of Georgia, this one-of-a kind woodland estate rejuvenates the soul with its gardens and magnificent coastal views.Enjoy a leisurely pot of tea while taking in the…

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“From Corporate Suits to Gumboots”. Discover our story. Learn how wine and food can “wow” you. Taste our wines that have won over 90 medals since we began. Our wines are all estate grown and managed entirely by the owners. We make our wines food…

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Kiwi Cove Lodge

5130 Brenton Page Road, Ladysmith, BC V9G1L6 • Cowichan
250-245-8051

Peaceful Getaway accommodations with a twist of Kiwi Fruit ! 10 acres to explore. 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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Victoria Butterfly Gardens

1461 Benvenuto Avenue Brentwood Bay, BC V8M 1R3 • South Island

“A Vibrant Jungle Experience” A unique opportunity for all ages to take a mini tropical vacation in our beautiful jungle-like eco-system, home to a wide variety of butterflies, rescued tropical birds, animals, insects, fish and amphibians. Conveniently located just five minutes from the world-famous Butchart Gardens, Victoria Butterfly Gardens offers…

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Filberg Festival

61 Filberg Road, Comox, BC V9M 2S7 • North Central Island
250-941-0727

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…

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