Vancouver Island by Land
Connect with nature in the 31,788 km² (12,273 miles²) that span Vancouver Island, from Victoria to Port Hardy and Tahsis to Campbell River. Enjoy alpine climbing in the Comox Valley, backcountry hiking to the lighthouse of Cape Scott, seaside camping in the Gulf Islands, caving at Horne Lake, and storm watching in Tofino, as well as cycling, jogging, or simply exploring the region’s roads on two wheels or four.
Spring, summer, winter, or fall, there’s a land adventure for everyone, everywhere, on Vancouver Island.
Start your land adventure.
Scale a glacier in Comox. Hike the West Coast Trail in the Pacific Rim National Park. Explore the snowfields, rugged wilderness, and natural history of Strathcona Park, the oldest Provincial Park in British Columbia. Go for a jog around Thetis Lake in Victoria. Find Devil’s Bath, Canada’s only cenote, near Port Alice. Go glamping near Tofino or camping in the Cowichan Valley. Or zipline over the trees in Sooke, a rocky chasm in Nanaimo, or through a river canyon near Port Alberni. With nearly 8 million acres of land, including a massive mountain range running the length of the Island, there’s an adventure on land waiting for everyone on Vancouver Island.
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Tofino is located on the remote west coast of Vancouver Island, within the UNESCO Biosphere Reserve of Clayoquot Sound. Surfable throughout the year for beginners and veterans alike and home to competitions such as the Rip Curl Pro Tofino / Canadian Surf Championships and Queen of the Peak women’s surf competition each…Read More
Immerse yourself! Hike in lush ancient forests, along scenic coastal trails, watch birds and marine-life, explore beaches. Enjoy scrumptious, locally sourced food, hear stories of shipwrecks, and early settlers.Wake up to the sound of waves lapping on the shore, kayak estuaries and islands, hear the blow of whales approaching out of the…Read More
ESCAPE to a land of fantasy at Paradise Fun Park. We have two 18-hole stunning miniature golf courses, Surf 'N Turf and Treasure Island, bumper boats with water cannons and kiddie bumper boats. Play day or night with our spectacular night lighting! Our redemption games pavilion has 40…Read More
IMAX® Victoria features state-of-the-art IMAX 4K Laser projection technology to fill the Biggest Screen in BC coupled with an immersive 12-channel sound system – Bigger is really just the beginning! Through the power of IMAX®: Explore remote locations around the world. Experience the weightlessness of space. Dive into the undersea world to see…Read More
LUXURY AND RECREATION – JUST A SHORT DRIVE AWAY.Bear Mountain Resort is the only urban resort in Canada and offers residents and guests alike, resort living at its finest. Victoria, BC is a sophisticated and charming city with world class recreational opportunities and a year round temperate climate. Visit Bear Mountain Resort,…Read More
Adrena LINE Zipline Adventure Tours is your adventure destination on southern Vancouver Island. Experience an exhilarating outdoor adventure that takes place on 100 acres of coastal temperate rainforest with magnificent mountain and ocean views. All tours are fully guided by our professionally trained staff who make the experience carefree and comfortable,…Read More
Wild Renfrew is welcoming, affordable, and as wild as you like. Retreat to our Seaside Cottages for a luxury waterfront vacation or the comfortable wilderness views of our West Coast Trail Lodge. Take in the stunning view from The Renfrew Pub's patio along with local craft brews, tasty fare and nautical…Read More
Located in the quaint fishing village of Ucluelet, close to Barkley Sound, the Broken Group Islands, and the Pacific Rim National Park Reserve, our kayaking and hiking tours range from short half-day tours to week-long adventures. Whether you are an experienced or novice sea kayaker and/or hiker looking for a new and…Read More
Do not miss a visit to one of Vancouver Islands most impressive natural wonders; winner of the “BC’s Remarkable Experience Award”! This unique park offers something for everyone, both above and BELOW ground. Discover underground waterfalls, fossils and amazing crystal formations.The easiest and most popular cave experience is the Riverbend Explorer Tour.…Read More
Located in Victoria, British Columbia on beautiful Vancouver Island, Ocean River is one of the premier speciality kayak and adventure companies in North America. With over 35 years in the business, Ocean River includes an outstanding retail store, kayaking school, and kayak/SUP tours and rentals. Ocean River offers half, full and multi-day…Read More
TOFINO'S LUXURY ADVENTURE RESORT! Come experience the natural beauty, exceptional amenities & handcrafted cuisine at Long Beach Lodge Resort. The Resort is set amongst the native coastal vegetation and takes full advantage of the expansive sandy beach and the open ocean with wild west coast surf...in fact it is one of the…Read More
Nestled in a coastal forest on the eastern shore of Vancouver Island, the Kingfisher Oceanside Resort and Spa offers breathtaking ocean and mountain views. Pamper yourself in our luxury Pacific Mist Spa where our spa therapies focus on the rich ingredients of the sea – leaving you feeling completely relaxed and renewed.…Read More
Reconnect with nature, family, friends and self. Discover Tigh-Na-Mara Seaside Spa Resort, Vancouver Island’s Natural Choice for your next getaway, retreat or corporate event. Located in picturesque Parksville, BC, Tigh-Na-Mara provides rustic charm in the heart of nature. Experience the comfort of 192 handcrafted guestrooms, the convenience of unique…Read More
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,…Read More
Welcome to Sidney by the Sea. Nestled on the edge of the Salish Sea, with spectacular views of the Gulf Islands and Mount Baker, Sidney offers a fascinating array of fun and memorable things to do only 5 minutes from Victoria International Airport and Swartz Bay Ferry Terminal. Sidney features some of…Read More
Duncan is small, in a Big way. Just a few hundred metres off the Highway (about 60 kilometres north of Victoria) you'll find 300 shops and services in a few beautiful walkable blocks - although Visitors seem to remember the 40 world renowned totem poles. Within minutes of downtown are 5 golf…Read More
Nestled along the wild shores of Vancouver Island, Campbell River has been shaped by the landscape and culture that has surrounded us for thousands of years. Discover BC’s iconic wildlife, gather with friends and family, and experience how the nature here can transform us all. Follow #DiscoverCampbellRiver to get inspired by stories…Read More
#ExploreNanaimo, the place to find natural wonders, festivals, culinary joys and so much more. Visit our historic sites, experience authentic farm-to-table cuisine and craft beer, hike our world-class trails and stay in the heart of Vancouver Island with affordable and comfortable accommodations. Nanaimo is your access point to the raw beauty of…Read More
Picture 250 km of pacific golfing paradise stretching from Victoria in the South to Campbell River in the North. Golf Vancouver Island is your one stop shop for BUYER DIRECT Vancouver Island golf packages. From a quick two day getaway to the six day Golf Trail, these top 13 golf courses…Read More
Malcolm Island was listed in Canadian Geographic Travel magazine- Summer 2017, as one of Canada's best island getaways . Pet friendly rooms. Hike lovely trails, relax in the pub or on your deck. Explore the museum/art galleries. We can help you organize whale watching and fishing. Day…Read More
Island Joy Rides tours are carefully designed to connect you with the people, the food, the culture, and the places that make our region so spectacular. Discover the hidden secrets of the Comox Valley, Campbell River and Quadra Island on our cycling and kayak tours. Join us for an afternoon or 6…Read More
EXPLORE, RELAX and RECONNECT. China Creek Campground offers a unique camping experience in Port Alberni. Enjoy beautiful views of the Alberni Inlet, a large natural beach and access to the Alberni Inlet Trail. Facilities include a playground, washrooms with showers, and laundry services. With 250 campsites, we…Read More
The Quality Foods Canadian Open Sand Sculpting Competition and Exhibition is a world-class event for Master Sand Sculptors and is an official qualifying event for the World Championship of Sand Sculpting! Master Sand Sculptors travel from all corners of the globe to participate in our remarkable competition and exhibition in Parksville, British…Read More
Our guided and self-guided bicycle tours showcase the local food and beverage culture, iconic historical sites, the regional Galloping Goose and Lochside trails, scenic ocean vistas, and the distinctive neighbourhoods that make cycling in Victoria so enjoyable. Explore by bike and feel like a local.Read More