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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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We are your one stop for adventure in Tofino and Ucluelet. Operating since 1982, we are the original Whale Tour company and offer whale watching, bear watching and Hot Springs Cove tours aboard high speed open zodiac-style vessels or larger, covered cruiser vessels. Offering several departures, seven days a week,…

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Black Ball Ferry Line

430 Belleville Street Victoria BC, V8V 1W9 • South Island
250-386-2202

Black Ball Ferry Line operates the M.V. Coho passenger and vehicle ferry linking Victoria, B.C. on Vancouver Island with Port Angeles, WA on the scenic Olympic Peninsula. During the 90 minute crossing, enjoy the ship’s many amenities including the cafeteria, gift shop, duty free store, comfortable interior lounges, solarium and…

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Nanaimo Airport

3350 Spitfire Rd. Cassidy, BC V0R 1H0 • Central Island, Cowichan, Gulf Islands, Pacific Rim
250-924-2157

For quick and easy international connections from anywhere in the world, Nanaimo Airport (YCD) is located just 18 kilometers south of downtown Nanaimo and is the gateway to Central Vancouver Island. This busy modern airport is home to three air carriers - Air Canada, WestJet & Island Express and offers 7 daily…

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Eagle Eye Adventures

1340 Island Highway Campbell River • North Central Island

Don’t miss this unforgettable experience to witness the wildlife of Vancouver Island along some of the most majestic coastlines in the world! Your friendly and experienced guides of Eagle Eye Adventures will show you some magnificent encounters with wildlife which may include transient Orcas, minke whales, pacific white-sided dolphins, porpoises,…

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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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I-Hos Gallery

3310 Comox Road Courtenay, BC V9N3P8 • North Central Island
250-339-7702

I-Hos Gallery presents a collection of traditional and contemporary Northwest Coast artwork, including masks, prints, gold and silver jewelry, wood carvings and more produced by First Nations artists.Our culture is expressed through our art. We are located between Courtenay and Comox on Vancouver Island, on the site of the original…

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Perched above the Strait of Juan de Fuca, with views of the Pacific Ocean and Olympic Mountains, the resort offers an unparalleled experience to its guests. Newly-added fire pits in the tropical-inspired terrace add an element of casual luxury as visitors are encouraged to enjoy a glass of wine or…

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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. Experience the best of Island…

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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…

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Built by coal baron Robert Dunsmuir during the reign of Queen Victoria and now a National Historic Site, Craigdarroch Castle has been meticulously restored, giving visitors a glimpse of privileged life in the 1890s. The Castle weaves a fascinating tale of an intriguing family – their achievements, their relationships and…

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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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Eagle Wing Tours is Victoria, BC's 1st multiple award winning whale watching tour company. We’ve achieved this in part through our support for 1% For the Planet, $2 Wildlife Fee & for being Canada’s first 100% carbon neutral whale watching company.When you ride with us you are guaranteed to…

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Horne Lake Caves and Outdoor Centre

3905 Horne Lk. Caves Rd. Qualicum Beach, BC V9K 2L7 • Central Island
250-248-7829

Don't miss a visit to one of Vancouver Island's 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…

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Kingfisher Wilderness Adventures

1790A Campbell Way, Port McNeill. BC, V0N 2R0 • North Island Region
1-866-546-4647

Imagine waking one morning to the sound of a humpback whale's blow as it swims past your ocean side tent. Later that same day watch in awe as a pod of orcas swim past your kayak as a bald eagles swoops down to catch a salmon. This can all happen…

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Ocean Ecoventures

1721 Cowichan Bay Road, Cowichan Bay, BC V0R 1N0 • Central Island, Cowichan, South Island
(250) 748-3800

Ocean Ecoventures Whale Watching was established in 2003 and has been creating life long memories ever since. We offer a very unique experience compared to other companies that operate in this area. Our central, quaint location offers a relaxing experience and, more importantly, being central allows us to access many…

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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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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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Sooke Harbour Resort & Marina is the perfect year-round getaway, located oceanfront on Sooke Harbour. Just a short 35 minute drive from downtown Victoria, Sooke is a wonderful vacation destination with an abundance of outdoor adventures to suit the needs of many. Fishing, kilometers of scenic coastal hikes, whale watching,…

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Tigh-Na-Mara Seaside Spa Resort

1155 Resort Drive, Parksville BC V9P 2E3 • Central Island
1-800-663-7373

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…

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Kingfisher Oceanside Resort and Spa

4330 Island Highway South, Courtenay, BC V9N 9R9 • North Central Island
1-800-663-7929 or 250-338-1323

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…

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Tourism Tofino

1426 Pacific Rim Highway, Tofino, BC V0R 2Z0 • Pacific Rim
250-725-3414

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…

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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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Adventure Seekers and Nature Lovers, Ocean Outfitters is the perfect place to kick off all of your Tofino activities! We're a carbon neutral adventure business that cares about science and education. Our programs are not only a ton of fun, but they also encourage stewardship. Join us for whale and…

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Nootka Marine Adventures operates three resorts on Vancouver Island’s West Coast. A variety of activities and custom packages are available ranging from: chartered salmon, halibut, and tuna fishing, historic and wildlife tours, ocean kayaking, and more. Guests may take advantage of boat rentals, fuel sales, moorage, marina services, launch ramp,…

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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…

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Golf Vancouver Island

675 Jones Terrace, Victoria BC V8Z 2L6 • Central Island, Cowichan, North Central Island, South Island
1-888-465-3239

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…

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IMAX® Victoria

675 Belleville Street, Victoria, BC, V8W 1A1 • South Island
(250) 480-4887

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…

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City of Duncan

200 Craig Street, Duncan, BC V9L 1W3 • Cowichan
250-746-6126

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…

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Sea Wolf Adventures

24 Boardwalk, Telegraph Cove, BC V0N 3J0 • North Island Region
250-902-9653

Departing from Telegraph Cove, combine cultural discoveries with world-class wildlife viewing on a zodiac adventure into the heart of First Nations’ territory of the Kwakwaka’wakw: Vancouver Island North. Share our love of the local landscape and learn more about our 13000+ year old history! Our adventure begins in Alert Bay…

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The Robert Bateman Centre, showcases over 80 works of Robert Bateman spanning his seven decades as one of Canada’s premier wildlife artists. Located in Victoria's inner harbour within the historic Steamship Terminal, the Centre houses a gallery and gift shop, and hosts a rotation of exhibits and a full schedule of educational…

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Sunrise Ridge Waterfront Resort

1175 Resort Drive, Parksville, BC, V9P2E3 • Central Island
1-877-977-8669

Sunrise Ridge Waterfront Resort is the perfect place to start your Vancouver Island vacation. Located just 37 km north of Nanaimo, our Resort is situated on 10.2 beautiful acres of property with peaceful surroundings and incredible landscapes. A short walk will take you to the endless beaches that Parksville is…

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The Beach Club Resort

181 Beachside Drive, Parksville, BC V9P 2H5 • Central Island
1-888-760-2008

The Beach Club Resort hotel is located on the site of the historic Island Hall Resort and features the most luxurious hotel rooms in Parksville, on Vancouver Island’s east coast. Guest suites offer private balconies, spectacular ocean and mountain views, thoughtful amenities, and feature beautifully appointed West Coast décor. The hotel’s…

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The Oceanfront Hotel

210 First Street. Sointula BC. V0N3E0 • North Island Region

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.…

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Ramada Duncan

140 Trans-Canada Highway, Duncan, BC V9L 3P7 • Cowichan
1-250-748-4311

After a day of wine touring, cycling; hiking, or exploring Cowichan Valley’s delightful towns, relax with a glass of local wine or craft beer in our gorgeous courtyard at the Ramada Duncan. Enjoy house made ‘comfort food for Island folk’ created by our red seal chefs at the Old Fork…

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Cheers Cowichan Tours

896 Drinkwater Rd, Duncan, V9L6C2 • Cowichan, South Island
250-710-7391

Cheers Cowichan offers guided tours and transport in the beautiful Cowichan Valley and South Vancouver Island.We specialize in Winery and Brewery Tours, Wedding/ Event transportation. Corporate Day Trips/Transport and Custom Group tours to any Island Destination. Ferry and Airport transport available for groups. Open daily, year round. 250-710-7391

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Tourism Nanaimo

2450 Northfield Road Nanaimo, BC V9S0B2 • Central Island

#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…

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Monk Art Gallery

151A Morison Avenue, Parksville BC V9P 1K9 • Central Island
250-248-8189

Monk is a West Coast Canadian artist. The subject matter for the art comes primarily from beautiful Vancouver Island coastlines, and spectacular old growth forests of Cathedral Grove. MONK invites the public to join in painting on a new original painting. They add brush strokes, and sign the back as…

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The Francis Boutique Inn

1536 Peninsula Rd, Ucluelet, BC, V0R3A0, Canada • Pacific Rim
236-600-1750

The Francis is a Eco Luxe Boutique Inn that welcomes you with casual luxury, personalized service and down-home hospitality. Located in the heart of Ucluelet, the four beautifully designed ‘hotel style’ rooms are perched on a hilltop and adorned with harbour views. The Francis is just a short drive away…

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Chances RimRock

4890 Cherry Creek Road, Port Alberni, BC V9y 8E9 • Port Alberni • Pacific Rim
250-724-7625

MUST BE 19+. We offer 99 slot machines with one virtual Blackjack table that seats 5. Loon Lake Bingo offers paper and electronic bingo which seats 97 players. A daytime and evening bingo session is offered daily. Enjoy excellent food, classic cocktails and fine wines…

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Parksville Beach Festival

PO Box 28, Parksville, BC V9P 2G3 • Central Island

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…

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Port Hardy Tourism

7250 Market Street Port Hardy BC V0N 2P0 • North Island Region
1.866.427.3901

Rich. Rugged. Resilient. From remarkable coastal shorelines to the vast watery depths of the Pacific, Port Hardy has all the ingredients for the perfect wilderness adventure. Whether you come to hike the Cape Scott Trail, paddle along the shores of Hardy Bay, or catch a salmon of a lifetime, discovering…

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Sidney Booktown

2436 Beacon Ave. Sidney BC • South Island
250-656-2345

Explore the unique bookshops of Sidney Booktown, all within easy walking distance, and discover literary treasures new and old. Enjoy a great selection of new and second-hand titles while visiting our beautiful seaside town. Sidney also offers a wide variety of boutique shops, restaurants, and beautiful scenery, making…

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Ocean Village Resort

555 Hellesen Dr Po Box 490, Tofino BC V0R 2Z0 • Pacific Rim
250-725-3755

Tucked away on magnificent MacKenzie Beach, Ocean Village is the Tofino area’s original waterfront retreat. With direct beach access and the Pacific Rim wilderness at your fingertips, our renovated yet rustic, self-contained cabins and indoor pool and hot tub are the perfect affordable getaway for families, couples and dogs!

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The Cabins At Terrace Beach

1090 Peninsula Road, Ucluelet, BC, V0R3A0 • Pacific Rim
250-726-2101

Check In. Chill Out - Come discover our award winning Cabins and property at Terrace Beach in beautiful Ucluelet (just 20 mins from The Pacific Rim National Park, Long Beach and Tofino area). Rated one of the top places to stay on Trip Advisor! Terrace Beach and Vancouver Island’s #1…

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Come see why Living Forest was recently awarded Top Tourism Business on Vancouver Island! 53 acres, 305 groomed camping and RV sites with water on three sides. 5 minute drive to downtown and walking distance to shopping, buses and restaurants- yet it feels like you're a million miles away. Treed…

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Destination Campbell River

Tyee Plaza, 1235 Shoppers Row, Campbell River, BC V9W 2C7 • North Central Island

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…

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Coastal Bliss Adventures

4865 Bench Road, Cowichan Bay, British Columbia, V0R 1N1 • Cowichan, Gulf Islands, North Island Region, Pacific Rim, South Island
1 800 896 9525

Immerse yourself! Hike in lush ancient forests, along scenic coastal trails, watch whales and sea lions, relax on beaches. Enjoy scrumptious, locally sourced food, hear stories of shipwrecks, and early settlers. Wake up to the sound of waves lapping on the shore, paddle remote coast-lines, hear the blow of whales approaching out…

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Pacific Sands Beach Resort

1421 Pacific Rim Hwy. Tofino, BC, V0R 2Z0 • Pacific Rim
1.888.565.2322

A MAGICAL PLACE ON THE WEST COAST OF VANCOUVER ISLAND,WITH FRONT-ROW SEATS TO NATURE’S GREATEST WATERPARK. Located beachfront on spectacular Cox Bay on Vancouver Island, British Columbia, Pacific Sands Beach Resort Hotel sits on the edge of Pacific Rim National Park, a short scenic drive from Long Beach as well…

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Sea Cider Farm and Ciderhouse

2487 Mt St Michael Rd, Saanicton, BC, V8M 1T7 • South Island
250-589-9809

<p><p>We are a family-owned, community-minded orchard and ciderhouse. We grow organic cider apples and to produce award-winning cider. We are a small farm with a big heart and aim to deliver an exceptional experience. We think cider is for celebrating and cider is worth celebrating, so raise a glass of…

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Cape Lazo RV and Campground

685 Lazo Road, Comox, BC V9M 3X2 • North Central Island
250-339-3946

Located on the beautiful Comox Peninsula, Cape Lazo RV & Campground is under new ownership and management. We are newly renovated and close to the beach. Our sites are family friendly with a fire pit and picnic table. Each site has full hook ups including 30 or…

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Brannen Lake RV Park and Campsite

4220 Biggs Road, Nanaimo, BC V9T 5P9 • Central Island
1-866-756-0404

West Coast Paradise nestled amongst a luscious forest of mature trees, creeks & streams featuring a beautiful private beach on Brannen Lake. This family friendly property features over 40 acres and 120 sites of unique and spacious sites including a beautiful large sandy beach with a roped swimming area and…

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Little Qualicum Cheeseworks

403 Lowry's Rd. Parksville, BC V9P 2B5 • Central Island
250-954-3931

Home to Little Qualicum Cheeseworks and Mooberry Winery, Morningstar Farm provides a unique opportunity to visit and experience a functioning dairy farm. They combine age-old grazing and cheesemaking practices with the best of modern technologies including a fully robotic milking system. Visitors are welcome to explore the barns, walk the…

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Beaufort Winery

5854 Pickering Road, Courtenay, BC V9J 1T4 • North Central Island
250.338.1357

We are dedicated to crafting small batch wines while adhering to environmentally sustainable practices in our vineyard. We grow eight grapes varieties at Beaufort, all of them perfectly suited to the growing conditions on Vancouver Island. Our white wines are classically crisp and aromatic, while our reds are delightfully smooth,…

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Town of Ladysmith

33 Roberts Street, Ladysmith BC V9G 1A2 • Cowichan

Small Town, Big Fun Whatever you decide to do in Ladysmith, you are sure to have big fun in this small town! Ignite your sense of adventure with our seaside and hillside trails, a marine playground for paddlers, and beach park. Ignite your sense of history with the…

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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 resort is…

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Hello Nature Adventure Tours

1705 Peninsula Road Ucluelet, BC V0R 3A0 • Pacific Rim
2507262035

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…

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Vancouver Island Mountain Centre

1 Strathcona Pkwy, Comox-Strathcona C, BC V0R • North Central Island

The Vancouver Island Mountain Centre is a community facility located in a beautiful alpine environment at the base of Mount Washington. The Mountain Centre is a place where people can meet, stay and access a wide variety of alpine activities. The Mountain Centre can serve as a classroom…

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Island Joy Rides: Authentically Natural Vancouver Island Experiences

Comox Valley and Campbell River, British Columbia. V9W 4M3 • North Central Island
1-855-830-8522

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 and Campbell River on our cycling tours and multi-adventure experiences (including kayaking, hiking, and whale watching).…

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China Creek Campground and Marina

2011 Franklin River Rd. Port Alberni, BC V9Y 7X2 • Pacific Rim
250-723-9812

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,…

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WildPlay Element Parks

35 Nanaimo River Road Nanaimo, BC V9X 1S5 – and – 15-1767 Island Highway Victoria, BC V9B 1J1 • Central Island, South Island
1-855-595-2251

Climb, zip, jump, and swing in the awesome outdoors! Try the tree-top adventure courses with dozens of suspended games and ziplines, or freaky What's To Fear Jump! Find even more fun in Nanaimo with the 150-foot Bungy Jump or Primal Swing over the Nanaimo River, and 900-foot DragonFLY Ziplines.

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Tidal Treasures Vancouver Island

708 E. Island Hwy Parksville, BC, Canada V9P 1T8 • Central Island

From November through April, beachcombers can discover art glass treasures on Parksville Beaches. Anyone who finds one can keep it! These glass treasures are being produced by local artisans in an effort to bring their art to the people and to draw visitors to our region in the…

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