Delicious Vancouver Island
Enjoy a quick bite from a gourmet food truck in Victoria, a fresh ceviche in a remote fishing village in Ucluelet, or a picnic lunch served by a helicopter pilot on a 10,000-year-old glacier just off the north end of the Island. Throughout the Island, you’ll find a venue that creates the tastes and smells to make memories that last a lifetime.
With over 2,600 farms working the land on Vancouver Island, local fare is never far away, and with a coastline that stretches over 3,340 km (2,137 miles), the freshest seafood is practically in your plate.
World-Class Wines, Beers, and Spirits of Vancouver Island
Take a tour of over forty different wineries, breweries, cideries, and meaderies in the Cowichan Valley and South Island, or enjoy a cocktail made with spirits from a local distillery. Artisan winemakers and brewmasters have discovered that the Island’s temperate climate and crystal clear waters create the perfect recipe for a diverse selection of adult beverages, best enjoyed with someone special.
Just about every community on the Island has at least one Farmers Market: a place to find local produce, fresh dairy, herbs, spices, and baked goods. Some of the markets have over 100 vendors, offering a diverse variety of edibles, crafts, and delicious treats to provide you the sustenance you need to keep shopping and exploring. Mane of the markets are open year-round, offering a seasonal selection to spice up the table at home.
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
QBI is a reflection of the values and characteristics that make Qualicum Beach one of the most unique communities on Vancouver Island. All guest rooms are meticulously designed with high quality fixtures and amenities offering exceptional comfort: 50” Smart TVs, complimentary WiFi, Nespresso coffeemakers, clothing steamers, Molton Brown toiletries, and luxury linen.…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
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
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 see whales…Read More
Your VIP experience. Reimagined. Nestled on the shores of the Pacific Ocean near Victoria, BC - the Oak Bay Beach Hotel is a luxury boutique property like no other. Our facility overlooks the Juan de Fuca Strait and offers breathtaking ocean views of snow-capped Mount Baker in the distance. Just minutes away…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
We’ve all been there. Day 1 of your vacation. You’re wondering what to do, what to see, and where to eat. Tofino Food Tours will make that decision a lot easier for you while being your introduction to everything Tofino. By the end of the tour, you’ll know where you will want…Read More
In the heart of Comox Valley, 40 Knots Vineyard and Estate Winery crafts wines distinctly shaped by wind and sea on a sun soaked glacier till vineyard. Established 2005, Brenda and Layne Craig steward environmentally ethical farming practices and traditional wine making methods under direction of a Master Wine Maker.This Award…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
Get to know Victoria through its food and stories on our guided culinary walking tours. Each tour includes delicious food and beverages as well as history, commentary, and insider tips on the best foodie hidden gems in the city. Each guest receives a complimentary foodie map and our Eat Like a Local…Read More
A delicious Cowichan destination—an apple orchard, craft cider house, small batch distillery, and gastropub. Learn about the production of cider and spirits through a tour of the orchard and cellar, and then step up to the bar for a guided tasting of our ciders and spirits. In our pub, enjoy local cuisine,…Read More
Discover Tofino through the only resort on Chesterman Beach. The Wickaninnish Inn offers magnificent views of the open ocean set against a backdrop of old-growth forest. A dedicated Concierge custom creates readily available Tofino packages such as: wildlife viewing, fishing, ocean sports, and arts and cultural experiences. Uncompromising service and a range…Read More
"A hidden gem" Discover our story at our boutique artisan winery from Cowichan's most awarded winemaker. Learn how wine and food can “wow” you with a unique tasting. We are sustainable, vegan friendly and 100% island terroir driven. We make a trendy modern Pinot Gris, great reds and our Wow…Read More
A visit to Vancouver Island isn’t complete without going on a local food, craft beverage & estate winery tour that will excite your senses and leave you longing to return! Let us show you our backyard and help you discover the places that will inspire stories that last a lifetime!Read More