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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.

Farmers Markets

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.

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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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…

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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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Wild Renfrew

17310 Parkinson Road, Port Renfrew, BC V0S 1K0 • South Island
250-647-5541

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…

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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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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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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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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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The Oak Bay Beach Hotel

1175 Beach Drive, Victoria, BC V8S 2N2 • South Island
1-800-668-7758

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…

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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, Campbell River and Quadra Island on our cycling and kayak tours. Join us for an afternoon…

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Off The Eaten Track Tours

2-725 Vancouver Street, Victoria BC, V8V 3V4 • South Island

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…

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Merridale Cidery & Distillery

1230 Merridale Road, Cobble Hill, BC, V0R 1L0 • Cowichan
1-800-998-9908

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…

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Wickaninnish Inn

500 Osprey Lane Tofino, BC V0R 2Z0 • Pacific Rim
2507253100

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…

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Tourism Cowichan

2896 Drinkwater Rd Duncan, BC V9L 6C2 • Cowichan
1-888-303-3337 (Visitor Information)/ 250-746-1099 (Tourism Cowichan office)

The Cowichan Region, a sprawling belt of land that extends from sea to sea across Southern Vancouver Island, takes its name from ‘Quw'utsun’, an aboriginal word that means ‘the warm land’. Here, ancient rivers flow from craggy peaks, through lush forests, to vast tracts of fertile farmland. Today, Cowichan’s rugged…

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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…

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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…

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Make Cheese with Paula

2125 North Road Gabriola Island, BC, V0R 1X7 • Gulf Islands

Using readily available products with comprehensive instruction, Paula demystifies the idea that cheesemaking is difficult. You will journey through history, learn the process, technique, and chemistry of the craft, and experience a world of sumptuous flavours as you create your very own cheese. It's a unique experience sure to spark…

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Vancouver Island Expeditions

Pickup at 98 Front Street, Nanaimo BC • Central Island, Cowichan, Gulf Islands, North Central Island, North Island Region, Pacific Rim, South Island

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!

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