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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.

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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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Shelter Point Distillery

4650 Regent Road Campbell River, BC V9H 1E3 • North Central Island
778.420.2200

Paradise isn"t necessarily a geographical requirement for making great spirits, but we managed to find it — at Shelter Point, on the eastern shores of Vancouver Island. Come savour our hand crafted Whisky and Vodka.

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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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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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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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The Sidney Pier Hotel & Spa

9805 Seaport Place, Sidney, BC, V8L 4X3 • South Island
250.655.6445

Discover the perfect blend of contemporary style and comfort at our oceanfront boutique hotel in the charming town of Sidney-by-the-Sea. Haro’s Restaurant & Bar is renowned for great local food and tranquility is ever present at Haven Spa. Explore nearby Butchart Gardens, Shaw Ocean Discovery Centre, Victoria Distillers, wineries and…

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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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Mount Arrowsmith Brewing Co.

Unit 109, 425 Stanford Ave. Parksville, BC V9P 2G3 • Central Island
250-951-0125

Mount Arrowsmith Brewing Co is a family run collaboration of passionate beer enthusiasts who deemed the communities of Parksville and Qualicum Beach were in dire need of great locally made craft beer. Our cozy, west coast themed tasting room is just the place to come for a tasting flight or…

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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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Averill Creek Vineyard

6552 North Road, Duncan BC, V9L 6K9 • Cowichan
250-709-9986

At Averill Creek we are passionate about creating premium quality estate wines from our 30-acre Cowichan Valley vineyard. Set on the south slope of Mt. Prevost, our tasting room and relaxing garden patio offer spectacular ocean and valley views. Drop in for wine tastings or pack a picnic lunch…

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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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Blue Grouse Estate Winery

2182 Lakeside Road, Duncan, BC, V9L 6M3 • Cowichan
250-743-3834

Blue Grouse Estate Winery offers a family-owned and sustainably-farmed taste of Vancouver Island. The winery and surrounding vineyards are a sought after destination to delight in the winery’s award-winning portfolio of wines. The Leed-certified facility and grounds are also home to events, weddings, picnics, and family adventures. New to 2017…

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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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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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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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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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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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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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Victoria Distillers

9891 Seaport Place, Sidney, BC, V8L 4X3 • South Island
250-544-8217

Tour, Taste and Lounge in BC’s only waterfront distillery in charming Sidney-by-the-Sea. Take in all aspects of production during tour and tastings. Visitors are guided through the entire distillation process and around two gleaming copper pot stills for an intimate look into one of BC’s finest artisan distilleries.…

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Fairmont Empress

721 Government Street, Victoria, BC V8W 1W5 • South Island
(250) 384 8111

Home to fairytale weddings, world famous afternoon tea, and the best martini on the Coast, Fairmont Empress graces Victoria's sparkling Inner Harbour with an iconic presence. This iconic Canadian luxury hotel offers 464 beautifully appointed guest rooms and suites, and expansive meeting and wedding space adjacent to the conference centre.…

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Best Western Dorchester Hotel

70 Church St., Nanaimo, BC V9R 5H4 • Central Island

Located in the heart of Downtown Nanaimo across from Inner Harbour Walkway, steps away from Port Theatre, Vancouver Island Conference Centre, Nanaimo Museum, Art Gallery, Bastion, as well as some of the City’s best shopping and entertainment, the waterfront playground, and the Nanaimo Casino.

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Qualicum Beach Inn

2690 Island Hwy W Quualicum Beach, BC V9K 1 G8 • Central Island

The Qualicum Beach Inn is a perfect blend of romance, charm, and convenience. More than just a hotel in our community, we are a reflection of the values and characteristics that make Qualicum Beach such a unique and wonderful place to experience.At the QBI, we take pride in being ambassadors…

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Comox Valley Farmers’ Market

PO Box 3301 Courtenay BC, V9N 5N5 • Central Island
250-218-0321

Taste the bounty of the Comox Valley! Year round Saturdays plus Sundays and Wednesdays through the summer. 100s of varieties of veggies fruits and flowers in season, meat, poultry, eggs, fish and seafood, artisan baked goods of all kinds including for special diets, cheese, yogurt, frozen desert, chocolate, honey and…

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Unsworth Vineyards & Restaurant

2915 Cameron-Taggart Road, Mill Bay, BC V0R 2P2 • Cowichan
+1-250-929-2292

Family-owned, award-winning, boutique winery and restaurant producing handcrafted wines reflecting our Vancouver Island terroir. Unsworth Restaurant is nestled in our vineyard and features exceptional farm-to-table cuisine. Enjoy wines by the glass or share a bottle on the tasting room patio. Play a round of Japanese Park…

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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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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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Millstone Winery

2300 East Wellington Road, Nanaimo, BC V9R 6V7 • Central Island
250-716-3549

Small, family run vineyard nestled along the Millstone River in Nanaimo. Our unique area is a reflection of our handcrafted wines, focusing on Pinot Noir, Pinot Gris, Ortega and Gwertz. Enjoy wines by the glass or share a bottle and enjoy a cheese board on the vineyard patio.

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