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Find your local

In the words of Premier Horgan, anywhere you are in British Columbia is beautiful. Vancouver Island and the Gulf Islands offer wide open spaces, the protective shade of rainforest trails and breathtaking views from mountain tops to ocean shores.

Like you, we’re passionate about exploring BC and Vancouver Island. But now is not the time for inter-community travel; stay in your community and support your local businesses if you can.⁠

We look forward to welcoming visitors back to Vancouver Isalnd when the time is right.⁠ Do your part now, so we can all explore this beautiful region later. In the meantime, find the official links below for the most up-to-date information.

For travel updates in British Columbia, please visit Destination BC’s traveller resource guide here and read about the current province-wide restrictions here.
For travel updates in Canada, please visit Destination Canada’s traveller resource guide.


Local Etiquette

Let’s explore our environment and communities safely:

    • You are reminded to maintain physical distancing from individuals outside of your own (6-person maximum) social circle or “bubble”.
    •  Please respect a 2 metre distance from other individuals when enjoying public spaces, including indoor and outdoor markets and shops, trails and beaches.
    •  Please follow good hygiene measures, avoid contact with surfaces, wash your hands well and regularly, and avoid touching your face.
    • Consider wearing a mask and carrying and using hand sanitizer.

Vancouver Island and the Gulf Islands are home to many creative small businesses, who can provide you with tools for safety like masks, and hand sanitizers. These two items when used correctly can help facilitate an enjoyable and safe engagement with your community for everyone, while also supporting our local makers at this time.

More than ever, it’s the time to be a mindful traveller in your own backyard. Reduce your impact by following our mindful travel guidelines

Mindful Travel
Provincial Travel Restrictions & Info


Find your hyper local itinerary:

Victoria
See what's open in Victoria
Cowichan
See what's open in the Cowichan Valley
Nanaimo
See what's open in Nanaimo.
Comox Valley
See what's open in the Comox Valley
Tofino
See what's open in Tofino
Campbell River
See what's open in Campbell River
North Island
See what's open in the North Island
Ucluelet
See what's open in Ucluelet

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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…

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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…

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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,…

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Explore the realm of the killer and humpback whales. We want you to fall in love with kayaking and our coast, and it shows in the way we run our…

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See all of British Columbia at the Royal BC Museum, a world-class museum of natural and human history. Explore our core galleries and see feature exhibitions from around the world…

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Nanaimo Airport (YCD) is your Island gateway to the world. We are conveniently located on Highway 1, 18km south of downtown Nanaimo and 35km north of Duncan. We feature direct Air…

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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…

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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…

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Kayak in killer whale territory at our glamping basecamp in Johnstone Strait or join an kayaking expedition through the world renown waters of Desolation Sound Discovery Islands. No previous kayaking…

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​Welcome to Atleo River Air Service—Stunning scenic flights and adventures by Seaplanes and Helicopters in Tofino. Gain spectacular aerial views of the beaches and rugged coastline that make the West…

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A top choice among Vancouver Island hotels, the BEST WESTERN PLUS Chemainus Inn is a hotel with suite-style rooms, and both 4 Green Key and CAA/AAA 3-Diamond ratings. Discover why…

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Welcome to Cottage Life, Island Style! Steps away from endless sandy beach, Oceanside Village Resort is a spectacularly beautiful 15 acre community that offers both ownership opportunities and vacation rentals…

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A legendary fishing lodge, a gateway to nature. This is Painter’s Lodge. Upon the shores of Vancouver Island’s Campbell River, on the banks of Discovery Passage, lies the illustrious Painter’s…

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Located on five acres of oceanfront, this quiet property on the safest, sandiest, warmest ocean beach in BC offers spectacular ocean views.  A pleasant five minute stroll from Rathtrevor Beach,…

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Crown Isle Resort and Golf Community located in the heart of the Comox Valley, Vancouver Island, British Columbia.  Full Resort including 2 restaurants, 90 Guest Rooms, Car Museum, Pro Shop,…

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Located just minutes from downtown Nanaimo, BC Ferries and the Airport.

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Nestled on the shores of Upper Campbell Lake, our off-grid wilderness retreat and multi-sport haven boast 160-acres of secluded waterfront, hiking trails and activity-based infrastructure. Our eclectic accommodation, stunning location…

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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,…

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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…

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The Kwa’lilas Hotel (meaning a ‘place to sleep’) is a premier First Nations four-star destination hotel located on the North Island. The hotel features 85 guestrooms and meeting space to…

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Whale Watching, Grizzly Bears, Wildlife and Ocean Rapids. Join us in Campbell River and experience witness giant Humpback Whales, Killer Whales, Dolphins, Porpoises, and more! Or travel…

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The perfect year-round oceanside getaway - each spacious suite is well-appointed with full gourmet kitchens, washer and dryer, private bedrooms and gorgeous views of the harbour. Pet-friendly suites too. Step…

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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, as well as some of…

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Peaceful Getaway accommodations with a twist of Kiwi Fruit! 10 acres to explore including private estuary waterfront. 12 spacious guestrooms plus a cottage. Wheelchair accessible, one pet-friendly room, and lots…

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While our processes may have changed, our people, our wine and the beautiful gardens have not. Our COVID protocols are bookings through our online system. Our winery is…

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Closest to BC Ferries Departure Bay Terminal. Spotlessly clean suites with full kitchens, cozy studios and 3 bedroom cottage. Across from pubs and restaurants. Dive, kayak and bike friendly. Picnic/BBQ…

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The Old House Hotel and Spa is an all-suite hotel, comprised of 2 West Coast-inspired buildings, set along the Courtenay River. Our Ohspa is the perfect way to escape the…

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Rolf Hicker’s Vancouver Island Photo Tours offers private tours with up to 4 guests only. Tours are bear watching in Knight Inlet, whale watching around the Broughton Archoipelago and sea…

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Enjoy free breakfast every day, WiFi, game room, and an indoor pool with a waterslide. Just a short drive from the Nanaimo Airport & Nanaimo Ferry Terminal. Each guest room…

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Great Bear Lodge is a bear viewing lodge and wilderness retreat located in the sublime Great Bear Rainforest. The floating lodge hosts 16 guests, and is reached by seaplane from…

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Wild Renfrew is welcoming, affordable, and as wild as you like. This is your gateway to ancient forests, epic hikes, and mighty surf. Immerse yourself in the wild with majestic…

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Away from the bustle of Victoria and tucked away from the centre of Sooke, you’ll feel like you’re in a world unto your own. This premium resort is surrounded by…

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Get to know Victoria through its food and stories on our guided culinary walking tours. Each guest receives a complimentary foodie map and our Eat Like a Local card that…

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At Oceanfront Suites at Cowichan Bay, we have 56 suites for you to choose from! Suites are furnished with a king-sized bed and a queen sofa bed in the…

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For over 30 years Alder Bay has been a hidden gem on Northern Vancouver Island offering a relaxed and friendly RV Park and camping destination. Our marina has over 40…

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AWE Adventures offers multi-day kayaking tours and kayak rentals for Johnstone Strait and the Broughton Archipelago from our base in Telegraph Cove. Experience the majesty of kayaking with whales. Our…

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We invite you to come and catch your breath. Immerse yourself in the beauty of the rugged British Columbia coast, protected by the islands and inlets of the Broughton Archipelago.…

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7 Private Oceanfront Luxury Camping units at Mussel Beach Wilderness Campground in Barkley Sound, near Ucluelet, Pacific Rim Park and Tofino, and 1 Centrally located Comox Valley Mountain View Suite,…

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The Lodge at Gold River is a remote luxury lodge, located on the banks of northern Vancouver Island’s Gold River, just minutes’ from Strathcona Provincial Park.

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Misty Isles Adventures offers scheduled trips from Cortes Island into Desolation Sound and beyond, as well as mothership kayaking, private charters, and sunset cruises. Join us on our 43 ft…

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We organize exceptional kayak and hiking tours in and around Nanaimo. Sea kayaking and hiking are excellent ways to explore our area, become mesmerized by the beauty of our coastline…

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The North Coast Trail is one of the most challenging and rugged multi day hiking trails in British Columbia. Spanning the northern tip of Vancouver Island, spend 4-7 days hiking…

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Over one hundred kilometres of rugged hiking trails, with many spots to camp. Home to the iconic North Coast Trail. Venture into the wild to explore pristine rainforests, majestic remote…

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Located in the centre of Vancouver Island, Strathcona Provincial park is a rugged mountain wilderness comprising more than 250,000 hectares. BC's first provincial park, it's home to a variety of…

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Self contained one bedroom with standard bed plus TV room with queen bed. Private entrance and driveway, on Galloping Goose Trail, busline, walking distance to Seventeen Mile Pub and…

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Relax and be refreshed. Quiet, spacious heritage home and garden. 3 km east of Duncan. Two rooms: Vista (queen and 2 twin beds); Heritage (double bed). Full, cooked, local products…

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This 2-hour tour begins at the Victoria Public Market and includes stops at The Gates of Harmonious Interest, Fan Tan Alley, Market Square, Bastion Square, Trounce Alley, Government St., …

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The Travelodge Victoria Airport Sidney is just minutes from the Victoria International Airport and the main BC Ferry terminals, servicing mainland Vancouver, the Gulf Islands and the Washington State Anacortes…

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117 well appointed and comfortable rooms, indoor pool, hot tub & sauna, fitness centre and onsite pub. Get everything you’re looking for with the style and service you want, all…

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Immerse yourself in Nature, decompress from the daily hustle and bustle, unwind in one of our luxurious Rental Cabins, enjoy the rustic feel of Cliffside Glamping tents, or bring your…

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The Comfort Inn & Suites is conveniently located within walking distance to restaurants, shops and attractions. Enjoy a free grab bag breakfast, relax in our ocean view pool & hot…

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Located in Sooke BC on the southwestern tip of Vancouver Island, we are just a short drive from many world class hiking, cycling and walking trails. as well as beaches…

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Deerholme Farm has delighted food lovers since its inception in 2005. In that time we’ve created original dishes for local food dinners, cooking classes and many regional events. We feature…

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The Horticulture Centre of the Pacific is a nonprofit society dedicated to connecting people to plants. Nine acres of award-winning gardens offer a tranquil experience for guests to experience the…

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The Resort is the perfect place to slow down, relax and enjoy the spectacular scenery as well as the slow pace of Gabriola island life. We have 1 &…

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At Page's Inn on Silva Bay, we offer our guests spacious, private oceanfront accommodations in beautiful, peaceful surroundings. All our fully equipped suites and our new executive meeting room have…

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You can rely on us to deliver a one of a kind, exclusive hiking experience. For the last 25 years, we have been proudly providing premium nature experiences in Tofino,…

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Amatista Spa at Westin Bear Mountain Resort is introducing a modern luxury spa experience to Greater Victoria with a holistic approach to overall wellness and beauty. We invite you to…

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Abigail’s Hotel is an adult-only hotel that blurs the lines between a small luxury hotel and a heritage bed-and-breakfast Inn. Housed in a 1930's Tudor mansion, its special atmosphere blends…

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Bluewater Adventures offers “once in a lifetime” wildlife and coastal First Nations cultural experiences. Our multi-day, live aboard trips explore the remote wilderness of coastal British Columbia in a unique…

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Visit the Chemainus Valley Museum and explore our rich history of forestry, community, and culture. Meet our volunteers and explore our wonderful collection – keeping history alive! Open Friday thru Sunday 10…

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Grizzly Bears, return mid-August for the annual salmon run in Toba Inlet. A cycle that has taken place for a millennial on the traditional territory for the Klahoose First Nation…

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Welcome to Victoria's most modern Holiday Inn Express and Suites Victoria-Colwood Hotel nestled in the growing Westshore Community of Victoria. Guests can enjoy amenities such as complimentary Wi-Fi, parking, 24h…

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Located minutes from Victoria International Airport, the hotel is 8km from the renowned Butchart Gardens and close proximity to Sidney, and a wide variety of dining options. Travellers will enjoy…

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Join the family fun at our Howard Johnson Hotel & Suites Victoria Elk Lake. Our Victoria location is centrally set between Victoria International Airport (YYJ) and the downtown area, offering…

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