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The South Island invites easy spontaneity and unplanned agendas. Although the most populous area on Vancouver Island, it’s still quiet enough to attract residents who treasure peace, serenity and all kinds of holistic opportunities to stay fit and healthy. It’s possible thanks to numerous parks, easy-access beaches, recreation facilities, yoga studios and two of Canada’s best family hiking and biking routes – the Galloping Goose and Lochside trails.



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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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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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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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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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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Welcome to Sidney by the Sea. Nestled on the edge of the Salish Sea, with spectacular views of the Gulf Islands and Mount Baker, Sidney offers a fascinating array of fun and memorable things to do only 5 minutes from Victoria International Airport and Swartz Bay Ferry Terminal. Sidney features…

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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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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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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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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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Ocean River Sports

1630 Store Street, Victoria, BC V8W 1V3 • Gulf Islands, South Island
2503814233

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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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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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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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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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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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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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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Sea Cider Farm and Ciderhouse

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

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 Butterfly Gardens

1461 Benvenuto Avenue Brentwood Bay, BC V8M 1R3 • South Island

“A Vibrant Jungle Experience” A unique opportunity for all ages to take a mini tropical vacation in our beautiful jungle-like eco-system, home to a wide variety of butterflies, rescued tropical birds, animals, insects, fish and amphibians. Conveniently located just five minutes from the world-famous Butchart Gardens, Victoria Butterfly Gardens offers…

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Howard Johnson Hotel and Suites

4670 Elk Lake Drive, Victoria, BC, V8Z 5M2 • South Island
250-704-4656

The award winning Howard Johnson Hotel and Suites is locally owned and operated. All rooms come equipped with mini refrigerators, microwaves, and coffee makers. We provide complimentary Optik Wi-Fi, parking, and newspapers. Located conveniently next to the Saanich Commonwealth Pool and a short walk to Elk/Beaver Lake there is never…

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BC Ferries

1010 Canada Pl Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada, V6C 0B9 • Central Island, Cowichan, Gulf Islands, North Central Island, North Island Region, Pacific Rim, South Island
1-888-BC FERRY (888-223-3779)

From the countless inlets of the Southern Gulf Islands to the untamed wilderness of the rugged North, BC Ferries is the gateway to your next coastal BC journey. Sail through spectacular scenery aboard one of our modern, well-appointed vessels, serving 47 terminals across 25 routes, including three connecting Metro Vancouver…

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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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Sidney Whale Watching

105-2537 Beacon Avenue, Sidney, BC V8L 1Y3 • Gulf Islands, South Island

With Sidney’s moderate climate, protected harbour, calm seas, and beautiful gulf islands right off shore it’s no wonder why Sidney is one of the best places in the world to depart for a whale watching adventure. Sidney is located in the middle of orca whale foraging grounds and is an…

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Royal BC Museum

675 Belleville Street Victoria BC V8W 9W2 • South Island
1-888-447-7977

See all of British Columbia at the Royal BC Museum, a world-class museum of natural and human history. Explore our permanent galleries and immerse yourself in tales of where we've been and where we are going. Discover things and people you never knew before at what TripAdvisor users have twice…

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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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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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Travelodge

Central Island, North Central Island, South Island
1-800-578-7878

Over 95 locations across Canada, 19 locations in British Columbia and 5 on Vancouver Island. Travelodge offers nice rooms, great people and excellent value.

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Imagine a getaway with miles of beach, boutique shops, art galleries, tasty food and wine, bakeries and coffee shops to linger in, a charming hotel and an inn all within a few kilometres. Lots of cool, relaxed things to do with family and friends within easy walking distance. Beautiful, Oak…

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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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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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Helijet

100 Port Way, Nanaimo BC V9R 0C7 • Central Island, North Central Island, Pacific Rim, South Island
1.800665.4354

Since 1986, Helijet has been connecting Vancouver Island and the Lower Mainland with daily schedule Helicopter service. Flying in our comfortable Sikorsky S76 helicopter it is just 18 minutes between Nanaimo Harbour and Downtown Vancouver or 35 minutes from Victoria Harbour to Downtown Vancouver, spend less time getting there…

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Kenmore Air

950 Westlake Ave North, Seattle, WA USA 98109 • Central Island, Gulf Islands, North Island Region, South Island
866-435-9524

Getaway to Victoria from Seattle! It is just a 45-minute scenic seaplane flight between from Seattle and the Victoria Inner Harbour. No long boat rides or waiting at the border.... Fast, Convenient and Stress-free! Seasonal flights are also available between Seattle and over 40 BC locations, including Nanaimo, Campbell River…

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Pacific Coastal Airlines

4440 Cowley Crescent, Richmond BC V7B 1B8 • Central Island, North Central Island, North Island Region, Pacific Rim, South Island
1-800-663-2872

Connecting Vancouver Island and mainland BC. Non-stop service from Vancouver to Port Hardy, Campbell River, Comox, Tofino, and Victoria. Also non-stop service from Victoria to Prince George and Kelowna. #FlyPCA

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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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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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Chateau Victoria Hotel & Suites

740 Burdett Avenue, Victoria BC, V8W 1B2 • South Island
1.800.663.5891

Discover Victoria at its finest through an authentic local experience in the heart of downtown. With deeply entrenched roots in the local community and a strong sense of environmental responsibility – we strive to share all that makes Victoria special with each and every guest.

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Pender Island Kayak Adventures

4605 Oak Road, North Pender Island, BC, V0N 2M1 • Gulf Islands, South Island

We are your gateway to Eco Adventures in the Southern Gulf Islands of BC. We offer Kayak and Paddleboard Tours from 2hr to 7 days, Rentals of Kayaks, Paddleboards, Canoes, Bicycles, E-bikes, Disc Golf (rentals and retail), and Paddle Canada Skills Courses in Sea Kayak and Stand Up Paddleboarding.

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