an area of the map or a link at the left or below
to Vancouver Island, British Columbia, the largest North American
island in the Pacific. 280 miles (450 km) in length, Vancouver Island
is the centre for "island hopping" to the many smaller islands scattered
along her coast. It is also the departure point for nautical exploration
of BC's rugged fjords.
Of course, Vancouver Island is also the location of British Columbia's
capital city, Victoria. Famous for it's comfortable lifestyle and
old world charm, Victoria welcomes visitors from around the globe.
A journey "up island" will bring you to friendly cities, colourful
fishing villages, long sandy beaches, rivers, lakes and even jagged
find out more about Vancouver Island, British Columbia, choose an
area from the map. Then, Click and explore! Or, use the side buttons
to plan your vacation. You'll find information on the points of
interest, communities, trails, provincial parks, accommodations,
adventures and outdoor shops.
Mothership Adventures: Join us for a luxury, multiday, sea kayaking experience using the elegant mothership, “Columbia III” as our travelling home. We’ll kayak through pristine, coastal wilderness, paddling glacier-fed wate... more
Wildcoast Adventures: Kayak in killer whale territory at Wildcoast's Orca Base Camp in Johnstone Strait or sea kayak vacations in Desolation Sound and the Discovery Islands. Escape, Explore, Discover! Spectacular scenery, ... more
Destiny River Adventures: We offer thrilling whitewater rafting, serene scenic river floats, & snorkeling with thousands of returning salmon. Our focus on the wilderness, wildlife, personal discovery, & attention to detail wi... more
Quarterdeck Inn and Marina Resort: Close to downtown & tourism services in Port Hardy, our full service 3 ˝ Star hotel features a marina & pub-style restaurant. We have a water taxi and can also arrange wilderness experiences includi... more
Spirit of the West Adventures: We offer sea kayaking tours to the Johnstone Strait & the largest pods of killer whales on the BC coast – Desolation Sound, Quadra Island, & Campbell River - & guided excursions to explore ancient nat... more