Vancouver Island is a vast, mostly uninhabited area that is 290 miles long (480 km) and 50 miles (80 km) wide at the widest point.
The population of 749, 937 people mostly live in the Greater Victoria area, where tourists travel to every year.
Yet one would be missing out by limiting a trip to Victoria on this island on the edge of the Pacific Ocean with its mild climate and stunning scenery.
Nearly every community has a mountain (or two) to scale, rivers and lakes to swim or boat in, a myriad of beautiful beaches and many hiking trails.
This makes the island a mecca for hikers and outdoor enthusiasts.
Whether visiting for a short period of time or a longer stay, there area any number of areas to hike in, parks to visit or a beach to explore.
This site is meant to be as comprehensive as possible to cover all of Vancouver Island and adjoning Gulf Islands.
Private and public campgrounds are abundant from one end of the island to the other. There are varied ways to get on the water from SUP, kayaking, boat tours or fishing.
Vancouver Island is served by the BC Ferries system with terminals at Comox on the North Island, Departure Bay and Duke Point in the Nanaimo/Mis-Island area and in Sidney near Victoria, and smaller ferries to the North and Southern Gulf Islands.
The Blackball ferry in downtown Victoria serves the Seattle area.
Float planes fly out of downtown Nanaimo and Victoria’s inner harbour serving the Vancouver area.
Airplanes fly out of Comox, Nanaimo and Victoria International Airport.
Buses serve Victoria, Nanaimo, to Port Alberni and Tofino.
So now that you know how to get here, the question is, when are you coming to paradise?