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~Since 1977~
Official
Visitor Guide

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Vancouver Island - A Look At Our Area

From outdoor adventures in spectacular settings to exciting shopping and dining experiences, Vancouver Island offers visitors an abundance of attractions to explore. The South Island is home to Victoria, a cosmopolitan city bursting with gardens, delicious culinary adventures, invigorating outdoor activities, and history that comes alive in its many heritage buildings. The Cowichan region, known as the “warm land,” is renowned for its vineyards and wineries. The Central Island includes its main hub, Nanaimo, and the oceanside communities of Parksville and Qualicum Beach. Further north, the Comox Valley, Campbell River, Gold River and Telegraph Cove offer a myriad of activities, including wildlife watching, kayaking, fishing and skiing. Rugged, gorgeous and remote, the West Coast of Vancouver Island is Canada’s top surfing destination, and loaded with adventures and opportunities to unwind and relax.