Vancouver Island

With eccentric logging and fishing communities, and endless opportunities for outdoor activities, this massive Canadian island is a must-visit for any world traveller.

Vancouver Island is ideal for those looking for a more tranquil alternative to mainland Vancouver. With more than 3,000 kilometres of coastline and countless lakes, this place is great for water-based activities, including sailing, snorkelling, diving and surfing. Travel inland for alpine hiking, camping and bird watching. The Vancouver Island Ranges, a tract of enormous mountains, is perfect for the intrepid adventurer. But if you’d rather relax in a small town setting with a local vino, head to Cowichan Valley. You’ll find comfy hotels in the cultural enclave of Greater Victoria, but don’t neglect the coastal resorts dotted around the island.