Vancouver Island on the west coast of British Columbia is uniquely beautiful. Sparsely populated but home to the provincial capital of Victoria, The Island was named one of the world’s top ten islands in Travel + Leisure magazine’s 2014 World’s Best Awards.
Getting to the island from the mainland is easy with regular ferry services and scheduled or chartered floatplane routes plus an international airport at Victoria. The island is home to many wonderful spots to explore and discover including Long Beach, Ucluelet and Tofino on the west coast, North Vancouver Island with its great hiking trails and opportunity to go grizzly and black bear viewing and Mount Washington roughly in the middle.
It has one of the world’s most diverse ecosystems: rainforests, marshes, meadows, beaches, mountains, oceans, rivers and lakes create habitats for multitudes of wildlife species and is a nature lover’s paradise. For families, Vancouver Island is truly an outdoor adventure playground with opportunities to adventure on land or in water.