About Vancouver Island, Victoria & The Gulf Islands
You'll feel their effect. Even before you arrive on the Islands, on the ferry over, you'll start smiling more, breathing easier. By the time you arrive on Vancouver Island or any of our Gulf Islands, you'll be comfortable and ready to kick back and enjoy your summer escape.
One of the best things you can do on the Islands is nothing at all. Stroll the beach. Collect everything from seashells to works of art by local artisans.
Naturally in the summer, water activity is at an all-time high. Charter a boat. Rent a kayak. Surf. Or scuba dive and find shipwrecks, wolf eels, octopus, six-gill sharks, soft coral, and sponges.
You can spot orcas breaching the waters off Southern Vancouver Island in summer. Or take a whale watching cruise in Johnstone Strait or on the West Coast.
Golfing in Vancouver is not only a sport, it's a passion. Play year-round at more than 50 spectacular courses on Vancouver Island, including 22 championship courses.
Highlights of the area include:
UBC Museum of Anthropology
Capilano Suspension Bridge
Vancouver Public Library Square
Chinatown and Chinatown Night Market
HSBC Celebration of Light