Vancouver Island GPS Trail Files

This page contains a repository for Vancouver Island GPS trail files, namely hiking and biking trails. If you are planning on using a trail during your visit, these will help...

Travel Planning Tips and Guidelines

A spur of the moment road trip is great fun if you are twenty and all you need is a backpack and a sleeping bag. However, a little travel planning can go a long way to ensuring an enjoyable, worry-free trip.

Vancouver Island Festivals & Events

Browse our Victoria section. Other Island event listings coming soon. Vancouver Island Festivals: Music Victoria International JazzFest: Local and international talent combine at a variety of locations over a full...

Visit Chemainus—Town of Murals

The town of Chemainus is known worldwide by their moniker “the little town that did”. It is a fine example of an Island town reinventing itself in the face of grave economic challenges. The town now boasts over forty spectacular open-air murals and the Chemainus Theatre Festival which offers year-round entertainment from a professional cast and crew plus guest artists from all over North America.

Touring Vancouver Island Wineries & Distilleries

Vancouver Island wineries enjoy a warm northern Mediterranean-like climate is well suited to growing a variety of grapes. Wineries are now located from the Saanich Peninsula all the way to Comox as well as wineries in Port Alberni and the Gulf Islands. Most operations have tasting rooms and tours, and a number have restaurants serving local gourmet fare.

Vancouver Island Wineries & Distilleries

If you like wine and wine tasting you will love what Island wineries have to offer. From the pastoral Saanich Peninsula and Cowichan Valley to the beautiful Gulf Islands, the region is home to almost fifty commercial vineyards and wineries. Several distilleries thrown into the mix make it the largest wine producing region in B.C. behind the Okanagan.

Vancouver Island Whale Watching Guide

Whale watching trips are a top Island attraction, and expeditions leave from communities all around the Island. Orcas (killer whales), gray whales and humpback whales take centre stage, while dolphins, porpoises and a host of sea life play supporting roles. But you need to know the what's and where's for the best experience...

Where to Stay in Victoria

When I stay in Victoria with my family, I choose a downtown hotel along the Inner Harbour. By splurging a little and getting a room with harbour views, you can enjoy the focal point of the city from your hotel room. Further from downtown and on average much cheaper per night are the hotels along...

Best Places to Eat in Victoria

Victoria has hundreds of restaurants, but where are the best places to eat in Victoria? The trick is to find a memorable place with a good combination of excellent food, atmosphere and service.

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Things to do on Vancouver Island

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Hot Springs Cove: 49.361799, -126.265334
Kinsol Trestle: 48.668880, -123.693953
Juan de Fuca Trail—China Beach Terminus: 48.433717, -124.093323
Juan de Fuca Trail—Botannical Beach Terminus: 48.532700, -124.443984
Meares Island Big Tree Trail: 49.149422, -125.875168
Bamfield: 48.832959, -125.141273
Tofino: 49.152423, -125.905937
Victoria: 48.442655, -123.359276
Chemainus: 48.926620, -123.722528
Telegraph Cove: 50.545032, -126.833552

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